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Sunday, 13 September 2009





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Lakshman Joseph de Saram (violin), Ramya de Livera Perera (piano) and Dushyanthi Perera (cello) perform at a concert by the Chamber Music Society of Colombo held at the Goethe Institute recently.
Pic by Lasanda Kurukulasuriya

Cultural Scene :

Tragicomedy elements in felicitation ceremonies

Although 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.

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George Fredric Handel, Franz Josef Haydn and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi:

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.

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