Composer David Diamond reflects on some of the key Jewish experiences of his life, major musical influences, and some of his most important Jewish-related musical works, including Mizmor l'david, and Aḥava—Brotherhood. Highlights include his childhood relationship with Emma Goldman, visiting Germany during the rise of the National Socialist Party, having an opera concept stolen by Benjamin Britten, and sitting in on the first run-through of Ernest Bloch's Concerto Grosso. Interview by Neil W. Levin. Milken Archive Oral History.
Note: This recording has been lightly edited to enhance public access.
Date: February 21, 1998
Credit: Milken Family Foundation
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