Reading Volodya, a selection of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s poetry and prose, is a way of sharing the incendiary longing for revolt that fuelled the October Revolution of 1917 and sustained its revolutionary fervour until life was squeezed out of it by Stalin’s repressive regime. Sean Sheehan Mayakovsky writes with […]
On 5th August 1966, the seventh studio album of The Beatles was released, with which the Fab Four gave the signal that they would make a radical change in their musical style and so definitively leave their contemporaries behind. Julio Fumero “Revolver”, so simply titled, presented several […]
The most famous memory journey is the one recorded by Proust “In search of lost times” when the narrator dips a madeleine into tea. The taste of the liquid and crumbs from the cake set off a memory journey that anchors his consciousness in the past. Sean Sheehan […]
With 50 years performing and being politically committed, it is extraordinary that he is not well-known in Europe. He was imprisoned in 1977 during the dictatorship in Brazil, and didn’t record any music for 10 years afterwards. At the 1974 concert, he had read a satirical poem about a chick (pinto). ‘Pinto’ is also Brazilian slang for penis, and was the name of a member of the military government. After the show, many people were arrested.
Taking place from 31 August to – 3 September 2017 this event is set to bring the finest, young music talent to a world stage. in the Corsini Gardens in the heart of Florence, The New Generation Festival will be a heady weekend of spectacular opera, captivating orchestral performances […]