Violinist Itzhak Perlman, Ammon Valk---violinist with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO)---Zubin Mehta, music director of the IPO, and others speak about the importance of education and teaching in preserving musical heritage and tradition. Perlman says, 'The teachers are the farmers of music.'
Violinist Itzhak Perlman, conductors Leon Botstein and Salomon Doran and musicologist Michal Amora Cohen describe the leadership and conviction that allowed Bronislaw Huberman to achieve his dream of founding the Palestine Symphony Orchestra, today the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, in 1936.
In the 1930s Hitler began firing Jewish musicians. Overcoming extraordinary obstacles, the world famous violinist Bronislaw Huberman moved Europe's great musicians to Palestine and formed a symphony that became the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. With allies including Arturo Toscanini and Albert Einstein, Huberman saved close to 1,000 Jews, along with Europe's musical heritage.
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