Oral history interview with Lukas Foss concerning the development of his compositional style during, before, and after his stint as conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony, including his neoclassical period. Discussion of his Jewish identity in music and his identification as American rather than German. Pieces discussed are: “Adon Olom (The Lord of All),” “Baroque Variations,” “Behold, I Build a House,” “Concerto for clarinet and orchestra No. 2,” “De Profundis,” “Elegy for Anne Frank,” “Lamdeni (Teach Me),” “Psalms,” “Renaissance Concerto for flute and orchestra,” “Salomon Rossi Suite,” “Song of Songs,” and “Song of Anguish.”
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