Musical diplomacy, in a different key?
In May 1958, Richard Nixon, then vice president, went on a famously disastrous good-will mission to Latin America. He was stoned and spat on by a mob in Lima, and his car was attacked and nearly flipped over in Caracas. That same month, the New York Philharmonic performed in Lima under Leonard Bernstein, and received an ovation for "The Star-Spangled ... (Full article: 1140 words)
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