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
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,
4th Symphony : Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, Leonard
5th Symphony :
New Philarmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli (EMI).
6th Symphony : Berliner Philarmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan
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
10th Symphony : Berliner Philarmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle (DG).
C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek, University of Michigan.
Cavafy's archive at the
Center for Neo-Hellenic Studies
(mostly in Greek).
collection of poems in Greek and English.
collection of poems in English.
Pancretan Association of America.
Pictures and tourist information at
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
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.