Cultural Scene :
Tragicomedy elements in felicitation ceremonies
there is no exact definition for tragicomedy, it is a work of fiction
with elements of tragedy and comedy. The term supposed to have been
used, though with a liberal meaning, by Aristotle in his Poetics when he
described tragedy with a duel ending.
George Fredric Handel, Franz Josef Haydn and
Tribute to musical prodigies
The Chamber Music Society of Colombo along with
the Goethe Institut, presented a concert at the Goethe Hall on 20th
of August to commemorate the bicentennials of three of some of the
greatest German-speaking composers of the Baroque, Classical and
Romantic eras; George Fredric Handel, Franz Josef Haydn and Felix
Mendelssohn-Bartholdi. It was refreshing to see the Goethe Institut
of Colombo, once more, showcasing classical music, a subject they
have arguably neglected over the last few years.