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01 May 2010, Posted by Eric Karstens in European Policy, Off topic: Art, etc., 0 Comments

Joy and jeopardy: Revisiting the Anthem of Europe


The main issue with the European anthem lies in the fact that it takes a short tune completely out of context and – even worse – re-arranges it into a syrupy, self-contained, instrumental piece of music. The fact that renowned Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan was put in charge of cutting it to size does not do much to alleviate the injustice to the original.

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