Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Dear child, grow and become strong, skilled, and wise. In the arts, in music and instruments, in your voice, and in how to feel the air, and touch the clouds with your creative impulse and love of knowledge. Discover it in you — the mind of things, reflected in your being. That is how we Continue reading Solace and Inspiration in Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand”

Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No. 2, Op. 31: “Copernican”

First, it sounds as if war has begun against the gods. Then, like the laboring of a soul in profound melancholic sorrow, among the bones and bloody river of the slain. . . .a heart-wrenching saudade. . . .severed in pieces. . . .and far from one’s god. Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No. 3, Op. Continue reading Henryk Gorecki – Symphony No. 2, Op. 31: “Copernican”

I Ask You, What Is Truly A Republican? | Song of Liberté—Veillons au Salut de l’Empire

There is a question I simply put forth. I ask you, Citizen . . . and American — What is truly a REPUBLICAN? Ask yourselves! “Liberté. Liberté!” We must and will gain hold of the REPUBLICAN IDEAL again, and embody it in a new way, truly honoring its origins and purpose. . . . because Continue reading I Ask You, What Is Truly A Republican? | Song of Liberté—Veillons au Salut de l’Empire

Legionary destiny of the Iron Guard: Hymn of Mota-Marin

“How many times has Fascism been accused with obtuse malevolence of barbarity? Well yes: once you understand the true significance of this barbarity we will boast of it, as the expression of the healthy energies which shatter false and baleful idols, and restore the health of the nation within the power of a State conscious Continue reading Legionary destiny of the Iron Guard: Hymn of Mota-Marin

Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Kirsten Flagstad having fun singing Hojotoho battlecry of Wagner’s Valkyrie! This scene is extracted from “The Big Broadcast of 1938” which is a Paramount film featuring W.C. Fields and Bob Hope. Directed by Mitchell Leisen, the film is the last in a series of Big Broadcast movies that were variety show anthologies. Act TwoPrelude and Continue reading Kirsten Flagstad – Brünnhilde’s battle cry: “Ho jo to ho!”

Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel: “I’m All Fired Up”

“What god, what hero and what man will we celebrate?” τίνα θεόν, τίν’ ἥρωα, τίνα δ’ ἄνδρα κελαδήσομεν PINDAR Captain Marvel has earned over $900 million worldwide at the box office. It opened with an estimated $153M domestically, the best-ever debut for a new Marvel Studios title other than Black Panther. Even better, the film Continue reading Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel: “I’m All Fired Up”

Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

“Salve o popolo d’eroi (Hail, people of heroes), Salve o patria immortale (Hail, immortal Fatherland), Son rinati i figli tuoi (Your sons were born again), Con la fede e l’ideale (With the faith and the Ideal), Il valor dei tuoi guerrieri (Your warriors’ valour), La virtù dei pioniero (Your pioneers virtue), La vision dell’Alighieri (Alighieri’s Continue reading Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

Death in June: Unconditional Armistice

Hilariously Perfect… “Can I trust a human? Can I trust his soul? Like pigs they link together Like pigs in a sausage roll They all think they’re individuals They all think they’re free Nietzsche said they are supermenDisplayed in a butcher’s shop to meMakes sense within a frameworkOf that Nazarene reality I wish I had Continue reading Death in June: Unconditional Armistice

Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)