Berlioz and the romantic century by Jacques Barzun

By Jacques Barzun

This 3rd variation back makes to be had to trendy readers the vintage and accomplished learn of 1 of the main radical and influential composers.
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It just seems that I had always been on a horse. Our old ranch was on the Penawawa Creek, about seven miles from where it emptied into the Snake River. The Penawawa is actually formed by two streams, one from each of the canyons on either side of the house. One gave us water for irrigation, the other was great for trout fishing. The willows and red birch, the long, green grasses and wildflowers that framed the streams in all directions, had the kind of sim- Page 23 ple beauty that looks like it always had been and always will be.

This allowed the chariot to turn over and over without tangling the team and harness, so the horses could drag the wrecked chariot away, rolling and bouncinga nice effect. For all my comments about Italian stunt drivers I must say that they have courage. One driver in particular was very serious about his work. He had two brothersone was in charge of the stables and worked with us as a horse wrangler, and the other was a lawyer. Knowing that their brother was going to do the first wreck, they were both on hand to wish him well and watch the event.

The two wrecked chariots were left at the spina wall. We next rehearsed a bit of action that was to be one of the high spots of the race. We had seven chariots, seven teams, and seven men left. While the camera crews were making a final check of their equipment, and the chariots were racing around the track in a last rehearsal, I turned to look over the set. The afternoon sun cast weird shadows from the columns of the Colosseum onto the thousands of extras in colorful wardrobe. It was like looking back in time, back to the days of the Caesars.

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