The Berliner Philharmoniker

deutscher text -> Circus Karajani By Greta Brentano Now and then, I read that the Berliner Philharmoniker philharmonic orchestra has supposedly presented a symphony “perfectly.” Such false praise sounds to me like an insult based on lack of judgment. To me, Berlin vernacular appears to be better informed in this case, having described the Berliner…

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Is this the Blessed Virgin?

deutscher text ->   Christmassy Thoughts on Photos of Pairs By Greta Brentano As every year, this December 25 we will once again celebrate the festival of improbability. The Virgin Mary gave birth to a child after the “immaculate conception.” According to the myth. Forensics experts would add: “In fact, no traces of semen were…

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Brilliant beasts – the Vikings

deutscher text -> The Viking exhibition at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin until January 4, 2015   Brilliant beasts – the Vikings by Greta Brentano The MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU museum in Berlin is attracting people to its exhibition with “spectacular excavation finds” which are being exhibited in public for the first time along with a 37-meter-long reconstruction of a…

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