Contemporary classical ballet

Italy and Germany make a nice combination The contemporary classical music is entitled “Infra 5” by German born composer Max Richter (who has also re-worked Vivaldi’s Four Seasons). The ballerinas, Eris Nezha (Albanian) and Petra Conti (Italian),are husband and wife, former first dancers of the Teatro ala Scala, the internationally famous opera house in Milan, Italy. Continue reading Contemporary classical ballet

Songs of Biblical Proportions: “Take me to Church” and “Hallelujah”

The magical combination of love and religion that spawned endless covers There is a certain magic that happens when [physical] love is described in [literal] terms of faith and religion. Clearly, this works because they, piousness and physical love – are often seen as opposites or, rather, enemies of one another. So when one is taken to describe the other, boundaries of blasphemy are crossed and, in that, there’s certain power … Continue reading Songs of Biblical Proportions: “Take me to Church” and “Hallelujah”

Asaf Avidan’s golden mix of old and new

Gold Shadow The music, the lyrics, and that voice – every element of this album is in beautiful harmony. The way the music and the story develop as the albums plays from beginning to end is unique to this particular album. It is one of the rare occasions that I followed the flow of the songs naturally, without wondering about their order, which I often … Continue reading Asaf Avidan’s golden mix of old and new

Jóhann Jóhannsson’s soundtrack wins the Golden Globe

Original score of “The Theory of Everything” A great soundtrack is the best friend a film can have. This soundtrack is even more than that. In order of significance, for me, the performance of the music closely follows Eddie Redmayne’s amazing performance as Stephen Hawking  (which also won him the Golden Globe for Best Actor).  A soundtrack that adds depth to the story, yet can stand on its own. … Continue reading Jóhann Jóhannsson’s soundtrack wins the Golden Globe

The Beatitudes composed by Vladimir Martynov

Played by Kronos Quartet These may be the best final credits of any film. La Grande Bellezza is a grand film in its entirety, no pun intended. Yet, the final scene puts a beautiful icing on what already was a perfect cake and it makes you want to watch the film all over again. This is Sorrentino’s best film so far, a movie with all … Continue reading The Beatitudes composed by Vladimir Martynov

No Rest for the Wicked by Lykke Li

  From Album: I Never Learn, 2014 [amazon template=per imazhet&asin=B00J4DOYWY][amazon template=per imazhet] Genre: Indie pop, alternative, dream pop Band origin: Sweden Origin of song title: “No Rest For The Wicked” (from Urban Dictionary) Isaiah 48:22 ” ‘There is no peace,’ says the Lord, ‘for the wicked.’ ” Isaiah 57:20 “But the wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters cast up mire and dirt.” … Continue reading No Rest for the Wicked by Lykke Li