Videos: Love between Paris and London, Haydn at the Sorbonne

Splitscreen: A Love Story

Came across this sweet video, shot entirely on a Nokia mobile phone. The onerly analytical part of my brain sees in the video poignant themes about how love transcends distance and space. But, I think this is one best enjoyed simply for its charm, the beauty of Paris and London and the very beautiful, human story it puts across:

Splitscreen: A Love Story from James W Griffiths on Vimeo.

Haydn’s ‘La Création’, Paris IV

Just noticed that the featured video on Paris Sorbonne’s YouTube channel is an excerpt from none other than one of my most beloved oratio’s by Haydn – The Creation. I’ve listened to Haydn’s majestic oratio performed by the Cambridge King’s College Choir very often on th métro partly to be awed by the precision of German composers, the attention to detail that is self evident , but more often than not to be reminded of the story line that inspired Haydn. This idea of creating entire new realities out of nothing. Ok, I am beginning to ramble. Here goes the excerpt from ‘The Creation’. Lovely!