THE IDIOT

Opera, Music and Cinema appreciation.

“Ours is an age of improved means to deteriorated ends”

—   J R R Tolkein

balfies:

Portrait of a Young Woman, Jean-Etienne Liotard 

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer 

#they look like theyve been having a chat about u and u just walked in

(Source: fleurdemeth, via onemoredaytoanewbeginning)

Queste Pungenti Spine - Benedetto Ferrari - Sung by Philippe Jaroussky

The beginning is very Pur ti miro, Ferrari being a likely contributor to L’Incoronazione di Poppea. 

E pur’io torno from Monteverdi’s Incoronazione di Poppea

Sung superbly by the amazing Iestyn Davies.

Josef Matthias Hauer - Nomos Op. 19 (1919)

Gorgeous

geritsel:

John Atkinson Grimshaw must have been a melancholic nightwalker.

(via leadingtone)

phantamxrose:

batbcomic:

designerreign:

If Belle never found the castle…

A thousand times reblog

Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

phantamxrose:

batbcomic:

designerreign:

If Belle never found the castle…

A thousand times reblog

Help I’ve fallen and I can’t get up

(via onemoredaytoanewbeginning)

Glenn Gould talks about J S Bach

The unbelievable 1904 recording of Enrico Caruso singing ‘Una Furtiva Lagrima’ from Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore

signorcasaubon:

mediterraneum:

Iraq: Two young Christian women pose on a Mosul street in 1927.

One of the oldest Christian communities in the world is being herded into slaughter— and nary a peep from the West.

signorcasaubon:

mediterraneum:

Iraq: Two young Christian women pose on a Mosul street in 1927.

One of the oldest Christian communities in the world is being herded into slaughter— and nary a peep from the West.

(via theraccolta)