sat 28/02/2015

Kate Connolly

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theartsdesk in Dalarna: Skating through Vinterfest

As concert venues go, this one is perfect – a barn-like structure, whose pine timbers emit a fragrance not unlike that of a sauna, whose long glass windows look out across oxon-red wooden Swedish...

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theartsdesk in Berlin: More Venezuelans, Even Younger

Just seconds into a performance by the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil Teresa Carreño it is immediately clear what Sir Simon Rattle meant when he said, “I have seen the future of music.” The passion and...

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theartsdesk in Berlin: Requiem for a Shaker-Upper

Christoph Schlingensief: 'described as Germany's most disciplined anarchist'

It is tempting to playfully twist the German language a little to come up with a word that best describes the avant garde German theatre and film director Christoph Schlingensief. A “Wachrüttler”,...

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All Das Jazz: the Berlin Phil swing with Wynton Marsalis

"It was only on Monday afternoon that the final scores of three of the movements were put into my hands," says Sir Simon Rattle, chuckling at the memory and casting a mock glance of disapproval at...

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theartsdesk in Istanbul: Salzburg, Here We Come

A traditional melting-pot: 'Istanbul would lose its identity if it became too local.'

At a sprawling car plant in the suburbs of north-eastern Istanbul mechanics are busy repairing camshafts and dynamos, applying blow torches to the undercarriages of a range of luxury cars and...

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theartsdesk Q&A: Günter Grass

Still dealing with the past: Günter Grass

The Nobel prize-winning writer, playwright and artist Günter Grass (b.1927) is arguably the best-known living German-language author. Born in the port city of Danzig in what is now Gdansk in Poland...

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theartsdesk at Savannah Music Festival

Over four days I've gorged on some world-class music. If you take a pretty city in the full swing of spring, add a dose of Southern US hospitality, some exquisite venues, and a music promoter able to...

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