Life is an experimental journey undertaken involuntarily. It is a journey of the spirit through the material world and, since it is the spirit that travels, it is the spirit that is experienced. That is why there exist contemplative souls who have lived more intensely, more widely, more tumultuously than others who have lived their lives purely externally.
~Fernando Pessoa, June 13, 1888 – November 30, 1935
The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds
Description from factcodesign: “The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are inventively illustrated in this New York infographic based on Mason Currey’s Daily Rituals: How Artists Work HERE.” (via: fastcodesign.com - twitter Radovan Erdje)
Rolando’s new album is a unique and carefully-crafted personal selection of Verdi arias and songs that takes us on a musical journey, beginning with Verdi’s earliest composition, dating from 1838, and continuing through popular and lesser known pieces all the way to the very last aria he wrote for the tenor voice: the beautiful “Dal labbro il canto estasiato vola” from Falstaff (1893). The new Verdi album arrives this November from Deutsche Grammophon.
I posted the wrong video… this is the one that I was talking about. :-/ I’m a little sleepy. Sorry. LOL Look at his face and hands when he talks about him. He can barely contain himself. He loves what he does. :D
Artemis: I ran into this video again as I searched for a possible duplicate of the Toscanini post. It makes me smile so I’ll post it again. He is just so excited. :D