Today in the Great hall of the Conservatory — the official opening of the XVIII international festival of contemporary music “Moscow autumn-96”. Concerts has just begun and will continue through November 30. However, the press-conference, organized in anticipation of the opening, it was as if the festival is over and the results are summarized clearly and irrevocably.
At the beginning of his speech the Chairman of the Union of composers of Moscow Oleg Galakhov killed all on the spot, use the word “concept” — the word, the authority of which he generously attributed to our critics, to the efforts. Oleg Galakhov assured us that the concept of the festival “Moscow autumn”, as a man may think, there is this “new works by Moscow, and not only in Moscow, composers”. In his opinion, such a concept can dare risk only such public organizations as the subordinate Union. This was followed by a completely unexpected: Galakhov himself spoke all that will be spoken in reproach to the organizers at the closing round table or printed in the Newspapers — all verbs were delivered in the future.
Galakhov said that composers in the program claimed many — 150 only Moscow, but it is a real number now writing (registered in the Union even more) — and repeated the famous phrase spoken many years ago by the results Continue reading
Contrary to popular perception about the Germans-the workaholics, ready for a year of work, breaks his back, in Germany quite a lot of public holidays marked in work calendars in red rest. Most certainly religious, but many are quite secular – from Mayday to established not so long ago, the day of unification of the country. However, the main and most beloved is undoubtedly Weinacht, Holy Evening, and Russian Christmas.
Thorough the Germans are preparing for it long and carefully, not less than one month. For four Sundays before Holy Night about the upcoming holiday recalls everyone: is celebrated the first Sunday of advent.
In many German homes on this day, lit the first of four candles on the prepared gaily decorated wreath. Closest friends sit at a festive table, to taste the pride of the hostess – Stollen is a yeast cake with fragrant spices, raisins, candied fruit and other Goodies.
December in Germany is a month of purchases. Eager, hurrying, Laden with bags crowd the morning fills the giant Department stores and small souvenir stores. Everyone knows that after the New year to start the sale, all dramatically cheaper, but spoon the road for dinner and a gift for the holiday.
Statistics say that for this month the Germans despise almost more money than the rest Continue reading
A festive meal is not just a meal, it’s a great opportunity to communicate with loved ones while enjoying delicious dishes. Recipes for festive meals extraordinarily diverse, but they share one thing: the food is very tasty, beautiful and unusual. Carefully thought-out menu – a guarantee that a holiday dinner to remember.
On holiday I always want to cook all the delicious, all the food that for one reason or another can not cook often. It can be foods from expensive products, delicacies, and also those products which are prohibited by most diets. But not all these dishes are combined with each other. The secret to competent menu for celebration – a harmonious combination of foods.
This means that the table must be present a variety of dishes that will complement each other. If guests will be a lot, and dishes should also be a lot: for a variety of table no one goes hungry, everyone will find a dish to their liking. If the celebration takes place in a close circle, some foods may be less. Thus it is necessary to choose the menu for only those dishes that are popular with all guests, without exception.
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