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A Review of Friedrich Nietzsche: a philosophical biography / by Rüdiger Safranski; translated by Shelley Frisch / New York (W.W. Norton and Co.) 2002 / 409 pages

In spite of his undoubted significance for Philosophy in the ninetieth century and beyond, Friedrich Nietzsche’s legacy has been curiously under my radar up until recently. 1 460 mots de plus

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Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde Online

The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is making available a performance of Wagner’s opera Tristan and Isolde on YouTube.  The first act is online now.  Act 2 will be released on August 31, and Act 3 will be released on September 14. 142 mots de plus

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Classical Music Today - August 28, 2015

In 1572 Claude Goudimel died at what is believed to be between the ages 52 and 58, in Lyons, sometime between August 28-31, during the St. 612 mots de plus

Classical Music

Beethoven's "Eroica," Symphony #3 in E flat Major, Opus 55, 1803 - 1804

If I recall correctly, the tale goes somewhat like this:

Beethoven was chatting with his comrades in his home when one of the other men informs the maestro that Napoleon Bonaparte has just crowned himself Emperor of France.   1 262 mots de plus

kurtnemes a reblogué votre sur Kurt Nemes' Classical Music Almanac et a répondu comme suit:

Great, thoughtful, informative post about this piece and the historical context in which Beethoven birthed it. [youtube="https://youtu.be/YObQ6bP0eDQ"]

A Private Prejudice

Apart from those tedious days that come between Christmas and New Year the most unproductive time in the normal course of life is the time you spend in a departure lounge waiting to board a flight. 705 mots de plus

Liudmyla Monastyrska in concert

Verdi: La forza del destino, Overture
Verdi: Otello, « Ave Maria »
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, « Qual fiamma avea nel guardo »
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur… 114 mots de plus

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