Tuesday, March 19, 2013

How Does A Jewish Artist Tell The Ultimate Christian Story?

Salsa rhythms, Brazilian martial arts and a Jewish prayer of mourning: It's not exactly what you would expect from a classical composer's setting of the Gospel according to St. Mark. But that's exactly what Argentine Jewish composer Osvaldo Golijov, a MacArthur "genius," did when he was asked to write a choral work based on one of the gospels, in a hugely acclaimed piece that's been presented around the globe, from Rome to Sydney to Caracas.

h/t Tablet

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