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European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich
European Concert Diary: Esa-Pekka Salonen's 'Karawane' in Zurich

After nearly a century, Dada — the art movement begun here, in safe Switzerland, to tweak established conditions at a time when the establishment meant the institutions that had led the world into war — is now itself part of the establishment. Its works hang in the best museums. A restaurant in Delray Beach, Fla., is named Dada, as is a bar in Sheffield, England.  Cabaret Voltaire, the funky small club where Dada began in 1916, is still a somewhat funky small club in what is now an elegant district (Lenin, in 1916, lived across the street). The cabaret has been maintained for its historical importance, and, for around $5, you can watch an instructional documentary about...

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