The Sunday Telegraph (UK)
The Observer (UK)
Obama doing the Gore... oh, wait, that's his daughter. Cancel that thought, forget the insinuation.
The Sunday Times (UK)
El País (Spain)
To Vima ("Το ΒΗΜΑ", "The Platform" - Greece)
Kronen Zeitung (Austria)
Les Echos (France)
Kathimerini ("H Καθημερινή", "The Daily" - Greece)
Het Laatste Nieuws (Belgium)
Al Hayat (Pan Arab, Lebanon)
Al-Quds Al-Arabi (Pan Arab, London, Palestine)
Would love to know what the headline reads... this isn't usually your "friendly neighborhood newspaper"
Asharq Al-Awsat (pan-Arabic, London, Jeddah)
Oslobođenje ("Liberation" - Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Hospodářské noviny ("Economic News" - Czech Republic)
Lidové noviny ("People's News" - Czech Republic)
Mladá fronta DNES (Czech Republic)
Excellent goofy shot!
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany)
TZ - Tageszeitung ("Da[il]y Newspaper" - Germany, Munich)
AZ - Abendzeitung ("Evening Newspaper" - German, Munich)
BILD ("Picture" - Germany)
The Paper that makes the USA today look like the choice of intellectuals.
Münchner Merkur (Germany, Munich)
Frankfurter Rundschau (Germany)
Die Welt Kompakt ("The World", condensed version - Germany)
Der Tagesspiegel ("The Daily Mirror" - Germany, Berlin)
Apparently " the World's Best-Designed Newspapers" (as per 2005) I can't believe there's a classical Liberal Paper I didn't know--much less read, until now... for shame.
taz - Die Tageszeitung ("The Daily Newspaper" - Germany, Berlin)
Hard--yet somehow adorable--left.
Berliner Zeitung (Germany, Berlin)
Germans love to mix English with German ("Denglisch"), torturing both languages in the process...
This one titles: "Now go show / what you can". Subdued optimism, I would say.
Nürnberger Nachrichten (Germany, Nuremberg)
Stuttgarter Zeitung (Germany, Stuttgart)
Hamburger Abendblatt (Germany, Hamburg)
Der Neue Tag ("The New Day" - Germany, provincial?)
Is it just me... or did the AUSTRIAN newspaper manage to make Obama look just a bit like Ah-nold??
Večernji list ("Evening Newspaper" - Croatia)
Wall Street Journal Europe
The Guardian (UK)
...only the Daily Star had different priorities...
Free New Sexy Lucy Poster Inside!!!
Daniel Ginsberg, NSO Makes the Most of a Thin Connection (Washington Post, December 15)
A.Ginastera, Concerto per corde op.33 et al., Orchestre de Lancy-Geneve / Sawicki
The second movement slowly creeps to a point of penetration of the open mind; playful and coy all along. The third movement Adagio angoscioso calmly gathers the energy it needs for release in the stunning Finale furioso - the only movement that is not derived from Ginastera's Second String Quartet which served as the (much adapted) model for his op.33. Indeed, there are plenty passages that sound like an orchestrated string quartet - with more than just a dose of Bartók here and there. Those above mentioned ‘conservative' ears may, for all the work's charm, fail to be won over upon first hearing… even after the finale, which should do the trick, though. A beast of fury, driving the music to a climax and near-breaking point with its irregular rhythms and sheer volume. Why the result was much more muted than expected - lack of enthusiasm on part of the conductor was certainly not the problem - I do not know. To hear the warm (if neither unanimous nor enthusiastic) reception it received, however, was heartening.
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concertos, Hough / Orama
Saint-Saëns, Piano Concertos, Roge / Dutoit
Dausgaard, Swedish Ch.O.
Barenboim, Berlin Sta.Kap.
And Beethoven it was with the NSO: Brisk, energetic, and ironfisted in the first movement, with deliberate delicacy, a dry gait in the second, temperately paced with subtly in the third movement before that great release into the joyful sound that is the finale. Save for the third movement (Allegro), the whole affair was crisp, fast, but not hurried. The playing was very fine and amounted, in an understated way, to one of the best performances I have heard from the NSO under Slatkin this season.
The performance will be repeated tonight at 7PM and tomorrow, Saturday, at 8PM.