23 May, 2010

A little classical music news from Baghdad

"Get rid of me," Saddam Hussein allegedly once warned, "and in short order you'll be hearing Jew composers from New York in Baghdad."

Saddam Hussein was deposed in 2003 and died in 2006, but its taken until this month for that prophecy to become true.

Excite: 13-Year Old Pianist Plays with Iraqi Orchestra
(Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra & pianist Llewellyn Kingman Sanchez Werner performed George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue)

Hat tip: Jay Nordlinger, The Corner

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