Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A total of 168 schools have been damaged in eastern Ukraine since fighting began, according to information gathered by UNICEF from the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science.

Local activists and bloggers said that the trajectory of the shelling could be traced back to the separatist-controlled areas of Donetsk.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ukraine's Choice of Civilization -- Ukraine Chooses the European Union over Putin's Russian-Controlled Eurasian Union

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On September 16, 2014, the parliaments of the European Union and of Ukraine simultaneously ratified landmark association and free trade agreements

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Frontlines of Civilization



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 Ukraine, Future European Union

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Human Rights in Ukraine

Amnesty International

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On economic matters (GDP)

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Yanukovich's Assets

Anti-Corruption Action Centre

A young music student waiting for a bus in Tiraspol

A music student in Tiraspol, Europe.
Photo credit:  Amos Chapple / Rex Features.  With thanks.

Kyiv, Europe. Photo credit: Agence France Presse

Reuters photographer Gleb Garanich was injured by riot police in the crackdown.
Kyiv, Ukraine, Future European Union
Photo credit:  Reuters.


Friday, December 21, 2012


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"There is a direct line from the year 1000 to now in musical culture which is bypassed in popular culture. I have nothing against it. "  (Sir Harrison Birtwistle)


Friday, December 07, 2012

In Memorium: Jonathan Harvey, Modernist And Sacred Classical Composer

Paul Griffiths obituary in New York Times 
Photo credit:   (c) Maurice Foxall/Faber Music, via Associated Press.

Friday, October 19, 2012

In Re Post-Classical Ensemble: Interpreting Shostakovich And Deepening Classical Music Culture And Education In The Nation's Capital

This three-week festival— interpreting Shostakovich the man, Shostakovich the composer, and specific Shostakovich compositions—was developed by composer and conductor Angel Gil-Ordóñez and musicologist  and producer Joseph Horowitz -- and is comprised of three concerts at the National Gallery of Art, Dumbarton Concerts, and Georgetown University, as well as four film events at the National Gallery with musical preludes and a biography-themed seminar. The participants include Solomon Volkov, author of Shostakovich's memoirs; the eminent British filmmaker Tony Palmer; film historian Peter Rollberg; and music historian Roy Guenther.

Starting this autumn, Mr. Gil-Ordóñez will serve as the Music Director of the Georgetown University Orchestra.  Their fall concert will feature music of Beethoven, Chaikovsky, and Musorgsky as orchestrated by Shostakovich.