Tag: death

Between Birds of Prey #168 – Tristan und Isolde

Ludwig Schnorr von Carolsfeld and his wife Malwina were Wagner's original Tristan and Isolde in 1865. Joseph Albert/Wikimedia Commons

This episode of Between Birds of Prey pays homage to Richard Wagner and his great breakthrough opera ‘Tristan und Isolde’, which was premiered 150 years ago today. ‘Tristan und Isolde’, a 4-hour meditation in love and death was a musical revolution that, with its famous Tristan Chord, paved way for the atonal music of the early 20th century….

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Between Birds of Prey #166 – Suicide

As a tribute to Ian Curtis, 35 years after his death by suicide, today we have an episode that makes a musical reflection on the causes and consequences of suicide. Dmitri Shostakovich – Adagio (Le Suicidé) (Sinfonia n.º 14, Op. 135) Maria Callas – La Gioconda – Suicidio! (Platinum Collection) Giacomo Puccini – Un bel dì, vedremo…

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Between Birds of Prey #165 – War Memorial

This week, following the 70 years after the ending of World War II in Europe, we have a musical reflection about the wars that changed the face of Europe in the 20th Century as well as a musical war memorial to all those who perished in those wars. Gabriel Saloman – Mine Field (Soldier’s Requiem) Gabriel Saloman…

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Between Birds of Prey #140 – Death Smiles at Us All

For this episode of Between Birds of Prey, we will musically think about death and all its consequences. On the right we have a representation of “The Triumph of Death”, an oil panel painting by Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted c. 1562. Here is the audio and playlist: Beyond Sensory Experience – Funerals (No Lights in…

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