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It seems appropriate that the 22nd edition of Al Bustan Festival has chosen nature as its theme.Composers like Jon Rose – his "Music from 4 Fences," say – were overlooked in favor of works by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904), Nino Rota (1911-1979) and Roberto Molinelli (b.1963).Replete with the swells of romantic strings, punctuated by bird-like chirpings and meepings from the winds, Dvorak's overture has not inappropriately been compared to the work of Brahms.Marciano and the TSOO closed the evening with Dvorak's "Symphony No. 9 in E minor," Op. 95, From the New World. As the piece's informal title points out, the Czech composer's best-known work was composed after he migrated to the U.S., and authorities on his oeuvre and American music of this period are fond of gesturing to his use of American folk tunes in its composition. One thing that the Georgians' flawless rendition of Dvorak's Ninth makes clear, however, particularly the heroic themes to which the composer repeatedly returns, is his immense debt to Beethoven.
Beirut, where the living is easy
A kidnap, a camera, an exploding bed
Toxic monuments, precious landscapes
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