Tag Archives: Orpheus

The pressure of God’s infinite

Listening to Orpheus (19) Words are meant to speak the truth. That is what words are for. And this is what the poet does – he speaks the truth. Hamza Yussuf on “What happened to poetry ?” (3/5)

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What happened to poetry ?

Listening to Orpheus (17) (A word to the effect of counting. I don’ have a system. Some of the postings in this category I consider auxiliary in terms of developing the theme and so they don’t get a number. Others … Continue reading

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The descent of Orpheus

Listening to Orpheus (16) Inspired by Monteverdi’s opera, L’Orféo and a personal interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice this performance on film is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of life and universal human fears, such as … Continue reading

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God, what darkness…

Listening to Orpheus (14) Fidelio is Beethoven’s only opera. He struggled with it and called it “the martyr’s crown”. It is the reverse story of Orpheus. Florestan is imprisoned and his wife Leonore follows him to save him. In his … Continue reading

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Difficult is closer to the truth

Listening to Orpheus (12) What is a man required to give up to become eligible to dare the descent into the underworld and reemerge with something really new, radically different and groundbreaking ? This is a full length movie exploring the … Continue reading

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Orpheus entering the Hades

 Listening to Orpheus (11) The second movement of Beethoven’s 4th piano concerto is said to have been  been inspired by Orpheus entering the Hades. L v Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 G Major – II. Andante con moto, D Barenboim

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The trees gather around Orpheus

   THE TREES GATHER AROUND ORPHEUS There was a hill whose summit was an open level plain with fresh green turf, a place which had no shade. But when that poet, born of gods, sat down and struck his lyre … Continue reading

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The linden tree

Listening to Orpheus (10) Today I took a photograph of the 600 years old linden tree standing  in the old courtyard of the Eroica House.  Ludwig van  Beethoven lodged there  over the summer until late autumn of 1803 and  wrote … Continue reading

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What is the nature of mind ?

Listening to Orpheus (9) This is a beautifully made documentary  about the life and teaching of H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche – a true Vajrayana master, teacher, writer and poet. In my quest listening to Orpheus, I came across his life … Continue reading

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The overcoming of problems

Listening to Orpheus (8) The full spectrum…everything between abrupt and gentle, plebeian and noble – and the overcoming of controversy in a profound way. Daniel Barenboim and Jonathan Biss are conversing about Sonata No 30 on the occasion of a masterclasses … Continue reading

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