Música Callada (Music of Silence) is a very special work, one of the most beautiful and elusive in the entire piano repertoire. It is extremely difficult to perform. On the one hand, there’s the temptation to stretch each piece out hypnotically, if monotonously, while quicker speeds preserve the music’s melodic essence at the expense of much of its atmosphere and harmonic richness. For although much of the music is indeed quiet, and none of it moves quickly, it is all meaningful.
70 ans ont passé depuis ce matin du 19 août où le poète Federico Garcia Lorca fut emmené au ravin de Viznar pour y être assassiné. On a beaucoup épilogué sur cette fin tragique : vengeance de la Guardia Civile, raillée de nombreuses fois dans l'oeuvre du «Rossignol Andalou», jalousies homosexuelles, cabale politique…
In this satirical Fellini film, Pippo Botticella (Marcello Mastroianni) and Amelia Bonetti (Giulietta Masina) are aging members of an obscure dance team known as "Ginger & Fred." When a bizarre television show called "Here's to You" invites the couple to reunite their act, Pippo and Amelia take the chance to relive their younger days.
Casanova is a libertine, collecting seductions and sexual feats. But he is really interested in someone, and is he really an interesting person ? Is he really alive ?
Beautiful, melancholic and surreal, this film is considered to be Fellini's last masterpiece. When it was completed,
Fellini thought it was his best film, and was inevitably heartbroken when it was not critically received in America.