Tag Archives: Walter Scott

quotation: One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. Sir Walter Scott

One crowded hour of glorious life
Is worth an age without a name.Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Discuss

Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz |great compositions/performances


Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz

Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray

Are not there little chapters in everybody’s life, that seem to be nothing, and yet affect all the rest of the history?

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss


Quotation: Sir Walter Scott about doing good

For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) Discuss


Quotation: William Makepeace Thackeray – About marriage

If people only made prudent marriages, what a stop to population there would be!

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771)


Sir Walter Scott (1771)

Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott is widely regarded as both the inventor of the historical novel and one of the genre’s greatest writers. His extremely popular “Waverley” series consists of more than two dozen romances of Scottish life. The first, published in 1814, was an immediate success, yet Scott continued to write anonymously until 1827. In 1825, his business nearly failed. By what means did he attempt to stave off bankruptcy, eventually achieving financial solvency after his own death? More… Discuss


Valentina Naforniţă – BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011

Valentina Naforniţă – BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011

Lucia di Lammermoor is a dramma tragico (tragic opera) in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. Salvadore Cammarano wrote the Italian language libretto loosely based upon Sir Walter Scott‘s historical novel The Bride of Lammermoor.[1] The opera premiered on 26 September 1835 at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. Donizetti revised the score for a French version which debuted on 6 August 1839 at the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris. The story concerns the emotionally fragile Lucy Ashton (Lucia) who is caught in a feud between her own family and that of the Ravenswoods. The setting is the Lammermuir Hills of Scotland (Lammermoor) in the 17th Century. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucia_di_Lammermoor)