Here we are.
Let’s break the silence, avoiding trivialities.
We decided to share a video message and the script from Maestro Fabio Sartorelli, teacher of History of Music at Conservatory of Milan, Italy.
This video deserves your attention for the depth and confidence it transmits in this dramatic moment.
As did the French soldier of 1790, who, isolated for 42 days, wrote a book set in his room, one chapter a day and concluded by saying:
“They have banned me to travel a city, but they left me the whole world”,
with the same positive attitude and frequency we want to communicate with you.
No more B2B, Business to Business.
No more lead generation experts who speak to companies looking for new customers.
H2H, Human to Human.
People who share their history and values and who, incidentally, have a company that deals with lead generation.
See you soon and enjoy the video.
Please find below the translation in English of the video transcript.
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We must experience everything in life, and therefore we must also experience this.
Among the many thoughts of these days, a book that I read many years ago, that helped me making sense to this situation, came to my mind. It also made me think of the curious coincidences of history.
we are in Turin, Italy, exactly 230 years ago (because the book was written in 1790).
In Turin, 230 years ago, a young French soldier argues with an officer and he’s forced to be in quarantine: 42 days of house arrest and since he doesn’t know how to spend the time he decides to write a book: one short chapter a day, 42 short chapters.
This book will become extremely successful, it’s called:
“Voyage autour de ma chambre” – A Journey Around My Room, by Xavier De Maistre.
In this book, most characters are invented and some are real ones, but above all, since his room became his world, being locked in for 42 days, he rediscovers a series of objects.
First of all, he rediscovers himself, the relationship between soul and body.
Then, he reconsiders a whole series of objects that he had discarded: letters, prints, paintings and that’s nice because he’s fascinated by things which meant nothing in everyday life, but in this exceptional moment, he’s amazed by them.
To give you an example, he walks in front of a painting of a poor slave girl who, after saving an Englishman, is sold as a slave by him precisely, despite the fact she is expecting a baby from him.
Impressed by her tears, he talks to the slave girl in the painting as if she was there in person to listen to him.
Why do I talk to you about this book?
Because I liked the coincidence and because the Bracco Foundation makes available the video footage of the speeches I have held for the Foundation itself over the years.
I talked about a lot of things: Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Boehme, Turandot and the myth of Romeo e Giulietta, Gisele, La Danza del Novecento…
If you feel like it, now that you have time due to the situation, you can watch them with the same freedom as De Maistre jumps from the slave girl painting to Plato.
You should watch them not so much for my lessons, but to think about the beauty of those masterpieces that I immodestly talked about.
At the end of the quarantine, we will find ourselves amazed by the daily routine and glad for the end of great danger for human life, but perhaps we will also recognize ourselves, in some ravines, in the final part of this forced calmness, when De Maistre says:
“I have to leave you, enchanted fantasy landscape: my room!
Right today, certain people, I depend on, claim to give me back my freedom, as if anyone could ever take it from me!
They have banned me to travel a city, but they left me the whole world”.
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