Lahav Shani adapts Jerusalem anthem for half-Iranian soloistmain
Naomi Shemer’s song Jerusalem of Gold was the soundtrack to the 1967 Israel-Arab war.
Now, the incoming music director of the Israel Philharmonic has arranged it for piano (himself), violin (Renaud Capucon) and the Austrian-Iranian cellist Kian Soltani.
It received a rapturous premiere this weekend.
The 1967 originaL