“We’re doomed” – C-3PO – the pending end of the world as we know it – or not

Clearly marriage equality will lead to the end of civilisation through devastating disruption of the social fabric of society. This will be the final straw. After all think of all of the other things that have led to society’s demise (in no special order):

  • The Pill
  • Martin Luther’s list nailed to the doors of the Catholic Church
  • The Steam Engine
  • The Internal Combustion Engine
  • Women voting
  • Non-landowners voting
  • Native title
  • Rock and roll
  • Jazz
  • Atonalism
  • The miniskirt
  • The swim suit
  • Abolition of slavery and apartheid
  • Women in the workplace
  • The forty hour work week
  • Abolition of child labour
  • Paid parental leave
  • The old age pension
  • Genetically modified food
  • Solar power
  • In vitro fertilisation
  • Counter-culture
  • Free love
  • Divorce
  • No more white Australia policy
  • Nationalism (well that actually came pretty close -still might)
  • Abolition of rule by hereditary monarchy
  • Women on the battle field
  • Dissolution of Empire

As you can see from the following graph – marriage equality is new to the game but we’ve been overcoming the end of civilisation for centuries.

Martha Argerich – The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon – Discs 24-33

  
Disc 24 – Schumann Violin Sonatas with Gidon Kremer (1986)

Robert Schumann

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in A minor op.105

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D minor op.121
Disc 25 – Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Gidon Kremer (1987)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for Piano and Violin No.4 in A minor op.23

Sonata for Piano and Violin No.5 in F major op.24 “Spring”
Disc 26 – Bartok, Janacek & Messiaen pieces for violin and piano with Gidon Kremer (1990)

Bela Bartok

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 Sz 75
Leos Janacek

Sonata for Violin and Piano
Olivier Messiaen

Theme and Variations for Violn and Piano
Disc 27 – Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Mischa Maisky (1991)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Twelve Variations On “Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen”from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute op.66 in F major

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.1 in F major op.5 no.1

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.2 in G minor op.5 no.2

Seven Variations On “Bei Mannern, well he Liebe fuhlen” from Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute WoO 46 in E flat major
Disc 28 – Prokofiev Violin Sonatas with Gidon Kremer (1992)

Serge Prokofiev

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in F minor op.80

Five Melodies for Violin and Piano op.bis

Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D major op.94a
Disc 29 – Beethoven Cello Sonatas with Mischa Maisky (1993)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.3 in A major op.69

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.4 in C major op.102 no.1

Sonata for Piano and Cello No.5 in D major op.102 no.2

Twelve Variations on a Theme from Handel’s oratario Judas Maccabaeus WoO 45 in G major
Disc 30 – Shostakovich and Haydn Piano Concertos (1994)

Dmitri Shostakovich

Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and String Orchestra op. With Guy Touvron on trumpet
Joseph Haydn

Piano Concerto in D major Hob.XVIII:11

The Wurttembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn under the baton of Jorg Faerber
Bonus Track: Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor op.23

Berliner Philharmoniker conducted by Claudio Abbado (1995)
Disc 31 – Bartok and Ravel with Nelson Freire on piano (1994)

Bela Bartok

Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion Sz 110
Maurice Ravel

Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose) for Two Pianos and Percussion

Rapsodie espagnole for Two Pianos and Percussion 

With Peter Sadlo and Edgar Guggeis on percussion 
Disc 32 – BeethovenViolin Sonatas with Gidon Kremer (1994)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonata No.6 for Piano and Violin in A major op.30 no.1

Sonata No.7 for Piano and Violin in C minor op.30 no.2

Sonata No.8 for Piano and Violin in G major op.30 no.3
Disc 33 – Beethoven Violin Sonatas with Gidon Kremer (1995)

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Sonata for Piano and Violin No.9 in A major op.47 “Kreutzer”

Sonata for Piano and Violin No.10 in G major op.96