Eleanor Catton, «Τα Φώτα»

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Τα Φώτα είναι ένα υπέροχα ογκώδες βιβλίο που θυμίζει τα τεράστια κλασικά μυθιστορήματα, όχι μόνο στο μέγεθος αλλά και στο ύφος. Η Catton αφηγείται...

Μπαχ, «Γαλλικές Σουίτες», Perahia

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Είναι δύσκολο να πει κανείς ότι κάποιος ερμηνευτής προσεγγίζει την ψυχή της μουσικής του Μπαχ στο πιάνο – κι όμως για μένα αυτό κατορθώνει...

Igor Levit’s Variations (Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski)

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Even though I had been thinking of reviewing this 3CD set, the fact that it was recently awarded the Gramophone Recording of the Year...

The Bell Jar

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Title: The Bell Jar Author: Sylvia Plath Originally published in 1963 under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas If Aliens were ever to visit us (if they haven’t so far) they might...

Argerich’s Rachmaninov 3rd

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Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 3 Martha Argerich (piano) Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin / Ricardo Chailly Released remastered for Philips 50 series (2001) I remember being a student in London and entering...

Tokyo Story

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Title: Tokyo StoryDirector: Yasujirô OzuReleased: 1953 One of my favourite film reviewers, Dennis Schwartz claims that, “This very well might be the best film ever made.” I...

Cemetery of Splendour

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Title: Cemetery of Splendour Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul Released: 2015 Well, this film is impressive in its ability to seem completely unimpressive, as is the case with most...

Szymanowski First Violin Concerto

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Szymanowski’s First Violin Concerto can be described as sumptuous, lush, exotic. It is said that the composer himself was inspired by the Polish poet...

The Luminaries

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Title: The Luminaries Author: Eleanor Catton Published: 2013 The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton is massive book: massive in size, scope and depth. Set in 19th century New...

Το Άλογο του Τορίνο, Ταρ

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  Τίτλος: A Torinói ló (Το Άλογο του Τορίνο) Σκηνοθέτης: Béla Tarr Παραγωγή: 2011 «Στο τέλος, τα φώτα είχαν σβήσει…και η σκέψη να δω κάποια άλλη ταινία,...