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'The last time I saw Paris....'

9 a.m.: Installed on a bench, I’m pouring over the map of the famous Pere

Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. Friends in England teased me about wanting to visit nothing but dead people. 654 more words


Zany Bird

Tich used to go out of his nest every day to explore the world and get some food for hungry family. He worked hard to find worms and here and there and fly back home on the lush tree next to the river. 570 more words

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My brief career in the opera

Did you know that when I was twelve, I opened for the English Touring Opera?

Of course you didn’t. There is nowhere in life a natural opening for a fact like that. 577 more words

The Personal Blog

Beethoven's "Eroica," Symphony #3 in E flat Major, Opus 55, 1803 - 1804

If I recall correctly, the tale goes somewhat like this:

Beethoven was chatting with his comrades in his home when one of the other men informs the maestro that Napoleon Bonaparte has just crowned himself Emperor of France.   1,239 more words

kurtnemes reblogged this on Kurt Nemes' Classical Music Almanac and commented:

Great, thoughtful, informative post about this piece and the historical context in which Beethoven birthed it. [youtube="https://youtu.be/YObQ6bP0eDQ"]

Bizet's Carmen, OperaUpClose, Soho Theatre

There is no definitive edition of Bizet’s Carmen. In January and March 1875, two different editions of the score were published, neither of which match the conducting score for its premiere (also March 1875, at the Opéra Comique, Paris). 931 more words


The depreciation of culture

The majority of the people in most cases considers certain aspects of culture as pleasure restricted only to the upper-class. The best example for this is probably classical music. 705 more words

L'amour est un oiseau rebelle (Carmen)

No, I’m not going to lie – I didn’t have to think much before choosing the first aria to analyse. This is the one I’ve been using as a social crutch for years when people in parties ask me to “sing them something”. 1,193 more words