Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 20 in C, K.303


Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 20 in C, K.303

I. Adagio – Molto allegro [0:00]
II. Tempo di Menuetto [5:04]

Sigiswald Kuijken, violin
Luc Devos, fortepiano

performed on period instruments

Painting of Mozart family by Johann Nepomuk della Croce

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Berliner Philharmoniker – Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010


Berliner Philharmoniker – Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010

Berliner Philharmoniker – Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010

von der Berliner Waldbühne, Dirigent Ion Marin

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SAINT OF THE DAY May 1: ST. MARCULF


SAINT OF THE DAY

May 1 Saint of the Day

ST. MARCULF
May 1: Marculf is also known as Marcoul. He was born at Bayeux, … Read More

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JOHN WOO (1946)


John Woo (1946)

Woo is a Chinese film director known for the balletic violence of his movies. His films belong to a genre originating in Hong Kong called “heroic bloodshed” and have inspired American filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino. Woo first gained international recognition with his 1989 Hong Kong thriller The Killer. During the 1990s, he became one of the first Asian directors to achieve mainstream success in Hollywood. He has since directed several American films, including what 1997 blockbuster? More…

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: MINAMATA DISEASE OFFICIALLY DISCOVERED IN JAPAN (1956)


Minamata Disease Officially Discovered in Japan (1956)

Minamata disease is a degenerative neurological disorder characterized by a loss of coordination and peripheral vision, poor articulation of speech, and numbness of the extremities. It was first encountered in 1956, when numerous cases of the then-unknown disease were observed in Minamata, Japan. Investigations showed that the consumption of seafood contaminated by a local chemical factory‘s mercury-laden wastewater caused the disorder. What brought more attention to the disease in 1965? More…

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TRAIN STATION ATTACK IN CHINA


Train Station Attack in China

Three people have been killed and another 79 injured in an attack on a train station in Urumqi, the capital of western China’s restive Xinjiang region. Officials say terrorists set off explosives in the station on Wednesday evening and stationed themselves at exits, where they proceeded to slash and stab the fleeing commuters. The perpetrators have yet to be identified, but many are attributing the attack to Uighur separatists. More than 100 people in Xinjiang have died in the past year as a result of sectarian tensions between Han Chinese and Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, predominantly Muslim ethnic group.More…

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ARTICLE: THE GREAT PYRAMID OF GIZA


The Great Pyramid of Giza

The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, is the largest pyramid ever built. A mass of limestone blocks covering 13 acres (5.3 hectares), it was originally 756 feet (230 m) along each side of its base and 482 feet (147 m) high. It has several passages, two large chambers in addition to one below ground level, and two small air chambers for ventilation. It is believed to have been built as the tomb of fourth dynasty Egyptian King Khufu, who was known by what Greek nameMore…

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