Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]

Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

New at euzicasa: Valentina Lisitsa – Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 12

[Quelle: Servus TV]

“The summer has finally arrived to Paris: balmy 30 degrees, sweaty tourists…. It is even more amazing that the moment music begins sounding all those people who a minute ago were hurrying along busily , those people suddenly stop in their tracks and dive into the magic of sound, like it was a cool pool. Enjoy this short report for http://www.streetpianos.com and next time you suddenly hear piano sounds on a hot summer day on a street – it’s not an aural mirage , it’s for real – come and join in !” Continue reading

WordPress.com: Should “Settings” Be Your Choice? (Please take part in this important survey)

I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

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Hello World!

Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

George. Continue reading

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)

Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

Tasnim News Agency – Iran Urges Concerted Action to Help Remove Afghanistan’s Problems


Hungary shelves toxic internet tax

Hungary shelves toxic internet tax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29846285

Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

Burkina Faso crowds back on streets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29844123

this pressed for your spider photo collection: 5 Spooky Spider Myths Busted : Discovery News

Spiders: they creep, they leap, they haunt the nightmares of arachnophobic humans. But a lot of the fear surrounding spiders is based on myths, not facts, according to the experts who study these eight-legged creatures.

Did you know, for example, that the venom of most tarantulas would hardly make adult humans flinch, let alone kill them? And all those stories you’ve heard about spiders laying eggs inside an open wound are the stuff of urban legend, not reality.

via 5 Spooky Spider Myths Busted : Discovery News.

Kempff – Brahms Capriccio op.76 no.2 in B minor: great compositons/performances

Kempff – Brahms Capriccio op.76 no.2 in B minor

Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.): great compositions/performances

Stravinsky Divertimento from “The Fairy’s Kiss” (Muti-Philadelphia Orch.)

Gioachino Rossini – Semiramide (Overture): make music part of your life series

This pressed for your guidance: Matthew 15:14 “Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit.” — Catholic Online October 31, 2014

this presssed for your bat week experience: National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!

Mexican free-tailed bats fleeing a bat-cave preserve.

Bats on the Wing Photograph by Joel Sartore with Cole Sartore, National Geographic Creative

Bats on the Wing

Photograph by Joel Sartore with Cole Sartore, National Geographic Creative

Bats have long been associated with vampires, witches, and Halloween. But their bad reputation looks more like a trick than a treat.

Bats matter in a big way in countless ecosystems around the world. In truth, the only thing scary about bats is the rate at which they’re disappearing.

Bats are a wildly diverse order of mammals, with more than 1,300 species worldwide. About one out of every five mammal species is a bat.

Despite the way they’re often depicted in movies and television, only three species of bats feed exclusively on blood. Most species—around 70 percent—dine on insects, making them invaluable partners in human agriculture by removing crop pests. The rest eat nectar and fruit and serve as some of the best pollinators and seed dispersers on the planet.

via National Bat Week Pictures: Just in Time for Halloween!.

Stanford doctor in Ebola quarantine in Bay Area – SFGate


Friction Grows Between Israel and Jordan Over Jerusalem Holy Site – NYTimes.com


IPCC debates ‘most important’ report

IPCC debates ‘most important’ report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29803811

Newt flesh fungus ‘brought by pets’

Newt flesh fungus ‘brought by pets’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29831384

Anzacs’ sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany

Anzacs’ sacrifice remembered 100 years on in Albany http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29828624

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election

The scandal-hit politicians seeking re-election http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29713125

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola

The volunteers ready to fight Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29834391

Key Jerusalem holy site ‘to reopen’

Key Jerusalem holy site ‘to reopen’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29843876

How an Antifreeze Ingredient Led to a Whiskey Recall in Europe – ABC News


U.S. quarantines ‘chilling’ Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF


Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist


New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel

New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29825898

Low oxygen ‘delayed life on Earth’

Low oxygen ‘delayed life on Earth’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29832046

Long-serving Boston mayor dies

Long-serving Boston mayor dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29842472

Mass graves found in western Iraq

Mass graves found in western Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29834394

UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements

UN rebuke over Jerusalem settlements http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29801841

Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use

Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29824764

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29836657

UK migrant rescue stance criticised

UK migrant rescue stance criticised http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-29830609

New species of frog in urban jungle

New species of frog in urban jungle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/29792309

Polanski: US extradition attempt fails

Polanski: US extradition attempt fails http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29834442

Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers

Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29828761

Iraqi Kurd fighters ‘enter Kobane’

Iraqi Kurd fighters ‘enter Kobane’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-29831588

Drones buzz French nuclear plants

Drones buzz French nuclear plants http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29831897

The Five Stages of Grief Over $75 Oil — Barron’s – NASDAQ.com


Saint of the Day for Thursday, October 30th, 2014: St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

today’s holiday: Punkie Night

Punkie Night

In the English village of Hinton St. George, Somerset, it is traditional for both children and adults to walk through town carrying “punkies,” or lanterns made from carved-out mangel-wurzels, or mangolds (a variety of beet), with candles in them. Although this custom is observed in other English towns, the celebration at Hinton St. George is by far the best established. There is a procession of children carrying punkies through the streets, begging for money, and singing the “punky song.” A prize is given out for the best carved punky. More… Discuss

quotation: Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days? George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss

today’s birthday: Charles Atlas (1892)

Charles Atlas (1892)

A scrawny youth, Angelo Siciliano, better known as “Charles Atlas,” built up his physique using a system of exercises he developed that worked muscles against each other and in 1922 was dubbed “The World’s Most Perfectly Developed Man.” Under the Atlas pseudonym, he launched a highly successful mail-order bodybuilding course, advertising his “dynamic tension” system with the now-iconic image of the “97-pound weakling” who loses his girl to a bully at the beach. How does the weakling’s story end? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: The Rumble in the Jungle (1974)

The Rumble in the Jungle (1974)

The “Rumble in the Jungle” pitted boxer Muhammad Ali against heavyweight champion George Foreman in Zaire—now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The match is remembered for Ali’s incredible performance in regaining the heavyweight title. Surrounded by spellbound fans, he used a strategy later dubbed the “rope-a-dope” to tire Foreman before winning in the eighth round. This fight was Don King‘s first major venture as a professional boxing promoter. What musical acts were booked for the event? More… Discuss



These small black-and-white mammals are best known for the foul-smelling oily liquid they expel when threatened. Skunks do not make use of this weapon unless severely provoked and then only after raising their tails in a warning display. Most animals quickly learn to avoid skunks because the odor of skunk spray is so strong. In addition to stinking, the spray causes choking and tearing of the eyes. What do researchers believe is essential to successfully neutralizing the skunk smell? More… Discuss



Definition: (noun) A very small amount; a bit.
Synonyms: scintilla, shred, smidgeon, whit
Usage: There was not an iota of truth to that tale. Discuss.

U.S. FDA Approves Once-Daily XIGDUO™ XR Tablets for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes – MarketWatch


U.S. FDA Approves Once-Daily XIGDUO™ XR Tablets for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes – MarketWatch


Sweden recognizes state of Palestine


UK rubbish heats Danish homes

UK rubbish heats Danish homes http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29830874

Body has ‘rush hour’ transformation

Body has ‘rush hour’ transformation http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29747358

Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use

Penalties ‘do not stop’ drug use http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29824764

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain

Venezuela recalls ambassador to Spain http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29816222

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29827002

A South Sudanese psychiatrist’s Herculean task

A South Sudanese psychiatrist’s Herculean task http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29823344