Day: April 19, 2015

OT: Greensleeves – Jordi Savall

Regular readers of The Game’s Afoot will be aware of my admiration for this music. Jordi Savall i Bernadet (born 1941, in Igualada, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish Catalan viol player, conductor, and composer. He has been one of the major figures in the field of early music since the 1970s, largely responsible for bringing the viol (viola da gamba) back to life on the stage. His characteristic repertory ranges from Medieval to Renaissance and Baroque music, though he has occasionally ventured into the classical or even the romantic period.

You can listen to it here

Madrid’s Night of Books

http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=image%2Fjpg&blobheadername1=Content-disposition&blobheadername2=cadena&blobheadervalue1=filename%3DLNL15_265x134.png&blobheadervalue2=language%3Des%26site%3DPortalLector&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1352870878772&ssbinary=trueCoinciding with World Book and Copyright Day, Madrid celebrates this 23th of April the tenth edition of La Noche de los Libros (The Night of the Books).

Coincidiendo con el Día Mundial del Libro y del Derecho de Autor, Madrid celebra este 23 de abril la décima edición de La Noche de los Libros.

How will you celebrate it?

¿Cómo piensa celebrarlo?

My intention is to finish reading the six books that made the shortlist for the 2015 Petrona Award and then to tackle James Ellroy’s LA Quartet.

Mi intención es terminar la lectura de los seis libros que alcanzaron ser finalistas al Premio Petrona 2015 y luego afrontar el Cuarteto de Los Ángeles de James Ellroy.