Great minds think alike, or do they just read blogs? Thirty-six hours ago I uploaded an article which started:
'2006 brings some important musical anniversaries. The 'biggie' is the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Mozart's birth in January, but let's not forget the hundredth anniversary of Shostakovich's birth as well. There have been howls of outrage because there is no Mozart Fest on BBC Radio 3, but not a single call for a broadcast of the complete Shostakovich opus.'
Today's Guardian leader starts:
'There's no doubt about which composer will be dominating the airwaves this month and for most of this year: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, born in Salzburg 250 years ago. There's another great musical anniversary to be celebrated this year, however, and this time a real centenary: the birth in September 1906 of Shostakovich.'
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