Could the demise of the Leipzig Karstadt have been avoided? And does it matter in the current market? A pragmatic view from one of our columnists.
Jesus! So many dates, so little time – hard to keep them straight. This guide takes you from Carnival to Pentacost, passing through this Sunday, and tells you how it all fits together into one bigger picture.
“If you donÔÇÖt usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what ‘opera’ ÔÇô that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music┬áÔÇô can and should accomplish. However, if youÔÇÖre an expert, whether or not you’ll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the criticsÔÇÖ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”
With classical musicians held to such strict rules and standards today, we may want to choose to simply sit back, relax and not pick apart minute details of their concerts – since, according to our reviewer, they’ll almost certainly be good anyway.
Can we blame the Russians for this one, too?
The question has haunted scholars, socialists and socialist scholars for one and a half centuries. So we also give it a try (or eight).