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In Cleveland, Bach's 'St. John Passion' Sparks Conversation About Anti-Semitism

Recent stories of vandalism and bomb threats against Jewish religious sites and organizations are part of a history of anti-Semitism. In music, one long-standing controversy involves a 200-year-old symphonic work composed by a giant of the classical music world.

Johann Sebastian Bach’s “St. John Passion” has been the subject of protests and boycotts over the years. As the Cleveland Orchestra prepares for a rare performance of the famous composition, David C. Barnett ( @DCBstream) from Here & Now contributor WCPN Ideastream explores its problematic past.

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