Showing posts from April 7, 2019

“Beethoven and the Songs of Romanticism” Beethoven Easter Festival, Warsaw 7-19 April 2019

Beethoven Monument (1880) on the Beethovenplatz , Vienna                                                                                          All Festival photographs by Bruno Fidrych Friday, 19 April, 7:30 pm Polish National Opera Benjamin Britten War Requiem  Op. 66 Ekaterina Scherbachenko  soprano Steve Davislim   tenor Michael Kupfer-Radecky  baritone Warsaw Philharmonic Choir Bartosz Michałowski choirmaster Warsaw Boys Choir Krzysztof Kusiel-Moroz choirmaster Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra Jacek Kaspszyk conductor In an Ambulance: a VAD lighting a cigarette for a patient, by Olive Mudie-Cooke. Coventry cathedral after the bombing raid Coventry Cathedral restored as a memorial and consecrated cathedral The Coventry blitz   by the Luftwaffe during the night of 14 November 1940 almost completely destroyed the 14th century Cathedral of St. Michael in central Coventry. More than 4,000 homes were destroyed and most