Saturday, March 23, 2019


A short but moving scene from the movie Excalibur with the prelude of Wagner's Parsifal playing:

We owe it to John Boorman, producer and director of Excalibur, for the exquisite marriage of the Matter of Britain's key literary elements, i.e. the Arthurian Legends, and a Wagnerian soundtrack comprising a.o. Parsifal, itself an opera based on a German key literary element - Wolfram von Eschenbach's medieval romance Parzival.

Here's the prelude in full:

On a lighter note, Bedrich Smetana's absolutely wonderful Ma Vlast:

Western Civilization, it's a thing...

... Worth to die for.


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