Author Archives: A M Zénon

About A M Zénon

Wandering in Multi Universes of Mind and Life

Erda

‘Wie alles war, weiss ich; wie alles wird, wie alles sein wird, seh’ ich auch’ ‘Höre! Höre! Höre! Alles, was ist, endet.’ ‘Mein Schlaf ist Träumen. mein Träumen Sinnen, mein Sinnen Walten des Wissens.’ From Wagner Rheingold and Siegfried Erda … Continue reading

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A M Zénon Wandering in Multi Universes of Mind and Life

Streaming and Floating Thoughts of life, people, living beings, universes, world, woods, trees, flowers, beauty, art, music, opera, books, poems, science, philosophy, memories… Name changing of my site. Great Moments felt good for years. Made even a list of all … Continue reading

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Blue Woman

   Magritte It is all image, color, dreaming, mind. It feels so natural.To me.

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 960 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Only Great Moments

I used multiple Sub-Blogs. In a Classical Mood, Colors and Images, Reading Always Reading, and Thinking. But I thought it rather confusing. So I decided to go back to my One and Only Great Moments. I hope to be here … Continue reading

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Reading Always Reading

I have always been reading. As long as I can remember. So I suppose at least from the moment, that I learned the alphabet. I got many books in my youth, took them from my brothers bookshelves, and from the, … Continue reading

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Venus von Willendorf

Interesting info from Janson History of Art (2nd edition 1977)… “Stone Age men were content to collect pebbles, as well as less durable specimens, in whose natural shape they saw something that rendered them ‘magic’; echoes of this approach can … Continue reading

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Beauty

This image does make me feel the intensity of beauty. It is a moment from long ago. Via a small vague picture from a CD cover. Seconds after the sound of music is fading. This post is short of words. … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 870 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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Tristan und Isolde

Wagner Tristan und Isolde. Needs no explanation. I played it countless times. Hard work in the LP era. Easier now, when the whole Act 2 is on 1 CD, as this one by Karl Böhm. Birgit Nilsson as Isolde and … Continue reading

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Le Nozze di Figaro

1.Mozart  Le Nozze di Figaro. The music is enchanting. The story is, well, let’s say, a little burlesque. Above all, Susanna, Figaro, La Contessa and the other characters remind me always of my friends. Mozart’s music is all- human. CD: … Continue reading

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In a Classical Mood.

I’m always listening to classical music or opera in a certain mood. Or I listen to a composer for days. Always playlists in my head and piles of CD’s next to me. Not the usual playlists. More like Lifelong Love, … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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Fantasia ist zauberhaft !

Dies ist eine fantastische CD. Die Miniaturen sind hervorragend gespielt. Die Töne sind bezaubernd. Durch die Wahl wird es zu einer Reise durch eine erstaunliche Fülle von Klänge. Besonders liebe ich Dukas/Staub L’Apprenti sorcier, Saint-Saëns/Liszt/Horowitz Danse macabre und Scriabin Poème. … Continue reading

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Opera in Daily Life: Don Juan in Hankey, PA

Don Juan in Hankey is a novel about an opera company, which is preparing a new production of Don Giovanni, about the acts and the thoughts of all the people involved. It is a wonderful story. The plot you must … Continue reading

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Reading in Silence

Series: Favorite Paintings Catena Saint Jerome in his Study from the National Gallery Standing alone before St Jerome. Wandering through the National Gallery in London, I am always looking for my favorite paintings. One of them is St Jerome in … Continue reading

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Le Temps a Laissié Son Manteau

Limbourg Brothers Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry In spring the beautiful rondeau of Charles d’Orléans sings in my head. Le temps a laissié son manteau De vent, de froidure en de pluye, Et s’est vestu de brouderie, De soleil … Continue reading

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Fülle des Wohllauts

No chapter from a novel describes the delight of the opera lover as beautifully as the above section from Der Zauberberg. Nobody has written about opera as beautifully as Thomas Mann: ‘Ein international Chor gefeierter Sänger und Sängerinnen setzte, begleitet von diskret zurücktretendem Orchester, die hochgeschulte Gottesgabe seiner Stimmen ein zur Ausführung von Arien, Duetten, ganzen Ensembleszenen aus den verschiedenen Gegenden und Epochen des musikalischen Theaters:der … Continue reading

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The Woman I recognized at Champmol.

Some years ago, I visited Champmol in Dijon, the grounds of the old monastery of Chartreuse de Champmol, today a psychiatric hospital. I made the journey just for visiting the sculptures of Claus Sluter. After some rather heavy traffic, I drove … Continue reading

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Thomas Hampson as Doktor Faust

Recently I listened to Ferruccio Busoni Doktor Faust. The opera was waiting on my recorder. Mezzo.tv broadcasted it nearly 2 years ago. The performance was by Opernhaus Zürich from 2006. Thomas Hampson as Doktor Faust impressed me greatly. I immediately bought the … Continue reading

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