Parecia fruta a mais, e era. A Universidade de Tel Aviv cancelou o concerto programado pela Sociedade Wagneriana de Israel. Um novo espaço foi encontrado, o Hotel Hilton, mas também este acabou por cancelar o concerto.
Livny's father* escaped Nazi Germany in 1938, carrying with him to Israel his Wagner records and passing on to his son a love of the music. The society, which according to Livny has many Holocaust survivors among its members, wanted to reclaim the composer. "The only remaining symbol of the Nazis is Wagner, and I want to take that away," he said.
It was hypocritical of Israelis to boycott Wagner but ride on German-built trains and drive German-made cars, and for the state to buy German submarines, he said. "Wagner is the last taboo."(in the guardian)
*Jonathan Livny é o fundador da Sociedade Wagneriana de Israel.
(Prelúdios e interlúdios de "Parsifal"; Erich Leinsdorf com a Orquestra da SWR de Baden-Baden)