Music: Wailing Wall

Ernest Bloch's symphony Israel, as played last week by the Cleveland Orchestra in Manhattan, was full of the woes of "a pious and sinful people." Full of fear of Jehovah, despair of stricken souls, anguished groping for light, the music was illustrated upon the vast stage by figures in tan and black flowing robes. Men of the priestly order (among them Dancer Michio Ito), mourning women bearing lighted candles, suppliants in prayer shawls, a pilgrim, the Ba'al Tokea, moved against the austere background of the enormous Wailing Wall of Jerusalem, achieved the spirit of Isaiah crying:

"For the stars of heaven and...