Christina Rossetti (1830 – 29 Dec. 1894)

    Christina Georgina Rossetti was born in London in 1830 into a remarkable family of artists, scholars and writers. Her parents were Gabriele Rossetti, an exiled Italian revolutionary and poet , and Frances Polidori, the sister of Lord Byron’s friend and physician, John William Polidori, who was also a writer. Her brothers William and… Read More Christina Rossetti (1830 – 29 Dec. 1894)

Michel Petrucciani – il pianista dalle ossa di cristallo

Michel Antoine Petrucciani , noto pianista jazz francese, nacque a Orange, nel dipartimento di Vaucluse (amata e celebrata da Petrarca per le sue «Chiare, fresche et dolci acque»), il giorno 28 dicembre 1962. Era di origini italiane: il nonno era di Napoli, mentre il padre Antoine, meglio conosciuto come Tony, era un chitarrista dal quale… Read More Michel Petrucciani – il pianista dalle ossa di cristallo

Auguri

Buon Natale! Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël!  Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad Feliz Natal С Рождеством Христовым! Crăciun fericit! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Wesołych Świąt! मेरी क्रिसमस Maligayang Pasko! عيد ميلاد سعيد Hyvää joulua!

(U3A) Minstrels

MINSTRELS The minstrels played their Christmas tune To-night beneath my cottage-eaves; While, smitten by a lofty moon, The encircling laurels, thick with leaves, Gave back a rich and dazzling sheen, That overpowered their natural green. Through hill and valley every breeze Had sunk to rest with folded wings: Keen was the air, but could not… Read More (U3A) Minstrels