The CD format for opera on records coincides with (and perhaps encourages) the modern habit in the opera house of running two or more acts together without an interval. Some operas benefit from this, but I don't think Faust is one of them. It strikes a genial bargain. ''I won't waste your time,'' it promises, ''but don't bother to come along if you haven't got a full evening-out to spare.''
Our sensory relationships with the social and biological world have altered appreciably as a result of recent developments in internet and other mobile communication technologies. We now look at a screen, we touch either the screen or a keyboard in response to what we see and, somehow, an element of our sensory presence is transmitted elsewhere. It is often claimed that this change in the way we perceive the world and each other is without precedent, and is solely the result of twenty-first-century life and technologies.
In the novel and play "Bitch" ( "La Chienne") Georges de la Fouchardiere and Andre Mouezy-Eon.
Fritz Lang turned his attention to the old French film by Jean Renoir, with the same name ( "La Chienne"), filmed in 1931 with the participation of Michel Simon. It was a drama of the life of the petty bourgeoisie and the Parisian "bottom". As a result, has turned gloomy, but the brilliant film noir.
Pictures for the film were written by John Dekker.
According to the composer, the five works on David Lang's 2003 recording Child constitute an "attempt to examine certain experiences as I remember (and misremember) them from my childhood. Each individual movement is in some way a memory of how I learned to do something." For this recording, Lang gathered the separately commissioned but closely affined pieces into a suite for a varied ensemble of winds, strings, piano, and percussion, presented here by the Italian chamber ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi.
Chaque société a les vieillards qu'elle mérite: l'histoire antique et médiévale le démontre amplement. Chaque société sécrète un modèle d'homme idéal, et c'est de ce modèle que dépend l'image de la vieillesse, sa dévaluation ou sa mise en valeur. La Grèce classique, tournée vers la beauté et la force, relègue les vieux à une place subalterne. Au Moyen Age, le vieillard joue son rôle tant qu'il peut tenir le goupillon, l'épée, la bêche ou le livre de comptes. …
August brings a new batch of (six) titles in the Virtuoso series. Building the range of recordings with big symphonies, key concertos, influential choral works and appealing chamber music. All of the titles in the series offer excellent recordings, famous artists, strong visuals, innovative booklet notes and best-selling composers. They tick every box to make serious classical music as easy and approachable as can be, with integrity and without compromise.