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Away in a mager

I absolutely adore Giotto. Giotto di Bondone (1266 –  1337), better known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect from Florence in the late Middle Ages. He is generally considered the first in a line of great artists who contributed to the Italian Renaissance. This … Continue reading

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Wo, wo, wo ?

My favorite nativity paintings are those of Giotto Bondone ( ca 1300) (wo,wo,wo means where, where, where – from the text of the attached christmas cantata) Michael Praetorius, In natali Domini In natali Domini clamant mortales ex singuli: Wo ist … Continue reading

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Let the spirit fill the air

I love nativities for their beauty and symbolism. This one is from an unknown Austrian artist ca 1400. Note the two young midwives and ox and ass, warming the manger with their breath…. Tempera on walnut, 41 x 29,5 cm … Continue reading

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King of kings

G.F. Händel, Hallelujah

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Our soul is like a bird

It started snowing on the blog ( and in my real life too…). So I thought it is about time to get friendly with  the spirit and the magic of this season, that coincides with a feast called Christmas… Enjoy … Continue reading

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A political symphony

I love this. Nikolas Harnoncourt’s masterclass on Beethoven’s 5th symphony. Actually I have heard him teaching during regular concerts too. Always one to connect with the audience. Here ist part 2

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The last symphony

An all time favorite… W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” in C major, K. 551 (1788): The Chamber Orchestra of Europe Conductor – Nicolaus Harnoncourt Grosser Musikvereinsaal Wien

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..and all the people rejoiced

I LOVE flash mobs …Zadok the priest by GF Haendl at some Tesco at some place in this universe. Zadok the priest And Nathan the prophet Anointed Soloman, king And all the people Rejoiced. And all the people (Alleluia) Rejoiced. … Continue reading

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A traveller of the air

I love the story of Cyrano de Bergerac. A wonderful, inspiring drama of love, war, deceit and sacrifice – and the power of poetry. This is the scene of Cyrano’s death and it is a beautiful teaching…Enjoy

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Warm Inside

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