In celebration of the unique power of mankind as composer-creators, we are proud to bring you this short featurette which comes to us from our German compatriots.
The three part compilation is a preview of sorts which touches on the themes of an upcoming DVD, now in progress titled, "The Classical Revolution." Those three sections are here outlined in brief:
I. WHO OWNS YOUR CULTURE?
The Congress For Cultural Freedom -- a better name would be "the Sexual Congress for Cultural Fascism" -- shaped the culture after WWII. The counter-culture which was then promoted as an intelligence operation by powerful financial interests, has now become the culture.
II. LAUNCHING THE RENAISSANCE
What does one do when the state is corrupt, and the masses are apathetic? Where does change then actually come from? Friedrich Schiller found a really fantastic response: that it can only happen through classical art.
III. THE RETURN OF THE VERDI TUNING
At the time of Verdi, the pitch was 432 Hz (C=256) and he wrote his operas for that pitch. Giuseppe Verdi was a very intelligent person, he knew the voices very well, and he wrote for the voices. Going back to the Verdi tuning, and thereby breaking the perverse trend of the last decades of tuning ever higher, is a matter of respect for the artistic will of the composer, for his idea of color, of sound, of color of the voice, and also respect for the vocal instrument.
This upcoming DVD "The Classical Revolution" features, as seen in the clips presented here:
Helga Zepp-LaRouche (president of the Schiller Institute), tenor Raymond Björling (grandson of Jussi Björling), economist and statesman Lyndon LaRouche, Maestro Daniel Lipton, Harley Schlanger (vice president of the Schiller Institute in the U.S.), Norbert Brainin (1923-2005, first violinist of the Amadeus Quartet), baritone William Warfield (1920-2002), soprano Renata Tebaldi, baritone Piero Cappuccilli, Liliana Gorini (initiator of the Schiller Institute's campaign for the Verdi Tuning), soprano Antonella Banaudi.
For more information please visit the Schiller Institute Website:
And our Institute's site in Germany: