Passions: Jews On and Off the Record
The role of Jews in creating the popular music industry has been widely documented. Less known is the part played by a handful of Jews in the making of classical legends.
Norman Lebrecht, in his new book, introduces the concentration-camp victim who, together with a war criminal, fashioned the foremost classical label; the Orthodox magnate who financed a gay record label; and the man who signed himself God.
At last, the faces behind the record were revealed.
Norman Lebrecht is Assistant Editor of the Evening Standard and presenter of lebrecht.live on BBC Radio 3. He has written ten books about music, including The Maestro Myth, When the Music Stops and The Song of Names which received the Whitbread First Novel Award.
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