Category Archives: History

Young Englishman who lives in a Victorian cottage

Peter Saunders from England is a huge fan of all things dating back to the time when Queen Victoria ruled her empire. He has even created a home that is an authentic tribute to that period. We met up with … Continue reading

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Young couple in USA live like Victorians

Never mind living off the grid. Meet the couple who live in a different century.  THE VICTORIANS, Modern Life is Rubbish. Shunning modern day convenience and technology. (Excerpt from FastCo) Whether you consider them pre-modern evangelists or just uber-hipsters, Gabriel … Continue reading

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The Myth of Progress In The Arts

THE MYTH OF PROGRESS IN THE ARTS By John Bortslap. ( Painting: Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano sonata no 7, Op.10, no 3, 1798. Second movement- Largo e mesto.  Acyrlics on canvas by EdwardianPiano).   IN THE LAST CENTURY, VERY OFTEN … Continue reading

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Ludwig van Beethoven, A study in text and pictures by Hans Conrad Fischer

Ludwig van Beethoven, A study in text and pictures by Hans Conrad Fischer Here is another vintage book in my collection on Beethoven. I got this one free from Healthy Planet,  who as I have mentioned before give out books … Continue reading

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Joseph Lange’s Mozart Portrait – article by Michael Lorenz

Joseph Lange’s Mozart Portrait – article by Michael Lorenz   Joseph Lange‘s unfinished portrait of Mozart is one of the most popular and best known images of the composer. Its somber coloring and its unfinished state have made it a … Continue reading

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Count Josef Deym’s art collection and Mozart’s “death mask.”

Count Josef Deym’s art collection and Mozart’s “death mask.” It has been recorded that Mozart’s death mask was made by Count Josef Deym von Stritetz on December 5, 1791 shortly after Mozart’s death on that day. Like all such masks … Continue reading

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Note perfect: Beethoven’s spirit lives on in Vienna

Note perfect: Beethoven’s spirit lives on in Vienna. Ah, Vienna: Beethoven made his reputation here – and his spirit still lives on in the Austrian capital. Film-maker Phil Grabsky follows the great maestro’s trail. Forget the “gift of God”, the … Continue reading

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