Orchestra And People

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The Israel Philharmonic19980508

came into being as he state of Israel was founded in 1948. To mark their shared anniversary, Sheena Mcdonald tells the story of the orchestra's growth in tandem with the state's, celebrating a half-century of music-making, triumphs and controversy. Among the leading figures interviewed for the programme are Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Isaac Stern, Pinchas Zukerman and Noam Sheriff, as well as many members of the orchestra, past and present.