It is wonderful to have all the time in the world for new scores. One I am learning is the Kurtag opera, “Fin de Partie,” that we are giving the American premiere of next season. And then I picked up a violin somebody loaned me. I’m planning this week to practice and get a little bit in shape again and play the Bach partitas. Not only is it incredible music, and fantastic for your technique, but the healing factor is there. Whenever I play Bach, he makes me the most happy person in the world. Somehow he has the ability to clean you inside. … [Read more...] about Bedroom Composers All: Musicians Are Making Art in a Pandemic
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“Sometimes what Dylan has done with material from other sources is witty, crafty, and sly,” Warmuth writes in the New Haven Review essay. “Other times it’s just sloppy. For instance, he works in some delicate touches when he recalls his encounter with Archibald MacLeish’s poem, “Conquistador.” “In the same passage, though, many remarks that Dylan claims MacLeish made in conversation are lifted from MacLeish’s introduction to The Complete Poems of Carl Sandburg, where Sandburg’s own “Notes for a Preface” also appear. “Dylan seems to have conflated the two, perhaps flipping pages and not realizing that MacLeish’s words have ended and Sandburg’s have begun, with the result that [Dylan’s recollected] ‘conversation’ with MacLeish becomes a bizarre mix of the voices of both MacLeish and Sandburg.” … [Read more...] about Bob Dylan’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ Revealed
Dafoe as Yves is a father who wants to try to change Manou into forgetting who he truly is. Very protective and loving in his own way, he gives in to gull pressure and makes a decision that puts his family's feelings and feathers in jeopardy. Winslet as Blanche is an accepting and loving mother who is heartbroken when Manou goes his own way. She gives the little swift love from the moment she sees him and believes in everything that he is, not what others want him to be. … [Read more...] about Take to New Heights with SWIFT on Bluray
"People will learn what real Roman crucifixions were like," she continued. "They were bloody and violent. The Romans were in effect professional executioners. Crucifixion was so awful, a word was created to even explain it. The word excruciating means “out of the cross”... In watching the movie you can see the pain God was willing to go through to save us." … [Read more...] about Coping with extreme Easter disruption: Chief religion correspondent Lauren Green
Marcus Mariota: The sooner he starts for Las Vegas (oh my God), the better. Derek Carr is a likable fellow, but he’s had his turn with the Raiders. Let’s see something new. You know that’s what Jon Gruden has in mind. ... Jimmy Garoppolo: Get off his back, everyone. He’s going to be fine, the Niners are lucky to have him, and there are many excellent wide receivers in this draft. ... Tom Brady: I’ve always liked him, but wow — boring choice. That garish Tampa Bay uniform suggests some guy working behind a pizza counter. ... Kyler Murray: It was a gift. Fell right out of the sky. Arizona worked a trade for All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and if Larry Fitzgerald postpones his retirement plans for a year, that’s one hell of a pair. ... Deshaun Watson: You have to believe the rumors about his desire for a New England gig. Arizona flat-out stole Hopkins from Houston ... Justin Herbert: Let him land in that No. 6 slot with the Chargers. Sounds … [Read more...] about NFL QB shuffle: Tom Brady serving up TDs, or pizzas? Mariota a starter in Vegas?