Amsterdam is the story of a euthanasia pact between two friends, a composer and a newspaper editor, whose relationship spins into disaster.
The book begins with the funeral of artist Molly Lane. Guests at the funeral include British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony, newspaper editor Vernon Halliday, and composer Clive Linley. The three share certain attributes: each has a very high opinion of himself, each was at some time Molly's lover, and each regards the dead woman's husband, George, with a mixture of amusement and contempt.
Clive and Vernon muse upon Molly's death. It seems she had some kind of rapid-onset brain disease (not specified) that left her helpless and mad. Neither man can understand her attraction to Julian Garmony, the right-wing Foreign Secretary who is about to challenge his party's leadership.
Clive returns home to continue work on a symphony he has been commissioned to write for the forthcoming millennium. Much of the work is complete, save the crucial signature melody. He resolves to go walking in the Lake District, as this tends to inspire him.
Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips; a place she had introduced him to in 1960. "It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion."
“No musician would praise this damned corona ... Mathatias, 32, who has been recognized as one of the most celebrated talents of his generation, adds ... For us musicians, this is air to breath ... It features a ballet show by the world renowned Amsterdam based Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili to “The Four Seasons,” by Vivaldi ... .
Scotia-Glenville defeated Amsterdam 25-12, 25-20, 25-22 ... For Amsterdam, Brianna Francisco had 10 service points and two aces ... SCOTIA-GLENVILLE 3, AMSTERDAM 0 ... Amsterdam highlights ... Lake George house party linked to Saratoga COVID infectionsNew York CityBallet returning to SPAC on smaller scaleFamily tradition.
Photo. Lior Raz, Doron Ben-David, Rona-Lee Shimon and Tsahi Halevi on the set of “Fauda.” Courtesy Rona-Lee Shim’on/IMDB. Tsahi Halevi (Photo credit Dudi Hason) ... In addition to her career as an actress, Rona-Lee Shimon is a trained ballet dancer who studied at the NationalBalletAcademy in Amsterdam ... Event details.. What ... When ... Where.
Especially ballet dancers who are often very protected by their companies, glamorous in public and aware of curating their own image ...Dancers found new stages in their spookily vacant cities, like DutchNationalBallet in the empty streets of Amsterdam or Alonzo King’s dancers getting deep with Californian nature.