Music director sings Chanukah song

Music director sings Chanukah song


norman lebrecht

December 23, 2019

Bet Zubin never learned the words.



  • Dr. Peter says:

    Sorry, why should he?

    By the way, I do not think that good old JSB started concerts in the Zimmermann coffee house on first Sunday in Advent by forcing the audience to sing along with “Nun komm der …”?

    In Denmark we are likewise not forced to sing “Blomstre som en rosengaard” by Carl Nielsen (even though the melody is surely much superior to the bland and banal one on the video) in concert halls on the same day.

    – and then, we may just be too liberal in our worship here?

  • Don’t you mean he mouthed the words to Maos tzur…btw, Chag Chanukah Sameach y’all

  • Mikael says:

    I bet he doesn’t know the 2nd verse…

  • Claire Edelstein says:

    Maoz Tzur Yeshuati ….. I was waiting for the IPO to play it. This time under Lahav Shani it sounded different from former years eager of change, different orquestration and strange sound, I might say …. scary…Was that really necessary? Just to mark the difference… I much preffered Zmaestro Mehta with classical clean version even if he never learned the words. I don’t either but feel the music

  • Michael Landman-Karny says:

    Mehta never learned Hebrew, despite having an Israeli-born son.