Daily Archives: December 22, 2013

Colind “Trei Pastori Se Intalnira” a Famous Romanian Christmas Carol performed by Shepherd’s Flute



Colind “Trei Pastori Se Intalnira” a Famous Romanian Christmas Carol performed by Shepherd’s Flute

 

Corul de Cameră ASTRA (Concert caritabil Fundaţia Comunitară Ţara Făgăraşului & Hospice)


Hospice Casa Speranţei – Făgăraş, în parteneriat cu Fundația Comunitară Țara Făgărașului. Concert Caritabil de Crăciun. Beneficiari: copiii îngrijiţi de Hospice Casa Speranţei Făgăraş.

Corul de cameră ASTRA, sub bagheta prof. dr. Ioan Oarcea, pro bono, la Biserica Greco-Catolică Făgăraș. Decembrie 2013

Corul de femei din Drăguş (Concert caritabil Fundaţia Comunitară Ţara Făgăraşului & Hospice)




Hospice Casa Speranţei – Făgăraş, în parteneriat cu Fundația Comunitară Țara Făgărașului. Concert Caritabil de Crăciun. Beneficiari: copiii îngrijiţi de Hospice Casa Speranţei Făgăraş.

Corul de femei din Drăguş, pro bono, la Biserica Greco-Catolică Făgăraș. Decembrie 2013

The Red Balloon (Le Ballon rouge) – 1956


Le Ballon Rouje


Le Ballon Rouje

Mahalia Jackson – Christmas Comes To Us All Once A Year


The Golden Gate Quartett – The sixteen tonnes (live in France, 1964)



The Golden Gate Quartett – The sixteen tonnes (live in France, 1964)

The Golden Gate Quartet – Ave Maria



Live from Yugoslavia in 1967.
From left: Caleb Ginyard Jr., Orlandus Wilson, Clyde Wright, Clyde Riddick

Gaither Homecoming – The virgin mary had a baby boy



Great southern gospel music group.

If this has blessed you, please comment and let me know so I will know that it did someone some good.

Please support the artists when you are able. 
http://www.gaither.net
God Bless!

Jesus loves you more than you will ever know. If you have not given your life to Him and are interested in learning about salvation so that you can be with Him and your loved ones in heaven, just let me know and we can talk about it.

 

Golden Gate Quartet –Nobody Knows



Golden Gate Quartet–1994 U.G.H.A
Paul Brembley,Clyde Wright,Clyde Riddick & Orlandus Wilson

The Golden Gate left the shore’s of America in the early 1950′s and found fame and fortune in Europe. They were based in Paris, France but performed throughout the world, except for America. It seems our musical tastes change all too quickly and as a consequence talented performers here either leave the business or leave America.

Upon hearing that the Golden Gate Quartet were coming back to America, the Smithsonian Institute invited them to attend a ceremony in Washington, DC. The Gates declined that invitation because they felt it would detract from the real reason they came back to America which was to be honored by UGHA. Orlandus Wilson, spokesman for the ‘Gate made note that UGHA was the only organization in over 40 years that remembered the Golden Gate Quartet. They in turn honored UGHA by performing at a meeting show the evening before the Hall of Fame. It was easy to see why they still play before sold out concerts around the world.

 

The Golden Gate Quartet – Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho



Live from Yugoslavia in 1967.
From left: Caleb Ginyard Jr., Orlandus Wilson, Clyde Riddick, Clyde Wright

Mary Had A Baby- Moses Hogan Chorale


Target payment card data theft highlights lagging U.S. security | Reuters


Target payment card data theft highlights lagging U.S. security | Reuters.
A Target employee returns carts to the store in Falls Church, Virginia May 14, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Why Obama should pardon Snowden – latimes.com


Why Obama should pardon Snowden – latimes.com.
Edward Snowden

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Sviatoslav Richter – Liszt – Piano Concerto No 2 in A major, S 125



Franz Liszt
Piano Concerto No 2 in A major, S 125

00:00 Adagio – Allegro agitato assai
07:16 Allegro moderato – Allegro deciso
14:47 Marziale un poco meno allegro
18:48 Allegro animato

Sviatoslav Richter, piano

London Symphony Orchestra
Kyrill Kondrashin, conductor

 

GREAT PERFORMANCES: Sofronitsky plays Borodin: Petite Suite



Part 1
Alexander Borodin: Petite Suite
I. In the Monastery
II. Intermezzo
III. Mazurka

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Petite Suite is a suite of seven piano pieces, written by Alexander Borodin, and acknowledged as his major work for the piano.[1] It was published in 1885, although some of the pieces had been written as far back as the late 1870s.[2] After Borodin’s death, Alexander Glazunov orchestrated the work, and added his orchestration of another of Borodin’s pieces as an eighth number.

The suite was dedicated to the Belgian Countess Louise de Mercy-Argenteau, who had been instrumental in having Borodin’s First Symphonyperformed in Verviers and Liège. She had also arranged for French translations of some of his songs and excerpts from Prince Igor; and had initiated the sponsorship of Camille Saint-Saëns and Louis-Albert Bourgault-Ducoudray for Borodin’s membership of the French Society of Authors, Composers and Editors.[2]

Borodin’s original title for the work was Petit Poème d’amour d’une jeune fille (“Little poems on the love of a young girl”), but by publication time the name Petite Suite had been applied to it.[1]

The original suite consisted of the following 7 movements, with descriptions supplied by the composer:

  1. Au couvent, Andante religioso, C sharp minor (“The Church’s vows foster thoughts only of God”)
  2. Intermezzo, Tempo di minuetto, F major (“Dreaming of Society Life”)
  3. Mazurka I, Allegro, C major (“Thinking only of dancing”)
  4. Mazurka II, Allegretto, D flat major (“Thinking both of the dance and the dancer”)
  5. Rêverie, Andante, D flat major (“Thinking only of the dance”)
  6. Serenade, Allegretto, D flat major (“Dreaming of love”)
  7. Nocturne, Andantino, G flat major (“Lulled by the happiness of being in love”).[1][3]

After Borodin’s death in 1887, Alexander Glazunov orchestrated the suite, but incorporated into it another piano piece by Borodin, the Scherzo in A flat major, and slightly rearranged the order of the pieces.

  1. Au couvent
  2. Intermezzo
  3. Mazurka I
  4. Mazurka II
  5. Serenade
  6. Nocturne
  7. Rêverie
  8. Scherzo, Allegro vivace, A flat major

 

QUOTATION: Mark Twain


Virtue never has been as respectable as money.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960)


Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960)

A 1980s art star whose rise and fall were rapid, dramatic, and emblematic of the era, Basquiat started out as a street artist before being “discovered” by the art establishment. He created vigorously spontaneous works in paint, collage, and crayon on unprimed canvas that featured crude, angry, rawly powerful figures and graffiti-like text. He died of an overdose at 27, just a few years after meeting with mainstream success and months after the death of what other artist, his friend and mentor? More… Discuss

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST CHICO MENDES IS ASSASSINATED (1988)


Environmental Activist Chico Mendes Is Assassinated (1988)

Since 1985, swaths of the Amazon region have been cleared for cattle ranching and farming on an unprecedented scale. Mendes, a Brazilian environmental activist and unionist, fought to stop the deforestation. He managed to keep local rancher Darly Alves da Silva from clearing an area designated as a reserve, even facilitating a warrant for da Silva’s arrest, but it was never acted upon, and da Silva was implicated in Mendes’s 1988 assassination. Where was Mendes killed? More… Discuss

THE CAPTURE OF THE HODAG


The Capture of the Hodag

In 1893, newspapers reported the discovery of a monstrous creature in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Called the “Hodag,” it had the head of a frog, the face of an elephant, the back of a dinosaur, huge claws, and a long tail with spears on the end, according to townsman Eugene Shepard, who reported killing the beast with dynamite and later claimed to have captured one alive. Thousands came to see the creature, which he put on display at his home. What forced him to finally admit it had all been a hoax? More…Discuss

 

SURGICAL CASE GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE “HAND AND FOOT”


Surgical Case Gives New Meaning to the Phrase “Hand and Foot”

A Chinese man who lost his hand in a work-related accident was able to have it reattached a month later, once his injured arm had had time to heal, thanks to an unusual procedure that involved stitching the severed extremity to his ankle to keep it alive in the interim. Without a blood supply, a severed hand is only viable for replantation for a few hours. By providing this man’s hand with an alternative blood supply, surgeons were able to extend this window by weeks.More… Discuss