Daily Archives: May 30, 2014

Beethoven “Tempest” Sonata Op 31 #2. Lisitsa Canon Camera View


Beethoven “Tempest” Sonata Op 31 #2. Lisitsa Canon Camera View

For those who claim to feel “motion sickness” while watching what I see from the performer’s vantage point :-) a single side shot with Canon camera – this and GoPro were used to mix the complete sonata. See my comments in the description of GoPro version – in this playlist .

This video just proves that playing piano is just as exciting as mountain biking, paragliding – or just doing silly stuff with GoPro camera as a companion :-) Fortunately no helmet is required for piano playing…unfortunately, no good place to conceal it. Ah yes, one more thing – I got unusually large share of “hate mail” for using GoPro for Bach Chaconne. While I never use an argument ” if you are so smart, why don’t you do it better?” for music-related negative comments ( after all it is unfair to couch “musicologists’ who are mostly frustrated amateurs or students, in case of video it’s a different story. I am just as amateur as any , if you don’t like the way the video is done – be my guest :-)))
I post here GoPro view , and in another video in the same playlist – the other , normal camera view. An open invitation to all would-be-critics : instead of unloading your disdain here ,download the camera angles , mix your own , ideal, version and post it on YT. I will be more than happy to see your masterpiece :-))) Good luck!

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Scarlatti / Anthony di Bonaventura, 2001: Sonata in C major, K. 487

From “Domenico Scarlatti: 14 Sonatas,” issued by Centaur (CRC 2787). The late Anthony di Bonaventura, professor of music at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, recorded this work in 2001 at St. Peter Episcopal Church in New York City.

Many of the most distinguished composers of our time — Gyorgy Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Alberto Ginastera, Milko Keleman, and Vincent Perischetti — have written works especially for Professor di Bonaventura, and he has performed world premiers of each of the composers’ compositions.

The first image in the video above is by the Italian urban landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto (1720 — 1780) entitled “View of Verona and the River Adige from the Ponte Nuovo” (1747-48).

 

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Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ by Offenbach


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Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann‘ by Offenbach

Soprano Irina Iordachescu and mezzosoprano Cristina Iordachescu – Iordache – two sisters singing the Barcarolle from ‘Les contes d’Hoffmann’ by Offenbach, together with pianist Gonul Apdula, in the wonderful Concert Hall of ‘The Sutu Palace’ from Bucharest.

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today’s holiday: Kaamatan Festival


Kaamatan Festival

Kaamatan is a festival and public holiday in the state of Sabah in Malaysia. The festival is celebrated by the Kadazandusun people, the largest indigenous ethnic group in Sabah. Irrigated rice is their principal crop, and the harvest is a ritual dedicated to the Bambaazon, or rice spirit. If the harvest has been good, this is a thanksgiving; if it has been poor, the ritual is an appeasement of the spirit. This festival is celebrated during the month of May with carnivals, special exhibits, sports competitions, and a regatta, all leading up to the harvest rituals on May 30-31 in Penampang. More… Discuss

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quotation: What is most truly valuable is often underrated. Aesop (620 BC-560 BC)


What is most truly valuable is often underrated.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

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today’s birthday: Julius Axelrod (1912)


Julius Axelrod (1912)

Axelrod was an American biochemist whose investigations into the role of norepinephrine in brain chemistry led to an understanding of how neurotransmitters work and how their levels are regulated. His research made possible the development of antianxiety and antidepressant drugs like Prozac and Zoloft, which are collectively known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. For his efforts, Axelrod shared the 1970 Nobel Prize for Physiology. What was his other major scientific contribution? More… Discuss

Prozac Nation (2005)

Prozac Nation
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just a thought: “Depression is cultural…and so is the profit from it!”


just a thought:  “Depression is cultural…and so is the profit from it!”

this day in the yesteryear: Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1922)


Lincoln Memorial Dedicated (1922)

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, has been the site of many historic events, including Martin Luther King Jr.’s legendary “I Have a Dream” speech during the 1963 March on Washington. The building, designed by Henry Bacon and styled after a Greek temple, has 36 massive columns, representing the states of the Union at the time of Lincoln’s death. Inside the building is a heroic statue of Abraham Lincoln by Daniel Chester French. On what unit of American currency is the memorial depicted? More… Discuss

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Pregnancy Linked to Elevated Crash Risk


Pregnancy Linked to Elevated Crash Risk

Pregnant women may want to keep off the roads after learning this statistic: women in their second trimester are 42 percent more likely to be involved in a car crash that sends them to the hospital than they were prior to becoming pregnant. Why this is remains to be determined, but researchers suspect that the physical effects of pregnancy at this stage—fatigue, nausea, anxiety, mood fluctuations—can lead to distractedness behind the wheel. More… Discuss

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Yeomen Warders


Yeomen Warders

Yeomen Warders, popularly known as Beefeaters, are ceremonial guardians of the Tower of London. In the past, they were responsible for guarding prisoners at the Tower and safeguarding the British crown jewels, but today they serve mainly as tour guides and are a tourist attraction in their own right. To become a Yeoman Warder, one must have served in the British armed forces for at least 22 years and have achieved certain distinctions during service. How did they get the nickname “Beefeaters”? More… Discuss

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word: munificent


munificent 

Definition: (adjective) Very liberal in giving; generous.
Synonyms: lavish, unsparing, unstinting
Usage: In recognition of this munificent patronage of the State’s languishing industries, the Governor commissioned him a colonel. Discuss.