Magdalena Kozena & Sir Simon Rattle | Athens | October 22

Czech mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena and the current music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle, partners in life and in art, will be at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) for a classical recital that will see Rattle at the piano in one of his rare appearances as musician. Program details are available on the SNFCC's website.

Democracy Digest: Two Czech Artists Who Defined a Revolution

Chramostova signed the Charter 77 petition demanding the regime respect human rights and was banned from performing in public again.

By contrast, Gott publicly urged his fellow artists to sign the "Anti-Charter" opposing the dissidents and became the "golden voice" of the conformist "Normalisation" period of the 1980s.