Sunday, 24 May 2015
My First Visit to Daunt Books, London. Czech Books Section. Contained Many Surprises. Purchased " Sevrein,s Journey Into the Dark ". By Paul Leppin. Leppin,s Quest Was To Shock. This He Did Really Well. German was the Chosen Language in Praha, at This Time. Kafka a Obvious Influence. Listened Recently to BBC Radio 3 Series on Franz Kafka. Essays Given by Leading Writers. On Their Take on Kafka. Most Enjoyed Jeff Young View. Programme,s Also on Kafka,s Praha Life. Play,s & Jazz. On One Programme. Even Heard Talking Heads " Psycho Killer ". When Starting Book. Could Not Get The Velvet Underground Song " Venus in Furs ". Out Of My Head. Severin to the Fore Here. Severin, Wants More From His Dull Life. He Finds it & More. Book Captures Old Praha. In All Its Glory. Index on German Named, Praha Places. Very Interesting. Going Back to Jeff Young. Agree with Him. Some Books May Lose Something in Translation. Book is Well Designed. Good Feel. Very Fine Argument Never to Change to a Electronic Reading Device. Sad Final Years for Leppin. Attracted the Attention of the Gestapo. Over Leppin,s Good Relations with Many Jewish Writers. Died Virtually Forgotten, Buried in Vinohrady Cemetery. Twisted Spoon Publication. Fine Read.
Friday, 8 May 2015
22-5-15. Now for My Concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Very Impressive Concert Venue. Good Views Everywhere. Nice Seeing So Many Younger Classical People. In Attendance. Concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor. Czech, Tomas Netopil. Director of Philharmonie Essen. Concert Opens with the Enjoyable Wagner " Overture, The Flying Dutchman ". Before Interval Beethoven,s Symphony NO 4. Take Photo,s of the Thames. From Great Vantage Point. Before Having Very Nice Simply Chocolate Ice Cream. Second Half Highlight. Leos Janacek " Glagolitic Mass ". Very Strong Vocal,s From Slovak Soprano, Andrea Dankova. Plus the Choirs of the London Philharmonic, & The Spanish, Orfeo Catala, & Cor De Cambra Del Palau De La Musica Catalana. Good Playing Too. By Catherine Edwards on the Organ. Mass, Huge Work. Janacek Dream of a Wedding. Set in the Open Countryside. Around the Moravian Spa Town of Luhacovice. Enjoyed it Very Much. Uplifting. Even after Leaving Hall to Evening Rain. Cannot Dampen My Spirit. Retire Back to Earls Court. And the Courtfield. Another London Pilsner. Bar Very Lively. Full of Middlesbrough Football Supporters. Having a Grand Time. Even After Losing to Nearby Fulham, Earlier.