Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Electors and Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendour. The city was known as the Jewel Box, because of its baroque and rococo city centre. The controversial British and American bombing of Dresden in World War II towards the end of the war killed approximately 25,000, many of whom were civilians, and destroyed the entire city centre. The bombing gutted the city, as it did for other major German cities. After the war restoration work has helped to reconstruct parts of the historic inner city, including the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche as well as the suburbs.
Dresden is a double-disc live album by Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek. The double album was released in 2009 on the ECM label, almost forty years after his first record for them (1970). It was Garbarek's first live album with his own group, recorded in the German city of Dresden in 2007.
All compositions by Jan Garbarek, unless otherwise noted
Nyx (English /ˈnɪks/;Ancient Greek: Νύξ, "Night";Latin:Nox) is the Greek goddess (or personification) of the night. A shadowy figure, Nyx stood at or near the beginning of creation, and mothered other personifieddeities such as Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death), with Erebus (Darkness). Her appearances are sparse in surviving mythology, but reveal her as a figure of such exceptional power and beauty, that she is feared by Zeus himself.
In his description of Tartarus, Hesiod locates there the home of Nyx, and the homes of her children Hypnos and Thanatos. Hesiod says further that Nyx's daughter Hemera (Day) left Tartarus just as Nyx (Night) entered it; continuing cyclicly, when Hemera returned, Nyx left. This mirrors the portrayal of Ratri (night) in the Rigveda, where she works in close cooperation but also tension with her sister Ushas (dawn).
Night (1960) is a work by Elie Wiesel about his experience with his father in the Nazi German concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald in 1944–45, at the height of the Holocaust toward the end of the Second World War. In just over 100 pages of sparse and fragmented narrative, Wiesel writes about the death of God and his own increasing disgust with humanity, reflected in the inversion of the parent–child relationship as his father declines to a helpless state and Wiesel becomes his resentful teenage caregiver. "If only I could get rid of this dead weight...Immediately I felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever." In Night everything is inverted, every value destroyed. "Here there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends," a Kapo tells him. "Everyone lives and dies for himself alone."
Wiesel was 16 when Buchenwald was liberated by the United States Army in April 1945, too late for his father, who died after a beating while Wiesel lay silently on the bunk above for fear of being beaten too. He moved to Paris after the war, and in 1954 completed an 862-page manuscript in Yiddish about his experiences, published in Argentina as the 245-page Un di velt hot geshvign ("And the World Remained Silent"). The novelist François Mauriac helped him find a French publisher. Les Éditions de Minuit published 178 pages as La Nuit in 1958, and in 1960 Hill & Wang in New York published a 116-page translation as Night.
Gazpacho's music has been described by one critic as being "classical post ambient nocturnal atmospheric neo-progressive folk world rock". The music has been compared to A-ha, Radiohead, Marillion and Porcupine Tree.
Without the backing of a major label, Gazpacho is one of many bands now using the Internet to promote their music, specifically their own website and its forum, online shopping and MySpace. This allows the band to hold down full-time jobs, yet still manage to release an album a year with total artistic control over their compositions and distribution.
The Early Years (1996–2001)
Childhood friends Jon-Arne Vilbo and Thomas Andersen had played together in a band called Delerium before, which in their own words "whittled away."
After several years of separation, the two friends met again and started making music together again. Andersen had met Jan-Henrik Ohme through his work as radio commercial producer and brought him into the jam sessions, which laid the foundation for Gazpacho as it exists today.
The man, identified only as 21-year-old AbdullahAHH due to German privacy laws, is charged with one count of murder for fatally stabbing tourist Thomas L, 55, to death on the streets of Dresden in October last year ... He reportedly planned to bomb folk festivals including the Dresden bird meadow or the film nights on the banks of the Elbe in 2017.
Jakob may be a wage slave by day, but at night he turns into the jaded denizen of noisy, crowded speakeasies and clubs like the AnonymousCabaret, where the performers are lunatics and have to be dragged off the stage, or a lesbian artist’s studio where the nude models are sold to old sadists who drop by.
I still have the one about Joe and me camping for two nights near Wills Creek while he completed a landscape painting ... The subsequent article described our night cruise from Wills Creek to Copeland Island and a harrowing paddle the next day from there to Ellis Dam ... We paddled through the darkness to Copeland Island past Dresden.
I had to wonder, was this the same group that on their first weekend ended up walking through miles of Slovakian mud or were stranded in the Dresden train station all night at the mercy of skinheads and even nastier types? Yup, it was ... a party each night in a different capital.
The main and most destructive air-raid was during the night of February 13th−14th, by the British Bomber Command when 805 bomber military crafts attacked the city of Dresden which up to that time was protected from similar attacks primarily for two reasons ... one night and one day.
On this day 76 years ago, February 13, 1945, bombers of the RAF and US Air Force dropped almost 4,000 tons of high-explosive and incendiary devices on the German city of Dresden... "The bombing continued for most of the night and, on returning to our hut during the night, the sky was aglow and we knew that Dresden had been the target.
DRESDEN - John Glenn took advantage of spacing in the first half on Wednesday night. The Muskies drilled six 3s, four from Nathan Walker, and led by as many as eight before Tri-Valley forged a 22-all tie at the half ...Ty Smith and Aaron Frueh also hit 3s during the run, with Frueh's coming at the third-quarter buzzer for a 39-31 lead ... 740-450-6763.
You had to stay in government hotels, and you had to have reservations for each night ... I tried booking some nights in Dresden or Leipzig on the way to Berlin, but the East Germans, hungry for Western currency, insisted on reservations only in the best hotels, and I couldn’t afford that additional expense.