Remembering Noam Sheriff: Steven Sloane in Conversation with Karsten Witt

The Israeli composer and conductor Noam Sheriff shaped the music life of Israel more than almost any other person. He died on 25th August 2018 at the age of 83. Shortly before the burial in Tel Aviv, the conductor Steven Sloane spoke to Karsten Witt about his memories of the great artist and mentor to following generations of Israeli conductors for many decades.

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