Every week 5.6 million listeners tune in to Classic FM. Their choice of listening pleasure is immersed totally in European classical music. European classical music is the product of great European composers virtually all of whom were fervent Christians and passionately believed their compositions were inspired by God.
A Portuguese photographer is wowing the internet with his stunning shots of Polish ballerinas. Using the cityscape as a canvas, since 2019 Carlos Alves has been travelling around the country blending street photography with dance.
In a letter dated October 1866, French composer Georges Bizet (1838 – 1875) went straight to the point of opera: ‘As a musician I tell you that if you were to suppress adultery, fanaticism, crime, evil, the supernatural, there would no longer be the means for writing one note.’
A damaged painting bought at an antiques market for a few zlotys has turned out to be an extremely rare portrait of Fryderyk Chopin, potentially worth millions. The small oil on canvas is only one of a few that is known to be painted during Chopin’s lifetime.
In recent years, classical music has become one of the key targets of social-justice warriors. And in their rage against classical music, the self-chosen elites reveal that their crusade against ‘problematic’ culture is really a crusade against the supremacy of the best of Western civilisation itself.
Talk about cultural appropriation? Has there ever been a regime more virulently racist and breathtakingly hostile to an ethnic group, in this case, ethnic-European, than that of the liberal-left. It is tantamount to Blacks hating their own kind and working to mock, marginalise and exterminate every one of some or all African blood.
It is a bit late to be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day but such is the Irish presence on the world stage it seems every day is an occasion for an Irish celebration. Despite being one of the world’s smallest nations the Irish presence punches well above its weight.
Dubbed ‘The Charm Cannon of Orbán’ by Dutch media, Hungarian Justice Minister Judit Varga is also an accomplished violin player and she is not afraid about displaying her skills in public. On Sunday, she posted on Facebook a short video of her playing the violin at the opening of an art exhibition in Fertőd, Western Hungary, near the Austrian border.
ANTI-GLOBALIST Marine Le Pen could be handed a major boost in her chances to become France’s next president if her National Rally can win an upcoming regional election.
How often we relax to the Hispanic melodies of Isaac Albeniz. His Rapsodia Espanola, Sevilla and Granada, based on Catalan folk songs, are perhaps the better known of his many compositions. These lovely melodies evoke the Spanish dream more than could any Goya painting but what of the man behind the music? Like most composers his life was as notable as was his music.