||[Jun. 8th, 2008|09:49 pm]
8 or so bees in my bonnet
ok more telly.
i didn't know this about vivaldi.
the music in this doc is eyewateringly fabulous, but cut sadly short.
it's a shame there isn't a cd.
oh and this chick is an interesting character.
take me home baby jesus!
(the programme was made by endemol, which is really quite odd...)
Not only were they all females but they were all really young. He was in charge of an orphanage so his students had a massive amount of music education. I'm not sure what instrument you play but you're probably aware that some of Vivaldi's material is really difficult. It's all the more impressive to think that the compositions would have been debuted by a twelve year old cast away.
some were young. some stayed all their lives...
i'm just checking out your band, the turncoats, at the moment.
you're really good. 80)
and i think my christian friend will appreciate the bible quote too:
“For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens. This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.”
What an interesting post. Thanks for that, esp since I was just rolling my eyes at some fucktard who made an incredibly shortsighted and prejudiced remark to the point where I had to call him out.
I've heard of Hildegard but never investigated all the details of her life. As for Vivaldi I have always disliked his stuff due to its sad association with yuppies trying to look "kulto0red" in the US anyway (it's been my experience that music appreciation in Europe is much more about music and much less abt social status) but maybe I will like it more now.