Pic of the week: Strauss, with loaded guns

The President of the Russian Shooting Federation – a gun lobby, of sorts – prepares for his solo moment in Strauss’s Radetzky March.

Live concert, live ammunition?

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  • Radetzky March? Are you really sure? “Auf der Jagd” would be a lot more plausible. In either case I do hope they did it with blanks.

  • I have never been able to bear the Strass family’s music since hearing a dreadful concert by the Salon Orkestra Alt-Wien. Not only did they play very loudly and not together but a “musician” let off a banger in the first piece – not the best gift when one has tinnitus.

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