Friday, August 10, 2012

Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6

The Young Israel Philharmonic Orchestra performs from the fourth movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, in F major, opus 68, also known as the Pastoral Symphony, under the baton of Zeev Dorman at Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv on  July 23, 2009. This fourth movement is in the minor key, evoking the feeling of a violent thunderstorm and its calmer aftermath.



  1. The orchestra has a high proportion of women, which is what one would expect in Israel.

    Golda Meir was the first woman anywhere to become a head of government who was not the daughter (like Indira Gandhi, daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru) nor the wife (like Sirimavo Bandaranaike) of a previous head of government.
    Jewish women are drafted into the Israeli Army. Nowadays they are unlikely to face front-line duty, but this was not the case during the War of Independence or the 1956 Sinai Campaign.

    It's no wonder that feminists hate Israel.

    1. Golda Meir was a good prime minister.

      Israel has accomplished much in bringing equal rights to groups who in the past were denied such basic human rights; This includes women; I think Israel being a small nation realizes the importance of utilizing all of its citizens' talents and abilities.


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