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Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 1997

Cover of Fidelio Volume 6, Number 2, Summer 1997

Urgent Appeal To President Clinton To Convene A New Bretton Woods Conference  

The Eurasian Land-Bridge: The Most Important Strategic Question of Today  

by Helga Zepp LaRouche

Behind the Notes  

by Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr.

On the 200th Birthday of Franz Schubert  

by Ortrun Cramer, Hartmut Cramer and Stephan Marienfeld

Interviews with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Norbert Brainin

Robert Schumann on the C Major Symphony: ‘A unique way of treating instruments . . . as if they were human voices’  


It Is the Poets Who Shape History  


Johannes Kepler: The Harmony of the World (Harmonice Mundi)  

Preface to Book I: On the Reason for the Knowledge and Proof of the Regular Plane Figures Which Create Harmonic Proportions, with their Origin, Classes, Order, and Differences (1619). Translated by Sylvia Brewda and Christopher White,

assisted by Molly Kronberg


Emergency Appeal to President Clinton: Convene a New Bretton Woods Conference!  

Senate Told: ‘Enough Is Enough!’ — Commission Calls for D.O.J. Corruption Hearings  

‘The World Needs LaRouche’s Exoneration’  

St. John Passion Performed in Germany  

‘Silk Road Lady’ in New York  

Sudan Briefing Book To Counter Media Lies  

LaRouche in Rome: Overcoming Financial Collapse  

Peace Through Development in Africa’s Great Lakes Region  


Student-Teacher Dialogues from a Master Class  

by Cloret Richardson

In May 1996, this writer enjoyed the opportunity of attending a series of master classes on vocal music featuring master musicians William Warfield, George Shirley, Sylvia Olden Lee (who doubled as an accompanist), and Raymond Jackson (accompanist), organized by the Schiller Instituted under the title, “Marian Anderson Annual Tribute—The Poetic Principle in Music.” The two-day workshop opened with the artists and a select number of student participants performing a concert of Classical German lieder, African-American Spirituals, and poems by the turn-of-the-century African-American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar, recited by Maestro Warfield.


Prof. Fischer-Dieskau: ‘Between the notes, that’s the main thing’  

by Ortrun Cramer and Stephan Marienfeld

Translated from the German by John Sigerson

Norbert Brainin, Primarius of the Amadeus Quartet: ‘We aimed solely at truth’  

by Ortrun Cramer and Hartmut Cramer

Translated from the German by John Sigerson

Dr. Lee Soo-in, Korean Master Composer: ‘Style may change rapidly, but good is good’  

by Kathy Wolfe

Dr. Lee Soo-in, conductor and composer of “Pyeuhl (Star),” “Kohyang ui Norae (Song of My Homeland),” and many other Lyric Songs beloved by Koreans, was born in 1939 in Korea’s southern port of Masan. He is today Principal Conductor of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) Children’s Choir in Seoul, and chairman of the Bluebird Children’s Songwriters Association, a group of composers who write new Classical songs for Children.


Treasures from China Relate 5,000-Year History  

by Ana María Mendoza

“Splendors of Imperial China: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei,” which completed a year-long U.S. tour in April at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., after appearing in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.


Chinese Painting and Its Influence on the West  

by Karel Vereycken

Translated from the French by Deborah Sonnenblick.


A Metric for the Religious Life  

by William F. Wertz, Jr.

Nicholas of Cusa on Christ and the Church, Essays in Memory of Chandler McCuskey Brooks for the American Cusanus Society edited by Gerald Christianson and Thomas M. Izbicki E.J. Brill

The Anglo-Venetian Descent into Barbarism  

The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order by Samuel P. Huntington

The Courage To Change Axioms  

by Harley Schlanger

Rabin: Our Life, His Legacy by Leah Rabin.

From America’s Best Ally, to Pariah  

by Carlos Wesley

America’s Prisoner: The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega by Manuel Noriega and Peter Eisner

President Clinton's Friend Reminds Him Why He Came to Washington  

by Marianna Wertz

Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich.