December 20, 2014

The Los Angeles Opera Presents THE GHOSTS OF VERSAILLES, Feb. 7-Mar. 1

Crime in NYC drops even as tactics draw criticism

Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation, hardcover, amazon.com

Does Santa Exist?: A Philosophical Investigation, Kindle edition, amazon.com

Boston College hockey

Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team), hardcover, amazon.com

Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Hockey Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team), Kindle edition, amazon.com

Andris Nelsons

The Boston Symphony Orchestra’s new music director made a splash with his first recording on the BSO label, featuring music by Wagner and Sibelius. Not to be overlooked, though, is a terrific DVD of an all-Strauss program with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which Nelsons regularly guest conducts. It includes the rarely played ‘Macbeth,’ a majestic and well-paced ‘Also Sprach Zarathustra,’ and a relentlessly dazzling ‘Till Eulenspiegel.’–David Weininger, Boston Globe

Boston Symphony Orchestra – Wagner and Sibelius, CD, amazon.com

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Wagner and Sibelius, MP3, amazon.com

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarasthustra, Macbeth & Till Eulenspiegel, DVD, amazon.com

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra [DVD], amazon.de

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarasthustra, Macbeth & Till Eulenspiegel [Blu-ray], amazon.com

Strauss: Also Sprach [Andriss Nelsons, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra] [C Major Blu-ray] [NTSC] [2014], amazon.co.uk

Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra [Blu-ray], amazon.de

December 19, 2014

Craig Ferguson, keeping late night off balance

Mandy Rice-Davies, figure in Profumo sex scandal, dies at 70

Longman-History Today Book Prize 2015: The Shortlist

La Pyramide de glace

I see that Amazon in the United States is now selling Kindle editions in French, though some of the prices seem high to me.

La Pyramide de glace : Nº11: Une enquête de Nicolas Le Floch (Romans historiques) (French Edition), Kindle edition, amazon.com

La PYRAMIDE DE GLACE, paperback, amazon.ca

La Pyramide de glace: Une enquête de Nicolas Le Floch, broché, amazon.fr

I don’t feel 100% certain I know what Amazon in France means by “broché.” I suspect that the book is a trade paperback, and not a hardcover.

Manners That Matter Most

Manners That Matter Most: The Easy Guide to Etiquette At Home and In the World (Little Book. Big Idea.), Kindle edition, amazon.com, release date December 23, 2014

Manners That Matter Most: The Easy Guide to Etiquette At Home and In the World (Little Book. Big Idea.), hardcover, amazon.com

From book description:

Covering topics from introductions, greetings and thank-you’s, to the etiquette of modern technology (including appropriate places and times to call and text), Manners That Matter Most is a valuable resource and a much-needed guide in our fast-paced world. Suitable for all readers in all social situations, Manners That Matter Most contains both the information and the support you need to gain and give more consideration in your social encounters. With an emphasis on graciousness and chivalry that lends the book its authoritative tone, Manners That Matter Most is the essential companion for anyone looking to put their best foot forward in any situation.

amazon.com