Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

John Cage was so busy

One spring morning
I knocked
on Sonya
Sekula’s door.



She lived across
the hall.


Presently
the door was opened
just a crack
and
she said quickly,




“I know you’re very
busy:
I won’t take a
minute of your time.”

Friday, May 08, 2009

John Cage on a mother and her son

A mother and son visited the
Seattle Art Museum.

Several rooms were devoted
to
the work of Morris Graves.


When
they came to one
in which
all of the paintings were
black,
the mother,

placing
a hand across her son’s
eyes,

said,

“Come, dear,
mother doesn’t want
you to see these things.”

Thursday, April 30, 2009

John Cage about Schoenberg

Years ago
when I was studying
with
Arnold Schoenberg
someone
asked him

to explain

his technique

of twelve-tone

composition.

His
reply
was
immediate:


“That

is none of your business.”

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

John Cage's stories: The perfection of the operation

One evening I was walking along Hollywood
Boulevard, nothing much to
do. I stopped and
looked in the window of a stationery
shop. A mechanized pen
was suspended in space in such a
way that, as a mechanized roll of paper
passed by it, the pen went
through the motions of the same
penmanship exercises I had learned
as a child in the third grade.
Centrally placed in the
window was an advertisement explaining
the mechanical reasons for the
perfection of the operation of
the suspended mechanical pen.
I was fascinated,
for everything was going wrong.
The pen was
tearing the paper to shreds and
splattering ink all over the window
and on the advertisement,
which,
nevertheless, remained legible.

John Coltrane - Every Time We Say Goodbye - 1961

Friday, April 24, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Beethoven: Piano Sonata nº 6, Op. 10/2 (1st mov.) Paul Lewis

L'intégrale des sonates de Beethoven par Paul Lewis, un jeune pianiste Anglais, est étonnante!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tango from Paris - Jean Lumière, 1936

Jean Lumière (Jean-Louis Anezin)
(1895 - 1979)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Quai des brumes

Le quai des brumes, 1938, de Marcel Carné, avec Jean Gabin et Michèle Morgan. Scène mythique avec la fameuse phrase reprise de Prévert :"t'as de beaux yeux tu sais"

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sarah

A encenação espectacular das emoções nesta canção já não funciona, chega a ser ridícula. A arte e o resto só funcionam enquanto não perdemos a ingenuidade, uma ingenuidade que podia ser surpreendida... Depois aprendemos - e da arte e do resto só ficam os resíduos, as cinzas.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Dave Brubeck

Recorded 1972 in Berlin Gerry Mulligan (bs), Paul Desmond (as), Dave Brubeck (p), Jack Six (b), Alan Dawson (dr)

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Schumann Lieder

Andriana Chuchman sings several pieces by Robert Schumann along with pianist Scott Gilmore. This performance was part of the Dame Myra Hess recital series at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Sarah Chang plays Massenet

Sarah Chang: Violin Placido Domingo: Conductor Berliner Philharmoniker

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Vasco Santana e Beatriz Costa

Olh'ó balão - Beatriz Costa e Vasco Santana. Filme A Canção de Lisboa

Vasco Santana e o Fado

Brahms by Martha Argerich, Bashmet, Kremer, Maisky

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Mozart Don Giovanni (5) Ho Capito + La Ci Darem la mano + Fuggi Il Traditor

Mozart: Don Giovanni
Met - April 1990 - James Levine (c) - Franco Zefirelli (dir)
Character Artist
Giovanni Samuel Ramey
Anna Carol Vaness
Elvira Karita Mattila
Ottavio Jerry Hadley
Leporello Ferruccio Furlanetto
Zerlina Dawn Upshaw
Masetto Philip Cokorinos
Commendatore Kurt Moll

MASETTO
Ho capito, signor sì!
Chino il capo e me ne vo.
Giacch´ piace a voi così,
Altre repliche non fo.
Cavalier voi siete già.
Dubitar non posso affé;
Me lo dice la bontà
Che volete aver per me.
A Zerlina, a parte:
Bricconaccia, malandrina!
Fosti ognor la mia ruina!
A Leporello, che lo vuol condur seco:
Vengo, vengo!
A Zerlina:
Resta, resta.
È una cosa molto onesta!
Faccia il nostro cavaliere
cavaliera ancora te.

Thursday, January 01, 2009