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Friday 06 May 2011
A Hungarian man aged 97 proclaimed his innocence yesterday as his war crimes trial began in Budapest for the killings of civilians in Serbia in 1942.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
An Exclusive Love is Johanna Adorján's homage to her grandparents, Istvá* and Vera, who, on 13 October 1991 committed suicide at their home in Denmark. Hungarian Jews, and survivors of the Holocaust, they were forced to flee their native country with two small children during the uprising of 1956.
Thursday 10 March 2011
In 1918, Edward Elgar underwent a highly dangerous operation for a 61-year old man in those times – the removal of an infected tonsil. Recovering consciousness after sedation, he asked for a paper and pencil, and composed the melody that would be the first theme for his Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op. 85.
Monday 07 March 2011
On 4 November 1956, the popular Hungarian uprising against communist rule was ruthlessly crushed by Soviet forces.
Thursday 17 February 2011
Last year everybody who was anybody in virtuoso pianism gave us their take on Chopin.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
György Rába was one of the last survivors of the generation of writers and poets based around the literary review Ujhold (New Moon), a group which left its imprint on Hungarian cultural life in the years following the Second World War.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Bobby Zamora marked his Fulham comeback with a goal in the club's reserve match against Brighton yesterday.
Friday 28 January 2011
The Austro-Hungarian connection loomed large but it was the Hungarian bloodline which bound this typically shrewd Vladimir Jurowski programme – and out of the Trannsylvanian twilight came Peter Eötvös like a latterday Bartok.
Monday 17 January 2011
Three women have died following a stampede at one of Budapest's most popular nightclubs.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Press people have it drummed into them with Pavlovian intensity that, for fear of contempt of court, you must never publish anything about an accused person that might prejudice the trial. But in the early part of this week, in relation to the Arizona shootings, caution was carried to absurd lengths.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Wednesday 10 November 2010
Laszlo Polgar, who died on 19 September 2010 aged 63, was a Hungarian bass and member of the Zurich Opera. His most famous role was probably that of Bluebeard in Bela Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, for which he won a Grammy Award for best opera recording in 1999 along with soprano Jessye Norman, conductor Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Friday 29 October 2010
The author lists a series of alleged vampire epidemics – Istria (1672), Hungary (1725-32), Silesia (1755), Wallachia (1756) – that took place in the right place (Mitteleuropa) but the wrong time (the Age of Enlightenment).
Monday 11 October 2010
The boss of the aluminium company responsible for Hungary's flood of caustic red sludge was arrested today.
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