“Das Rheingold”, by Richard Wagner, premiered on September 22 1869, at the National Theatre, Munich

“In the depths of the Rhine, the three Rhinemaidens guard the Rhinegold, a treasure of immeasurable value. The Nibelung dwarf Alberich is dazzled by the sight of it. The girls explain that whoever wins the gold and forges it into a ring will gain power over the world, but must first renounce love. Frustrated by… Continue reading “Das Rheingold”, by Richard Wagner, premiered on September 22 1869, at the National Theatre, Munich

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There is a joy in those things allowing us to create (or embody a thought, or turn an idea into a fruit which may bring about other fruits). There is joy in contemplating these complex or simple instruments, even in their passive state. A piano, a cello, the skin on a drum, the texture of… Continue reading Graphite