Tuesday, 25 August 2015

CHARLES MACKERRAS.

Fine Book Given to Me. Being a Dvorak Society Member. Chance Meeting in a London Cafe ( 1947 ). With a Cellist From The Anglo - Czechoslovak Friendship League. Led to a Trip to Praha. To Study with Talich. Charles Mackerras is Famous for His Interest & Promoting Czech Music. Plus Being Very Good in Opera Music. Straight Talking In His Nature. Caused Him A Problem. Regarding a Remark Regarding Britten. Mackerras Must Be Commended. For His Huge Research in To Musical Scores. Making His Interpretations . Which Was So Authentic. Very Good Personal Contributions. By Dame Janet Baker, Ales Brezina, Nigel Simeone, Heinz Stolba, John Tyrrell & Jiri Zahradka. Lovely Photographs. Plus a Very Good Index of Charles Mackerras Discography. Whilst Finishing the Book. Was Feeling So Emotional. Excellent Book. Did So Much for Music in General. Plus Czech Music has So Much to Be Grateful For.

Friday, 14 August 2015

A CUP OF COFFEE WITH MY INTERROGATOR.

( The Prague Chronicles of Ludvik Vaculik ) Translated By George Theiner. Who Edits " Index of Censorship ", Magazine. Also did Translation on Works. By My Great Likes. Ivan Klima, Milan Kundera & Josef Skvorecky. Vavlav Havel does Book Introduction. Book is in Style of Feuilleton, Samizdat. Essays. Writing for the Drawer. Banned or Restricted Writers. Producing just a Few Copies. Then Exchanged among Like-Minded People. Loved the " Genie ". Starting in the Slavia Cafe. Arab Relates Story of Sinbad The Sailor. Plus His Take of More Freedom in Praha. At This Time ( 1978 ) !. To Much Amusement !. Describing the Interviews. People Like Vaculik had to Attend. With the Authority,s. Much Repetition. Good Cop, Bad Cop. Degrading. Plus Not Good for the Soul. In Context. " Funeral Of a Spokesman ". You Could Not Even Go to Your Own Friends Funeral. Police Made Sure You Were Otherwise Engaged. People in The West. Just Cannot Relate to What Many People in Czechoslovakia Endured.