State Department Building Cultural Ties Between U.S. Jews and Israel. J.w.b. Reports

The State Department is aiding in building cultural ties between American Jewry and the Jewish community in Israel, the National Jewish Welfare Board reported today, in announcing that two one-hour packaged progress of Jewish music recorded in the United States by the “Voice of America” had been sent to Israel and re-broadcast there by “Kol Israel,” the official Israeli broadcasting station.

One of the “Voice of America” recorded programs sent to Israel included: “Shelomo” by Bloch, as performed during Jewish Music Festival Week by the New York Philharmonic Crohestra, with Leonard Rose as soloist and Leopold Stokowski as conductor, and “Concertino” by A.W. Binder, performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Karl Krueger. Taken from the air, this includes a talk in English by Mr. Krueger, and in Hebrew, as translated by the “Voice of America,” about the composer and about the Jewish Music Festival sponsored by the J.W.B.

The second recorded program included: “Violin Concerto in E Minor” by Bruch, “Hebrew Songs” by Barini, “Hebrew Melody” and “Hebrew Dance” by Joseph Achron, all played by Benno Rabinoff; “Hebrew Capricoicso” by Aisberg, performed by the Kinor Sinfonietta, conducted by Stegfried Landau; “Palestine March,” arranged by Siegfried Landau and played by the Kinor Sinfonietta; “Hebrew Songs” by Cantor Rdgar Mills and “Dance of the Beggars” from Joel Engel’s “Dybbuk,” performed by the Kinor Sinfonistta.

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