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
The last of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2: Mov. 5 always brings the sounds of wedding bells, or a crowning of royalty, which brings solace. It is placed after Symphony No. 8 in E-flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”: Part II, Final Scene from Goethe’s “Faust”, Part II, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). This is meant to be … Continue reading The Solace of Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” (No. 8: Part II & “Resurrection” Mov. 5: Part III and IV) | A Short Drama
The national SPIRIT of camaraderie in the song La Marseillaise is our spirit. Perhaps, President Macron has forgotten that spirit and sacrifice. Égalité! fraternité! the old republican revolutionaries and soldiers yelled. Liberté! Ou la mort (or give me death)!
Time by time . . . day by day, may you find peace, rest, and light in this life of sorrow. Be gentle and kind to yourself. Go in search of the Truth, and be at peace. Zofia Kilanowicz, Soprano.
Dulcissime Dulcissime, Sweetest one! Ah! totam tibi subdo me! I give myself to you totally! tempus est iocundum This is a joyful time Tempus es iocundum, This is the joyful time, o virgines, O maidens, modo congaudete rejoice with them, vos iuvenes. young men! (Baritone) Oh, oh, oh, Oh! Oh! Oh! totus floreo, I am … Continue reading Carl Orff’s Tempus es Iocundum and Dulcissime
Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship), Opus 37, No. 5 and the full All-Night Vigil, Op. 37, With Olga Borodina as mezzo-soprano. Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) The work begins with a fourfold call to prayer, in six and then eight parts. “Priidite, poklonimsya Tsarevi nashemu Bogu. Priidite, poklonimsya i pripadem Khristu Tsarevi nashemu … Continue reading Sergei Rachmaninov: Priidite Poklonimsya (Come, Let Us Worship) and All-Night Vigil, Op. 37
Syracuse The love of ancient and historic places. French Translation “J’aimerais tant voir Syracuse L’ile de Paques et Kairouan Et les grands oiseaux qui s’amusent A glisser l’aile sous le vent Voir les jardins de Babylone Et le palais do Grand Lama Rever des amants de Verone Au sommet do Fuji Yama Voir le … Continue reading Pink Martini: “Syracuse”
Lento e largo, Tranquillissimo. Talya Lieberman, soprano.
CANTATA ON THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION, OP. 74: II. PHILOSOPHERS BY ST. PETERSBURG NEW PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA AND ALEXANDER TITOV “The Philosophers” is the second movement of Op. 74 of the Cantata for the 20th Anniversary of the October Revolution. The canata follows the story of the Bolshevik Revolution and the birth of the Soviet … Continue reading Sergei Prokofiev: “The Philosophers” | St. Petersburg Philharmonic Choir
SAMLO AE TANG GANGCHENPA BY GEPE “Snowlanders, are you teaching them (the Wisdom)?” “Religious theory and practice, is like the inner jewel, Its great inner meaning for the world, Snowlanders, are you explaining it?” “In the book known as the Avataṃsaka Sūtra, in the section on ‘the Supreme Ātman–Self—as manifested in the character of the … Continue reading “Snowlanders, are you teaching them the Wisdom?”: Samlo Ae Tang Gangchenpa by Gepe