Monday, 1 January 2007

Best wishes for a happy and successful 2007 to all.
Today being New Year's Day I have put Johannes Strauss Jr. as Image of the week. On the radio I am listening to the Vienna New Year's Concert. This annual event is broadcast around the world to an estimated audience of 1 billion in 44 countries. It began in 1939. Predominantly music by the Strauss family, it ends with the Blue Danube and the rousing Radetszky March.
While Strauss isn't one of my favourite composers, somehow on New Year's Day with the lively spirit of the audience it takes on another dimension.

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