Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Still godless commies, lest we forget

The communist regime in China has reiterated its long-standing ban on performances of Western religious music, forcing Britain's Academy of Ancient Music to perform Handel's "Messiah" as an invitation-only event at the Beijing International Festival and the Sinfonica Orchestra di Roma to drop a performance of Mozart's Requiem as a benefit for victims of the Sichuan earthquake, Richard Spencer reports in The Daily Telegraph: