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The Riot at the Rite on Saturday night was a BASCA winner...
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The Riot at the Rite on Saturday night was a BASCA winner... 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
very well done and extraordinary to watch.
I still cannot warm to Stravinsky but at least I now see the point of it.
 
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#1885
Re:The Riot at the Rite on Saturday night was a BASCA winner... 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
Actually, I really enjoy reading about what are basically old showbiz stories. Jacues Brel and Edith Piaf have incredible stories. Maria Callas - inspiring and extremely tragic at the same time.

But one of the most surprising (and least known) is the extraordinary tale of the two Johann Strauss', father and son. It has everything: glamour, pomp, crowned heads, excess, rags to riches and - I put this forward cautiously - some extraordinary music, if you can manage to listen without thinking of Andr
 
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#1886
What's wrong with Andre Rieu, Mike? We could do with a few more like him! (nm) 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Re:What's wrong with Andre Rieu, Mike? We could do with a few more like him! (nm) 14 Years, 7 Months ago  
At the time, waltzing was absolutely outrageous, as there was physical contact (which could get quite close, even allowing for the massive dresses that maintained a certain amount of decorum. It also made young ladies dizzy - in fact, the more I think about this, the more I like this story.

Andr
 
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