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Berlin gets a new hospice – with Christian Thielemann as patron

The Dresden conductor says he wants to break the German taboo on talking about death. He will do his best to raise awareness of the hospice’s role in easing the end of life.

Interview here (auf Deutsch).


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  1. Tod Und Das Madchen? Kindertoten Lieder? Komme, du susser Todestunde?Crhist lag ins Todesbanden? Tod und Verklarung? Mozart’s Requiem? Brahms Requiem? Schutz’ Musikalische Exequien? What is this so-called taboo in refering to death?

    • Petros Linardos says:

      These wonderful works may relate to death, but what about end of life care?

  2. Oleg Sherstiucoff says:

    It is taboo to even mention in small talk there, at least it was my impression.

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