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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Music students to Germany from abroad should be familiar with composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and Stockhausen. However, knowing modern Nigerian composers like Joshua Uzoigwe and Fela Sowande or the 16th-century Indian court musician Tansen is neither expected nor is their music taught in German music colleges. "For the entrance exams, you have to be familiar with Western European music; you can't apply as a specialist in African drum rhythms," Julia Gerlach from Berlin's Akademie der Künste cultural institute told Deutsche Welle. Watch video 04:13 Share Berlin, city of music, goes online Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3rXHj Berlin, city of music, goes online Oxford plans to change curriculum The University of Oxford has recognized the lack of diversity in its curriculum. Recently, Britain's The Sunday … [Read more...] about Is classical music colonialist?
Prince Harry’s return to the UK for Princess Diana’s statue unveiling is in “serious doubt” after the royal rift, experts claim. It was previously thought that William and Harry would unite at the exhibition of their mum’s statue in July – after months of tension between the pair. Phil Dampier, author of Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan In Their Own Words, told the Sun Online: “I personally don’t think Meghan will return to the UK. “And there must now be a serious doubt as to whether Harry will come over for the unveiling of a statue for Princess Diana on what would have been her 60th birthday in July.” Meanwhile, Wolf Hall author Dame Hilary Mantel said the British monarchy is entering its "end game" and the institution may not "outlast" Prince William. Ms Mantel told the Telegraph: "I think it’s the end game. I don’t know how much longer the institution will go on. "I’m not sure if it will outlast William. So I think it will be their last big era. I wish the … [Read more...] about Royal family latest – Harry UK return for Princess Diana statue in doubt as expert warns William could be ‘last Monarch’
Built on a foundation of dreams and unimaginable wealth, the walls of these once-grand mansions hide a chilling history. Earlier this week, an abandoned manor known as the 'Welsh Palace of Versailles' went back on the market for £750,000. The Grade 1-listed Kinmel Hall, near Abergele, Conwy, was once one of the country's most prestigious estates, and was even visited by Queen Victoria. However, the 80,000 sq ft property has tragically fallen into a state of disrepair since its construction in 1850. While many of its grand marble columns and arches ceilings remain in tact, shocking photographs show crumbling brickwork and plaster falling from the walls of its vast 122 rooms. And the fading home is far from the only glorious landmark to have fallen upon hard times over the years - with properties around the world going to waste after gruesome hammer murders, playboy scandals and ghostly legends. 'Wretched' psychiatric hospital - Glasgow, Scotland In the rural … [Read more...] about World’s creepiest abandoned mansions left to rot after grisly murders and ‘ghostly visits’
THE BBC's Small Axe leads the way at the 2021 Bafta TV Awards with a massive 15 nominations. The gritty Steve McQueen drama is closely followed by Netflix's The Crown who has 10 nods, and Sex Education who has been nominated in six categories. What are the Bafta TV Award nominations 2021? Drama Series Gangs Of London - Gareth Evans, Matt Flannery, Thomas Benski, Jane Featherstone, Lucas Ochoa, Hugh Warren - Pulse Films, Sister/Sky Atlantic I Hate Suzie - Lucy Prebble, Billie Piper , Andrea Dewsbery, Julie Gardner, Georgi Banks-Davies, Anthony Neilson - Bad Wolf/Sky Atlantic Save Me Too - Simon Heath, Jessica Sykes, Lennie James, Lizzie Rusbridger, Coky Giedroyc, Jim Loach - World Productions/Sky Atlantic The Crown - Peter Morgan, Suzanne Mackie, Michael Casey, Oona O’beirn, Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison - Left Bank Pictures In Association With Sony Pictures Television/Netflix Leading Actor John Boyega Small Axe - Turbine Studios, Lammas Park /BBC … [Read more...] about Bafta TV Award nominations 2021: Full list revealed including Small Axe, The Crown and Eastenders