Franz Schubert – Ave Maria (1825)


“Ellens dritter Gesang” (Ellens Gesang III, D. 839, Op. 52, No. 6, 1825), in English: “Ellen’s Third Song”, was composed by Franz Schubert in 1825 as part of his Opus 52, a setting of seven songs from Walter Scott´s popular epic poem The Lady of the Lake, loosely translated into German.

It has become one of Schubert’s most popular works, recorded by a wide variety and large number of singers, under the title of Ave Maria, in arrangements with various lyrics which commonly differ from the original context of the poem. It was arranges in three versions for piano by Franz Liszt. [source]

Maria Callas – Vocal / Unknown – Piano


[Dedicated my father, who died in Tanzania 07.04.1995. Rest in peace]

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Ravi Shankar – Chants of India (1996)

Chants of India is an album by Indian musician Ravi Shankar released in 1997 on Angel Records. Produced by his friend and sometime collaborator George Harrison, the album consists of Vedic and other Hindu sacred prayers set to music, marking a departure from Shankar’s more familiar work in the field of Hindustani classical music. The lyrical themes of the recorded chants are peace and harmony among nature and all creatures. Sessions for the album took place in the Indian city of Madras and at Harrison’s home in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, following his work on The Beatles’ Anthology (1995). Anoushka Shankar, John Barham, Bikram Ghosh, Tarun Bhatacharaya and Ronu Majumdar are among the many musicians who contributed to the recording. [source]

Ravi Shankar – sitar, direction, arrangements / George Harrison – vocals, acoustic guitar, autoharp, bass, vibraphone, marimba, glockenspiel / Anoushka Shankar – conductor and assistant / Ronu Mazumdar – flute

Within You Without You” is a song written by George Harrison, released on the Beatles’ 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Within You, Without You

We were talking
About the space between us all
And the people who hide themselves
Behind a wall of illusion
Never glimpse the truth
Then it’s far too late
When they pass away

We were talking
About the love we all could share
When we find it
To try our best to hold it there
With our love, with our love
We could save the world
If they only knew

Try to realize it’s all within yourself
No one else can make you change
And to see you’re really only very small
And life flows on within you and without you

We were talking
About the love that’s gone so cold
And the people who gain the world
And lose their soul
They don’t know, they can’t see
Are you one of them

When you’ve seen beyond yourself
Then you may find
Peace of mind is waiting there
And the time will come
When you see we’re all one
And life flows on within you and without you


There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in – LEONARD COHEN


The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again

I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be.
Ah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see.

I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud.
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me.

Ring the bells that still can ring

You can add up the parts
But you won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march,
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart
To love will come
But like a refugee.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.
That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968screenshot-ladies-and-gent-with-esquirePhoto: Screen capture from 1965 documentary, “Ladies and Gentlemen… Mr. Leonard Cohen”

Eikoh Hosoe – Untitled (nudes) 2001

Eikoh Hosoe (b. 1933) is widely acknowledged to be a pioneer of expressionistic post-WWII Japanese photography. Throughout an oeuvre spanning over fifty years, Hosoe has explored the human body’s physicality as a subject that reveals a shifting interior landscape of dreams and desires.

Eikoh Hosoe untitled (nudes)
Japan, 2001
gelatin silver print
5 h x 4 w inches
Signed, dated and numbered to lower edge ’15/50 2001 Eikoh’. Signed to verso ‘Eikoh Hosoe’. This work is number 15 from the edition of 50.