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Pinoys deaf to Vienna New Year’s concert

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AMID WAR clouds over Europe in 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra began playing its New Year’s Concert to break the gloom of a world hurtling into a world war. Performed on New Year’s Day, the concert has been played at Vienna’s Musikverein, home to the Philharmonic, which is acclaimed as one of the world’ top 10 orchestras. It was built mainly on the repertoire of the lively and nostalgic music (waltzes, marches, and polkas) of the Strauss family, Johann Strauss I and II.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Mass murder again on New Year’s Eve

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This is again that time of the year when government authorities issue press releases warning against exploding firecrackers but do nothing serious to prevent the manufacture of unsafe fireworks or using them before, during and after New Year’s Eve.   The police raid some hoards of fireworks and confiscate them with much fanfare. Afterwards, when [...]

Posted: December 27th, 2012 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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