“When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive
is too small for you.”
David Whyte, Sweet Darkness, in: The House of Belonging (1996)
Video (FR/GER, 2 h 15 min / 2 h 27 min)
Sergiu Celibidache’s Garden / Le jardin de Celibidache (1996)
“A portrait of the famous soul and respected classical music conductor and composer Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996)”
Produced and directed by his son Serge Ioan Celebidachi
Musical selections include:
BRUCKNER: Symphony no. 9 in D minor (w/ Münchner Philharmoniker)
BARTOK: Concerto for orchestra – BEETHOVEN: Quartet in D major, op. 18, no. 3 – HAYDN: Symphony no. 92 in G major, “Oxford” – MOZART: Quartet in D minor, K. 421 – MOZART: Symphony in C major, “Jupiter”, K. 551 – MOZART: Requiem in D minor, K. 626 – SCHUBERT: Symphony no. 5 in B flat major
Video (FR, ENG SUBS, 31 min)
The conductor Sergiu Celibidache (1912-1996) talks about his Philosophy of Music
Interview in French, with English Subtitles