Monday, 5 January 2009

Vienna Boys Choir sing in Chinese

This will make you grateful for a good honest dose of Cantopop ! VBC sing Mou li Hua, The Jasmine Song. Aiya! as they'd say in the vernacular. This clip is better than the other one in circulation. There's also a clip of a big Chinese star singing before Viennese choir and orchestra in the Goldener Saal.

But at least they are trying, and recognize that most of the world isn't Austro-German. Which is a lot more to their credit than most in this increasingly anglophone monoculture.

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