Infinity

Limerick There was a young fellow from Trinity, Who took the square root of Infinity. But the number of digits, Gave him the fidgets; He dropped Math and took up Divinity. George Gamow, physicist and cosmologist (4 Mar 1904-1968) (One, Two, Three… Infinity – 1947)   C’era un giovane studente del Trinity, che calcolò la… Read More Infinity

Difetti

  Marco Valerio Marziale – poeta romano (1 marzo 40 – 104) “Simpliciter pateat vitium fortasse pusillum: quod tegitur, maius creditur esse malum.” “Lascia che si veda il tuo piccolo difetto: un difetto, se nascosto, sembra molto più grave.” “Let a defect, which is possibly but small, appear undisguised. A fault concealed is presumed to… Read More Difetti

🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis

The title refers to ‘Bohemian’, (Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire) which denotes an unconventional person involved in the arts, and ‘Rhapsody’, a fantasy which follows a certain operatic logic, and may be considered as a distortion of Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody”. Its lyrics progress through the central character’s understanding of his condition. Intro… Read More 🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (3) – analysis

🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (2) – commentary

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” was written by Freddie Mercury for Queen’s 1975 album “A Night at the Opera”. The song is unusual for a popular single and consists of several sections combining disparate musical styles: it is a six-minute suite without a chorus, which begins with an introduction, then goes into a ballad segment, an… Read More 🎵 Bohemian Rhapsody 🎵 (2) – commentary