Amen! I'm surprised this concept hasn't been explored more: different faiths being represented by their best composers. Musicians have always transcended dogmatic barriers, like Heinrich Schutz, the Protestant, who learned from Monteverdi, the Catholic.
It's a heartwarming concept, and I hope it helps to not just build/rebuild bridges but also sustain existing ones. Nevertheless, I was still annoyed by the reference to the London disruption of Barenboim and the Israelis - were these idiots aware of Barenboim's work with the West-Eastern Divan and/or were they just the usual Highgate set being fashionably right on until it was time to dash home once the chablis was at the right temperature?
Then on the atheist program they can play some Beethoven and Zappa :3
Haydn Symphonies threads.