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Gamal
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 10th, 2018, 9:08 am

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Re: The Best of Europe

October 10th, 2018, 9:25 am

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Kata in allegorical mode, like a David Hockney work.
 
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Gamal
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 11th, 2018, 8:29 am

Some call it lunacy.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 11th, 2018, 8:58 am

Some call it lunacy.
I like Hockney's work.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 11th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Gamal brought to my jetlagged mind Russian revolutionary music: lyrical and melodic, and at the same time theatrically capricious and sly.
I guess I should hide some of my thoughts and impressions not to be called a lunatic, as Prokofiev did until Stalin died.
 
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Gamal
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 11th, 2018, 3:43 pm

They died the same day. There's a funny story about it.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 11th, 2018, 8:35 pm

I know several stories about Prokofiev and Stalin, but none of them is funny.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 12th, 2018, 10:28 am

There is an anecdote that Grzegorz Fitelberg, director of Polish Radio National Symphony Orchestra came to recording studio the next day and said: "Gentelmen, please stand up. The great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev died tonight. Let's celebrate this with a minute of silence" and after a minute he asked concertmaster "Mister Wochniak, I've heard that Stalin had also died?" 
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 12th, 2018, 1:38 pm

The movie The Death of Stalin is quite good.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

October 26th, 2018, 8:06 am

Insulting Prophet Muhammad not 'free speech,' ECtHR rules
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled Thursday that an Austrian woman's criminal conviction and fine for her statements accusing the Prophet Muhammad of pedophilia did not breach her right to free speech.
The decision by a seven-judge panel came as an Austrian national identified as E.S. by the court, had held seminars on Islam in 2008 and 2009 for the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) where she discussed the prophet's marriage to his wife Aisha, a child at the time, and implied that he was a pedophile.
the old canard that the prophet muhammad was a pedpphile because he married Aisha when she was 6 and consummated the marriage when she was 9.
 
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Re: The Best of Europe

November 1st, 2018, 7:27 am

 
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