Your ticket to the German classical music festival scene: Concert Hour has the picks of the season — two hours of music updated regularly. Along with host Rick Fulker, the musicians themselves are on hand to give their insights into the events and the music. Listen to audio 54:59 Concert Hour: Memory of an Angel, part II Part one At the Berlin Music Festival, Germany's arguably most supercharged lineup - the Berlin Philharmonic and principal conductor Kirill Petrenko - are joined by violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann in Alban Berg's Violin concerto "In Memory of an Angel." Who was the angel Alban Berg wrote a concerto in memory of? Manon Gropius, the daughter of family friends, Alma Mahler Werfel und Walter Gropius. Manon died of polio at age 18 in 1935. Ironically, Berg himself had only a few months more to live – he was to die of blood poisoning at age fifty. "It sounds like a story straight out of late Romanticism," said the conductor, Kirill … [Read more...] about Alban Berg’s ‘In Memory of an Angel’
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Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now Voting in today's crucial 'Super Thursday' elections is entering its crucial final few hours before polls close at 10pm. Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson were among those casting their ballots early on Thursday. They have been followed by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and his Tory rival Shaun Bailey. Polls close at 10pm in what is Starmer's first major test as Labour leader, with supporters eager to see progress is being made after the disastrous defeat in the 2019 General Election under his predecessor Jeremy Corbyn. Labour Party hope to make gains on councils, retain power in the Welsh Senedd and hold on to the stronghold of Hartlepool in a crunch parliamentary by-election. There is a lot at stake in Scotland, where the SNP are battling to achieve a majority in the Scottish Parliament - something Nicola Sturgeon believes will … [Read more...] about Local elections 2021 LIVE: Super Thursday voting enters final hours before polls close
BORIS Johnson is on the brink of seizing Hartlepool from Labour this morning with another seismic election night set to further redraw Britain's political map. The Tories are set to win the North East town for the first time in more than 50 years after Sir Keir Starmer's party conceded defeat. And they've also made huge gains in key council areas, including Harlow in Essex and Nuneaton and Bedworth, in Warwickshire. Clinching the two bellwether seats from Labour will provide an enormous mid-term boost to the PM. But the results present an "existential" crisis for Sir Keir, and will throw further doubts over his future leadership of the left-wing party. Welcome to The Sun's Election 2021 live blog, where you'll find all the latest results news and updates on the largest local vote in decades. Approximately 48 million people were able to cast a vote for about 4,650 positions of power today - a much larger number than usual after much of the voting was delayed last … [Read more...] about Local elections results LIVE: Hartlepool by-election victory due for Tories as Labour ‘give up’ on Red Wall seat
NICK Kamen, the 1980s heartthrob who found fame when he stripped off in a Levi advert, has died aged 59. The Essex-born hunk was famed for the Levi 501 ad in 1985 and for being Madonna's best friend. Who was Nick Kamen? Nick carved a carer for himself when he was just 18 after stripping down to his boxers for the hugely-successful Levi advert. The advert led to a huge boost in sales for Levi and came fourth in a countdown of the 100 greatest ads of all time. It also caught the eye of Madonna, who reached out to Nick with a song she had written with Stephen Bray to join forces on. The mega-star later said she was inspired by his "charisma" and "beautiful voice". Nick's pop song with Madonna, Each Time You Break My Heart, reached number five in the UK and led to a successful music career for Nick. He went on to have four records between 1987 and 1992 - including a cover of the Four Tops' 1996 hit Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever. His other songs include Turn It … [Read more...] about Who was Nick Kamen and what was his cause of death?
NICK Kamen's ex-girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet has paid a touching tribute to the model and singer after he died yesterday. The 48-year-old, who dated Nick between 1999 and 2001, fondly remembered the Levi's heartthrob by sharing a picture of him with her daughter Atlanta taken in 1998. Madonna protégé Nick died at his £1million Notting Hill home yesterday following a four year battle with bone marrow cancer. In a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, Amanda wrote: "So many feelings hearing that you are gone. This is a first for me. When an ex boyfriend dies. Feels odd posting anything on social media. "You weren’t even on this stuff. I have so many photos I have taken of you, but this is one of the sweetest and reminds me of how much you loved Atlanta. It’s from 1998. Reading all the tributes to you, people sharing how kind you were, how talented and yes incredibly handsome. I think you would like most, but you would not like that the loudest take away was that you were in an … [Read more...] about Nick Kamen’s ex-girlfriend Amanda de Cadenet pays tribute to late model after his death at 59 following cancer battle