Tag: European culture

This is not the Alain Delon that I imagined

The great French artistes, actors, chanteuse like Mireille Matthieu, the iconic Brigitte Bardot, and international actor and heartthrob have put at risk their careers by openly promoting their patriotic anti-migrant stance. Alain Delon has always supported Le Pen’s National Front especially when it was created by Marine le Pen’s war hero father.

Guitar Strings to Heartstrings Isaac Albeniz

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.

MARTYRDOM OF A EUROPEAN DYNASTY

In July, 2021, the world will mourn the 103 years of remembrance of the massacre of Imperial Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his family. In 1918, Europe’s most admired royal family, second in timescale only to the Hapsburg Empire, were herded by their Bolshevik captors into a basement in Yekaterinburg under the pretext that their photograph was to be taken.