This is a dark yet often funny novel told from the point of view of a man who for the past two months has been a patient at a New York City mental ward. Having suffered a breakdown—due to his shattered marriage and an irrational fear of fading away as a human—he now finds himself caught between two worlds, neither of which is a place of comfort or fulfillment: the world of the ward, where abnormality and an odd sort of freedom reign, and the outside world, where convention and restrictive behavior rule. Finally on his way to becoming reasonably ´´normal´´ again, he requests and is granted a ´´solo pass´´, which allows him to leave the locked ward for several hours and visit the city, with the promise that he will return to the hospital by evening. As he prepares for his excursion, we get a picture of the ward he will temporarily leave behind—the staff and the patients, notably Mandy Reed, a schizophrenic and nymphomaniac who has become his closest friend there. Solo Pass is an unsettling satire that depicts, with inverted logic, the difficulties of madness and normalcy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/005449/bk_blak_005449_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Anthology of Classical Piano Music is paired with the Performance Practices in Classical Piano Music DVD for a comprehensive look at the literature, performing conventions and musical style of the Classical era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and discusses musical characteristics, period instruments, and performance conventions not indicated in the manuscripts.
The Anthology of Romantic Piano Music is paired with the Performance Practices in Romantic Piano Music DVD for a comprehensive look at the literature, performing conventions and musical style of the Romantic era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and shares interesting historical anecdotes about the composers represented therein and the writers and artists who influenced them.
The Anthology of Baroque Keyboard Music is paired with the DVD Performance Practices in Baroque Keyboard Music for a comprehensive look at the literature and performing conventions of the Baroque era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and relates invaluable information on basic touches, articulations, dynamics and ornamentation that will help the performer create a more historically-informed performance. Also on this DVD is a lecture on the history of Baroque dance and the relationship between dance and music, with nine of the most popular court dances performed to Dr. Hinson´s keyboard accompaniment by dancers in Baroque costume.
(UNIVERSAL) 36 Tracks 1967-2004 mit 16-seitigem Booklet, The First Definitive Anthology Of Sandy Denny contains Songs Recorded With Fairport Convention, Fotheringay And Led Zeppelin As As Well As The Cream Of Her Solo Recordings.
Father Donald Cozzens and singer/songwriter, guitarist Richard Thompson on this edition of Fresh Air. Father Cozzens is the author of the new book Sacred Silence: Denial and the Crisis in the Church (the Liturgical Press). Father Cozzens is president-rector and professor of pastoral theology at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology in Cleveland. He is also the editor of The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest. His previous book is The Changing Face of the Priesthood: A Reflection on the Priest´s Crisis of Soul. Richard Thompson first became known for his work with ´´Fairport Convention.´´ He´s since gone solo and is known for his dark songs which blend elements of British folk ballads and the blues. He´s released a number of solo albums, Mirror Blue, and Rumor and Sign. Rykodisc also compiled a retrospective of his work Watching the Dark: The History of Richard Thompson. Currently, Thompson is performing a show he calls ´´A thousand Years of Pop Music,´´ which includes British and American folk songs, jazz and pop. (Broadcast Date: October 24, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/021024/rt_whyy_021024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Psychologist Robert Jay Lifton, poet Sekou Sundiata, singer/songwriter Richard Thompson, WTC survivor Laura Manning and her husband Greg, and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli on this special 9/11 edition of Fresh Air. Robert Jay Lifton is a professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Graduate School University Center and Director of The Center on Violence and Human Survival at John Jay College of Criminal Justice at The City University of New York. Performance poet Sekou Sundiata is one of New York´s notable spoken word artists, blending lyrics of urban dwelling with music. Richard Thompson first became known for his work with ´´Fairport Convention.´´ He´s since gone solo and is known for his dark songs which blend elements of British folk ballads and the blues. During the attacks on the World Trade Centers, Lauren Manning was badly burned. While she was in the hospital, her husband, Greg, sent daily e-mails to friends and family chronicling Lauren´s progress. They´ve been collected in the new book, Love, Greg & Lauren: A Powerful True Story of Courage, Hope, and Survival. John Pizzarelli has played in cabarets and jazz clubs around the world, and co-starred in the broadway revue Dream: A salute to the songs of Johnny Mercer. (Broadcast Date: September 11, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020911/rt_whyy_020911_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.