Τετάρτη, 31 Δεκεμβρίου 2008

Δευτέρα, 10 Νοεμβρίου 2008

Σάββατο, 11 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Tolstói Lev Nikoláyevich, Repin Ilya


Lev Nikoláyevich Tolstói descansando en el bosque. Óleo sobre lienzo. 60 × 50 cm. Galería estatal Tretiakov, Moscú.

Παρασκευή, 10 Οκτωβρίου 2008

If I were a rich man, Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum...


Marc Chagall




Fiddler on the roof - Do you love me?






If I were a rich man


If I Were a Rich Man

"Dear God, you made many, many poor people.
I realize, of course, that it's no shame to be poor.
But it's no great honor either!
So, what would have been so terrible if I had a small fortune?"

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

I'd build a big tall house with rooms by the dozen,
Right in the middle of the town.
A fine tin roof with real wooden floors below.
There would be one long staircase just going up,
And one even longer coming down,
And one more leading nowhere, just for show.

I'd fill my yard with chicks and turkeys and geese and ducks
For the town to see and hear.
(Insert)Squawking just as noisily as they can. (End Insert)
And each loud "cheep" and "swaqwk" and "honk" and "quack"
Would land like a trumpet on the ear,
As if to say "Here lives a wealthy man."

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.

I see my wife, my Golde, looking like a rich man's wife
With a proper double-chin.
Supervising meals to her heart's delight.
I see her putting on airs and strutting like a peacock.
Oy, what a happy mood she's in.
Screaming at the servants, day and night.

The most important men in town would come to fawn on me!
They would ask me to advise them,
Like a Solomon the Wise.
"If you please, Reb Tevye..."
"Pardon me, Reb Tevye..."
Posing problems that would cross a rabbi's eyes!
And it won't make one bit of difference if i answer right or wrong.
When you're rich, they think you really know!

If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
To sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all.

If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Yidle-diddle-didle-didle man.
Lord who mad ethe lion and the lamb,
You decreed I should be what I am.
Would it spoil some vast eternal plan?
If I were a wealthy man.

"If I Were a Rich Man" is a song from the 1964 musical Fiddler on the Roof. It was written by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock. The song is performed by Tevye, the main character in the musical, and reflects his dreams of glory.


Τρίτη, 7 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Παρασκευή, 3 Οκτωβρίου 2008

Ilya Repin, Robeson Paul, Red Army και οι Βαρκάρηδες του Βόλγα... το τραγούδι που είναι ποτισμένο με δάκρυα, με αίμα, με ιδρώτα...


Οι σκλάβοι του Βόλγα ! Το αριστούργημα του Ilya Efimovich Repin (1844-1930)



Ένα από τα πιο διάσημα ρωσικά τραγούδια και τα πιο όμορφα, από τον μέγα Paul Robeson . Το βίντεο συνοδεύεται από τον συγκλονιστικό πίνακα του Ilya Repin, «Οι βαρκάρηδες του Βόλγα».



Μπαλαλάικα για τους Βαρκάρηδες του Βόλγα...



Και μια συγκλονιστική εκτέλεση από την χορωδία του Κόκκινου Στρατού

Ilya Repin... Αυτοπροσωπογραφία εν ώρα εργασίας


Autorretrato trabajando. Óleo sobre lienzo. 125 × 94 cm. Galería Nacional, Praga.

¡Qué libertad!


¡Qué libertad! Óleo sobre lienzo. 179 × 284,5 cm. Museo estatal ruso, San Petersburgo.

Demonstration on 17 October 1905 (Ilya Repin, 1911)


Demonstration on 17 October 1905 (Ilya Repin, 1911)
Κρατικό ρωσικό μουσείο Αγίας Πετρούπολης

Τρίτη, 30 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

Doctor Zhivago, Maurice Jarre


Maurice Jarre, Doctor Zhivago


Το ρωσικό παραμύθι...

Τρίτη, 16 Σεπτεμβρίου 2008

The Last Tavern at the City Gates. Vasily Perov-Василий Георгиевич Перов


Русский: Последний кабак у заставы
English: "The Last Tavern at the City Gates", Oil on canvas. The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.