In Hamburg, the water can suddenly rise to 6 meters (20 feet) above its usual level. What this means is that there are no Landungsbrücken and that Mr. Manze will have to conduct his Bruckner pieces wearing rubber boots. It means those who own those villas at Elbchaussee will need rather big hoses to save their wine cellars.
Another six years later, in 1976, George Benson had found his unique sound, his trademark. He had thrown the overly…