Samsara* is the new movie from Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson.  To use their own terms, this film can be viewed as a meditation on (you fill in the blank).  Haunting, beautiful, poetic, surreal, epic (you fill in the superlatives).  It will definitely provoke a reaction.  See it on the big screen if you can.

* The term “Samsara” is associated with eastern religion, most notably Hinduism and Buddhism.  It refers to the cycle of life: birth, suffering, death, rebirth.

Argerich plays Lizst

From 1966:  the great Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich plays Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 by Franz Liszt (Hungarian 1811-1886).  It is sometimes argued that Liszt was the greatest pianist to ever live.  He was most certainly a great and charismatic showman and his piano music, no doubt, reflects his attributes as a virtuoso.

Liszt at the Piano

List in his last year of life

Liszt in 1886, about 2 months before his death