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LORENZO Da PONTE: The Wandering Libretto

Lorenzo Da Ponte? Venice, 1763. In a church crowded with worshippers and onlookers, a baptism is about to take place. A bishop presides at the ceremony. Giacomo Casanova, sitting in the crowd, observes the baptism of four Jews with a … Continue reading

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YOUNG MOZART AND FATHER KNOWS BEST

The ecstatic principle of life itself . At least this is how Soren Kierkegaard saw Mozart. ” I am in love ¬†with Mozart like a young girl, Kierkegaard confessed in ”Either/Or”. ”Immortal Mozart I owe you everything; it is thanks … Continue reading

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