A true sign of the approach of winter is when I rummage through the drawers and take out my cap. It’s a bit worn and tattered, but keeps the head warm. And it comes with ear flaps – looks terrible, but helps to prevent nasty (and very payneful) cold ears and cold induced otitis media. Yes, my head is weak in some respects.
The last week could have been better, and I have to confess that some things came too near; but a nice day of doing nothing helped to wind down, listening to Mr. ROWOHLT (Ger., Eng.) reading poems f.e. was very enjoyable. The coming week … we’ll see, Tuesday may be interesting.
After all perception is a marvellous thing. I watched this video – if you do not already know it, and like to watch the clip, do yourself a favour and concentrate on the given task, it works only at the first time ! – and listened to a lecture (German only here) of Prof. WATZLAWICK (Ger., Eng., obit of FISCH and WATZLAWICK), who explains how a solution may be the problem, how we are limited by our perception (Wahrnehmung, das Für-Wahr-Nehmen).
This Sunday music is the aria “Vuol d’Elisa il sen fecondo” from the opera (not so much an opera, perhaps better called a festa pastorale; critique of a German production from 2010 here (Ger. only, sorry)) “Il nascimento dell’Aurora” by Tomaso ALBINONI (Ger., Eng., bio) (1671-1751), sung by the countertenor Terry WEY (Ger.).
I like the Baroque, and I like countertenors, but this is one of the few videos I chose not because of the music alone, but because of the pictures too: The uploader OLTRE-IL-BAROCCO (link to his youtube channel) selected pictures of the works of Isabelle de BORCHGRAVE (Eng., Fr.; video of the exhibition in SF 2011; there’s something about her on vimeo, but I could not see it) for his video, and I quite like her works of “Pulp Fashion”.
I hope you like it too, and do not hesitate to have a look at other Sunday Musics, here and here.
Have a peaceful, and lucky, week.