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.
He was born on February 13, 1945, the night the bombing of Dresden began, and grew up part of a generation tasked with rebuilding Europe from the ashes of war.In this episode, the historian considers the stories of artists and writers who’ve fought for truth and democracy ... infuriated the Communist authorities, and was banned in the USSR ... .
A stash of Celtic coins worth several million euros was stolen from a German museum in a seemingly daring raid in the early hours of this morning ... "The museum is actually a high-security location ... Thieves took 21 pieces of jewellery and other valuables in a brazen night-time raid on the Green Vault museum in Dresden's Royal Palace in November 2019 ... .
Dresden, Germany — An almost full stadium and a prime-time Friday night kick-off delighted the German women's national team which beat France 2-1 in their first home game since a strong run into the Euro 2022 final in July."The atmosphere... .
Usury followed the Reformation as night follows day ...Churchill responded by creating a sequel known as World War II, during which he engaged in the systematic bombing of civilians, killing 300,000 in one night alone during the firebombing of Dresden ... The fire-bombing of Dresden was ...
July 26, late-night climbing, with day pass; July 30, Dresden, $65 adults, $50 children ages 3-12, $20 children ages 2 and under; July 31, Europa Park, $130 adults, $120 children ages 3-12, $20 children ages 2 and under ... 9, 23 night kayak and Sancti Petri castle tour; Aug.
The Bavarian city of Augsburg has turned off its fountains, dimmed the facades of public buildings at night and is debating switching off some under-used traffic lights. - Chilly nights - A housing cooperative in the eastern city of Dresden made national headlines when it announced it would limit hot water to certain times of day.
Defendant (L and R) cover their faces with files while sitting next to their lawyers in a courtroom in Dresden, eastern Germany on June 28, 2022 prior to the continuation of the trial over a jewellery heist on the Green Vault Museum (Gruenes Gewoelbe) in Dresden’s Royal Palace in November 2019.
In 2020, the discontinued night train between Brussels and Vienna returned to service after nearly two decades, with the rail route emitting ten times less CO2 than the same journey by air ... A new night service has begun running this year between Brussels and Prague, stopping at Amsterdam, Berlin and Dresden, with tickets as low as €60 one way.