While listening to Mozart’s Requiem I came thinking of fear and resurrection.Listen to this incredible music and let me invite you to read my following text. Mozart: Requiem, London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Sir Colin Davis: What is resurrection? Is it the abstract imagination of going to heaven? Or is it happening among all of … More Fear and Resurrection. Mozart’s Requiem.
Mendelssohn’s ‘Hear Ye, Israel’ and Chorus: Text:Hear ye, Israel; hear what the Lord speaketh: “Oh, hadst thou heeded my commandments!” Who hath believed our report? To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One,to him oppressed by tyrants, thus saith the Lord: “I … More Höre Israel. Hear Ye, Israel. Mendelssohn and Rembrandt.
Do you know Kahlil Gibran? I often use texts by him since I am fascinated by his writings. There is a story behind. Once I was in Gothenburg, in an old antiquarian bookshop. Just looking for some books about philosophy. There it was, a large book with treasured writings by Gibran. I knew his name … More About coincidences.
Rembrandt, self-portrait When I look in the eyes of this man, I feel humaneness. Somehow fearful and doubting he is. He doesn’t try to hide it either. It is something very pure in it. What is it that makes us human? I think it is the pureness in expression. The not-hiding. ‘Show yourself’ is nowadays … More Rembrandt and humanity.