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Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Hans Richter, who conducted the premiere of Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 3 (1883), suggested to the great composer that he consider the subtitle of “Eroica” for the work. Never eager to draw comparisons with his predecessor, Beethoven, Brahms...
08.09.2008 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By David Luhrssen
Wow! On Friday the Olympic Games opened in Beijing�s National Stadium with an unforgettable spectacle. The sequence of live performances was aided by a few wires a la Crouching Tiger, Hidden Drag and enough pyrotechnics to burn-up the planet but absolutely no compute animation. It was directed by one of China�s most estimable filmmakers, Zhang Yimou. Zhang gained an international art ...