|The Potters: Harry, Albus and Ginny|
So those are my personal health details. Is there anything else I need to post to the Internet? I think not.
I started watching The Pacific (2010) again, this time in Blu-Ray. Calling it "gritty"doesn't half describe it! It is easily as good as Band of Brothers (2001) - in fact, I find points of superiority. It is, after all, about the United States Marine Corps! I understand there's a work afoot by Spielberg and Hanks for a similar HBO series about the Air Force in World War II... Masters of the Air, no release date announced. I look forward to watching it. And then, to complete their World War II coverage, they need to do one about the U.S. Navy. And then... the Coast Guard? The USO? The Andrews Sisters? Betty Grable?
Welcome back, Potter: My current book is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by J.K. Rowling and others. It's a play, not a novel - and so far I get the feeling she should have let well enough alone with that franchise. So far I'm underwhelmed.
Last night's Berlin Philharmonic concert:
Bernd Alois Zimmerman: Symphony in one movement - Not only have I never heard this work, I've never heard of Bernd Alois Zimmerman. This piece is... well... okay. It didn't really interest me much. As it's an atonal work (with no recognizable key signatures) it seemed more like a series of tonal effects more than any kind of a narrative or progression. Perhaps I'm getting too used to Haydn's formal sonata allegro structures in those Paris and London Symphonies I'm listening to. At any rate it didn't do much for me. Henri Dutilleux seems to write more successfully in this style.