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Subject: Re: Viva La France
From: donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:donald kane <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sun, 14 May 2017 10:20:20 -0400
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It might be useful to pause and consider the history of the ways
in which the musical interests and/or talents of political leaders
has influenced their "performance".  If it only boils down to Nero
and Hitler, isn't that food enough for thought?

dtmk

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 4:16 AM, Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> On Sat, 13 May 2017 14:22:15 -0400, Alain Letort <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
> >Dear Listers,
> >
> >Just returned from two weeks in Italy, the highlight of which was a
> splendid
> performance of
> >“Lucia di Lammermoor” at Venice’s fabled Teatro La Fenice (I intend to
> write a
> review after I
> >have unpacked, downloaded my photos, and recovered from from my exhausting
> yet very
> >rewarding trip), I found Frank Cadenhead’s post about France’s
> president-elect,
> Emmanuel
> >Macron, and his admiration for Rossini.
>
> Macron studied piano for some ten years at the conservatory in Amiens and
> even
> finished in third place in a piano competition.  His conservatory time was
> obviously
> when he had extra time from his larger education. His interest in
> classical music,
> France Musique was careful to point out, is an exception among recent
> presidents
> of France.
>
> Frank Cadenhead
>
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