by Felix Quigley
August 27, 2008
The Associated press report of the Valery Gergiev concert in the ruins of Tskhinvali has a mock ironic title. The writer obviously does not know what to make of a man who has not lost his sense of patriotism.
All the same the report is good because it gives some sense of the wonder of this amazing concert and what Ossetian national feeling is all about. Worth reading!
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Gergiev Goes Politicking
By Yuras Karmanau
August 22, 2008
TSKHINVALI, Georgia (AP) — Surrounded by flickering candles and flanked by armored personnel carriers, Russian conductor Valery Gergiev led a requiem concert Thursday for South Ossetia’s war dead in the breakaway region’s devastated capital.
As cameras on booms swept over the bullet-pocked facade of Tskhinvali’s parliament, Gergiev — an Ossetian native — took to the stage and embraced a line of teary-eyed South Ossetian children. Continue reading