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February 8, 2000
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A Hungarian-born pianist has refused to play a concert at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, Hungarian radio reported. One of the world’s best-known concert pianists, Andras Schiff said in a message sent to the embassy that as an Austrian citizen and a European Jew he is “deeply upset” by the inclusion of Jorg Haider’s Freedom Party in the Austrian government.

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