Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ahead of Their Time ?

Beethoven's 'Ode To Joy' (from his 9th symphony) is the official EU Anthem. But they aren't the first group of United Europe fanatics to fancy the tune. I'm sure it's just a coincidence :

(via Wat Tyler. The conductor is apparently Furtwangler - but who are the people in the audience that the camera lingers on ? UPDATE - according to the comments - some rubbish in there too - the performance is to celebrate Hitler's birthday, and one of the people in the audience is Stauffenberg)