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Glass Notes hints at a controversy about the National Anthem at the recent Hollywood Bowl Philip Glass/LA Philharmonic concert. I, of course, like the arrangement. But then, I blog about classic American music, I'm a real patriot since I grew... [Read More]

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Willo the Wisp

Why was it controversial? I rather like it.

Proman

Yeah I don't hear anything controversial about it. I think it's classy and sounds great.

Fran

I agree. Very classy. Some of the renditions I've heard over the years make you cringe. And nobody forgot the words.

billy

love the arpeggios towards the end. reminds me of the candyman music.

jMg

I was there... was caught by surprise..
Controversy?
Not that I doubt it... though Glass aficionados probably appreciated it!.

Controversy... have you heard the KRONOS quartet's version???
AN extremely beautiful version that REEKS of irony...

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