Bob dylan’s nobel prize speech becomes book

bob dylan's nobel prize speech becomes book

Bob dylan delivered his lecture for the nobel prize for literature as a sound recording this spring after much wrangling. Now it becomes a book.

The US publisher simon&schuster has published a 32-page special edition, which the swedish nobel institute pointed out via twitter on wednesday. According to the publisher, only 100 copies of the signed books will be sold – for the steep price of 2500 dollars (2150 euros) a piece.

However, there is also a non-signed edition for about 17 dollars. Dylan’s award speech, which lasted about half an hour, can also be read and listened to for free on the internet.

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Moving encounters at the night of religions

Moving encounters at the night of religions

The mosque in the viktoriastrabe is full. Visitors fill the entire back prayer room. As is customary here, they have all taken off their school clothes when they enter the mosque, and are now sitting on the floor in socks, looking forward eagerly. The prayer call ertont. It is in arabic and probably not understandable for most visitors. Nevertheless, the audience listens attentively.

Ten muslim men stand in a row in front of the prayer niche and begin the evening prayer. They drop to their knees, kiss the floor in front of them, straighten up again and repeat the process. Arabic prayers run in the background.

"It really moved me, says marianne vogt from coburg. "Seeing them throw themselves to their god and surrender to him was impressive." The mosque is the first stop of the evening for marianna vogt and her husband gerd. "We find the evening very interesting, especially because we ourselves travel a lot to asian and muslim countries", she explains.

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Bad bruckenau: music in nursing care

Bad bruckenau: music in nursing care

When daniela wagner comes to visit, the entire nursing home willy-brandt-haus area gathers in the rough lounge on the first floor. For the past year, she has been visiting this protected space for patients suffering from dementia once a month. "Every hour is different and exciting, says wagner about her time in the nursing home. Sometimes everyone joins in with enthusiasm, and sometimes it’s rather restless. It is always a surprise.

It has been proven for a long time that music appeals to certain areas of our brain that are not reached by language. For neurological diseases such as stroke, parkinson’s or dementia, as well as depression in old age, the use of music can do much to improve quality of life. Because music goes to the heart and transports emotions that activate the brain. The patients remember their childhood, earlier events and experiences. "It can be very emotional at times", says the music school director of the august kompel music school. Of course, music does not cure the disease, but it can have a very positive effect. "Despite severe dementia, the participants are often fully involved", says wagner, who last year completed her training in what is known as music geragogy.

Offers for seniors

The city called for the project "music with heart and brain" within the framework of the health city 2017 for one year at two care facilities in bad bruckenau. In addition to the willy brandt house, this also affected the romershag castle nursing home. Now this challenge is coming to an end. "The financial support for the project should be seen as a boost", says karin bauer from the tourist info. The city wanted to show the nursing facilities with the demand the possibilities of a geriatric music offer. Whether and in what form the project will be included in the program by the houses is now up to them, bauer added. "From my point of view the project is very well accepted. I hope there is a possibility that the music lessons will continue", says wagner.

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Where violins become saxophones

Where violins become saxophones

Gerhard deutschmann "american dreams was the motto of this concert, which, with one exception, included works by the most important american composers.

Due to an injury to tenor saxophonist edoardo zotti, who was replaced by koryun asatryan, the program, which had originally included a violin, had to be changed. Together with claus hierluksch (soprano), ricarda fuss (alto) and jure knez (baritone saxophone), the quartet impressed with high virtuosity, colorful sound and seamless interplay. In addition, there was interesting and instructive information about the history of the origins and further development of the instrument used today in many music cards.

The concert began with a work by the still-living minimalist steve reich, whose composition "new york counterpoint" was a work of the same name with constantly repeated, alternating ostinati and a sampler switched on, it tries to capture the pulse of the big city. With the precise rendition of this sound study the arcis quartet gave a preferable visiting card.

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Bach inspires in kitzingen

Bach inspires in kitzingen

"Juchzet, frohlocket" and that with kettledrums and trumpets. Splendid and powerful with a jubilant choir and a radiant orchestra, that is how johann sebastian bach’s soft night oratorio begins, and that is exactly how it ended in the well-attended protestant town church in kitzingen after an hour and a half on sunday evening.

Rough and deserved applause at the end of an inspiring concert of the paul eber-kantorei and the ansbacher kammerorchester conducted by martin blaufelder with the soloists anja gutgesell, edeltraud rupek, roberto ortiz and daniel fiolka.

On the program on sunday evening were the first three of six cantatas of bach’s christmas work. The "probably most popular and most listened to classical christmas music" as dean hanspeter kern remarked in his short funeral speech.

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