At the beginning of the 19th century there were 40,000 tigers in the world. Today, around 4,000 are left in the wild, more than half of them in India. Continue reading Tiger, tiger…
On the streets of Vienna in the mid-1880s, you could bump into Johannes Brahms, Anton Bruckner, or Gustav Mahler. Continue reading The musical surgeon: Theodor Billroth
The Canterbury Tales are more than 600 years old, but they sound modern when they speak about equality and social justice. Continue reading Chaucer’s unending pilgrimage
Today there are some 60 million refugees in the world, living precariously and fearful of what the future may hold. Continue reading Award-winning documentary examines what it feels like to lose everything
Who has not bought a book just for its title? Continue reading Croissants make the world a butter place
Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata is one of the vertiginous summits for solo piano. Every great pianist makes the ascent. Continue reading Grigory Sokolov and Beethoven
William Shakespeare died on 23 April 1616. Continue reading Long live Shakespeare!