from nowhere with love

101.Joseph Brodsky

Because one’s love is greater than oneself.

Less than one.

May 24th, 2015. Joseph Brodsky would  have been 75 today. And today the Joseph Brodsky Museum was inaugurated in St. Petersburg thanks to the Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund.

In loving memory watch:

And Venice is there, if you have to fast forward,  from: 31′:14” and at the end.

The foundation sponsors sojourns in Italy for promising Russian artists in collaboration with the American Academy in Rome, a dream of Joseph’s that is now become a reality. Consider your support.

The only portrait of Joseph in his lifetime was painted in 1986  in Venice by his friend Robert Morgan to whom “Watermark”, a captivating book about Venice, is dedicated.



Apollo, the god of music received his lyre from Hermes, the god of sport.
VeniceMyLove presents the new project by CultureALL uniting music and sport.

a unique promotional concept in collaboration with the Klagenfurt Symphony Orchestra, the Musikverein and the United World Games / a video featuring young musicians and athletes for an online media campaign associating sport and classical music / a concert at the Konzerthaus in Klagenfurt featuring music by Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Richard Strauss

Sport is Music, Music is Sport – Play the Game for the Love of Music   CultureALL

 Probably the two best known natural medicines for the body, mind, heart and soul are sport and music. It is my belief that sport is music and music is sport.  The physical and psychological demands require a unique and consistent level of virtuosity and technical brilliance.  That is why, in Klagenfurt, host city of the United World Games, CultureAll, in partnership with the UWG and the KSO and Musikverein, presents the concert and produces a video to encourage younger audiences. Shakespeare wrote:        “if music be the food of love, then play on.”  Allow me to elaborate: If music and sport are also the source of well-being, then:  Play the game for the love of music!

I thank Franziskus Bertl, Matthias Partmann, Irina Prinzessin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Gräfin Eva von Goess, Alessandro Panetto, Ewa Gorniak Morgan, Banque Lombard Odier and the KSO for this excellent collaboration.

John Axelrod, conductor and president of CultureALL Association