Helmut Lachenmann zum 80. Geburtstag: Nichts ist erschlossen

Im November 2015 feiert Helmut Lachenmann seinen 80. Geburtstag. Über mehr als ein halbes Jahrhundert hat der Komponist eine Ästhetik akustischer Freiheit entwickelt. more more


Vocation battlefield

Thursday 31 August, 2006

Lebanon used to be a blessed harbour in a brutal region - with beautiful women, fat wallets and parliamentary democracy. But appearances were deceiving. The country has become a battlefield where all conflicts are carried out in microcosm. Lebanese author Selim Nassib writes an instructive history of the Lebanese inferno, fired by other peoples' wars as well as its own.
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