John Cage


John Cage-For 100th Anniversary of the Pioneer of Musical Avant-garde The American composer John Cage, born on 5.Sept.1912 in Los Angeles, is with its revolutionary principles of composition one of the innovators of the music of 20th century. As student of Arnold Schoenberg and Henry Cowell ,he gave to the avant-garde the main impetus for [...]

Topless in Beirut – b 018


Topless in Beirut or Orpheus in the Underworld Beirut – better known as a hotbed of radical “elements” with the aim to boycott of any order and state formation. We remember the Foreign Legion and the U.S. Marines, who tried in the 80s to bring order. We remember the tragic bombings of the multinational headquarters, [...]

Creator of Vampirism


Count Dracula - 100 Years of “Undead” 100 years ago, Bram Stoker, the Irish author died to whom we owe the figure of Count Dracula and the vampire-in the order of our well-known form: as a blood- sucking creature who sleeps in a coffin, not the sun endures, and only can be carried with a pole [...]

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau – The great singer died at the age of 86 With Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, the music world loses one of the greatest opera singer of the century and an unprecedented artist of German art of song. The celebrated baritone died at the age of 86 years recently at his home on Lake Starnberg near [...]

Sparta – An Antique Educational Model?


Sparta – An Antique Educational Model? Whenever the spirit of times comes to the limits of its development or cannot cope to the prevailing conditions , such as in our postmodern times, where the elites have failed fundamentally in politics, economy and culture, the public will look for “real” models ; as for example with [...]

Vino rosso, Vino blanco?


Which wine for what reason? Already the ancient Romans knew her Vino enjoyable and mood characteristics award, not only the poet Ovid in his Ars Amandi, but was generally with the sentence given” in vino veritas” some Veritable about the wine to the best. Today, the juice of the grape is to have with an [...]

Laokoon – The ideal of the father-figure


Laokoon – The ideal of the father-figure Even the small ten-year pupil who ascended the steps of the humanistic high school of Katharineum to Lübeck to the art classroom coined in the stair hall the gigantic marble group of Laokoon as an ideal image of Greek art in his subsequent consideration of the ancient world. [...]