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Obituary: Paul Sacher

WHEN PAUL Sacher conducted the London Mozart Players in December 1993, in London, he was returning to a city in which he had made his debut in 1938 (at a concert of the International Society for Contemporary Music) and he ended his programme with a work he had commissioned in 1940 - Martinu's Double Concerto for strings, piano and percussion.

Living the high life

Sight Readings; No longer an exotic oddity, the countertenor voice has firmly established itself as a major attraction - and not just in the Baroque repertoire

Drink: Santa Claus is dead (official)

A final taste of the world's strongest lager - and other seasonal ales

The Independent Collector: John Windsor's Guide To Collecting Contemporary Art: Tessa Clegg

YOU MIGHT think that winning this year's Jerwood Prize for glass would prompt queues to form outside Tessa Clegg's London gallery. Except that, although she is British-born and lives and works in London, she has no gallery here. To buy a Clegg fresh from the kiln you would need to call the galleries that represent her in Paris and Basel.

Architecture: Art can build a bridge

The north-south cultural gap is disappearing.

Obituary: Fritzi Frank

A FORMIDABLE partnership was forged in the struggle against racism when Otto Frank, father of the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank, met Fritzi Geiringer in the years after the Second World War. United by memories of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz, and their work "in the spirit of Anne Frank", they drew strength from each other, eventually marrying in 1953. "So, by the tragedy in both our lives, together we found new happiness," she said.

Ice hockey: Canada and Russia remain in jeopardy

THE Olympic champions, Czech Republic, and Sweden both secured places in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Zurich yesterday, while Canada and Russia were both left hanging by a thread.

Millennium bug could bring us an extended bank holiday

THE Bank of England is suggesting that the three-day Millennium Holiday, at the end of next year, be extended by a day to help overcome problems posed by the millennium computer bug.

Ready to wield the army knife

Profile: Marcel Ospel: The head of Swiss Bank will slash jobs following the merger with UBS. He's the right man for the task, writes Andrew Blackman

Flesh on the bones of life

THE BEGGAR AND THE PROFESSOR: A Sixteenth-Century Family Saga by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie Chicago pounds 23.95

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
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The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
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