Belisario is, quite simply, one of Donizetti’s finest achievements. Dating from the high watermark of Donizetti’s maturity, with its premiere in 1836 (the year after the debut of Maria Stuarda in Milan and Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples), Belisario proved a triumph on stages throughout the 19th century. Yet, incredibly, it is little known today. The libretto, by Salvadore Cammarano (who collaborated with Donizetti on Lucia di Lammermoor), tells the moving and typically complicated story of the 6th century Byzantine general. Falsely accused by his wife, Antonina, of killing their son, he was blinded and exiled as his punishment. Only the recognition by his daughter, Irene, that her father’s former captive, Alamiro, was her long-lost brother restores Belisario’s reputation; tragically, too late to save his life.
"Une célébration d'amour et d'intégrité"
il existe un lien particulier entre une mère et sa fille. Parfois fragile et ténue, mais à la fois aussi immuable que les Rocheuses, c'est une relation qui n'est ni statique, ni superficielle. Elle se développe toujours telle une source profonde et intarissable.
Les femmes - filles, mères, épouses, travailleuses, amies, étudiantes - sont à la fois uniques et parentes entre elles. Ce lien de parenté provient des expériences semblables qu'elles vivent : l'amour et l'apprentissage; la faculté de ressentir la tendresse du coeur; l'aptitude à nouer des amitiés qui ne meurent jamais; la capacité de donner la vie; le courage d'allier travail et famille. …
A Sunday in Autumn (1994). Jon Mark uses his electronic keyboards to produce a CD filled with incredibly evocative music. The melancholy and reflection that flow through every song on this recording are indicative of the time of year when trees go bare, the air grows cold, and winter begins to appear. Some of the songs are tinged with bittersweet memories, others are more minor-key and somber.
Asia Journey (1996). Blending his unique warm and melodic yet still distinctly ambient keyboards with a subtle yet tangible Far Eastern texture, Jon Mark has once again delivered the goods. This man can, apparently, do no wrong…
Brother Bear: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack to Disney's 2003 animated feature Brother Bear. It contains the film's music composed by Mark Mancina and Phil Collins, as well as songs written by Collins, and performed by Tina Turner, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Oren Waters, The Bulgarian Women's Choir, and even Collins himself. Much of the soundtrack in the film consists of the songs performed by Collins as a montage, much like what was done with the earlier Disney soundtrack to film Tarzan, but not entirely. The album was released on October 21, 2003 by Walt Disney Records.