The first of 80 compact discs, spanning more than three centuries of Jewish music in America, will be released on Sept. 23. The Milken Archive of American Jewish Music, by far the most comprehensive compilation of its kind, has been 13 years in the making, at a cost of $17 million so far. Fifty of the CDs will be released over the next two years by Naxos American Classics.
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