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AUTO TUNING HIS MASTERS VOICE: THE CURSED LIBRETTO

It could have been a very conventional life. He returned from Milan, because his old teacher back in Busseto croaked, and Verdi, who had obligations to the town, was recalled to take over the local Philharmonic Society. During the following … Continue reading

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ABSURD ENIGMAS & STIGMAS:SPILLING THE GUTS WITH THE BEANS

It was gravity which pulled us down and destiny which broke us apart You tamed the lion in my cage but it just wasn’t enough to change my heart Now everything’s a little upside down, as a matter of fact … Continue reading

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SERIOUS MEN

”Receive with simplicity all that happens to you”, or so Rashi, the Jewish mystic sage is alleged to have uttered.It appeared in the opening scene of ┬áthe film A Serious Man.To which must be addeda Korean student is asking to … Continue reading

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DOSTOEVSKY, KUROSAWA AND THE HEIJI WAR

Akira Kurosawa ( 1910-1998 ) applied Western philosophy to Eastern themes in films that appealed to both worlds, but not always for the same reasons. Kurosawa used a narrative style to recount his stories, a form of cinematic deconstruction that … Continue reading

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