Sull’impatto dell’uomo sulla natura, che ormai sta creando danni incalcolabili alla biosfera, sono state ipotizzate centinaia di misure, che si sono però rivelate blande e inefficaci e che mai hanno portato risultati concreti. Stanco di assistere a questi fallimenti, il premio Pulitzer Edward Wilson – biologo da sempre interessato al rappporto tra l’uomo e le altre specie animali – propone una soluzione radicale, proporzionale alla gravità del problema che abbiamo di fronte: …
Elisabeth Jacquet (Couperin’s senior by three years) was a remarkable girl. A member of a family of musicians, at the age of only five she attracted the benevolent attention of Louis XIV by her harpsichord playing, and subsequently was taken under the wing of his favourite, Mme de Montespan. At 18 she married the organist Marin de la Guerre and became famous for the concerts she gave at her home, in which her powers of improvisation were greatly admired. She wrote trio sonatas, an opera (the first one by a woman to be produced in France), violin sonatas that include double-stopping, and two books of Cantates francaises on Old Testament subjects.
Wagner at The Met is the first authorized release of Richard Wagner's operatic masterpieces, including the complete Ring Cycle, captured live in historic broadcasts from The Metropolitan Opera.
Verdi at the Met captures the drama of Verdi's greatest operas as they were performed live at The Metropolitan Opera in New York. These ten recordings cover four decades starting with La Traviata in 1935 and feature some of the best-loved voices and conductors of the twentieth century. The famous pairing of tenor Richard Tucker and baritone Leonard Warren can be heard in Simon Boccanegra and La Forza del Destino.
Five of the Met's greatest stars - Price, Horne, Troyanos, Domingo, and Milnes - joined James Levine for a series of irresistible concert programs, originally telecast in the 1980s. Featuring works by composers raging from Handel to Meyerbeer to Puccini abd Verdi, these performances include some of opera's favorite moments, delivered by a stunning group of legendary artists.