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Houston Symphony plus Peking Acrobats=Pure Magic

For those who witnessed the stunning Opening and Closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics hosted by China in Beijing, the artistic talent and cultural splendor of those memorable Chinese displays will never be forgotten. 558 mots de plus

The Courier Columns

Wagner's The Tale of Lohengrin (1913) - Book Pictures and History

This was one of the most amazing and memorable Christmas presents I’ve ever been given, it was originally my great grandmother’s and had been passed down to my grandmother and grandfather before my mum discovered it and (knowing I love books) gave it to me for Christmas this year. 98 mots de plus

Books

REVIEW: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, the latest Constellation offering from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the second full-length since its much anticipated 2010 reformation, hits all the right notes and is a fine addition to the Montreal collective’s canon, even if, at same deeper level, it grapples with issues… 606 mots de plus

Reviews

How Not to Write a Term Paper

I may be a little late in the game for this, but hopefully it will be helpful for some.

Lately I’ve been grading a lot of upper-class, undergraduate term papers, and for the most part, they’ve been uninspiring.   498 mots de plus

General

A bewildering bed of roses: King Size at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

King Size is an ultra-modern take on the German tradition of Liederabend, or the « evening of song », mixing Schumann, Wagner and Schubert with the Jackson 5 and Stephen Sondheim. 122 mots de plus

Royal Opera House

How Do They Smell? (Venezia 259)

Just a few yards from La Partigiana, an artwork replacing a statue dynamited by fascist sympathisers, stands a bust of a composer who died in the city.   136 mots de plus

Photography

Berlin Staatsoper Parsifal Review

Out of all the operas I am seeing on my trip, Parsifal was the absolute must see on the list. Besides its sublime music and a performance by Barenboim and Pape, the attraction of Dmitri Tcherniakov directing his first Wagner outside of Russia is just too hard not to miss. 410 mots de plus

Opera