Monthly Archives: December 2012

Unknown tunes

During this old-men-with-beards month, I discovered Charles Koechlin, a French composer of the early 20th century, whose name faded in unjustified oblivion.

During this old-men-with-beards month, I discovered Charles Koechlin, a French composer of the early 20th century, whose name faded in unjustified oblivion.

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Fall of Icarus

At first sight, the famous painting from the 16th century that used to be attributed to Pieter Breughel the Elder, shows a farmer who plowes his land. On a plot next to him, a shepherd is daydreaming, surrounded by his sheep. A fisherman is fishing on the waterfront. From a distance you can see the city of Athens. At sea there is a boat. But nobody notices the drama that is going on in a dark corner and which refers to the painting’s title.

Icarus falls into the sea

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