December 22, 2014


Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres : immersion… by culture-gouv

More about restoration of the cathedral at Chartres

Simon Keenlyside’s Lied recital in Barcelona that was to have taken place on 21 January 2015 has been canceled.

“Según comunicado oficial del Liceo, el concierto de lied del barítono Simon Keenlyside previsto para el próximo día 21 de enero ha sido cancelado por ‘motivos de agenda’.”–codalario.com

Renée Fleming to Star in ‘Living on Love’ on Broadway

December 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, Feb. 7-Mar. 1

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation, hardcover, amazon.com

Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation, Kindle edition, amazon.com

Boston College hockey

Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team), hardcover, amazon.com

Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team), Kindle edition, amazon.com

Andris Nelsons

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new music director made a splash with his first recording on the BSO label, featuring music by Wagner and Sibelius. Not to be overlooked, though, is a terrific DVD of an all-Strauss program with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which Nelsons regularly guest conducts. It includes the rarely played ‘Macbeth,’ a majestic and well-paced ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra,’ and a relentlessly dazzling ‘Till Eulenspiegel.’–David Weininger, Boston Globe

Boston Symphony Orchestra – Wagner and Sibelius, CD, amazon.com

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Wagner and Sibelius, MP3, amazon.com

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarasthustra, Macbeth & Till Eulenspiegel, DVD, amazon.com

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra [DVD], amazon.de

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarasthustra, Macbeth & Till Eulenspiegel [Blu-ray], amazon.com

Strauss: Also Sprach [Andriss Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra] [C Major Blu-ray] [NTSC] [2014], amazon.co.uk

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra [Blu-ray], amazon.de

December 19, 2014

Craig Ferguson, keeping late night off balance

Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies at 70

Longman-History Today Book Prize 2015: The Shortlist

La Pyramide de glace

I see that Amazon in the United States is now selling Kindle editions in French, though some of the prices seem high to me.

La Pyramide de glace : Nº11: Une enquête de Nicolas Le Floch (Romans historiques) (French Edition), Kindle edition, amazon.com

La PYRAMIDE DE GLACE, paperback, amazon.ca

La Pyramide de glace: Une enquête de Nicolas Le Floch, broché, amazon.fr

I don’t feel 100% certain I know what Amazon in France means by “broché.” I suspect that the book is a trade paperback, and not a hardcover.