`Dead Man Walking’ Arrives in Dresden With Sobbing Violins

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By Shirley Apthorp [Bloomberg.com, 10 May 2006]
May 10 (Bloomberg) — Joseph De Rocher, in his orange prison jumpsuit, has just learned the date of his execution. “My little brother’s birthday,” he sings, and an oboe pipes a few bars of “Happy Birthday” in the orchestra pit.