Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hilarion Alfeyev: St Matthew Passion. Fuga No 47 and Finale

These are the final sections of Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev’s oratorio “Страсти по Матфею” (Matthäuspassion) performed by the Great Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedosseyev. The choir sings: ‘Thy death, O Lord, we proclaim, and Thy Resurrection we confess. Alleluia, glory to Thee.’ Read More »

Καμιά πατρίδα για τους μελλοθάνατους

Ένα άγονο τοπίο στην τεξανή έρημο, μία παράνομη συναλλαγή που άφησε πίσω της πτώματα μεξικάνων λαθρεμπόρων με δύο εκατομμύρια δολάρια κι’ ένας ανύποπτος κυνηγός που βρίσκεται στο λάθος μέρος τη λάθος ώρα γίνονται η αφετηρία για την τελευταία ταινία των αδελφών Κοέν Καμία πατρίδα για τους μελλοθάνατους. Η ιστορία είναι μια πιστή μεταφορά του ομώνυμου μυθιστορήματος του βραβευμένου με Πούλιτζερ Αμερικάνου συγγραφέα Κόρμακ Μακάρθι και εξετάζει τις αποστάσεις που διανύουν οι ήρωες μεταξύ τιμιότητας και πειρασμού, επιτυχίας και αποτυχίας, βίας ... Read More »

Celebrating the 225th Anniversary of the Continental Congress in Princeton

Jonathan Fisher (1768-1847), A North West Prospect of Nassau Hall, 1807. Oil painting after the 1764 print by Henry Dawkins (fl. 1753-ca. 1786) [see earlier Dawkins posting] One month from now, Jonathan Fisher’s historic painting of Nassau Hall will disappear from the walls of Firestone Library and reappear down the street at the Morven Museum and Garden. Beginning June 1, 2008, it will be a part of Morven’s exhibition Picturing Princeton 1783: The Nation’s Capital celebrating the 225th anniversary of ... Read More »

The Dalai Lama’s Realism

The situation in Tibet cannot be resolved until and unless the future of Chinese individuals is resolved, too; the majority of the citizens of Lhasa, after all, are already Han Chinese The Dalai Lama (Photo: Associated Press) And one of the Tibetans in exile who knows China most intimately, and over more than half a century, is the Dalai Lama, who has been working with the Beijing leadership since the early days of Communist rule, 58 years ago, and who ... Read More »

History of Spanish Dehesas

This article from the latest Environment and History makes fascinating reading. Spanish Wood Pasture: Origin and Durability of an Historical Wooded Landscape in Mediterranean Europe / Imagen de una Dehesa en Bollullos Par del Condado (Huelva). Spanish dehesas, the most extensive wood pastures in Mediterranean Europe, are a vivid example for demonstrating that the impact of rural communities on forests has not always been a bad thing. Environmental history is vital for understanding this cultural landscape. This article first analyses ... Read More »