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Friday, July 27, 2012

Still Tops in Olympics Ceremony Music

No matter what music we get today in London--McCartney? Coldplay? Susan Boyle?--it can't possibly top the truly one and only universal anthem, Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," oft-heard at such ceremonies, most memorably at Nagano for the close of the Winter Games.  (Yes, I've co-authored a book on the worldwide cultural and political influence of Beethoven's Ninth.)  Here's Part II of the Nagano opus with thousands joining in:

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