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Arts & Entertainment - January 11, 2013

Beethoven bonanza

Stanford orchestras will perform all of Beethoven's symphonies and piano concerti in new Bing Concert Hall series

by Rebecca Wallace

When Jindong Cai was in middle school, a friend told him a dangerous secret: He had found some Beethoven records in his house, and he was going to play them. This was China during the Cultural Revolution, and Western classical music was forbidden, but the friends were too excited to heed.

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