Beethoven in close-up: art of the fugue

To celebrate Beethoven's 250th jubileum the Berlin Philharmoniker has offered its Digital Concert Hall public a delightful voyage of discovery through the composer's chamber music works. In four parts, this extraordinary musical adventure takes us from early works for winds ensembles to the early, middle and late periods of Beethoven's string quartets. For many of … Continue reading Beethoven in close-up: art of the fugue

Joseph Nasi @ Altaj, Wu Ming

Altai, by Wu Ming, the story of A Venetian spy in Constantinople… Altai can also be read as another encounter with Gert from the Well…

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.Guiseppe Nasi

#deconspiratie Voor wie het nog niet wist of zich herinneren kan. De Turken (Ottomanen ) werkten met Nederland samen tegen Spanje.

Maintaining contacts with William the Silent,[10] Nasi encouraged the Netherlands to revolt against Spain, a major adversary of the Ottoman Empire (the rebellion was ultimately carried out by the Union of Utrecht, as the start of the Eighty Years’ War).[11]

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#DailyPrompt: A Tale of Two Cities ~ #Berlin and #Paris

If you could split your time... Your past is both frightening and inspiring; along those avenues and in your museums lie some of the darkest secrets. We remember, yet, often, today's visitors are blissfully ignorant. Your beauty has survived the worse hours of Europe's long history. Those ghosts are our constant companions as we walk your streets, kiss in … Continue reading #DailyPrompt: A Tale of Two Cities ~ #Berlin and #Paris

#FiveSentenceFiction: Pieces

 It looked complicated, and all at once, those who should have known better started circulating the worst stories; it was a cacophony of contradictory statements, false witnesses, and as ever, the mainstream media contributed actively to the confusion. Yet the jigsaw was relatively simple: a young president had opposed the underworld’s evil lords, countered a … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Pieces

#AtoZChallenge: April 13, 2013 ~ The Lady of the Lake

 Viviane, the Lady of the Lake, rules Avalon, the mysterious land of the Arthurian legend.  She bewitches young Merlin, the magus, who has fallen in love with her, his teacher. Her gift to the young King Arthur is his sword, Excalibur.  She will raise Lancelot, the perfect knight, seeker of the Holy Grail, and for … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 13, 2013 ~ The Lady of the Lake