Civilisation (1969– )

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Narrator: I have tried throughout this series to define civilisation in terms of creative power and the enlargement of human faculties.
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Act One
from Mozart's Don Giovanni (1955)
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Written by Lorenzo da Ponte
Sung by Cesare Siepi, Otto Edelmann, Elisabeth Grümmer, and Lisa della Casa
Performed by the Wiener Philharmonker
Conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler
Episode: {"The Pursuit of Happiness" (1969) (ep. #1.9)}
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Watching the series in China, it makes me all the more proud of my heritage. The last comment is a good one; let Clark introduce himself to you, just as one reads a Herodotus or Suetonius- to be in the presence of a knowledgeable and engaging friend. having visited many of the places shown, it's also a marked benefit that the series was filmed in 1969, when travel was truly the domain of those seeking enlightenment before our days of package tours. And how clear and lucid are his discussions of culture and history! Often I found myself anticipating his next sentence from my own classes I teach, but am left feeling pedantic and plebeian by comparison. Although the BBC continues to be a source of wonderment through its historical live-action recreation series such as Auschwitz, Pompeii and the Attenboroughs, this is truly of its time when there was no need for gimmicks or embellishment. www.tracesofevil.blogspot.com


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