True, Wolfie,

It was a happier time as far as music was concerned, I think. True, we were in the middle of the counter-culture movement, which spawned some profound changes in American Culture (not necessarily for the better in some cases IMHO), and therefore music reflected that as well with the maturing of Rock and Roll ( Which was definitely for the better), but we were not near as cynical then as we are now in this country. I think that cynicism may be the death of us eventually.

I was listening to a very good rendition of Ludwig Van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor done by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Kleiber. Very, very well done. I definitely need to get that recording and keep it. I like it better than Von Karajan with the Berlin SO.