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Sunday 26 December 2010
Chamber music triumphed over grand projects in 2010, with the notable exception of Sir Mark Elder's luminous Götterdämmerung with the Hallé.
Saturday 04 December 2010
Tuesday 23 November 2010
Hungary will auction off 230 communist-era relics, including a bust of Lenin, to help victims of last month's red toxic sludge flood which killed 10 people and injured many more.
Thursday 04 November 2010
A sentence in Jim Jump's obituary of Sam Lesser (1 November) regarding the show trial of Rudolf Slansky and others in Prague, is ambiguous, writes Philip Petchey: "Lesser's reports followed the official party line, though many years afterwards he would admit that his apparent credulity at the time still troubled his conscience." This implies, without saying so, that his credulity was assumed; he knew or guessed the truth, and followed the party line, for the perceived greater good. If so, an interesting position; latterly, presumably, his conscience was troubled because he came to see that truth should not have been compromised for the perceived greater good in circumstances like these.
Sunday 24 October 2010
The strings are plumper than we've come to expect from recent Beethoven cycles but the Budapest Festival Orchestra can still deliver at the composer's original metronome markings.
Monday 18 October 2010
Ana Ivanovic routed Patty Schnyder 6-1, 6-2 in the final of the Generali Ladies yesterday to win her first WTA Tour title in two years and her ninth overall.
Monday 23 August 2010
Next month the Royal Academy of Arts is set to showcase one of the finest art collections in Central Europe.
Monday 16 August 2010
Rebecca Adlington and the women's medley relay squad were both crowned European champions as Great Britain claimed five medals in the final session to take their overall total to 18 in Budapest.
Saturday 14 August 2010
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Lizzie Simmonds and Gemma Spofforth claimed a one-two for Great Britain in the 200 metres backstroke at the European Championships in Budapest yesterday.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
Sunday 11 July 2010
From 1898's Romance Lyrique onwards, Natalie Clein traces the life of Hungary's foremost musical educator.
Friday 02 July 2010
With his waistcoat and tails, watch-chain, and cloud of grey curls, Andras Schiff walks on stage like a survivor from Imperial Vienna, but his cellist colleague Miklos Perenyi is the pointer to this concert’s real provenance.
Friday 25 June 2010
Dacia Maraini, now 74, is one of the best-known Italian writers of the past 50 years. But is her Train to Budapest one more Holocaust story? Not at all: this is a well-written book with a gripping plot, full of suspense and analysis of personal stories. The novel is set in post-war Europe, in 1956. A 26-year-old journalist – Amara Sironi, a Florentine shoemaker's daughter – sets out on a journey to Auschwitz.
Thursday 24 June 2010
World 10m platform champion Tom Daley has been forced to pull out of the British Gas Diving Championships taking place in Sheffield this weekend because of a back injury.
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