Sunday, 29 July 2012

Beethoven lives!

Wonderful performances of Beethoven Symphony cycle by Daniel Barenboim and the West Eastern Divan Orchestra, bringing Arab and Israeli musicians together and showing that peace is possible and thrilling audiences live and via TV or radio.

Location:London Proms

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sachsen ist schön

Fascinating and moving to see how Dresden comes to terms with the terrible events in its past.
Frauenkirche rebuilt, using some original materials found in the rubble of what was left after the bombing and firestorm of February 1945.
Zwinger, Hofkirche, Semper Opera House rebuilt or restored.
The Elbe still flows past and people rest or picnic on the meadows by the banks.