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Maximilian Georg

Maximilian Georg has 20 articles published.

Carmen review: “opera as it should be”

in Opera/What's on

“If you don’t usually go to the opera and want to give it a try, go and see Carmen in Leipzig [for] what ‘opera’ – that peculiar mix of literature, theatre and music – can and should accomplish. However, if you’re an expert, whether or not you’ll appreciate the show will, as illustrated by the critics’ contradicting each other, depend on your personal taste.”

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A lady, a piano & the classical music “cage”

in Classical music/Reviews
The Mendelssohn-Saal at Gewandhaus before the Ntokou piano recital’s beginning, 5 May, 2018. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)
The Mendelssohn-Saal at Gewandhaus before the Ntokou piano recital’s beginning, 5 May, 2018. (Photo: Maximilian Georg)

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.

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Buckingham Palace sold; royals forced out

in Society
Where would the queen go after leaving Buckingham Palace?
Where would the queen go after leaving Buckingham Palace?

Can we blame the Russians for this one, too?

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Why is there no socialism in the USA?

in History/Politics
USA President Donald Trump.
USA President Donald Trump.

The question has haunted scholars, socialists and socialist scholars for one and a half centuries. So we also give it a try (or eight).

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Reformation: true story or creation myth?

in History
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)
Luther statue at Our Lady Church in Dresden. (Photo: public domain)

As we rejoice over not having to go to work and put on our Halloween costumes, we’re also asked to remember a little something a famous local guy named Martin Luther did 500 years ago. But what we’re commemorating may not have taken place quite as promoted over the past centuries.

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Federal Elections 2017: party roll call

in Politics
Test your German party knowledge and/or learn something new: Where do the political parties come from, what do they stand for, how many votes can they win? (Photo: public domain)
Test your German party knowledge and/or learn something new: Where do the political parties come from, what do they stand for, h (ow many votes can they win? (Photo: public domain)

In total, no fewer than 42 parties are running for the Bundestag. How many of them have you heard of?

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