Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 3 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

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Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 2 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

Michael Jackson classical music
Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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Soothing the savage beast: Michael Jackson and classical music (part 1 of 4)

It seems an unlikely pair – Michael Jackson and classical music. Yet the King of Pop’s longtime passion for classical music permeated both his work and private life. Compositions of the past satisfied his musical curiosity, supported his ambition to learn from the greats, and soothed his soul. Classical music is what Jackson had hoped to command and create, just months before he passed away.

Michael Jackson classical music
Michael Jackson and classical music (photo: video still)

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The Oratory: stap in het driedimensionale Boek van Kells

De meeste mensen hebben er geen weet van. Maar in de Ierse kustplaats Dun Laoghaire (‘dun leerie’) staat een klein kunstwonder: the Oratory of the Sacred Heart. Iedere vierkante centimeter in deze kleine kloosterkapel is beschilderd in de stijl van het Boek van Kells. Keltische romantiek ten top, wie houdt daar nou niet van?

Oratory Dun Laoghaire
Oratory met Heilig Hartbeeld (foto: arranqhenderson.com)

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Column: Iets moois bij de kapel van Binderen

Ik had er verhalen over gehoord. Vroeger – ja, vroeger – vond er wel eens een openluchtmis plaats op het processieveld bij de kapel van Binderen. De weide ligt er sindsdien verlaten bij. Maar afgelopen zondag gebeurde er iets moois. Maria werd, 75 jaar na het oprichten van de kapel, opnieuw toegezongen onder de hemel van Binderen.

Kapel van Binderen
(foto: Annemarie Latour)

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