A Radical Spirituality with Universal Appeal
Malaspina Great Books, Established 1995; Created by Russell McNeil, PhD, Visitors:

With the growing importance of global warming, Climate News Live provides up-to-date news and information. This is a non-partisan source of timely news articles, current events, and the relevant topics that are shaping the public policy debate in the United States and elsewhere. ... (click on picture or headline above for more)
Go to Home Record in Frames 

Format
Malaspina Global PortalOn the web since 1995Search by Period or CategoryBook StoreTell us what you think
Liberal Studies Great Books Program 

Malaspina University CollegeSelect a LetterOriginal Classics Translations, Lectures and General Study Materials

Great Books Home PageCritical non-mainstream News Analysis

title author

Malaspina Great Books Blog


The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, Selections Annotated and Explained by Malaspina Great Books Web Editor Russell McNeil PhD
The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius:
Selections Annotated and Explained

Russell McNeil, PhD
Editor, Malaspina Great Books

In 1862 the English literary critic and poet Matthew Arnold described Marcus Aurelius as "the most beautiful figure in history." The Stoicism of Aurelius is grounded in rationality and rests solidly on an ethical approach rooted in nature. Stoicism promises real happiness and joy in this life and a serenity that can never be soured by personal misfortune. This philosophy has universal appeal with practical implications on problems ranging from climate change and terrorism to the personal management of sickness, aging, depression and addiction. I truly believe that the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius has much to offer us now...(Click on book cover for more)

Biographical Material on this EntryGreat 

BooksGreat Books and Library CitationsRepresentative ImageDictionary and Thesaurus
Category:Music
Baroque Music
Name:Silvius Leopold Weiss
Birth Year:1686
Death Year:1750
Representative Image:
Biography, Lectures, and Research Links: Malaspina Great Books - Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750) Biography

Blog Silvius Leopold Weiss

Weiss came from a family of lutenists and learned the lute from his father, starting around the age of ten. As a young man he lived with and played for the Polish Prince Alexander Sobiesky and his mother, Queen Maria Casimira in Rome. The Queen employed both Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti as music directors, and so it is likely that Weiss had contact with these musicians during his stay. After the death of the prince, Weiss returned to Germany to eventually become the highest paid instrumentalist at the Dresden court. His career nearly came to a tragic end when the top joint of his right thumb was nearly bitten off during an attack by a French violinist in 1722. He traveled and played throughout Europe, establishing a reputation as a fine musician wherever he went. Weiss is remembered as one of the finest lutenists ever, and also made a major contribution in the area of compositions for his instrument: he wrote nearly 600 works in the late Baroque style, and his compositions are sometimes harmonically inventive. [Adapted from Karadar]

Malaspina Music Database


The Great Books: Silvius Leopold Weiss

This web page is part of a biographical database on Great Ideas. These are living ideas that have shaped, defined and directed world culture for over 2,500 years. By definition the Great Ideas are radical. As such they are sometimes misread, or distorted by popular simplifications. Understanding a Great Idea demands personal engagement. Our selection of Great Ideas is drawn from literature and philosophy, science, art, music, theatre, and cinema. We also include biographies of pivotal historical and religious figures, as well as contributions from women and other historically under-represented minorities. The result is an integrated multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary database built upon the framework of a Great Books Core List developed by Mortimer Adler (1902-2001).

Please browse our Amazon list of titles about Silvius Leopold Weiss. For rare and hard to find works we recommend our Alibris list of titles about Classical Guitar. Post Comments, Questions or Suggestions! This database is maintained by Malaspina Great Books.

Great Books Online: Amazon Search
Search:
Keywords:
In Association with Amazon.com
Biographical & Documentary Video Research
Biography.com
Enter title or keyword above
Buy new, used, and hard-to-find books at Alibris!

SEARCH NOW:
by title by author

Best Choice
Books, Music, Art:
Book: The late sonatas of Silvius Leopold Weiss



CD: Weiss - The London Manuscript, Vol 10

Sheet music: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Browse Books, Music, Art & Book Reviews:Books from Alibris: Classical Guitar
Books from Amazon: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Recordings from Amazon: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Audiobooks at iTunes: Thousands of Classics
Library Catalogs:COPAC UK: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Library of Canada: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Library of Congress: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Other Library Catalogs: Silvius Leopold Weiss
External Links:Representative Image
Research Links: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Malaspina Canada Links: Silvius Leopold Weiss
Online Research:
Records from Related Period and Category:Baroque Music

About
this Database:
This web page is part of a biographical database on Great Ideas. These are living ideas that have shaped, defined and directed world culture for over 2,500 years. By definition the Great Ideas are radical. As such they are sometimes misread, or distorted by popular simplifications. Understanding a Great Idea demands personal engagement. Our selection of Great Ideas is drawn from literature and philosophy, science, art, music, theatre, and cinema. We also include biographies of pivotal historical and religious figures, as well as contributions from women and other historically under-represented minorities. The result is an integrated multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary database built upon the framework of the always controversial Great Books Core List published in 1940 by the late Great Books Pioneer Mortimer Adler (1902-2001). Most of the works on that list are available in the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World.

Malaspina Great Ideas BlogMalaspina Great Ideas RSS Feed
Malaspina Global Portal On the web since 1995 Search by Period or Category The 267 Top Books of all time! Tell us what you think
Privacy Statement, Acknowledgements and ContactDictionary and Thesaurus

Return to Top of this Page