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June 17, 2003
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A cellist with a French orchestra is refusing to play music by Richard Wagner because the German composer was anti-Semitic, according to press reports Monday. The musician, who has not been named, said “he resented the presence of a demon in the works of Wagner,” the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra’s director, Patrick Minard, told Les Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace.

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