This CNN clip, an interview with Christiane Amanpour, is a good wrapup of the event, the music and the politics surrounding it.
Classical music fans had to love hearing a steady stream of CNN promos over the weekend for coverage of the New York Philharmonic. The original 24-hour news station put ace foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour on the story of the orchestra's historic visit to Pyongyang this week, telling you just what a big deal this event was.
News outlets around the world were all over the story, bringing the sounds of Georgie Gershwin and Antonin Dvorak to news broadcasts. And it was covered in a variety of ways. Trying to soak up coverage, her were some of my favorite takes:
~ The New York Times' classical music reporter Dan Wakin has been filing thorough blog posts on the visit.
~ Writer and critic Steve Smith has been filing for his own Night After Night blog as well as links to his coverage for Symphony magazine and Time Out New York. I particularly like the wide-eyed nature of these posts from a reporter who never thought he'd be on an assignment like this.
~ NPR Music has been covering the event, including an excellent report from Anthony Kuhn for Tuesday's edition of All Things Considered.