Tag Archives: Orpheus

And it was almost a girl…

Listening to Orpheus (6) And it was almost a girl and came to be out of this single joy of song and lyre and through her green veils shone forth radiantly and made herself a bed in my ear. And … Continue reading

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The nostalgia of the infinite

When I started this blog in the summer of 2010, I developed a curious and intense interest in Beethoven and his music. Where I live, many of Beethoven’s later and greatest works have been composed. He had moved to the … Continue reading

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Deep inside their hearing

Listening to Orpheus (3) This is my curious and slightly miraculous turn of attention to an archetype deeply rooted in all of us – Orpheus. The father of music and poetry, the one who lived in communion with nature and … Continue reading

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A savage creative storm

Listening to Orpheus (1) A tree ascended there. Oh pure transcendence! Oh Orpheus sings!Oh tall tree in the ear! And all things hushed. Yet even in that silence a new beginning, beckoning, change appeared. …so begin the “Sonnets to Orpheus”, … Continue reading

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Listening to Orpheus

Listening to Orpheus (0) I am about to paint a picture of Orpheus and how his spirit is a living principle in all of us. As a lead in – a propaedeutic – I will post the master class on … Continue reading

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Orpheus: to live again

This is the 3rd and last part of Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. A tale of love and death, faith and doubt.Its always just when you think you have things in your grasp that you … Continue reading

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Orpheus: I will charm death himself

This is the second part of Anthony Minghella’s adaptation of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice. Not just a story – but a myth, full of pointers and hints to a profound truth

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Orpheus: Listen to the Silence

So I think we all should listen – really listen – to the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. It’s so much more than a story. This video-clip is the first of three in a beautiful adaptation of Anthony Minghella, who … Continue reading

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Orpheus, the archetype

The myth of Orpheus resonates throughout time as a powerful archetype because it shows how art, poetry, and music can be used to bridge multiple realms of existence: mundane and celestial, living and dead, conscious and unconscious, chaotic and harmonious, … Continue reading

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Tristeza

I am obsessed with the myth of Orpheus…. This is part of the Brazilian movie ” ORFEU NERGRO” directed by Marcel Camus. The sound track is by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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