While the invasion of North Korea by the New York Philharmonics might have been a naive attempt at cultural diplomacy, it left us nevertheless with two wonderful new corners of the internet:
- The Economist’s correspondent’s diary of his 4 days in Pyongyang, while accompanying the orchestra, and
- a free (as in beer) flash movie of the whole concert, featuring Wagner’s Lohengrin Prelude and an absolutely stunning rendition of Dvorak’s Symphony Nr 9 (‘From the New World’. The one with the most beautiful English Horn solo ever). Good cinematography, great music, and all for free.