Glazed bricks with a palmette motif from the ancient city of Susa dating back to the Achaemenid period in the 5th-4th century BCE. The bricks and motif are a trademark of ancient Babylon and can still be seen today on the walls of Ishtar Gate. When the Achaemenids made Babylon their royal capital, its famous glazed bricks and decorative motifs served as a model for the whole empire including the city of Susa. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY.
Photo by Babylon Chronicle
Johann Sebastian Bach, St Matthew Passion - Ach, nun ist mein Jesus hin
sung by Andreas Scholl
Philippe Herreweghe, Collegium Vocale Gent
Technical Sergeant William E. Thomas and Private First Class Joseph Jackson prepared a gift of special “Easter Eggs” for Adolph Hitler and the German Army. Scrawling such messages on artillery shells in World War II was one way in which artillery soldiers could humorously express their dislike of the enemy. Easter, 1945
Debussy, Trois chansons de Charles d’Orléans - 1. Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder
John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir
Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder
la gracieuse bonne et belle;
pour les grans biens que sont en elle
chascun est prest de la loüer.
Qui se pourroit d’elle lasser?
Tousjours sa beauté renouvelle.
Par de ça, ne de là, la mer
nescay dame ne damoiselle
qui soit en tous bien parfais telle.
C’est ung songe que d’i penser:
Dieu! qu’il la fait bon regarder.
God, what a vision she is;
one imbued with grace, true and beautiful!
For all the virtues that are hers
everyone is quick to praise her.
Who could tire of her?
Her beauty constantly renews itself;
On neither side of the ocean
do I know any girl or woman
who is in all virtues so perfect;
it’s a dream even to think of her;
God, what a vision she is.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Claude Debussy holding an umbrella on a beach.
Tittel / Title: Edvard og Nina Grieg
Motiv / Motif: Postkort.
Dato / Date: ukjent / unknown
Fotograf / Photographer: Karl Anderson (1867-1913)
Eier / Owner Institution: Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway
Lenke / Link: www.nb.no
Bildesignatur / Image Number: blds_01912
Igor Stravinsky - Elegy for Solo Viola (1944) - Miles Hoffman
For Anon who requested “anything by Stravinsky.”
Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy in the latter’s apartment in the Avenue du Bois de Boulogne, Paris; photo by Erik Satie, June 1910.
Sunny Afternoon ~ The Kinks
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (1906-1975) at the premiere of his first piano concerto in Moscow.