Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Yesterdays", Lennie Tristano piano

Lennie Tristano; Lee Konitzt; Warne Marsh; Billy Bauer; Arnold Fishkin; Harold

Monday, January 26, 2009

Bessie Smith (1892 - 1937) - "Do Your Duty"

Bessie had started to style herself as a Swing musician and was on the verge of a comeback when her life was tragically cut short by an automobile accident in 1937.

Friday, January 23, 2009

" Addio del Pasato", La Traviata, Anna Netrebko

Mariinsky Theatre Chorus and Orchestra,
conducted by Valery Gergiev
St. Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, June 2003

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A fight

Woman - Let’s start a good fight. I feel that I am in the mood for a good fight…
Man – Oh, no! Please, not now.
Woman – You see, you don’t love me anymore.
Man – I love you. I just don’t feel like having a fight right now.
Woman – That’s how you are. As soon as I have an idea you take pleasure in staying away from me.
Man – Stop. We can’t decide about those things the way you do. A fight just happens. You don’t plan to have one.
Woman – If you loved me you wouldn’t be so rational.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Verdi, Il Trovatore

From a Verdi's "Il Trovatore" conducted by Herbert von Karajan at Vienna State Opera in 1978.

Cast : Fiorenza Cossotto (Azucena), Raina Kabaivanska (Leonore), Placido Domingo (Manrico), Piero Cappuccilli (Il Conte di Luna), José van Dam (Ferrando), Maria Venuti (Ines), Heinz Zednik (Ruiz)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Deus grato

Deus, antes de adormecer, todas as noites, diz ao seu secretário: tomaste nota aí das reflexões filosóficas, políticas, poéticas, estéticas dos portugueses, leste os jornais, as revistas, os blogues e os livros deles que surgiram hoje à luz do dia? Viste os programas de televisão, todos? Não desperdicemos ingratamente a contribuição dos bravos lusitanos que tanto nos têm ajudado a aperfeiçoar o mundo que eu criei imperfeito.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Casa do Sul

Manuel Silva Terra continua a publicar os seus livros e os de outros autores na Editora Casa do Sul, em Évora. Consultar o site da editora para informações suplementares. Casa do Sul publicou o meu livro Elogio do Silêncio em 2005.