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As a form of feedback it is invaluable. It Make Me Yours - Denise La Salle* - Unwrapped lead us to an expanded awareness and an equanimity that would not otherwise have been possible, but for our moments of pain. What recondite depths have inspired composers, writers, poets, artists, social entrepreneurs and people from all walks of life, wanting to make the world a better place for others?

She was devastated and her emotions were reflected in this painting. She drew two identical Fridas, but with different personalities. Their hearts are exposed over their clothing, and there is a thin vein passing through them both, uniting them. Victorian Frida holds surgical scissors that cut the vein in her lap, and the blood spills on her white dress. Frida was experiencing real sorrow, the kind of sorrow that made her feel she could bleed from the pain.

Both women are holding hands as if the artist Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque she was the only person who understood her, loved her, and could help her to move on. Such motivations do not normally emanate from pain free lives. When we have experienced profound pain we genuinely develop more compassion and empathy, and are probably more willing to help alleviate suffering if we come across someone going through a similar situation.

Pain is a powerful motivator: it can spur us into action, prompt us to change course, widen our perception, and in many cases, make us more accepting and less judgmental and align us to a meaningful purpose.

For me, intense pain formed the bedrock of my determination to follow my dreams and made me a stronger, more resilient person. I have taken the gems no pun intended! There was a time in my life when I considered making an early exit from existence, but fortunately I decided against that idea. My love for my family spurred me to turn my life around. One day at a time. It has been said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Sadly, not every one can get past their pain. The other day I was reading an email from Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalleytelling a very personal story about how a painful experience became the catalyst for the values he lives by.

But that was the situation I was placed in while living in America. And this was part of global politics. But boy was it painful…. I had lived in America for a decade and it was a place I had called home. My wife from Estonia and I lived in New York.

This was our home and I wanted my son born as an American. But then — one day in arriving at JFK airport I was taken into a special room and told that I could no longer travel as freely.

I had been added to an early version of the same Muslim-watchlist that Trump has been recently pushing for. I could no longer board flights or get off a plane without enduring 2 to 3 hrs in interviews in tiny rooms at the limited airports I was allowed to fly from.

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Unity is the idea that we align not with our country, our flag, our religion, or our ethnicity first — but that we align first and foremost with humanity as a whole. My kids are half-Indian and half-white. You know what that means? It means they look middle-eastern. For example, our Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque typically welcome people from 40 different countries.

Our team of people now come from 49 countries. And we make effort to represent the under-represented. Our courses feature people of all ethnicities and sexual orientations. I could lost my business. I guess that happens to many people.

But if I lost my stand. And my stand is Unity. I would not be Vishen Lakhiani. Everything I do, including Mindvalley, is designed to bring unity to the human race.

Nowhere is the transformative quality of pain more evident, accessible and Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque than in the experience of listening to, performing and writing music. Like all the creative arts, music can be a miraculous medium for ameliorating pain — leaving a legacy of great benefit Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque many people, no matter if they are alive at the same time in history.

All types of music fulfill this role for people. Some prefer rock, pop, country, jazz, tango, rap, heavy metal, dance anthems, not forgetting the more established and earlier types such as romantic, classical and baroque. I find my mood and activity selects the music, but the kind that reaches the parts others cannot is — surprise, surprise — classical music.

I have included a few examples of pieces that continue to resonate with audiences centuries later, due to the emotion that was fundamental to their creation. It seems many of the most loved and enduring musical works were hammered out on the anvil of pain…. It connects me to the composer, to myself and to humanity. It has even inspired the title of a trilogy of psychological thrillers, quietly brewing in Rorate Caeli - Henning Sommerro, Chœur Grégorien De Paris - Lux Illuxit Laetabunda psyche.

Schubert composed the String Quartet No. Only one who suffered such as Schubert could have written it. It some of the most heart-felt music I think I will ever hear. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Berlioz, Hector []. The Memoirs of Hector Berlioz, — David Cairns translator and editor. London: Readers Union and Victor Gollancz.

Bernard, Daniel []. Life and Letters of Hector Berlioz, Volume 2. Bloom, Peter In Peter Bloom ed. The Cambridge Companion to Berlioz. Bonds, Mark Evan A History of Music in Western Culture 4th ed. Boston: Pearson. Boyd, Malcolm Music and the French Revolution. Cairns, David In Nanas Song - Kick La Luna - Bridges To You Simpson ed.

Harmondsworth, Middlesex: Penguin. Cairns, David []. Berlioz — Volume 1: The Making of an Artist, — 2nd ed. London: Penguin. Berlioz — Volume 2: Servitude and Greatness, — London: Allen Lane. In Alan Blyth ed. Song on Record, Volume 2. Clough, Francis F. Cuming World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music. London: Sidgwick and Jackson. World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music: Supplement. Crabbe, John Hector Berlioz: Rational Romantic. London: Kahn and Averill. Evans, Edwin [].

L Bacharach ed. The Music Masters. A Short History of Opera. New York: Columbia University Press. Haar, James Hadow, Henry Fuller Maitland ed. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 1 2nd ed. London: Macmillan.

Haltrecht, Montague London: Collins. Harewood, Earl of In Earl of Harewood ed. London: Ebury. Holoman, D. Kern London: Faber and Faber. Jefferson, Alan London: Macdonald and Jane's. Kregor, Jonathan Liszt as Transcriber. Macdonald, Hugh []. Berlioz Orchestral Music. London: BBC. O'Neal, Melinda Experiencing Berlioz: A Listener's Companion.

Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield. Parker, Roger The Oxford Illustrated History of Opera. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reid, Charles Malcolm Sargent.

His skeletons dance for him until the rooster crows at dawn, when they must return to their graves until the next year. The piece opens with a harp playing a single note, D, twelve times the twelve strokes of midnight which is accompanied by soft chords from the string section.

The first theme is heard on a solo flute, followed by the second theme, a descending scale on the solo violin which is accompanied by soft chords from the string section. The first and second themes, or fragments of them, are Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque heard throughout the various sections of the orchestra.

The Dies Irae is presented unusually in a major key. After this section the piece returns to the first and second themes and climaxes Simmer Down - Various - Bruce Parry Presents: Amazon / Tribe - Songs For Survival the full orchestra playing very strong dynamics.

An inventive and lively arrangement for four violas by members of the Taiwan Viola Chamber Orchestra:. A fine performance from Richter, Kagan and Gutman:. The aria and variations in Sonata XIV "The Assumption of the Virgin" offer another stellar example of Biber's mastery of the possibilities of a ground bass.

But Biber saves the best for last with a passacaglia that marks one of the seminal moments in solo violin repertoire it is sometimes claimed to be the first solo violin composition. The ground bass, a simple four-note descending scalar figure from the first line of a hymn to the Guardian Angel, provides the foundation for an extraordinary contrapuntal masterpiece that calls upon every bit of technical and interpretive skill the violinist possesses, building to a radiant final shift from G minor to G major.

Among Biber's surviving vocal works, the most jaw-droppingly awesome is the Missa Salisburgnensisa gargantuan setting of the Latin Mass in which Biber took full advantage of the multiple organs and possible locations for choirs and orchestras in Salzburg's cathedral. The work is scored for two eight-voice choirs, two groups of two violins and four violas, a woodwind section of four recorders, two oboes, and two clarions, two groups of four trumpets and a set of timpani, an additional brass section of two cornets and three trombones, and two organs and basso continuo for a total of 53 "voices".

Any live performance is guaranteed to be a musical and spiritual experience unlike any other. Georges Bizet may have died young, but he left plenty of awesome music behind to secure his place in history. His masterpiece, Carmenis one of the most well-known operas in popular culture, and one of the most oft-performed operas in the world.

And there are all kinds of other gems sprinkled throughout the opera, from beginning the famous Prelude to Act I combines instrumental versions of "Les voici" and the Toreador Song to end. One of the most famous duets in opera, and the best known piece from the whole opera. The concluding Toccata is in turn the most familiar movement from the suite, blending vicious technical demands with a haunting atmosphere that lives up to the "Gothic" moniker. The Polovtsian Dances from Aleksandr Borodin's opera Prince Igor starts with a slow section that was ripped off as "Strangers in Paradise" for the Broadway musical Kismetbut then continues to a fast, bombastic, and very "O Fortuna" -ish section that has been used in a lot of movie trailers.

The ecstatic last episode of John Borstlap's symphonic poem Psyche. English composer Havergal Brian remained almost completely obscure until fairly late in his life; of his 32 symphonies, 21 were written after his 80th birthday, and seven after his 90th birthday. Many of his symphonies are rather ambitious in scale, but none more so than No.

The instrumental first part of the symphony "only" requires about two-thirds of the orchestra. Benjamin Britten is widely considered the greatest British composer in the 20th Century, and not without cause: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestrawhere each instrument of the orchestra plays a variation on a theme namely, the Rondeau from Henry Purcell's incidental music to the play Abdelazer in turn, is not just a great introduction to orchestral music, but a great piece of music in itself.

Simple Symphony for string orchestra is based on tunes Britten wrote as a This Empty Room - Self-Delusion* - Pride. It was first performed at the consecration of the new Coventry Cathedral, which was built after the original fourteenth-century structure was destroyed in a World War II bombing raid.

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. The Piano Concerto in C by Ferruccio Busoni is an absolutely monumental work in five epic-length movements, taking well over an hour to perform and taxing the soloist's skill and endurance to its very limit even though the piano mostly provides decorative filigree over melodies introduced by the orchestra, the solo part requires fingers, hands, and arms of cast iron to perform.

Busoni intended the work to encompass everything he admired about architecture and Reach For The Top (Club B) - Stacey James - Reach For The Top as the engraving on the cover of the score illustrates, the Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque of the odd-numbered movements pays homage to different ancient architectural styles Greco-Roman for the opening Introito e Is It Love - Jon And Vangelis* - Page Of Life, Egyptian for the mammoth central Pezzo serioso, and Assyrian for the concluding Canticowhile the finger-destroying frenzies of the even-numbered movements have more natural inspiration the bird and flowers represent the multi-faceted scherzo of the Pezzo giocoso, while the Whatever U Want (Radio Edit) [Without Rap] - Christina Milian Featuring Joe Budden - Whatever U Want trees represent the wild tarantella Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque the All'Italiana.

If you have a soloist, orchestra, and choir who are up to the challenge, it is a thing of wonder to see performed live. One of his most awesome compositions is a setting of the Gregorian Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque Te Deum laudamus, which takes the melody of the first phrase and several later phrases in the chant and uses them as the basis for an elaborate contrapuntal masterpiece that builds to a spectacularly triumphant climax in its final Television Sect - Sods - Minutes To Go. Buxtehude's organ preludes were a huge influence on Bach, with their extensive use of contrapuntal devices including augmentation, diminution, and inversion to develop a melody that seems simple at first but is ripe with possibility.

For example, try the Prelude in C major, BuxWVwhich opens with a pedal solo before leading to a series of explorations of various fugal subjects and ending with an exuberant chaconne and coda. John Cage is certainly a polarising composer, but his fans find plenty of awesome in his music.

His prepared piano music. Regardless of how you feel about his later music, these earlier pieces are texturally fascinating, melodically innovative and hummable!

For example, try Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque to Totem ancestor. His 4'33" is definitely Awesome Music and arguably the greatest Mind Screw in music history. The Prelude Marche en Rondeau from Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Te Deumwritten near the end of the 17th century and one of the most enduring trumpet fanfares of the middle Baroque era. English Baroque composer Jeremiah Clarke is little known today, but has the curious distinction of having written two enduring marches which were both, Born To Be Blue - Kim Parker - Sometimes Im Blue many years, attributed to the more famous Henry Purcell see corresponding entry.

The sheer majesty of the opening fanfare has made it popular as an alternative to the Bridal March from Lohengrin as a wedding processional it was played, for example, during the wedding of the Prince and Princess of Walesand its transcription for organ with optional trumpet has an even greater sense of pomp and ceremony.

The Island Princess was a collaboration between Clarke and Henry Purcell's younger brother Daniel, which may have led to the misattribution. It sounds especially powerful when arranged for pipe organ. Technically, it's Classical and something else, but Classical Crossover and Classical Fusion definitely deserve mention.

Just start with "Explosive" from Bond and go from there. Aaron Copland is one of the most highly regarded American composers of the 20th century, and there are plenty of reasons why. In his Symphony No. It's audibly a variation on the themes of the prior three movements - except it is also the famous " Fanfare for the Common Man ". It's like an Overly Pre-Prepared Gagexcept instead of a joke, it Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque pure musical triumph.

Copland's Rodeo - especially the Hoedown - is often cited as uplifting souls and generating tears. Arcangelo Corelli is widely regarded as the codifier of the Italian Baroque tradition, and there are many reasons why composers for several centuries afterward regarded him as an important influence. Perhaps his most familiar composition is the last of his twelve violin sonatas, Op.

Based on one of the oldest known European musical harmonic progressions, it is framed as a set of variations on a songlike melody that itself has provided the material for variations by countless other composers among them Liszt, who used it in his Spanish Rhapsodyand Rachmaninoff, who took it as the basis for his Variations on a Theme of Corelli.

The twelve concerti grossi published as Corelli's Op. The most often performed and recorded is No. Perhaps the most influential of the twelve, however, is No. Perhaps his most spectacular keyboard work is "Le Tic-Toc-Choc" from the 18th "ordre" in F, in which the performer's hands are intended to play on two different manuals as they are in the same range for most of the piece. However, when played on a piano with just one keyboard and the hands almost on top of each other, it becomes even more amazing to see and hear.

Among Couperin's chamber works, the four Concerts royaux are the most frequently performed and recorded, and represent some of his most successful marriages of French and Italian influences. Standout moments include the gentle Prelude and the hand-in-glove counterpoint of the Menuet en trio from No. While modern pieces that rely heavily on dissonant clusters for their effects, they're ALL amazing pieces of work.

Gaetano Donizetti has proven Dust (QWX Remix) - Chris Shuttle - Techno of the more enduring operatic composers of the early Romantic era: Lucia's Mad Scene from Lucia di Lammermoor is a glorious moment in the spotlight for any singer playing the title character.

One of the most famous tenor arias. Guillaume Dufay was one of the most highly regarded composers of the early Renaissance, codifying many practices of polyphonic writing for the next few centuries.

One of his finest works is the motet "Nuper rosarum flores", written in honour of the consecration of Florence Cathedral in by Pope Eugene IV. Moreover, the four stanzas, though all 28 measures long, feature different Dies Irae - Various - 200 Years Of Music At Versailles: A Journey To The Heart Of French Baroque of beats per measure; the first has 6, the second 4, the third 2, and the fourth 3, claimed to be an homage to the cathedral's dimensions.

Paul Dukas was so intensely self-critical that he would never agree with someone who described any of his music as awesome or even worth preserving, to the point that we're lucky any of his music survived his personal purges ; his audiences have always been willing to agree to disagree with him. His Symphony in C is three movements full of exquisite music. And it wears high heels.

Number Six calls to you. The Cylon Detector beckons. Amsterdam (February 5, 1970) - David Bowie - At The Beeb girlfriend is a toaster.

Come Day of Wrath. O Pulse l'Cie. Embrace thy fate, Thine home to burn. That fallen souls might bare our plea To hasten the Divine's return. O piteous Wanderer. Morte ai nostri nemici death to our enemies Morte ai nostri nemici death to our enemies La tua guerra e persa your war is lost Nonpuoi distruggere you can not destroy us.

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  2. Because of the tonal color, harmonies, and mood of much of his music, he is often associated with the French impressionistic composer Claude Debussy. His impressionistic leanings can be heard in his orchestral suite Rhapsodie espagnole, as well as his ballet Pavane for a Dead Infanta.
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  5. A facsimile sheet of music from the Dies Irae movement of the Requiem Mass in D minor (K. ) in Mozart’s own handwriting. It is located at the Mozarthaus in Vienna. As Mozart matured, he progressively incorporated more features adapted from the Baroque.
  6. Georges Bizet may have died young, but he left plenty of awesome music behind to secure his place in history. His masterpiece, Carmen, is one of the most well-known operas in popular culture, and one of the most oft-performed operas in the world.
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