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  • World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'

    World War I echoes in Britten's 'Requiem'
    At the 11th hour on Nov. 11, 1918, "the monstrous anger of the guns" and "the stuttering rifles' rapid rattle" — to quote two of poet Wilfred Owen's indelible phrases — finally subsided. The First World War, the one to end all wars, was over....
  • Why the Nazis feared modern art

    Why the Nazis feared modern art
    The recent discovery in Munich of what are reported to be more than 1,500 major artworks confiscated or banned by the Nazis is a reminder of how totalitarian regimes tend to view art as so dangerous a potential adversary as any enemy army. In the case...
  • Howard County Concert Orchestra ready to take off

    Howard County Concert Orchestra ready to take off
    This is the time of year when classical music organizations launch into their new seasons, but the Howard County Concert Orchestra is launching into a new existence with its concert on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 4 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church in...
  • Iran deal is Obama's Munich

    The big foreign policy story over the weekend was the Obama administration's agreement, along with five other nations, of a sweeping arms deal with Iran that involved Iran agreeing to a freeze of its nuclear program in exchange for relief from U.S....
  • Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'

    Gottfried Wagner on the Holocaust opera 'Lost Childhood'
    Gottfried Wagner, author, director, musicologist and great-grandson of Richard Wagner, had a significant role in the development of "Lost Childhood," an opera about the Holocaust and its aftermath. The work, composed by Janice Hamer to a libretto by...
  • Polish repertory played by musicians who know the score

    Polish repertory played by musicians who know the score
    If you are not familiar with the Meccorre String Quartet, you are not alone. This Polish classical music group is coming to Columbia as part of its first tour of North America. It performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m....
  • 'I Am My Own Wife' wears a dress to address German history

    'I Am My Own Wife' wears a dress to address German history
    If you want proof that truth can be stranger than fiction, check out Doug Wright's "I Am My Own Wife." It's a documentary-style play based on interviews the contemporary American playwright did with an elderly transvestite who lived openly during the...
  • New opera links Jewish, German legacies of Holocaust

    New opera links Jewish, German legacies of Holocaust
    On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night. The amount of broken...
  • A judge, a portrait and a toast across time

    A judge, a portrait and a toast across time
    In the courtroom where Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J. Doory metes out justice, he has a steadfast if silent companion, Maj. German H.H. Emory, a lawyer killed in World War I whose portrait hangs to the right of his bench. "He's looking at me every...
  • Charm City Fringe Fest revels in being out of the ordinary

    Charm City Fringe Fest revels in being out of the ordinary
    During next week's Charm City Fringe Fest, audiences will be able to ponder a nuclear holocaust drama starring Charlie Chaplin, meet a young German girl who used to mistake the Nazi salute for a friendly greeting, and throw tomatoes at actors performing...
  • Gumdrop decor

    Gumdrop decor
    Disney World is fine, but at Christmastime it's Maria Springer's home that is the happiest place on earth. Throughout the month of December, Springer hosts gingerbread-decorating workshops in her lovely Phoenix home. Her kitchen — transformed into...
  • European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on

    European allies shocked -- shocked! -- to find spying going on
    President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones. First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....