Italy Wrap-up (with pictures)
Back in the Big Apple after an extraordinary 10 days in Italy, which produced more than a few revelations. First, here are some pics from the events in Rome I wrote about last week:
The Basilica of Santa Cecilia, Rome, built over the saint's home in Trastevere and final resting place of her remains.
The Auditorium Parco Della Musica at sunset. Santa Cecilia Hall is on the right; Sinopoli Hall is on the left.
The Orchestra and Chorus of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Santa Cecilia Hall, 5/5/07
Daniel Barenboim with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, 5/5/07
Karlheinz Stockhausen (and his soundboard), Sinopoli Hall, 5/7/07
The first image is from a 15th Century musical treatise, seen at the Museum of Music in Florence; the second is from Stockhausen's "13th Hour" from Klang, 2007