Candles Burning Brightly™

December 12, 2012
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ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than two thousand years ago, in the days of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the religious life of the Jews was brought almost to a halt by the ancient Greeks. But rather than give in to the pressure to assimilate, a band of Jews who practiced their faith in secret returned to their holy city and rededicated the Temple. Their courageous act and its aftermath form the focus of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock offer a program which explores the customs and music of the holiday.

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Music Through The Night®
Kevin O'Connor
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  • Variations on Mozart's "Bei Mannern" 2:06 Ludwig van Beethoven
    Mischa Maisky, cello
    Martha Argerich, piano
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  • At Twilight: Poem 2:01 Zdenek Fibich
    Prague Symphony Orchestra
    Vaclav Smetacek
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