China prohibe la ejecución de El Mesías de Haendel y el Réquiem de Mozart
Posted by AMDG en 6/octubre/2008
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Crackdown on Christianity now includes classical works like Mozart’s ‘Requiem’
China’s crackdown on Christianity is being expanded to include even classical works of music if their themes are Christian, such as Handel’s “Messiah” and Mozart’s “Requiem,” according to the London Telegraph.
The report said the Academy of Ancient Music, a leading orchestral and choral group in Britain, was invited to sing Handel’s “Messiah” at the Beijing International Music Festival this month.
While authorities are allowing the performance to go on, the report said, it will be “by invitation only,” a move effectively barring members of the public.
The report said the Sinfonica Orchestra di Roma also has cancelled plans to play Mozart’s Requiem in honor of the victims of the Sichuan earthquake and to raise money for survivors. Instead, the program will include smaller, non-religious works.
Stefano Palamidessi, the general manager for the Rome orchestra, told the newspaper he was instructed to drop Requiem…
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