Israelis play Wagner -with extra storm

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra canceled a repeat performance of a work by Richard Wagner, the Nazis' favorite composer, over the weekend but said that it was out of respect for former Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan, who died on Friday, and not because of Wagner's anti-Semitic record.

The orchestra took a controversial step Thursday, breaking a 33-year boycott of Wagner's music by playing, under conductor Zubin Mehta, selections from "Tristan and Isolde" despite catcalls and fistfights that broke out in the audience.

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