Ashes and Snow, a film by Gregory Colbert, uses both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. The 60-minute feature is a poetic narrative rather than a documentary. It aims to lift the natural and artificial barriers between humans and other species, dissolving the distance that exists between them.
Project «Ashes and Snow» is considered one of the greatest works of human genius. More than 14 years, photographer Gregory Colbert (Gregory Colbert) traveled with expeditions to India, Egypt, Africa and Antarctica, collecting material for his monumental canvases.
Project «Ashes and Snow» - is a mystical journey into the myths of human origin, the basis of the universe and the core nature. He charms and the spirit of calmness, mood and atmosphere. It is beyond time. He is in eternity. And most surprising is that in this case, any admiring pathos acquitted.
"Ashes and Snow" has no plot, it gets stuck in time, and sepia images show how people are close to the birds, animals, fish - and not enemies but are held together, though exactly what life must proceed. Different countries and different people, but one meaning - a person is one with nature, there is no contradiction between them, you are - part of it, but around friends. Most of those on whom the photographs were tested, barely cope with the surging emotions and dynamics, of course, conveys a feeling much stronger.
A two-CD set devoted to the Lutheran liturgical repertory from Martin Luther himself to Heinrich Schütz. The first disc comprises compositions specific to the Lutheran liturgy: Deutsche Messe, Deutsches Magnificat, Deutsche Passion (the first German polyphonic Passion, by Joachim von Burck) and even a reconstruction of a Deutsches Requiem drawn from polyphonic works that set the same texts as those Brahms was later to use for his Deutsches Requiem.
Eduard Ivanovich Bagdasarian was a key figure in the modern development of Armenian music, and his piano works have a unique importance in an oeuvre which covered almost every genre. The tremendously varied 24 Preludes encompass all of the major and minor keys with the added colour of Armenian modes. This mastery of miniature forms contrasts with the impassioned and ambitious Rhapsody, while the archetypally Romantic Nocturne draws on the tradition of the great Russian Adagio.