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A Piece of Advice
"..Go into yourself. Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. This most of all: ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must," then build your life in accordance with this necessity; your whole life, even into its humblest and most indifferent hour, must become a sign and witness to this impulse."

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet



Mahler's Symphonies
favorite recordings

Gustav Mahler
  • 1st Symphony : Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik (Deutsche Grammophon [DG]).

  • 2nd Symphony (Resurrection) : Philarmonia Orchestra, Otto Klemperer (EMI).

  • 3rd Symphony : London Symphony Orchestra, Jascha Horenstein, (Unicorn-Kanchana, UK).

  • 4th Symphony : Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Leonard Bernstein (DG).

  • 5th Symphony : New Philarmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli (EMI).

  • 6th Symphony : Berliner Philarmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan (DG).

  • 7th Symphony : New York Philarmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (Sony).

  • 8th Symphony (Symphony of a Thousand) : Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti (DECCA).

  • 9th Symphony : Berliner Philarmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan (DG).

  • 10th Symphony : Berliner Philarmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (DG).




  • Constantine Cavafy
    on-line resources

    Constantine Cavafy
  • The C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek, University of Michigan.

  • Cavafy's archive at the Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies (mostly in Greek).

  • A collection of poems in Greek and English.

  • One more collection of poems in English.





  • Crete
    place, history,
    people


    Crete

    El Greco : Self-portrait

    Eleftherios Venizelos
  • The Pancretan Association of America.

  • Pictures and tourist information at interkriti.org.

  • The Historical Museum of Crete in Iraklio (also featuring El Greco's View of the Mount Sinai and the Monastery).

  • A famous Cretan, painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco) at artchive.net.

  • The Eleftherios K. Venizelos Foundation, for research and study of the Cretan politician's life and career. Venizelos sowed the seeds of contemporary Greek government and shaped the modern Greek state during his tenure as a prime minister in the first third of the 20th century.



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