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Songs of religious and cultural equality have long been a staple in American Jewish music. In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we take a look at Dave Brubeck’s The Gates of Justice.
Since last Shabbat’s Torah portion told the famous tale of Moses and the burning bush, it seemed only appropriate to showcase a musical version of the story. Herman Berlinski's The Burning Bush, a rhapsodic virtuoso work for organ inspired by the episode in Exodus 3 wherein God appoints Moses--over the man’s initial diffidence and fear of inadequacy--to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage and to the land that will be their own as a nation.
The Milken Archive is more than just great music. It is also an interactive archive of photos and videos. A perfect example: These priceless photos of “maestro” Leonard Bernstein were taken at various stages of his career and show candid moments of him with other composers like Aaron Copland and David Amran.