Serghiou Const

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Martha Argerich & Friends Live At The Lugano Festi&hellip ~ Martha Argerich
The three-disc, three hour duration, compilation comprise highlights from the twelfth 'Progetto' (music festival) Martha Argerich. The specific Progetto took place during June and early July 2013 in Lugano and included a total of sixteen concerts. The aims of the Progetto since 2004 remain the same: to invite the most promising young musicians to take part in recitals, chamber and orchestral concerts and masterclasses with their older peers, under the aegis, involvement, and participation of Martha Argerich.

The totality of the nine works present in the compilation by great or distinguished composers namely Beethoven, Ravel, Debussy, Shostakovich, Liszt, Offenbach, Camille… Read more
The Age Of Capital: 1848-1875 by E. J. Hobsbawm
The Age Of Capital: 1848-1875 by E. J. Hobsbawm
My judgment on the merit of the book and author is presented with clarity in the subject heading.

The book is the second in a tetralogy covering the period 1879-1991. It follows the Age of Revolution (1879-1848) and precedes the Age of Empire (1875-1914).

I find it appropriate to say a few words on the periods which preceded and followed the period covered in the book in order to place the book in a better context.

The Age of Revolution (1879-1848) deals with the twin revolutions, the French of 1879 which was essentially political and the British industrial revolution which slightly preceded it. The focus of the book is on those two countries and to a… Read more
Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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The basic premise of the book is that there is presently and there was in the past but also anticipated in the future an enormous wealth inequality and a tendency for wealth to accumulate even more acutely to the already very rich; the documentation in the book is impeccable.

The remedy suggested by the author - and readily acknowledged by him in the book as extremely difficult in an era of globalization - is redistribution of wealth through progressive taxation of the very rich.

A distillate of what I judge is the essence of the book follows:

Presently - and not only presently - there is a staggering and increasing wealth inequality in the developed world… Read more