Mondoro, that's right about Helmut Schmidt, I clean forgot him. He even recorded that Mozart for three pianos on DGG. Gramophone should institute a prize for best musical performance by a head of state ... we could have Nixon, Truman, Paderewski, that Danish king Christian (or was it Frederick?) who liked to conduct ... who else is there? Potsdam and Frederick the Great are out, no records then and more's the pity. There was a Japanese prince who did something musical and ... and ... mind's a blank. A French PM named Herriot wrote books on music, and Albert Schweitzer should qualify as Emperor of Lamborene. Prince Louis Ferdinand would almost make the cut.
Bryer, Perugia sounds bellissima and I'm sure you were the very soul of discretion?
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