Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Books by Language. The musicians of former generations were almost exclusively German trained; they flocked to Leipzig, Vienna or Munich for instruction which at that time was considered indispensable to the serious mu- sician; and the rapidly growing chauvinism of Germany tended to obscure for them the fact that much of the finest music of the world comes from nations other than Germany. We have during the last twenty years been experiencing a real and glorious education in this respect.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Host UK time, Wednesday, 30 December US President Barack Obama has demanded to know why American intelligence services failed to piece together information that could have prevented the attempted bombing of a US airliner on 25 December, Christmas Day. The New York Times judges that clearly the system did not work, in spite of "fair warning" given to officials. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus reflects that the more she thinks about the Christmas all-but-bombing, the angrier she gets.