Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is yet to be finished; or: it always seems that there is something alien, external, a kind of a non-resident conception that goes beyond the seen one. Now, it should be clear that I do not direct myself to the old, not so exciting and surely not very wise, question, whether Michelangelo […]
MUTI TAKES CHICAGO PLAYERS TO JAIL By Norman Lebrecht On May 7, 2019 We hear that Riccardo Muti yesterday joined Joyce DiDonato and two Chicago Symphony players, clarinet John Yeh, and principal percussion Cynthia Yeh, for a concert at a juvenile correctional facility. Muti played piano for DiDonato in some Mozart arias. “Mozart did not […]
https://youtu.be/ZPWCTYJzCdA Muti in difesa dell’opera italiana/Muti defending the Italian opera Muti also said so in his book on Verdi. It is so stupid, this attitude. When he speaks on the others he means Mozart, who is of course Italian. He cannot care less about Wagner. He still “learns” him. I think that the whole attitude is also […]
Aeneas was not the greatest he could have been with this amazing Dido. Maybe he was right, okay but who goes through this woman and could hesitate his own live for her. Might we think on Beatrice as really something of a correction to what Virgil could not take in? Maybe that it is way […]
“Nietzsche produced the climate in which Fascism and Hitlerism could emerge. One must not be squeamish about admitting this dubious paternity. One must emphasize it. Every fool can see and has seen that Nietzsche abhorred the things for which Hitler in particular stood and to which he owed his success. Some liberals have gone so far as to claim Nietzsche for liberalism. Was Nietzsche not the intellectual ancestor of that great liberal, Sigmund Freud? This partial truth [however] must not be permitted to obscure the more massive and the more superficial fact which I have tried to point out”.
“Nil desperandum Teucro duce et auspice Teucro”“No need to despair with Teucer as your leader and guard”. Horace Odes i. vii. In his book about Verdi, Riccardo Muti tells the story about his teacher, which he always mentions out of a yearning to a future which once was; and also with the desire to give […]
Almost too embarrassing. Seriously, what could we say about 40-minute discussion and countless years of research if the great host of this excellent show asks and not really answered, as to what all these rules mean? If the well known, first-rate scholars of Wittgenstein could do us a little favor and tell malvin and the fox […]
Da Vinci’s Sexuality. The Lack &, Predominance of Freud From the newyorker.com: The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci The New Worker had followed the publication of the now celebrated biography of Leonardo Da Vinci by Walter Isaacson in a lengthy commentary, which appears to be neither a review nor an independent essay. On the […]
Leonardo Da Vinci’s Biography, Facts, Art, Paintings, Drawings, Manuscripts, Notebooks See the interview of the wonderful Amanpour with the biographer of De Vinci. Let us begin quickly with a short list about all which is horrible here. Ready? 1.the biographer does not distinguish beauty in art and beauty in nature or machinery. Historically and very shallowly […]
But it is your excellence and the pleasure of the sweet friendship I hope to have with you that urges me to undergo hardship however great and to keep my watch in the quiet of the night as I try to find the right words and poem with which at last I might be able […]
If you are as known now as the one who wrote once about boxing and used the word gusto, apparently; and your name is celebrated twice for this use of these words apropos boxing, it does not mean that you are Hazlitt. It is misfortunate though to realize that the people hearing the expert from […]
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Get notified when site goes live. We’ll be up and running soon with our new and improved website. Plato’s Criticism of Socrates: The Platonic Walk from the Cave and Metaphysical Rigorousness It appears that there are two sorts of people who take themselves to the ancient philosophers. One is the scholar, who deals with […]
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Israel should be so proud of this great man of art and morality, and at this optimistic project, he carries on his shoulders for 20 years now. This remarkable human being came to do real work with the highest commitment of the heart. I remember when I was a kid he did Wagner in Israel […]
Krystian Zimerman’s music is such a loving acquaintance in my world. His music is sometimes a medicine, sometimes food for the soul. The dearest of all krystians, he and not Socrates, is the real physician of the soul. Well, of my soul.