The thirty-five CDs that make up the present boxed set are designed to acquaint listeners with one of the most important pianists of the 20th century or, if they are already familiar with his work, to allow them to rediscover it anew. Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991) was the final representative of the great tradition of German pianists that also included Artur Schnabel (1882-1951) and Wilhelm Backhaus (1884-1969). Of the three, Kempff had by far the longest career - he gave his last public concert in 1982.
At the end of his life, Wilhelm Reich - psychiatrist and experimental scientist searching for the fundamentals of life - finds himself on trial, charged with deception. His dream of liberating human individuality makes him a dangerous opponent of an American system that is striving after 1945 for global hegemony, using all available means. Was it madness to believe in man's liberty or was Reich simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, and, being a holistic global thinker, accurately observing far-reaching socio-political linkages? Ten years after his mysterious death, his writings, once burnt by the US FDA, become an important source of inspiration for a '68 generation in revolt.
Time to restore justice: the film "The Path to the power and beauty" created in 1925 by William Prager (director) and Nicholas Kaufman (screenwriter) - a remarkable work cinematography.
Conceived from a purely practical purpose - to instill an interest in German youth culture of the body, healthy lifestyles, and gave a graphic and convincing picture of how the physical rehabilitation of the nation, this film is replete with cinematic qualities.
The film, which could easily turn into a boring lecture on the benefits of gymnastics, captures its visual culture and precise rhythm literally since the first frames.
Lorsque parut en 1946 la première édition anglaise de La Psychologie de masse du fascisme, Reich constatait que sa théorie de l’économie sexuelle appliquée à l’étude du fascisme avait « résisté à l’épreuve du temps ». Or, la présente traduction anglaise qui, paraissant quarante ans après la première édition allemande, serre de bien plus près le texte de l’oeuvre, nous confirme dans notre conviction qu’elle ne présente pas seulement un immense intérêt historique mais qu’elle continue à « résister à l’épreuve du temps »…