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11 Apr 2010

Highs and lows of the Salzburg Easter festival

By Hugh Canning [Times Online, 11 April 2010]

The Salzburg Easter festival stands at a crossroads. Founded 43 years ago by Herbert von Karajan as an eight-day privately funded event to showcase his deluxe band, the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, in “exemplary” productions of Wagner operas — and specifically the Ring tetralogy — the festival has recently been rocked by financial scandal.

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