"I happen to hate New Year's celebrations. Everybody desperate to have fun. Trying to celebrate in some pathetic little way. Celebrate what? A step closer to the grave? That's why I can't say enough times, whatever love you can get and give, whatever happiness you can filch or provide, every temporary measure of grace, whatever works. And don't kid yourself. Because its by no means up to your own human ingenuity. A bigger part of your existence is luck, than you'd like to admit."
- "Whatever Works" (2009), Woody Allen


22.male.working.

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00:00 Opening Statements

10:04 Peter Singer (VEGAN)
19:47 Fiona Chambers (OMNIVORE)
28:55 Philip Wollen (VEGAN)
38:44 Bruce McGregor (OMNIVORE)
48:25 Veronica Ridge (VEGAN)
57:35 Adrian Richardson (OMNIVORE)

Question and Answer Period
1:06:11

Closing Statements:
1:34:18 Adrian Richardson (OMNIVORE)
1:35:49 Veronica Ridge (VEGAN)
1:37:21 Bruce McGregor (OMNIVORE)
1:39:40 Philip Wollen (VEGAN)
1:42:46 Fiona Chambers (OMNIVORE)
1:45:10 Peter Singer (VEGAN)

Frank Weston Benson,
"Herons and Lilies",
1934,
Oil on Canvas.

Frank Weston Benson,

"Herons and Lilies",

1934,

Oil on Canvas.

(Source: laclefdescoeurs)

16 plays

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Jan Willem de Vriend

Ciaconna a 4
Exceptional Masterpieces

Tarquinio Merula (1594/1595 – 1665).

An Italian composer, organist, and violinist of the early Baroque era; Although mainly active in Cremona, a northern Italian city, stylistically he was a member of the Venetian school.

He was one of the most progressive Italian composers of the early 17th century, especially in applying newly developed techniques to sacred music.

Merula was a key figure in the early development of several forms which were to mature later in the Baroque era, such as the cantata, the aria, the sonatas da chiesa and da cameravariations on a ground bass, and the sinfonia.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
Joan Miró,
"Dutch Interior I" (Interior Holandese I),
Oil on Canvas, 
1928.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Joan Miró,

"Dutch Interior I" (Interior Holandese I),

Oil on Canvas, 

1928.

George Frederic Handel.

"Passacaglia in G minor" from Harpsichord Suite 7, 1720

Performed by Salvatore Accardo and Luigi Alberto Bianchi. 

1972.

50 plays

Alessandro de Marchi (conductor)

Act I, Scene 12: Aria: La Speranza Verdeggiando (Ersilla)
Orlando Finto Pazzo

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).

Recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe. Vivaldi is known mainly for composing instrumental concertos, especially for the violin, as well as sacred choral works - and over forty operas.

Orlando Finto Pazzo (Orlando, the Fake Madman) is an opera in three acts composed by Antonio Vivaldi to a libretto by Grazio Braccioli.

The plot is based on an episode in Matteo Boiardo's unfinished epic poem Orlando Innamorato. The second of Vivaldi’s known operas, Orlando finto pazzo premiered in November 1714  at the ”Teatro Sant’Angelo” in Venice. Vivaldi acted as impresario (in partnership with his father Giovanni Battista) as well as composer. Apparently the opera did not meet much approval from the audience and was billed only on few dates. 

Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951),"Red and Gold", 
1915,Oil on canvas.

Frank Weston Benson (1862-1951),
"Red and Gold", 

1915,
Oil on canvas.

90 plays

Le Concert Français, Pierre Hantaï

Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D major, BWV 1054, I. Allegro
Concerti pour Clavecin BWV 1044, 1052, 1054

Johann Sebastian Bach.

"Harpsichord Concerto No.3 in D major, BWV 1054"

There are seven complete concertos for a single harpsichord (BWV 1052–1058), three concertos for two harpsichords (BWV 1060–1062), two concertos for three harpsichords (BWV 1063 and 1064), and one concerto for four harpsichords (BWV 1065).

From 1729 to 1741, Bach was director of the Collegium musicum in Leipzig, a student musical society, founded by Georg Philipp Telemann in 1703. 

The Collegium musicum often gave performances at Zimmermann’s coffee house. It was for these occasions that Bach produced his harpsichord concertos, among the first concertos for keyboard instrument ever written.

It is thought that the multiple harpsichord concertos were heard earlier than those for one harpsichord, perhaps because his sons C. P. E. Bach and W. F. Bach (both excellent harpsichord players) were living at home until 1733 and 1734.

El Greco,
"Baptism of Christ",
1597-1600,
 Oil on canvas - 350 x 144 cm,
Museo del Prado, Madrid 

El Greco,

"Baptism of Christ",

1597-1600,

Oil on canvas - 350 x 144 cm,

Museo del Prado, Madrid 

30 plays

Stanley Hoogland

Sonata in Eb major, Hob XVI-52 - III. Finale; presto
Piano Sonatas (Disk 5)

Joseph Haydn (1732 -1809).

Unlike Mozart, Beethoven, Clementi, and a number of his other near-contemporaries, Haydn was not a virtuoso pianist. Haydn recognised this, once stating, “I was a wizard on no instrument, but I knew the strength and working of all.”

Often, simple piano pieces were directed toward women, who were expected to attain a moderate degree of accomplishment on a keyboard instrument in order to be “eligible for marriage.” A few of Haydn’s sonatas, however, were not composed for his students; three of these, the Sonatas in C major, D major and E flat major (Hoboken 16: 50, 51 &52), were written for Therese Jansen, a leading pianist in London who had studied with Clementi.
Haydn composed them in 1794-1795, during his second visit to the English capital. The last three piano sonatas give evidence not only of Jansen’s formidable technique, but of the more powerful sonority of the English piano in comparison to its German and Austrian counterparts.

El Greco,"The Cardinal"
c.1598,Oil on Canvas.

El Greco,
"The Cardinal"

c.1598,
Oil on Canvas.

234 plays

Scott Ross

Suite VI in F# major, II. Largo - Fugue
8 Suites for Harpsichord (1720)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759).

Handel published his first eight harpsichord suites in 1720 with the following explanation:


"I have been obliged to publish some of the following Lessons, because surreptitious and incorrect Copies of them had got Abroad. I have added several new ones to make the Work more useful, which if it meets with a favourable Reception; I will still proceed to publish more, reckoning it my duty, with my Small Talent, to serve a Nation from which I have receiv’d so Generous a protection"

Handel was buried in Westminster Abbey, More than three thousand mourners attended his funeral, which was given full state honours.

Handel never married, and kept his personal life private.

 

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973),
"Deux dames japonaises dans un intérieur,
19 July 1951,
Brush and gray wash and pen and India ink on paper,
50.5 x 65 cm.

 

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973),

"Deux dames japonaises dans un intérieur,

19 July 1951,

Brush and gray wash and pen and India ink on paper,

50.5 x 65 cm.

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