Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Beethoven in Florence

Tonight we went to the Piazza Signoria after dinner for the closing concert of the Maggio Musicale, a yearly music festival. Zubin Mehta was conducting Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, which seemed to be popular enough for several thousand people to crowd into the piazza (and remain standing for the whole concert). Unfortunately, the sound system was pretty bad and the balance of the instruments lacking, though Beethoven's mastery shone through even these difficulties.

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