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Secret Code: Music Score May Lead To Nazi Gold

It rained much of Saturday, but conditions improved to simply overcast skies by the time Imagine Dragons’ performance began around 5:45 p.m. some five hours after the festival began. Acts from Capitol Cities, Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Neighbourhood kept the crowd going despite afternoon rain. “I see the weather has cleared up,” said Dan Reynolds, the lead singer of Imagine Dragons. “I guess we came at a good time.” Reynolds also gave a shout out to the band’s drummer Daniel Platzman, who is from Atlanta. Reynolds also expressed his appreciation for being a part of the festival. “There are so many great bands at this festival,” he said. “I’m just glad to be on stage to perform for you all. Thank you for live music. We wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the support of you” By nighttime, Red Hot Chili Peppers was the main attraction. The veteran rock back didn’t give much commentary during that performance.

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5 and Philip Glass Harmonium Mountain. Oct. 6: The New World and Its Music, Antonin Dvoraks Symphony No. 9, From the New World, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilichs Avanti! Oct. 13: Politics and Art, Dmitri Shostakovichs Symphony No. 5 Oct. 20: Relationships in Music, Johannes Brahms Academic Festival Overture and Robert Schumanns Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish). Oct. 27: The Living Art Form, Richard Danielpours A Heros Journey (from Piano Concerto No. 4), soloist Xiayin Wang; Samuel Jones Concerto for Violoncello, soloist Julian Schwarz; and Joseph Schwantners The Poets Hour Soliloquy for Violin, soloist Yevgeny Kutik. Nov. 3: Musics Emotional Impact, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovskys Symphony No. 4 and David Stocks Blast! Nov. 10: Mahler: Love, Sorrow, and Transcendence, Gustav Mahlers Rueckert Lieder (Songs from Latter Days), soloist Nancy Maultsby; Totenfeier (Funerary Rites), first movement from Symphony No.

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Behind it all is 51-year-old Leon Giesen, a Dutch filmmaker and musician with a tantalizing theory. He is convinced that Nazi treasure is languishing below Mittenwald’s roads — gold or diamonds, at the very least. The whole idea of Nazi gold has long held a grip on the public imagination, and as a former Nazi stronghold, Bavaria provides fertile soil for many an aspiring Indiana Jones. In 1944, with the Allies and the Soviet Army threatening to advance, it was here that Heinrich Himmler, one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany, planned to build an Alpine Fortress — a national redoubt where Nazi Germany would fight from until the end. And that’s not all. In April 1945, the Wehrmacht armed forces and officials of the Reichsbank approved a plan to store at least part of the reserves of the German Reichsbank at Einsiedl, a small town on the southwest shore of Lake Walchen. Much of these assets were handed over to the Allies, but around 100 gold bars, sacks of dollars and Swiss francs and possibly even more hoards went missing. ‘Like a Treasure Map’ Even though Giesen’s theory is an outlandish one by any standards, it has generated reams of publicity in his native Netherlands. It revolves around an annotated score of the “March Impromptu” by composer Gottfried Federlein. Legend has it that in the final days of World War II, Adolf Hitler’s private secretary Martin Bormann scribbled letters, figures and runes on the score that form a code giving the coordinates of the hidden Nazi treasure. Supposedly, a military chaplain was tasked with taking the score to someone in Munich. But it apparently never arrived, instead ending up decades later in the hands of Dutch journalist Karl Hammer Kaatee. After spending years attempting to crack the code, he finally made the score public last December and was promptly deluged with e-mails and suggestions.

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In Georgia there are waivers that allow music therapy for Medicaid patients. Music therapists work at hospitals, schools, nursing homes, clinics and in private practice. Music therapy has been shown to improve the physical, mental and emotional well-being of patients of all ages, from neonates to octogenarians with dementia, says the AMTA. It has helped premature infants and their parents shorten stays in the neonatal intensive care unit and helped improve the motor, cognitive, verbal and social function of patients who have neurological disorders or brain injuries. Musical therapy is a noninvasive intervention for patients who have chronic illness or pain, and for those with developmental disabilities, including the autism spectrum. It has proved to be effective with recovering drug addicts and hospice patients. Tuned in to therapy George first heard about music therapy when she was a senior music theater performance major at Western Michigan University. She also noticed that when she played the piano for her grandfather who had Alzheimers disease he was more relaxed and in the moment. After working as a performer for several yearsshe sings and plays piano, guitar, violin and drums George enrolled in the University of Georgias masters degree program in music therapy in 2006. A year later, she completed an internship and 1,200 hours of practice to become a board-certified music therapist through the Certification Board for Music Therapists. We run into issues when people who arent properly trained or licensed practice music therapeutically. It can actually be harmful to patients and clients. Anyone who is going to work with babies in a neonatal intensive care unit, for instance, requires some medical training, said George, who holds a special certification to work in the NICU. The American Music Therapy Association has been urging states to pass legislation making the MT-BC the minimum credential for practicing music therapy.

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