At a remote guest house in a forest, police hunt for the body parts of a 59-year-old man
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Friday 04 February 2011
The east German state of Saxony was obliged yesterday to pay millions in compensation to descendants of the 17th century king "August the Strong" for hundreds of valuable porcelain artefacts confiscated by the communist authorities after the Second World War.
Friday 14 January 2011
Sunday 19 December 2010
The Leipzig Gewandhausorchester's brilliant sound dances in Riccardo Chailly's jubilant recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
Friday 03 December 2010
As the concerto that everyone knows – put to a myriad showbiz uses, including the Olympic torch relay in Moscow, and the credit sequence for ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ – Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 might be thought to have been worked to death, but its allure stays evergreen.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The courage and sacrifice of those who fought off the Nazis to win the Battle of Britain was remembered today.
Friday 16 April 2010
Sunday 04 April 2010
Leipzig owns the St Matthew Passion.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Fans of the Dresden Dolls and Antony and the Johnsons, pay attention: if you haven't investigated this London 10-piece already, your new favourite band is right here.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Friday 13 November 2009
Werner Krusche was a bishop in the East German Protestant Church who clashed with the ruling SED, Communists as he sought to gain concessions for Christians in the German Democratic Republic, but was eventually credited for his part in advancing Germany's re-unification.
Monday 09 November 2009
Sometimes, when I'm in Berlin, I seem to glimpse the ghost of a different city inhabiting these same streets. In Prenzlauer Berg, behind the gleamingly restored Jugendstil apartment blocks and chic restaurants serving Sunday brunches, there rises up a shabby, grey street with a single cellar bar; behind the lavish grandeur of Unter Den Linden, the sight of a pathetic shop, its wares pushed to the front, two quiet assistants following passers-by with their eyes. Friedrichstrasse, going in the direction of Kreuzberg, has a slight kink; in the mind's eye a cabin rises up, a barrier, a 10-foot wall, the sign "YOU ARE NOW LEAVING THE AMERICAN SECTOR".
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