Book L of the Metaphysics touches upon what Aristotle calls the "Unmoved Mover." In short, this is Aristotle's conceptualization of God which is worthy of our attention both because of the inherent interest of the topic and because of the...
Herein: (i) brief background commentary on the concerti; (ii) youtube clips of the first three concerti; (iii) brief commentary on each movement of the first three concerti; (iv) recommended books and recordings.
Included herein: (i) discussion of the pre-Classical Greek "Oikos" or household; (ii) discussion of the Greek "Basileus" or "man of influence; (iii) Greek vocabulary essential for understanding this period; (iv) rendition of early Greek music.
Included herein: (i) brief commentary on the structure of baroque opera; (ii) the myth of Semele; (iii) Alexander Pope's Second Pastoral whence the lyrics derive; (iv) four reditions of this transporting baroque period aria.