Category Archives: Arts

My duck today 01/18/20


My duck today 01/18/20

My duck today 01/18/20

My vase with flower today 01/18/20


My vase with flower today 01/18/20

My vase with flower today 01/18/20

Painting: My vase with flower today (01/17/20)


Painting: My vase with flower today (01/17/20)

Painting: My vase with flower today (01/17/20)

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Few dead leaves and sticks make

live ikebana in vase…

No need to water.

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Haiku: Few dead leaves and sticks (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Watch “Albert Camus – Discours de réception du prix Nobel, 1957” on YouTube


My pot with flowers today (01/11/20)


My pot with flowers today (01/11/20)

My pot with flowers today (01/11/20)

My pot with flowers today 01/11/20


My pot with flowers today 01/11/20

My pot with flowers today 01/11/20

My birds on the wire today (01/10/20)


My birds on the wire today (01/10/20)

My birds on the wire today (01/10/20)

My pot with flowers today (01/10/20)


My pot with flowers today (01/10/20)

My pot with flowers today (01/10/20)

“An evening stroll in the park”, gouache


An evening stroll in the park, gouache

An evening stroll in the park, gouache

My birds on the wire today (010920)


My birds on the wire today (010920)

My birds on the wire today (010920)

My pot with flowers today (010920)


My pot with flowers today (010920)

My pot with flowers today (010920)

Watch “Vincent van Gogh art ALIVE – Atelier des Lumières (Paris, France)” on YouTube


Rain Forest


Rain Forest

Rain Forest

EUZICASA: Message to the World


EUZICASA: Message to the World

EUZICASA: Message to the World

My pot with flowers today 121919


My pot with flowers today 121919

My pot with flowers today 121919

OFF SEASON AT THE BEACH RESORT 121619


OFF SEASON AT THE BEACH RESORT

OFF SEASON AT THE BEACH RESORT 121619

My pot with flowers today 12/16/19


My pot with flowers today 12/16/19

My pot with flowers today 12/16/19

“Monday’s Prospects” (my virtual graphic arts work)


“Monday’s Prospects” (my virtual graphic arts work)

Monday’s Prospects

Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while visiting this website!


Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while  visiting this website!

Thank You: to all followers of euzicasa! I promise all and each and everyone of you a great time while visiting this website!

ROBERT RAJCZAKOWSKI: Renaissance Art and Architecture


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Calligraphy: Daruma Museum Gallery


https://darumamuseumgallery.blogspot.com/2007/07/calligraphy.html?m=1

Calligraphy


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Daruma Pilgrims Gallery

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Calligraphy , shodoo 書道 Shodo

The Way of the Brush


Child prodigy Minamoto no Shigeyuki executing calligraphy

源成之の席書

Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815)

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East Asian calligraphy

Asian calligraphy typically uses ink brushes to write Chinese characters
(called Hanzi in Chinese, Hanja in Korean, Kanji in Japanese, and Hán
Tu in Vietnamese). Calligraphy (in Chinese, Shufa 書法, in Korean, Seoye
書藝, in Japanese Shodō 書道, all meaning “the way of
writing”) is considered an important art in East Asia and the most
refined form of East Asian painting.

© Read more in the WIKIPEDIA

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77 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy by Poets, Monks, and Scholars, 1568-1868


Stephen Addis

– source – Shambhala Publications

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Dragon Horse Temple 龍馬山

. Yoshitsune Temple Gikeiji at Minmaya

「義経寺」(ぎけいじ) 三厩村 .


. Dragon Calligraphy .

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Tanchu Terayama and Zen Calligraphy: Hitsuzendo

“Dragon” Calligraphy by Yamaoka Tesshu

Scrolls with Daruma, many with calligraphy

Inkstone, 翡翠硯(すずり) suzuri with Daruma face !

Literally “The Way of Writing” – – –

All about Calligraphy by Mark Schumacher !

History of Japanese ink painting

source : www.ink-treasures.com

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– quote –

Four Treasures of the Study 文房四宝

Four Jewels of the Study or Four Friends of the Study

is an expression used to denote the brush, ink, paper and ink stone used
in Chinese and other East Asian calligraphic traditions. The name
appears to originate in the time of the Southern and Northern Dynasties
(420-589 AD).

– Brush, Ink, Paper, Inkstone

– – – More in the WIKIPEDIA !
. Doing Business in Edo - 江戸の商売 .


hitsuboku uri 筆墨売り selling brushes and ink

two of the four treasures

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Artists involved in beyondcalligraphy.com project are members of the All Japan Organization of Calligraphy Art and Literature (全日本書芸文化院, Zen Nihon Shogei Bunkain) which has a long tradition and utmost respect here in Japan.

We are also members of Shosoin (書宗院), a calligraphy organization devoted
to the study and research of Chinese and Japanese calligraphy, founded
by grand master calligrapher Kuwahara Suihou (桑原翠邦) who was the most
talented pupil of grand master Hidai Tenrai (比田井天来), often called “the
father of modern calligraphy”. Grand master Hidai Tenrai was an
initiator of avant-garde calligraphy in Japan, a trend that has had
great influence not only on Chinese artists and calligraphers but also
modern abstract painters, sculptors, etc., all over the world.

source : www.beyond-calligraphy.com

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“Frog and calligrapher”

Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi

Ono no Tōfū (894-966) Ono no Doofu, Ono no Dofu, Ono no Tofu
quote

Ono no Michikaze or Ono no Tōfū 小野 道風

(894 – February 9, 966) was a prominent Shodōka (Japanese calligrapher) who lived in the Heian period (794–1185).

One of the so-called Sanseki 三跡 (Three Brush Traces), along with
Fujiwara no Sukemasa and Fujiwara no Yukinari. Tōfū is considered the
founder of Japanese style calligraphy or wayōshodō 和様書道.

© More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Ono no Takamura (小野 篁) also known as

Sangi no Takamura 参議篁, Sangi no Takamura

(802 – February 3, 853)

Ono no Michikaze and Ono no Komachi are Takamura’s direct descendants.

. Shrine Onoterusaki jinja 小野照崎神社 .
小野炭や手習ふ人の灰ぜせり

Ono-zumi ya tenarau hito no hai zeseri
this charcoal from Ono –

a student of calligraphy

scribbles in the ashes

The famous calligrapher Ono no Toofuu 小野東風 / 小野道風 (894 – 967) is said to
have practised writing characters in the ashes of a brazier.
. Matsuo Basho and Charcoal from Ono .

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. Calligraphy from China .

Ouyang Xun 歐陽詢

(557–641)

and Japanese Kinoshita Mariko 木下真理子

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…………… H A I K U

KIGO for the New Year
First Calligraphy, kakizome 書初め

….. kissho 吉書 “auspicious writing”

On January 2, people take the brush for the first time in the New Year.
The ink is ground with fresh first water (wakamizu) from the well. The
words written include a wish for the New Year or some auspicious poems.

The writing is hung at the Shelf of the Gods (kamidana), to make the deities aware of your wish.

Others burn the paper outside and judge from the hight of the smoke and
paper pieces if the Gods accept your offering and your writing will
improve in the coming year.
. fude hajime 筆始(ふではじめ)first use of the brush

….. shihitsu 試筆(しひつ), shigoo 試毫(しごう)

shikan 試簡(しかん), shimen 試免(しめん)

shiei 試穎(しえい), shiko 試觚(しこ)

shishun 試春(ししゅん)”first calligraphy in spring”
. Kitano no fudehajime sai 北野の筆始祭

(きたののふではじめさい)

first use of the brush ceremony at Kitano .

Kitano Tenmangu in Kyoto 北野天満宮 京都

hatsu suzuri 初硯(はつすずり)first use of the ink stone


taking the brush

365 days

first calligraphy

Gabi Greve
. NEW YEAR – KIGO for HUMANITY

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writing a spell, gihoo o kaku 儀方を書く (ぎほうをかく)

….. gihoo o shosu 儀方を書す(ぎほうをしょす)

observance kigo for mid-summer

In ancient China it was custom on May 5 to write the two
characters GIHO 儀方 on a piece of paper and paste this onto the four main
pillars of the home to ward off mosquitoes and flies during the summer
time. In Japan, this tradition was followed for some time too.
. Mosquitoes and kigo

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First Birthday Calligraphy in India

haiku topic for India

We have calligraphy in every Indian language – an art that was practiced
most widely, until the computer fonts came into being! The most
preferred is the Sanskritised letters in English – English lettering
which resembles the Sanskrit script.

On a child’s first birthday – his/ her hand is guided by the Hindu
priest who writes the first letters of the alphabets of the child mother
tongue, on rice [with the husk] placed on a plate.

Kala Ramesh

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© Hindu Wisdom, Indian Art

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– – – – – LINKS to online dictionaries

古文書くずし字検索

http://komonjo.riok.net/charSrch/index.html

東京大学史料編纂所

http://wwwap.hi.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ships/db.html

漢字データベースプロジェクト

http://kanji-database.sourceforge.net/

http://www.buddhism-dict.net/ddb/ – (sign in with user name = guest)

http://www.aisf.or.jp/~jaanus/ – JAANUS

http://www.eudict.com/

http://jigen.net/kanji/13661

http://www.kanjijiten.net./

http://kotobank.jp/

http://www.smartkanji.net/

http://www.wul.waseda.ac.jp/kotenseki/index.html

http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/jhti/cgi-bin/jhti/vocasel.cgi

(search classical Japanese texts)

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/onlinejdic.html

(Online Japanese Dictionaries and Glossaries)

http://www.chineseetymology.org/CharacterEtymology.aspx?submitButton1=Etymology&characterInput=%E5%AF%BF

http://factsanddetails.com/japan.php?itemid=682&catid=20&subcatid=128

http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/Lindict/

http://en.glosbe.com/ja/en/

筆墨硯紙事典 – 天来書院

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My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Graphic Arts, Virtual Ink painting: Footsteps of winter (© 2019 GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


My Graphic Arts, Virtual Ink painting: Footsteps of winter (© 2019 GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

My Graphic Arts, Virtual Ink painting: Footsteps of winter (© 2019 GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Watch “The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo Documentary” on YouTube


QUOTES: FRIDA KAHLO


QUOTES: FRIDA KAHLO

QUOTES: FRIDA KAHLO

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Quote: Vincent Van Gogh


Quote: Vincent Van Gogh

Quote: Vincent Van Gogh

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Watch “Woody Allen on The Meaninglessness of Life & The Role of The Artist” on YouTube


Watch “Busy hands create beauty, regardless of their size” on YouTube” on YouTube


Quote: Constantin Brâncuşi (“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.” )


“Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.”

(Quote: Constantin Brâncuşi)

“Late November In The Temperate Climates Zones” (© George Bost @ euzicasa)


“Late November In The Temperate Climates Zones”

(© George Bost @ euzicasa)

Halloween special graphic art: “BATS” (© George Bost @ euzicasa)


Halloween special graphic art:

Halloween special graphic art: “BATS”

(© George Bost @ euzicasa)

Genesis Painting(© George Bost @ euzicasa)


Genesis Painting(© George Bost @ euzicasa)

Genesis Painting(© George Bost @ euzicasa)

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My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

Henry and June


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Henry & June

This article is about the film based upon the book by Anaïs Nin. For other uses, see Henry and June (disambiguation).

Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman, and starring Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, and Maria de Medeiros. It is loosely based on Anaïs Nin’s French book of the same name, and tells the story of Nin’s relationship with Henry Miller and his wife, June.

Henry & June

Theatrical release poster

Directed byPhilip KaufmanProduced byPeter KaufmanWritten by

Philip KaufmanRose Kaufman

Starring

Fred WardUma ThurmanMaria de MedeirosRichard E. GrantKevin Spacey

CinematographyPhilippe RousselotEdited by

Dede AllenVivien Hillgrove GilliamWilliam S. Scharf

Production
company

Walrus & Associates

Distributed byUniversal Pictures

Release date

October 5, 1990

Running time

136 minutes[1]CountryUnited StatesLanguageEnglishBox office$23.5 million[2]

The film was nominated for Best Cinematography at the 63rd Academy Awards. It is one of three NC-17 films to receive Oscar nominations; the other films are Wild at Heart (1990) and Requiem for a Dream(2000).[3][4][5]

Plot synopsis

In 1931 in Paris, France, Anaïs Nin is in a stable relationship with her husband Hugo, but longs for more out of life. When Nin first meets Henry Miller, he is working on his first novel. Nin is drawn to Miller and his wife June, as well as their bohemian lifestyle. Nin becomes involved in the couple’s tormented relationship, having an affair with Miller and also pursuing June. Ultimately, Nin helps Miller to publish his novel, Tropic of Cancer, but catalyzes the Millers’ separation, while she returns to Hugo.

Cast

Fred Ward as Henry MillerUma Thurman as June MillerMaria de Medeiros as Anaïs NinRichard E. Grant as HugoKevin Spacey as Richard OsbornJean-Philippe Écoffey as Eduardo Sanchez (credit spelled as Ecoffey)Maurice Escargot (Gary Oldman) as PopArtus de Penguern as BrassaïLiz Hasse as JeanBrigitte Lahaie as Henry’s prostituteFéodor Atkine as Francisco Miralles Arnau

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was arranged by Mark Adler, consisting of period popular songs.

Jean Lenoir, “Parlez-moi d’amour” (Lucienne Boyer)Claude Debussy, Six épigraphes antiques: Pour l’égyptienne (Ensemble Musical de Paris)Francis Poulenc, “Les chemins de l’amour” (Ransom Wilson and Christopher O’Riley)Debussy, Petite Suite: “Ballet” (Aloys and Alfons Kontarsky)Harry Warren, “I Found a Million Dollar Baby” (Bing Crosby)Erik Satie, “Gnossienne No. 3” (Pascal Rogé)Satie, “Je te veux” (Jean-Pierre Armengaud)Debussy, “Sonata for Violin and Piano” (first movement) (Kyung-wha Chung and Radu Lupu)Frédéric Chopin, Nocturne No. 1 in C Major [sic] (Paul Crossley)Georges Auric, “Sous les toits de Paris” (Rene Nazels)Jacques Larmanjat, lyrics by Francis Carco, “Le doux caboulot” (Annie Fratellini)Debussy, “La plus que lente” (Josef Suk)”Je m’ennuie” (Mark Adler)”Coralia” (Mark Adler)Irving Mills, “St. James Infirmary Blues” (Mark Adler)Francisco Tárrega, “Gran Vals” (Francisco Tárrega)Joaquin Nin-Culmell, “Basque Song” (Joaquin Nin-Culmell)Vincent Scotto, lyrics by George Koger and H. Vama, “J’ai deux amours” (Josephine Baker)

Rating

Reception

See alsoEdit

Nudity in film

References

External links

Haiku: Blue skies at sunset (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


Haiku: Blue skies at sunset (© poetic thought by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

Blue skies at sunset

Proceed starry nights throughout,

Sunny days to come.

The best pianist of our generation, YouTube generation: Valentina Lisitsa


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentina_Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa

Valentina Lisitsa (Ukrainian: Валенти́на Євге́нівна Лиси́ця, romanized: Valentýna Jevhénivna Lysýcja, IPA: [wɐlenˈtɪnɐ jeu̯ˈɦɛn⁽ʲ⁾iu̯nɐ lɪˈsɪtsʲɐ]; Russian: Валентина Евгеньевна Лисица, romanized: Valentina Evgen’evna Lisica, IPA: [vɐlʲɪnˈtʲinə jɪvˈɡʲenʲɪvnə lʲɪˈsʲitsə]; born 25 March 1973) is a Ukrainian-American[1] pianist. She previously resided in North Carolinabefore moving to Canada, and then to France.[2][3]

Valentina Lisitsa

Background informationBorn25 March 1973(age 46)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet UnionGenresClassicalOccupation(s)Classical pianistInstrumentsPianoYears active1977-presentWebsitevalentinalisitsa.com
Lisitsa is among the most frequently viewed pianists on YouTube – particularly her renderings of Romantic Era virtuoso piano composers, including Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin and Sergei Rachmaninoff.[4][5] Lisitsa independently launched her career on social media, without initially signing with a tour promoter or record company.[4][5]

Life and career

Lisitsa was born in Kiev, Ukraine, in 1973. Her mother, also named Valentina, is a seamstress and her father, Evgeny, was an engineer.[4] Her older brother Eugene died in 2009.[6][4]
She started playing the piano at the age of three, performing her first solo recital at the age of four.[7] She is of Russian and Polish descent.[8]
Despite her early aptitude for music, her dream at that point was to become a professional chess player.[9]Lisitsa attended the Lysenko music school and, later, the Kiev Conservatory,[10] where she and her future husband, Alexei Kuznetsoff, studied under Dr. Ludmilla Tsvierko.[11]When Lisitsa met Kuznetsoff, she began to take music more seriously.[12] In 1991, they won the first prize in The Murray Dranoff Two Piano Competition in Miami, Florida.[10][13]That same year, they moved to the United States to further their careers as concert pianists.[4] In 1992 the couple married.[4] Their New York debut was at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center in 1995.[11]

Lisitsa posted her first YouTube video in 2007. Her set of Chopin etudes reached the number-one slot on Amazon’s list of classical video recordings, and became the most-viewed online collection of Chopin etudes on YouTube.[14][15]

To advance her career, in 2010 Lisitsa and her husband put their life savings into recording a CD of Rachmaninoff concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra.[4] In the spring of 2012, before her Royal Albert Hall debut, Lisitsa signed with Decca Records, who later released her Rachmaninoff CD set.[4] By mid-2012 she had logged nearly 50 million views of her YouTube videos.[5]
Lisitsa has performed in various venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Benaroya Hall, Musikverein and the Royal Albert Hall. She is well known for her online recitals and practicing streams. She has also collaborated with violinist Hilary Hahn at various recital engagements.[10]

Controversy

Lisitsa has received criticism for her opposition to the Ukrainian government and support of pro-Russian separatists since the 2014 pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine and the ensuing armed conflict.[16] In April 2015, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra cancelled concerts with Lisitsa, citing her “provocative” online remarks on her Twitter account; the orchestra initially did not specify which tweets or other commentary it believed crossed a line.[17][18] Later, on 8 April 2015, the CEO of Toronto Symphony, Jeff Melanson provided a PDF document of seven pages listing the most “offensive” tweets. Melanson alleged that the document would “help people understand why we made this decision, and understand as well how this is not a free speech issue, but rather an issue of someone practicing very intolerant and offensive expression through Twitter.”[19]
In response, the Toronto Star criticized the orchestra’s decision in an editorial, noting that, “Lisitsa was not invited to Toronto to discuss her provocative political views. She was scheduled to play the piano. And second, banning a musician for expressing “opinions that some believe to be offensive” shows an utter failure to grasp the concept of free speech.”[20] Lisitsa said that the orchestra threatened her if she spoke about the cancellation.[21]
According to Paul Grod, then president of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress: “Ms. Lisitsa has been engaged in a long campaign on social media belittling, insulting and disparaging the people of Ukraine as they face direct military aggression at the hands of the Russian Federation”. Grod elaborated that “Most disturbing are Ms. Lisitsa’s false allegations that the government of Ukraine is “Nazi”, and stating that the Government of Ukraine is setting up ‘filtration camps.'” The New Jersey-based Ukrainian Weekly has described her postings as “anti-Ukraine hate speech.”[8][17] In response she commented that “satire and hyperbole [are] the best literary tools to combat the lies”.[8][17]

DiscographyEdit

Lisitsa has recorded six CDs for Audiofon Records, including three solo CDs and two discs of duets with her husband Alexei Kuznetsoff; a Gold CD for CiscoMusic label with cellist DeRosa; a duet recital on VAI label with violinist Ida Haendel; and DVDs of Frédéric Chopin’s 24 Études and Schubert-Liszt Schwanengesang.[22]
Her recording of the four sonatas for violin and piano by composer Charles Ives, made with Hilary Hahn, was released in October 2011 on Deutsche Grammophon label. Her album Valentina Lisitsa Live at the Royal Albert Hall (based on her debut performance at that venue 19 June 2012) was released 2 July 2012.
Lisitsa has reproduced several compositions by various artists, including Sergei Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin and Ludwig van Beethoven. Decca Records released her complete album of Rachmaninoff concertos in October 2012.[23] An album of Liszt works was released in October 2013 on Decca label in 2 formats – CD and 12″ LP which was cut unedited from analog tape. An even more recent album comprises a number of works of the composer and pianist Philip Glass.[24] As of July 2019, her latest release on Decca records is a 10CD set titled Tchaikovsky: The Complete Solo Piano Works.

ReferencesEdit

^ Everett-Green, Robert (7 December 2012). “Valentina Lisitsa: Playing the odds – by way of Rachmaninoff”. The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Retrieved 8 April 2015.

^ “Valentina Lisitsa and Alexei Kuznetsoff”. Southern Arts Federation. Retrieved 12 July2009.

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Watch “Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead, Symphonic poem Op. 29 – Andrew Davis” on YouTube, painting Isle of the Dead, by Arnold Böecklin


FROM WIKIPEDIA

Isle of the De (Rchmaninoff)

A black and white reproduction of Isle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin was the inspiration for the piece.

Isle of the Dead (Russian: Остров мёртвых), Op. 29, is a symphonic poem composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff, written in the key of A minor. He concluded the composition while staying in Dresden in 1908.[1] It is considered a classic example of Russian late-Romanticism of the beginning of the 20th century.

The piece was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Arnold Böcklin‘s painting, Isle of the Dead, which Rachmaninoff saw in Paris in 1907. Rachmaninoff was disappointed by the original painting when he later saw it, saying, “If I had seen first the original, I, probably, would have not written my Isle of the Dead. I like it in black and white.”[2]

The music begins by suggesting the sound of the oars as they meet the waters on the way to the Isle of the Dead. The slowly heaving and sinking music could also be interpreted as waves. Rachmaninoff uses a recurring figure in 5/8 time to depict what may be the rowing of the oarsman or the movement of the water, and as in several other of his works, quotes the Dies Irae plainchant, an allusion to death. In contrast to the theme of death, the 5/8 time also depicts breathing, creating a holistic reflection on how life and death are intertwined.

In 1929, Rachmaninoff conducted the Philadelphia Orchestra in a recording of the music for the Victor Talking Machine Company, which was purchased by RCA that same year and became known as RCA Victor. This recording was made in the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, using one microphone, and was later reissued on LP and CD by RCA Victor.

References

  1. ^ Wehrmeyer (2006:51)
  2. ^ Tarasti, Eero (2012). Semiotics of Classical Music: How Mozart, Brahms and Wagner Talk to Us. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co., KG. p. 385. ISBN .

BibliographyEdit

External links

PACIFIC COAST HWAY (PCH) AQUARELLE (© by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)


PACIFIC COAST HWAY (PCH) AQUARELLE

PACIFIC COAST HWAY (PCH) AQUARELLE

(© by GeorgeB @ euzicasa)

great compositions/performances: J.S. Bach / Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 (Herreweghe)


J.S. Bach / Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats, BWV 42 (Herreweghe)

Watch “Robin Williams reads “I Love You Without Knowing How” by Pablo Neruda” on YouTube


I love you without knowing how, by Pablo Neruda

I love you without knowing how,

by Pablo Neruda

This is how pieces de résistance are born: Watch “Bob Fosse on All That Jazz” on YouTube


This is How pieces de résistance are born

Watch Valentina Lisitsa: F. Schubert Sonata A major # 20 D.959 Valentina Lisitsa Another exceptional interpretation, from the unequaled Valentina Lisitsa


F. Schubert Sonata A major # 20 D.959 Valentina Lisitsa

Published on Jul 25, 2016

Does it seem to you that the world has gone mad? Wars, bombings, killings, hate….
I can offer but a little remedy, an escape rather. Music equivalent of “slow TV”, something created not to excite our over-driven nerves, but to soothe, to lull, to put in ultimate trance, to make the time stand still and the troubles of outside world fade away, if only for a few minutes.
Nobody has done it better than my beloved Franz Schubert.
There is a famous quip about two musicians arguing over the merits ( or weaknesses) of Schubert late piano sonatas, one describing the unusual time span of the pieces as “the heavenly lengths”, another – replying “they aren’t that heavenly, they are just plain LENGTHS”.
Yes, Schubert is unique in a sense that he’s dispensed not only with customary time restrains established by the need to keep the listener “interested”, but also with the medley of rather theatrical “action heroes” prerequisite for a virtuoso performer to feel adequate 🙂 His music is not about heroes and villains, gods and devils.
His music is about you and I, about regular people living their lives, loving, longing, suffering, dying….all without the world taking notice and without the headlines.That’s the real charm and beguiling spell of his music – this is about us, the regular human beings, whom he understood better than any other composer.
You might not be able to fully enjoy this piece from the first try, or if you have your thoughts wondering around, thinking of million little things, looking for easy gratification of virtuoso finger-work and thunderous chords.
You will enjoy it if you allow yourself to surrender to this music, to its flow, as slow, smooth and spellbinding neurasthenia waters of mythical river Lethe, the river of forgetfulness and oblivion.

“J’ai trop vu,
trop senti,
trop aimé dans ma vie;
Je viens chercher vivant le calme du Léthé.”

“I have seen too much,
felt too much,
loved too much in my life;

I come to seek, still living,
the calm of Lethe.”

A.de Lamartine

00:00 1. Allegro
17:17 2. Andantino
26:14 3. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio: Un poco più lento
31:20 4. Rondo: Allegretto – Presto.

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Granduca Pietro Leopoldo tra la fine del Settecento e l’inizio dell’Ottocento.


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La Galleria è situata in alcuni fra i più bei saloni del Palazzo (dal quale deriva appunto il nome Palatina cioè del Palazzo), nel piano nobile. La superba collezione di dipinti è centrata sul periodo del tardo Rinascimento e il barocco, l’epoca d’oro del palazzo stesso, ed è il più importante esempio in Italia di quadreria, dove, a differenza di un allestimento museale moderno, i quadri non sono esposti con criteri sistematici, ma puramente decorativi, coprendo tutta la superficie della parete in schemi simmetrici, molto fedele all’allestimento originario voluto dal Granduca Pietro Leopoldo tra la fine del Settecento e l’inizio dell’Ottocento.

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 17:20-26.


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Christ in Majesty, 7th century. Church of Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome.

(Christ in Majesty, 7th century. Church of Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome.)

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 17:20-26.

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed saying: “I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word,
so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.
And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one,
I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
Father, they are your gift to me. I wish that where I am they also may be with me, that they may see my glory that you gave me, because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
Righteous Father, the world also does not know you, but I know you, and they know that you sent me.
I made known to them your name and I will make it known, that the love with which you loved me may be in them and I in them.”

Mural:  Christ in Majesty, 7th century. Church of Santa Maria Antiqua, Rome.

Cripta di San Vito Vecchio (Gravina in Puglia) fine XIII – inizio XIV secolo.ī


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Cripta di San Vito Vecchio (Gravina in Puglia) fine XIII – inizio XIV secolo.

Questioning, by GeorgeB


Questioning,  by GeorgeB

I’m closing my eye, now,
Over the vast desert of the skies filled with shine…
Covered by the green grass, with a pillow…of sea grass…
I let my inner eye open…
to alert me…
                                        should
The rain will fall
The thunder clouds will explode
The snow will engulf me alive
The fire will not be extinguished in time
The earth will open
where I lay…
Oh God, what a good guardian you are…

Do I deserve your love?
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(Copywright 2016,
The smudge and other poems page)

Never lose sight of WHO YOU ARE…(art at the Turnbull Water Tower, Whittier, California)


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Unlike places, people, happenings…

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Familie de țărani, Nicolae Enea


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Le livre / Transylvanie – Les églises fortifiées du pays des Sicules / Hubert Rossel


http://eglises-fortifiees-sicules.prossel.net/
TRANSYLVANIE – ERDÉLY – SIEBENBÜRGEN – TRANSYLVANIA

La Transylvanie a été choisie par les guides Lonely Planet comme la région la plus tendance pour un voyage en 2016. Parmi les différents points d’attraction de cette région figurent les églises fortifiées des communautés saxonne et sicule. De nombreux ouvrages existent en français pour présenter les églises saxonnes, les plus grandes et les plus connues. Mais il n’y en a qu’un seul en français pour parler des églises sicules et les remettre dans leur contexte historique et culturel : Transylvanie – Les églises fortifiées du pays des Sicules (http://eglises-fortifiees-sicules.prossel.net/). Songez-y lorsque vous préparez votre voyage, si vous compter aller dans cette région!
La photo ci-dessous présente l’église fortifiées de Zabola/Zăbala, dans le judeţ de Kovaszna/Covasna.

Transylvania has been selected by the Lonely Planet travel guidebooks as the first of the most likely areas for a trip in 2016. Of the various points of attraction of this area are the fortified churches of the Saxon and the Szekler communities. Many books exist in French to introduce the Saxon churches, the largest ones and best known. But there is only one in French to talk about the Szekler churches and put them in their historical and cultural context: Transylvanie – Les églises fortifiées du pays des Sicules. (http://eglises-fortifiees-sicules.prossel.net/). Consider this when planning your trip, if you plan to go to this region!
The picture below figures the Zabola/Zăbala fortified church, in the judeţ Kovaszna/Covasna

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