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Our string quartet diarist Anthea Kreston discovers secrets in Lisbon: In music, do we have keepers of the tradition – like in the Jewish faith – their “36 Concealed Ones”? The belief is that, in every generation, there are 36 people who uphold humanity in the eyes of God. They do not know each other, […]
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