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For the anniversary of JFK's assassination

Written by Elizabeth Bloom on .

Time has published an incredible article (along with audio) of the announcement of JFK's assassination in Symphony Hall in Boston. The Boston Symphony's then-music director Erich Leinsdorf broke the news to the audience members right before the BSO's concert that day, and their reaction is just gut-wrenching. The article describes how Leinsdorf changed the repertoire in the minutes before the concert to include the funeral march from Beethoven's Symphony No. 3. Check it out here: 
http://nation.time.com/2013/11/11/boston-symphony-kennedy-assassination/#ixzz2kdwkgnzv 

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