Tag Archives: Classical Music

The Cathar Country and the legend of the Holy Grail

Matter is evil. Emancipation comes through gnosis. Gnosis is an esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the Gnostics to be essential to salvation. The Cathars were the last Gnostics of Europe. They lived in the old Languedoc, the Cathar … Continue reading

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Zaragoza (Aragón, Spain)

Zaragoza is a city located halfway between the cosmopolitan Barcelona (currently, fifth major tourist destination in Europe) and the museums-filled Madrid (Spain’s capital). Roughly speaking, Zaragoza is 300 Kilometers (200 miles) both from Barcelona and Madrid. That’s barely 3 hours … Continue reading

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Victoria in Madrid

Victoria liked Madrid very much … I took the pic above at Puerta del Sol. Can you see the sign to the right of that gorgeous girl? It says “Puerta del Sol”. (Btw, this post has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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The death of classical music

I had no idea. Nobody warned me about the terrible news. I am still under shock … Classical music is death. I can’t believe it. Oh my! Did you know it? Some days ago I was losing my normally unproductive … Continue reading

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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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