This engraving (1860) represents Mozart’s burial and it has a poem printed beneath (in German): As the storm roars about, on the snow-covered field, On the final path, brightened by no beam of light He heads on alone; no eye weeps for him, Only his loyal dog follows along, his only friend. (Mentre la tempesta… Read More 7 December: Mozart’s funeral
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart morì il 5 dicembre 1791 a soli 35 anni. Sembrava al culmine della gloria: in settembre aveva finito di musicare “Il flauto magico“, ne aveva diretto la prima, poi aveva iniziato a comporre il “Requiem”. Era quindi nel pieno dell’attività, e in buona salute, ma all’improvviso, il 22 novembre, due giorni dopo… Read More Chi (o che cosa) ha ucciso Mozart?
On 5 December 1791 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart died at the age of 35. Apparently he was at the height of his powers: in September he had completed the score of “The Magic Flute,” conducted its premiere, then he had started writing the “Requiem”. He was evidently active and in good health, but suddenly, on 22… Read More 5 Dec. 1791: WHO (or WHAT) KILLED MOZART?
“None of this would’ve happened without him. It was George’s band – it was always George’s band and it was a dream he had for a long time.” – Tom Petty The Traveling Wilburys (sometimes shortened to the Wilburys) were a British-American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom… Read More THE TRAVELING WILBURYS
“Handle with care” represented the birth of the Traveling Wilburys, a group that reversed the usual process by which bands break up and give way to solo careers, for it was made up of solo stars. This song was a happy accident, since it was planned to be the B-side for Harrison’s “This Is Love,”… Read More “Handle with Care”: genesis & translation
Ieri sera, 28 novembre 2017, ho assistito allo spettacolo teatrale “Nudi – Le ombre della violenza sulle donne” messo in scena al CineTeatro L’Agorà di Carate Brianza (MB): iniziativa organizzata dal nostro Assessorato alla Cultura , nell’ambito delle manifestazioni collegate alla Giornata Internazionale contro la Violenza sulle Donne. Su un palcoscenico nudo, Monica Morini e… Read More “NUDI” – le ombre della violenza sulle donne
In Italy “gelosia” (= jealousy) may also refer to a blind or shutter, composed of parallel slats of wood, which slope in such a way as to control airflow and light, while excluding rain, the rays of the sun. and inspection from the outside. It is also called “Persiana” (= the feminine of Persian), which… Read More Le gelosie
“O, beware, my lord, of jealousy; It is the green-ey’d monster, which doth mock The meat it feeds on.” ― William Shakespeare, Othello (Act 3, Scene 3) Iago is warning Othello not to be a jealous man because jealousy (the green-eyed monster) will interfere with his mind (his imagination is what feeds it)… Read More Jealousy
“Jackie” è un film biografico del 2016 diretto dal regista cileno Pablo Larraín, incentrato sulle vicende di Jackeline Lee Bouvier Kennedy al momento dell’assassinio del marito avvenuto a Dallas nel 1963. Pochi giorni dopo la morte del presidente, Jackie riceve la visita di un giornalista che vuole intervistarla per la rivista Life. Nel corso del… Read More CINEFORUM: “Jackie”
On 7 November 1512—five hundred and five years ago— Niccolò Machiavelli was formally dismissed from his post in the chancery at the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, where he had been serving since 1498 administering the republic’s internal and external affairs. The restoration of the Medici and the resulting fall of the Republic put an end to… Read More A man of action becomes man of letters