Passover in Exile By Leon Botstein Written for the concert Passover in Exile, performed on April 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. It is not unusual for us to view the making of art as somehow discretionary and perhaps even decorative, distant from what is truly important in life. Our construction of what is of value…

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Paul Dessau, Haggadah shel Pesach By Laura Silverberg Written for the concert Passover in Exile, performed on April 21, 2011 at Carnegie Hall. On the eve of Hitler’s rise to power, German-Jewish composer Paul Dessau was enjoying a successful career as a conductor and composer. While still a teenager, Dessau was a rehearsal pianist and…

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