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April 2003


Music and Musicians at the Olympic Games in Athens 1896

This month, the library’s selection comes from its own web page. It is a comprehesive article by musicologist Stefania Merakos which relates all musical activity during the Olympic Games in Athens 1896.

The essay includes the following chapters:
Music and Musicians at the Athens Olympic Games in 1896 
The Olympic Anthem
Other Works and Musical Performances
Music inspired by the Games

This article offers rare information, and photographs from hard-to-find sources. Also, for the first time, readers will have the opportunity to print the scores of their choice.

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