Gigi. 20. Mortuus in anima curam gero cutis.


On the day of Hitler’s suicide, a squad of American soldiers found themselves face to face with the eighty-year-old composer and conductor Richard Strauss. Alex Ross reflects on the story of the encounter:

“Why do I find these tales mesmerizing? Perhaps it has to do with the awkward relationship that any child of the postwar American empire has with the old European colossus of classical music. No matter how deeply we bow before it, we feel like intruders, pulling into the driveways of the great composers and threatening them with eviction.”

Photograph by AP.

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20 Jahre Gala, 4/10/2014

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You see, there are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.

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Just to be clear, sir, you’re punishing me on the suspicion I may have taken something, the very existence of which you denied, something that, if it did exist, would rightfully belong to me anyway. 

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Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)

engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903

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The Magic Flute - Mozart

Papageno and Papagena, together at last.

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for pjransone because of a post i saw like forever ago

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This seriously happened live today on a news program in Brazil

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Marion Cotillard photographed by Benoît Peverelli for Madame Figaro (June, 2014)

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my husband has arrived

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Nautical Decals c.1950s (via)

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