Ocaml Software on Android – Without root

May 19th, 2022 by Christophe Grévent No comments »

Since I use smartphones and tablets, I try to get a working ocaml world on it, as ocaml is the language I use for all kind of programming… And I was always disappointed as it did not work properly.

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First experience with Visual Studio code

April 28th, 2022 by admin No comments »

Normally I use emacs for my developments. Together with a bunch of tools needed to have a “modern” IDE for ocaml, the language I use for nearly everything I develop. But, as I do it regularly, I reasked myself, why I’m using emacs, and if something new would be better? So, I gave a try to Microsoft Visual Studio Code

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Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut

December 15th, 2021 by admin No comments »

Manon Lescaut, Puccinis first success, has everything which makes an operatic success. The characters are musically well presented, the music is nice, with a flow and nice arias / melodies. It’s some kind of consequent and straight forward in the approach, emphasizing the emotional part of the characters (in difference to Massenets variant).

In some sense, it should be called Des Grieux, as the tenor is very central in this musical proposal, i.e., the tenor is very important in my view here. My favorite recording is Björling live at the Met with Mitropoulos conducting. Electrizing in all senses (even if at the end, if you know the 3 recordings with Björling, you may notice, that the emotional effects were more calculated as you may think at first). For hifi reasons, I would go on the mono studio recording, which is still very good. Bergonzi is surprinsingly a very good Des Grieux either.

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