Music is life and life is music

Christmas is the most pagan festival you can imagine. It is dedicated to a simple pine tree or a fir tree if you are lucky. It is centering all our attention on presents to give to others and to receive from others. It is cultivating our gluttony and appetite, thirst and food-greed, I mean greed for food, with no real hunger. We choose on that occasion the heaviest and fattest and greasiest food we can find, and all our desserts are concocted with fresh cream, chocolate, butter, and all possible unhealthy stuff, like sugar, even when eaten in moderation. And consider the drinks: as high in alcohol as we can imagine, nothing but alcoholic beverages of any kind, and for some people laced with cannabis.

In all our traditions, Christmas, in spite of its name, is nothing but a distraction from all possible good motivations we could nurture. Christ is mostly forgotten. Hanukah is vastly secondary. And those are only two examples. The old Celtic or Germanic traditions are not even thought of or hinted at. We have become a herd of unconscious consuming machines who will sell on eBay or on some black market all the presents we got on that occasion.

So, I may think it is high time to retire into our mind, spirit and soul, and to start to think of the real beauty of this world, the real beauty of this humanity, the creative inventions and works of art they have produced over several hundred centuries, at least three or four hundred centuries. It is high time we start meditating on the beauty of our very own artistic production, and first of all our music. So, get to the 94 pages I offer you for this Christmas and start getting the CDs, the DVDs and the books and dive or delve into them. You will find a few golden nuggets in the ground nutmeg you sprinkle in your coffee

Jacques COULARDEAU

APOCALYPTIC OR HYPOMORPHIC

2020 will bring us closer than ever to the point of no return that will either let humanity fall down the chute into the flushing chasm of suicidal perdition or make humanity get up again on their feet and say “STOP!” to all unreasonable MAGAs, weather-changes and ***XIT of any sort.

MAGA will go down in 2020 in a way or another, even if it wins the elections because then the USA will have to cope with the world, they will no longer be able to condescendingly overlook with arrogance.

BREXIT, done or not, will lead to the same problem: to cope with the world the way it is and disbelieve the dreams of those who repeat the umbilical mantras of their ossified memory of a past that had never existed.

Scotland will have a fair chance to move out of the UK, as compensation for Mary Stuart, Queen of the Scots. Northern Ireland will finally be reunified with its motherland. Catalonia will lose their nightmare of an independent Garden of Eden.

5G will start covering the whole world, be it with two standards, anyway interconnected, or one standard, and it will be adapted to each national or local situation, because it is the potential of Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and the promise of 6G already being investigated in China, and maybe in the USA.

Face recognition will be reined in but used everywhere within these limits that will be modulated from one area to the next, and we will discover that masks are no protection because some machines can see them through. Shucks! Masked rioters and looters will be out! What a shame! What a loss! Zorro and Masked Bandit are dead and forlorn.

2020 will be the year of the HYPODERMIC injection, perfusion, instilment into our stubborn minds that we are all in the same boat and we cannot stand and support inequality that is not in any way justified by harsh working or living conditions, education, and skills, real achievements in one’s life or profession.

So, enjoy the New Year, and hope the next one were just as enjoyable as this one.

APOCALYPTIQUE ET HYPOMORPHIQUE

2020 nous rapprochera plus que jamais du point de non-retour qui soit laissera l’humanité tomber dans le vide-ordure menant à la fondrière de sa ruine suicidaire ou bien ramènera l’humanité sur ses pieds pour dire « ASSEZ ! » à tous les déraisonnables MAGAs, changements climatiques et hirsutes ***XIT.

MAGA tombera en 2020 d’une façon ou d’une autre, et même s’il gagne les élections, car alors les USA devront faire face au monde qu’ils ne pourront plus mépriser avec arrogance et condescendance.

BREXIT, acquis ou non, mènera au même problème : faire face au monde tel qu’il est et arrêter de croire aux rêves de ceux qui répètent les mantras ombilicaux de leurs souvenirs ossifiés d’un passé qui n’a même pas jamais existé.

L’Écosse aura une bonne chance de sortir du Royaume Uni, revanche pour Marie Stuart, Reine des Écossais. L’Irlande du Nord sera finalement réunifiée à sa mère patrie. La Catalogne enterrera son cauchemar d’un Jardin d’Eden.

La 5G commencera à couvrir le monde entier, que ce soit avec deux standards, de toute façon interconnectés, ou un seul, et elle sera adaptée à chaque situation nationale ou locale, parce que c’est le potentiel de l’Intelligence Artificielle, de l’Apprentissage Profond et la promesse de la 6G déjà à l’étude en Chine et peut-être aux USA.

La reconnaissance faciale sera encadrée mais utilisée partout dans les limites qui seront modulées en fonction de la zone d’utilisation, et il sera possible de voir au-travers des masques. Misère et Damnation ! Les émeutiers et pilleurs masqués auront perdu cette bataille. Quel malheur ! Quelle perte ! Vraiment ! Zorro et Bandit Masqué sont morts.

2020 sera l’année de l’injection, la perfusion, l’instillation HYPODERMIQUES dans nos esprits têtus que nous sommes tous dans le même bateau et que nous ne pouvons ni tolérer ni soutenir les inégalités qui ne sont pas d’une façon ou d’une autre justifiées par des conditions de travail ou de vie pénibles, l’éducation et les compétences, et de vraies réussites dans nos vies ou nos professions.

Jouissez donc de la Nouvelle Année et espérez que la suivante sera tout juste aussi jubilatoire que celle-ci.

BONNE ET HEUREUSE NOUVELLE ANNÉE

HAPPY AND FULFILLING NEW YEAR

Lucretia LA NOTTE Jacques COULARDEAU

Forgotten one more time by the Big Reaper.

Négligés une fois de plus par la Grande Faucheuse.

Enjoy the Music — Jouissez de la musique

Bilingue — Bilingual

TABLE OF CONTENTS — TABLE DES MATIÈRES

1. RITA STROHL — LAURENT MARTIN — AUDE PIVÔT — TITUS ET BÉRÉNICE — 2017 … P.6

2. LAURENT MARTIN — DÉODAT DE SÉVERAC — 2017 … P.9

3. EVOLUTIV BRASS — HUMORESQUE — 2018 … P.13

4. LE LIÈVRE DE SAINT GERMAIN … P.16

5. THE YIDDISH CABARET — HILDA BAGGIO — JERUSALEM — QUARTET — 2019 … P.20

6. RADIO CLASSIQUE — LA VOIX DES ANGES — MUSIQUE DU TEMPS DES CASTRATS — 2018 … P.23

7. MIND PROVOCATION Frank Zappa …P.30

SPIRITUALITY BERBER CHEIKH SIDI BEMOL …P.38

RHYTHM BLACK AFRICA SANTANA … P.41

8. GRATEFUL DEAD — SHAKEDOWN NEW YORK — 1971–2018 … P.46

9. MUSSORGSKY — KHOVANSHCHINA LIBRETTO — ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA — 1886–1994 … P.50

BOLSHOI THEATER … P. 51

GRAN TEATER DEL LICEU …P.54

10. JAKUB JOZEF ORLINSKI — ANIMA SACRA — 2018 … P.57

11. NATHALIE STUTZMANN — HAENDEL — HEROES FROM THE SHADOWS — 2014 … P.61

12. PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY — OMBRA MAI FU — FRANCESCO CAVALLI — 2019 … P.64

13. TIBERIU OLAH — INVOCATIONS III, HARMONIES IV, SONATA FOR CLARINET SOLO, SONATA FOR FLUTE SOLO, SPACE AND RHYTHM — MARCH 2019 … P.67

14. QUEEN — BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY — 2018 … P.70

15. LORD BYRON — MANFRED — 1817 … P.73

ROBERT SCHUMANN — BYRON — MANFRED — DENNIS LAUBENTHAL — 2015 … P.75

16. FRANZ GRAW — WIR KAUFEN DIE WELT — 2018 … P.76

17. PHILIPPE JAROUSSKY — PASSION JAROUSSKY — 2019 … P.80

18. MARIE VERMEULEN — CLARA & ROBERT SCHUMANN — 2019 … P.86

19. LIGETI ­– LEGRAND MACABRE — PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA ESA-PEKKA SALONEN — THÉÂTRE DU CHÂTELET, PARIS — FEBRUARY 1998 — CD … P.90

20. LIGETI ­– LE GRAND MACABRE — SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS OF THE GRAN TEATRE DEL LICEU –BARCELONA, SPAIN — NOVEMBER 2011 — DVD … P.90

https://www.academia.edu/41254995/Music_is_life_and_life_is_music

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/337874090_Music_is_life_and_life_is_music

Dr Jacques COULARDEAU, PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University Lille III) and ESP Teaching (University Bordeaux II) has been teaching all types of ESP

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