Tilda Swinton and Billy Zane in Orlando, 1992.
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No one before Bernini had managed to make marble so carnal. In his nimble hands it would flatter and stream, quiver and sweat. His figures weep and shout, their torses twist and run, and arch themselves in spasms of intense sensation. He could, like an alchemist, change one material into another - marble into trees, leaves, hair, and, of course, flesh.
- Simon Schama’s Power of Art. Bernini
“Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is and saw Virtue in her shape how lovely: and pined his loss…”
Paradise Lost, John MiltonI. Premiere livre de pièces pour clavecin, La marche des Scythes: fièrement - Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer (William Christie); II. The Waltz - Zbigniew Preisner; III. Prelude - Sevil Ulucan & Gülnare Şekinskaya; IV. No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011: Prélude - Johann Sebastian Bach (Yo-Yo Ma); V. Rising - Adam Hurst; VI. Concerto No.4 In F Minor, Op.8, Rv 297, L’inverno , Allegro Non Molto - Antonio Vivaldi (Saint Petersburg Radio and TV Symphony Orchestra); VII. Tabula Rasa for 2 violins, prepared piano & chamber orchestra: Ludus (With Movement) - Gil Shaham; VIII. Laura’s Murder - Berliner Philharmoniker; IX. Violin Concerto In E Major Bwv1042 Mov. 2 33 - Johann Sebastian Bach (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra); X. Aria - Balanescu Quartet
George Romney, Lady Hamilton en Circée
“He understood for the first time that the world is not dumb at all, but merely waiting for someone to speak to it in a language it understands.”
― Susanna Clarke, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Lachrimae of Scottish Lairds
"My music, hellish jarring sounds, to banish friendly sleep.
Thus, wedded to my woes, and bedded in my tomb,
O let me dying live, till death doth come, till death doth come.”I. In Darkness Let Me Dwell - John Dowland (Hille Perl); II. Planctus - Jordi Savall; III. Lamentodi Tristano / La Rotta - Capellade Ministers; IV. I Am Melancholy - Hille Perl; V. Istampita Amorpertisempre - Ensemble Project Ars Nova; VI. Lachrimae - John Dowland (Thomas Dunford); VII. Parlamento - New York’s Ensemble for Early Music; VIII. In The Merry Month of May - Patricia Spero; IX. Ay, amours! tant me dure - Sequintia; X. Stella splendens - Vox Vulgaris; XI. Mr. Dowland’s Midnight - John Dowland (Paul O’Dette); XII. Ailein Duinn (Dark Haired Alan) - Carter Burwell