Category: Culture/Books


Waarom Pasen? Compilatie Mattheus Passion

Why Easter? Compilation Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Matthäus Passion is considered one of the most significant and profound pieces of Western classical music. Composed in 1727, the piece tells the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, as described in the Gospel of Matthew. With its elaborate choral and instrumental movements, the Matthäus Passion remains a testament to Bach’s…
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Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
What Is an Algorithm?

What Is an Algorithm?

Algorithms are everywhere. This video explains the simple concept behind them — and how they help us complete complicated tasks. When you bake a cake or when you tie your shoes, did you know you are using an algorithm? Algorithms aren’t just complex sets of instructions for computers. Anytime you follow a replicable step-by-step process…
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Bachatango Date un Respiro

Bachatango is a dance style that combines elements of bachata and tango. It originated in the Dominican Republic and has gained popularity in many countries around the world. In bachatango, dancers typically use a close embrace and move in a circular or figure-eight pattern around the dance floor. The dance incorporates the sensual and rhythmic…
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Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone: Deborah’s Theme (Once Upon a Time in America)

“Deborah’s Theme” is a hauntingly beautiful instrumental piece composed by the Italian composer Ennio Morricone for the 1984 film “Once Upon a Time in America,” directed by Sergio Leone. The film is an epic crime drama spanning several decades, and “Deborah’s Theme” serves as the main theme for the character of Deborah, a love interest…
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Sam Green Five Thoughts about 30 pieces

“Five Thoughts About Thirty Pieces” by Sam Green

Sam Green’s short film essay explores John Cage and the 1983 piece he wrote for Kronos entitled Thirty Pieces for String Quartet. Sam Green’s documentary titled “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,” features a live performance by the Kronos Quartet and includes archival recordings from century-old wax cylinders. The documentary is a tribute to…
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Escalay Waterwheel

Escalay (“Waterwheel”) – Kronos Quartet

“Pieces from Africa” is an album by the Kronos Quartet, a renowned string quartet known for their innovative and eclectic approach to contemporary classical music. The album was released in 1992 and features compositions by various African composers. The album includes 14 tracks, each one showcasing a different African style or musical tradition. Some of…
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What’s left of New York’s Dutch past?

The architecture, language and culture of New Netherland influences New York today, even if most modern-day inhabitants have little idea of the history beneath their feet. From BBC When his children were at preschool in Hackensack, New Jersey, building restorer and historian Tim Adriance taught them a simple nursery rhyme. Although it has a Dutch…
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mushroom recipe

The Very Best of the Best mushroom recipe with chef Jean Pierre exclusively for us.

Hello There Friends, Garlic Mushrooms are so easy to make yet so many people make the simplest mistakes when making them! Let me teach you some simple tricks to making the best Garlic Mushrooms that would blow any Steakhouse out of the water! Let me know what you think in the comments below.

Louis Andriessen: De Tijd (with Members Of the Netherlands Chamber Choir)

Louis Andriessen: Time

It is one of my favourite pieces of ( modern classical ) music – Anton Foek De Tijd (Time) · Louis Andriessen Louis Andriessen: De Tijd (with Members Of the Netherlands Chamber Choir)