Tag Archives: Classical Music

Salvador Dalí (Part 4): Cadaqués and Portlligat

I can’t believe it. The languid, unfocused, erratic, desultory, chaotic, haphazard Covetotop has produced nothing less than 4 posts in a row about one single, certain, focused, fixed, flat, frozen, hard-and-fast theme … I am very worried. I think I … Continue reading

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Orpheus and Norfeu Cape (Costa Brava)

As the legend goes, Orpheus, the mythological singer from ancient Greece, was sailing the Western Mediterranean when his boat struck a solitary rock in the middle of the night and foundered. He survived by clinging to the rock all night. … Continue reading

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Isaac Albéniz and the village of Camprodón

Isaac Albéniz’s masterpiece, the “Iberia” suite for piano, is a series of twelve picturesque pieces evoking the Spanish landscape and it is based -more or less- on traditional dance rhythms and folk material. Accomplished piano players agree that Iberia is … Continue reading

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Staying focused

I like blogging. Among other reasons, it is a funny and creative way to practice a foreign language (English, in this case). Moreover, blogging encourages me to sharpen my otherwise dull imagination, my normally blurred photographic skills and my deathly … Continue reading

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Homage to Anton Bruckner

1.- Prelude. I beg your pardon, my dear little bunch of friendly readers, but I’m going to break the blog’s rules today. This post will be very long, very personal and will have nothing to do with the Western Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Following the steps of the “Master of Cabestany”: Cabestany village (Southern France)

In the beautiful Roussillon, very close to the French-Spanish border, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees Mountains, there is a little village named Cabestany. It’s almost a suburb of Perpignan, once the capital of Roussillon, and definitively it’s difficult … Continue reading

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