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Wednesday 06 April 2011
Friday 18 March 2011
Guitar virtuoso Charles Ramirez is on supple, sensitive form on this collection of Rodrigo suites, accompanied on the "Concierto de Aranjuez" and "Fantasia para un gentilhombre" by the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, before closing with the solo piece "Elogio de la guitarra".
Thursday 24 February 2011
An accidental explosion at a Spanish military academy killed five people and wounded three today, the Defence Ministry said.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame has expressed disbelief at the storm that has blown up around comments he made about the town in the French media.
Thursday 23 December 2010
The grandfather of Spanish fashion, 81-year-old Elio Berhanyer, has become the latest victim of the country's ailing economy. The veteran designer, a survivor of Spain's bygone era of haute couture who once dressed Ava Gardner and Cyd Charisse, was forced to close his Madrid atelier this month after a year of sluggish sales. His employees reportedly had not received their wages since September.
Friday 05 November 2010
Virtually blind by then, Joaquin Rodrigo could not believe that the Chinese girl who had just made her Madrid debut with his "Invocacion y danza" was aged just 14 at the time. And no wonder: now fully grown, Xuefei Yang's touch throughout this programme of Spanish pieces is stunning, with nimble fingering of trills and runs, and subtly emotional phrasing in the slower passages.
Thursday 08 July 2010
Environmentalists battling to save a popular green ridge in old Madrid depicted in Francisco de Goya's painting La Pradera de San Isidro have won a reprieve from development.
Saturday 12 June 2010
Tuesday 01 June 2010
After finally ending more than four years without a win, Luke Donald hopes to make it two in eight days at this week's Wales Open. The 32-year-old, now the fourth English player in the world's top nine after his victory at the Madrid Masters, will be the highest-ranked player on show at Celtic Manor.
Saturday 29 May 2010
Real Madrid have confirmed Jose Mourinho will be unveiled as their new coach on Monday after agreeing compensation with Internazionale.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Real Madrid will attempt to put themselves in a position to end five years of Champions League disappointment tonight when they take on Lyons in the first leg of their last-16 tie at Stade Gerland.
Wednesday 11 November 2009
Coach Manuel Pellegrini remains confident this will be a good season for Real Madrid despite their embarrassing Copa del Rey exit at the hands of minnows Alcorcon.
Wednesday 28 October 2009
Alcorcon may be boasting a huge advantage after the first leg of their Copa del Rey tie with mighty Real Madrid, but the Segunda Division B side's goalkeeper Juanma insists they are not thinking the tie is already over.
Sunday 13 September 2009
Forget flagellating oneself with birch twigs, maintaining yogic contortions for hours in the midday heat or even going without sex – asceticism 21st century-style is more of a trendy lifestyle choice than any hardcore spiritual endeavour.
Tuesday 24 March 2009
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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