Category Archives: MEMORIES

Serge Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. (make music part of your life series)


http://www.cbcmusic.ca
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra‘s music director Bramwell Tovey does double duty as conductor and narrator in this delightfully entertaining performance. It’s the final work on a program that introduces listeners young and old to the various instruments and sections of the orchestra. Also featured are popular favourites from Star Wars, the Nutcracker Suite and Pictures at an Exhibition.

happy birthday Carlos: Thanks for your amaysing music! “The Best of Santana” ( Full Album ) 1998


Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Released: March,1998
Label: Columbia A&R: John Kalodner
Produced by: Bob Irwin Mastered by: George Marino

Tracklist:

“Jingo” 00:00
Evil Ways04:15
“Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen” 08:09
Oye Como Va13:29
Samba Pa Ti17:46
She’s Not There22:32
No One To Depend On26:42
Open Invitation32:14
Hold On37:00
“Bella” 41:23
“Winning” 45:54
“All I Ever Wanted” 49:22
Dance Sister Dance ( Baila Mi Hermana )” 53:25
Europa ( Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile )” 01:01:41
“Everybody’s Everything” 01:06:48
Soul Sacrifice01:10:19

 

 

The Walnut Street Theatre


The Walnut Street Theatre

The Walnut Street Theatre, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the oldest continuously-operating theater in America. Its first play was The Rivals in 1812, and it went on to host many pre-Broadway tryouts of soon-to-be classics—including Gigi with Audrey Hepburn and A Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando. Technologically innovative, it was the first theater to install gas footlights and air conditioning. In 1976, what major non-theatrical event happened there? More…

Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33 (make music part of your life series)



Peter Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op 33
DIMITRI MASLENNIKOV (cello),
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH (conductor)

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)


along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher pencilsketch-1_FotoSketcher (my art collection)

along the trail, poetic thought by George-B ©Always (the smudge and other poems)


along the trail, poetic thought by George-B ©Always

(the smudge and other poems)


along the trail you see the joy of being free

along the trail you hear the thrills of flying free
of landing at your leisure.
Along the trail you feel the green of plants get greener
The wild mustard seedpods opening
and seed achieving goal

Along the trail you breath the natural at ease,
the fragrant exaltation of aromatic shields
Along the trail you live,
along the trail you  let live, while

coming around again and again for more.

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive srokes) my art collection

along the trail by George-B_FotoSketcher (Painting 8-excessive strokes) my art collection

Ludwig van Beethoven – Romance for Violin & Orchestra No. 1 (make music part of your life series)


Ludwig van Beethoven – Romance for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, in G major, op. 40 

Igor Ozim, violin
Vienna Opera Orchestra
Moshe Atzmon

Beethoven’s reputation as a pianist often obscures the fact that he was a very capable violinist. Although not an accomplished master, he possessed a profound love for and understanding of the instrument, evident in his ten violin sonatas, the violin concerto, and numerous quintets, quartets, and other chamber works. The two Romances for violin stand out because they are single-movement works in concerto settings. The Romance in G major was published in 1803 by Hoffmeister & Kühnel in Leipzig; the date of its first performance is not known. Despite the lower opus number, it was composed at least five years after the Romance in F, Op. 50, which was published in 1805. He retained the early Classical orchestra he employed for his earlier Piano Concerto in B flat, Op. 19: one flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, and strings. Often described as a “preparation” for the Violin Concerto, Op. 61, of 1806, the Romance in G stands as a fine work in its own right, clearly demonstrating Beethoven’s mastery of the high-Classical style of Mozart and Haydn. Furthermore, Beethoven creates subtle connections between disparate sections of a work.

Cast in a two-episode rondo format (ABACA coda), the Romance in G is not imbued with sonata-form characteristics, as are many of Beethoven’s later rondo movements. The rondo theme (A) is in two parts, each performed first by the soloist then repeated by the orchestra. Descending sixteenth notes in the solo part mark the beginning of B, in which the orchestra is relegated to a purely accompanimental role, creating unity by including figures from the rondo. Section B spends a significant amount of time on the dominant (D major); however, this does not represent a modulation but a preparation for the return of the rondo in G major. Again, the soloist performs both segments of the A section alone, this time including a running eighth note accompaniment under each of the literally repeated themes. Beethoven set the second episode, C, in E minor. The minor mode, dotted rhythms, and staccato passages give the section a “gypsy” music tinge. The foray into a new key area ends with the return of the G major rondo theme, again played by the soloist, but with accompaniment by the orchestra. Beethoven forgoes the repetition of each of the two parts of the rondo and ends the work with a brief coda featuring a lengthy trill in the solo violin. The three fortissimo chords that close the piece seem oddly, possibly comically, out of place in this generally quiet work, but they do resemble the orchestral string parts at the end of each rondo section. [allmusic.com]

todady’s birthday: Vince Guaraldi (1928)


Vince Guaraldi (1928)

Guaraldi, an American jazz musician, was hired to score the animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic series after producer Lee Mendelson heard his music playing on the radio. Though Guaraldi was a Grammy award-winning pianist prior to his work on the Peanuts specials, he is best known for his musical compositions associated with the series, including the signature tuneLinus and Lucy” from A Charlie Brown Christmas. What song earned Guaraldi his Grammy? More… Discuss

Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87 (make music part of your life series)


Franz Schubert: String Quartet #10 in Eb Opp125/1 D 87

 

 

 

make music part ofyour life series: A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major


A. Corelli – Sonate da Camera Op.2 – No.12 in G Major

 

 

 

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, July 16th, 2014: St. Carmen (Patronal Feast Day )


quotation: I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. P. G. Wodehouse


I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.

P. G. Wodehouse (1881-1975) Discuss

today’s holiday: Feast of Our Lady of Carmel


Feast of Our Lady of Carmel

Our Lady of Carmel (the Madonna del Carmine) is the patroness of the city of Naples, Italy. Her festival is celebrated with dancing, singing, and magnificent fireworks displays. Brightly decorated wax replicas of human body parts used to be sold at booths near the church, and people suffering from various physical ailments appealed to the Madonna to restore their health by offering her these replicas of the diseased portions of their bodies. Her feast is also observed by Italian Americans in the United States. More… Discuss

new at EuZicAsa: ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITTANICA WIDGET (now you can access it directly from euzicasa)


ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA Access Here

ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA Access Here (will open in new window!)

today’s birthday: Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)


 

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606)

Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest European painters. Early on, he displayed an interest in the “spotlight effects” of light and shadow that dominate his later paintings and began the studies of his own face and the more formal self-portraits that make up much of his painted and etched work. After moving to Amsterdam around 1631, he quickly became the city’s most fashionable portrait painter and a popular teacher. However, he went bankrupt in 1656. What had happened to his money? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Teutonic Knights Defeated at Battle of Grunwald (1410)


Teutonic Knights Defeated at Battle of Grunwald (1410)

Early in the 15th century, the Teutonic Order, a German military religious order founded during the Third Crusade, sought to expand its influence over Lithuania and Poland. Though its purported mission was to spread Christianity, it invaded the already Christian nations and was defeated at the Battle of Grunwald. Afterward, the Order’s strength waned, and today it exists only as a clerical organization. How was the memory of the Battle of Grunwald used as propaganda during World War I? More… Discuss

Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966 (great compositions/performances)


Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966

Sergei Prokofiev:
Piano sonata n°6 op.82

I. Allegro moderato 0:00
II. Allegretto 8:55
III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo 12:45
IV. Vivace 19:07

Sviatoslav Richter
Live recording, Locarno, 18.IX.1966

“Los Grandes Compositores” CASSETTE #76: Albéniz – Granados – Falla : make music part of your life series


“Los Grandes Compositores”  CASSETTE #76: Albéniz – Granados – Falla

This video is a scan of the cassette #76 of the encyclopedic collection “The Great Composers”, published in 1982 by the “Encyclopedia Salvat” in collaboration with the “Record Label Philips”.

All rights reserved copyright both Salvat and Philips.

This video has a didactic purpose only, to see if the process is correct fingering and listening acceptably. The user interaction will be helpful to learn more in the digitization process; most cassette will come in the future, I hope your feedback about it. Thank you.

Narciso Yepez en la guitarra, interpreta: [Narciso Yepez on guitar, plays:]

Isaac Albéniz:

Pista 1(track 1) – Suite española, Op. 47 #5 “Asturias” (Leyenda) [Spanish Suite, Op 47 # 5 "Asturias" (Leyenda)]

Pista 2(track 2) – Recuerdos de viaje, Op. 71 #6 “Rumores de la caleta” (Malagueña) [Souvenirs, Op 71 # 6 "Rumors of the creek" (Malagueña)]

Pista 3(track 3) – Piezas características, Op. 92 #12 “Torre Bermeja” (Serenata) [Characteristic Pieces, Op 92 # 12 "Torre Bermeja" (Serenade)]

Pista 4(track 4) – España, Op. 165 #3 “Malagueña” [Spain, Op 165 # 3 "Malagueña"]

Enrique Granados:

Pista 5(track 5) – Danza española #4 “Villanesca” [Spanish Dance # 4 "Villanesca"]

Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos, danzas: Interpretado por la Orquesta de la Radio de Berlin, dirigidos por el Sr. Lorin Maszel [The three-cornered hat, dance: Performed by the Orchestra of Radio Berlin, conducted by Mr. Lorin Maazel]

Pista 6(track 6) – Fandango

Pista 7(track 7) – Seguidillas

Pista 8(track 8) – Farruca

Pista 9(track 9) – Jota

Survivors, poetic thought by George-B ©Always (The smudge and other poems)


Survivors, poetic thought by George-B ©Always (The smudge and other poems)

I’ve witnessed moments like this
Made of lights and shadows,
with aroma of licorice and tarragon
tasting like roasted bell peppers and eggplants

I’ve witnessed moments like this
In sepia, and black and white, faintly smelling of retouching indigo

Papillon:

In the depth of the jungle, the smell of mushrooms is stronger
that any other smell except that of decaying matter

I’ve witnessed moments like this
of serenity: when being takes over the fear of dying,
of falling, through the holes in the old dragnet:
tilapia is a smart fish: it turns on one side,
at the bottom,
just above the mud,
avoiding the net…
other fishes are learning the technique: They are survivors.

The Tomb of Nakht, 1500 BC, contains a tilapia hieroglyph just above the head of the central figure.

make music part of your life series: Ciprian Porumbescu: Ballade for Violin and Orchestra


Balada Ciprian Porumbescu

(Ciprian Porumbescu: Ballade for Violin and Orchestra)

 

virtual solar systems (my art collection)


virtual solar systems

virtual solar systems

Regina Spektor – “Samson” [OFFICIAL VIDEO] and lyrics


Regina Spektor – “Samson” [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

Regina Spektor “Samson” Directed by Peter Sluszka

REGINA SPEKTOR  – Samson

You are my sweetest downfall

I loved you first, I loved you first

Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth

I have to go, I have to go

Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
He ate a slice of wonder bread and went right back to bed
And history books forgot about us and the bible didn’t mention us
And the bible didn’t mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first, I loved you first
Beneath the stars came fallin’ on our heads
But they’re just old light, they’re just old light
Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed
Told me that my hair was red
Told me I was beautiful and came into my bed
Oh I cut his hair myself one night
A pair of dull scissors in the yellow light
And he told me that I’d done alright
And kissed me ’til the mornin’ light, the mornin’ light
And he kissed me ’til the mornin’ light

Samson went back to bed
Not much hair left on his head
Ate a slice of wonderbread and went right back to bed
Oh, we couldn’t bring the columns down
Yeah we couldn’t destroy a single one
And history books forgot about us
And the bible didn’t mention us, not even once

You are my sweetest downfall
I loved you first
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Regina’s album ‘What We Saw from the Cheap Seats‘ is available now:
http://smarturl.it/whatwesawitunesyt

For more Regina:
http://Facebook.com/ReginaSpektor
http://ReginaSpektor.com
http://myspace.com/ReginaSpektor 

myStory: Regina Spektor


Russian-born Jewish singer-songwriter Regina Spektor reflects on her immigration to New York in 1989–from the fantasies she and her cousin had about moving to the tropics to the realities of adjusting to life in the Bronx, where their new Jewish community became an extension of her family.

Regina came to the United States through HIAS, an organization that rescues, resettles, and reunites vulnerable refugees. Her interview is part of HIAS’ myStory project; view more videos at http://www.myStory.hias.org.

Great AudioBooks: LES MISERABLES – Victor Hugo Part 1 Livre Audio Francais Audio Book


LES MISERABLES – Victor Hugo Part 1 Livre Audio Francais Audio Book [GreatAudioBooks]

Jean Valjean.JPG

Author Victor Hugo
Illustrator Emile Bayard
Country France
Language French
Genre Epic novel, historical fiction
Publisher A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie.
Publication date
1862

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make music part of your life series Borodin: Steppes of Central Asia – Ashkenazy*


Borodin: Steppes of Central Asia – Ashkenazy*

 

great compositions/performances: S. Ozawa Conucts Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (Ravel)


S. Ozawa Conucts Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (Ravel)

Maurice Ravel:

Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte,
(Pavane for a Dead Princess), Orchestral Version composed by Ravel in 1910.

Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra

make music part of your life series: Carl Nielsen – Aladdin Suite, FS. 89 (1919)


Carl Nielsen – Aladdin Suite,
FS. 89 (1919)

Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony
I. Oriental Festive March 02.57
II. Aladdin’s Dream and Dance of the Morning Mist 02.48, 02:58
III. Hindu Dance 02.21, 05:46
IV. Chinese Dance 03.27, 08:08
V. The Marketplace in Ispahan 04.22, 11:36
VI. Dance of the Prisoners 03.32, 16:14
VII. Negro Dance 04.33, 19:46

make music part of your life series: Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier


Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano, K.498 – Portal, Pasquier, Pennetier

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major, “Kegelstatt”, K. 498 (1786)
Trio pour clarinette, alto et piano en Mi bémol majeur:
I     Andante;
II   Menuetto;
III Rondo: Allegretto

Portal: clarinet / clarinette
Pasquier: viola / alto
Pennetier: piano

 

Saint of the Day, July 11, 2014: St. Benedict of Nursia


Saint of the Day

Image of St. Benedict of Nursia

St. Benedict of Nursia

St. Benedict, the Father of Western monasticism and brother of Scholastica, is considered the patron of speliologists (cave explorers). He was born in Nursia, Italy and educated in Rome. He was … continue reading

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quotation: We often despise what is most useful to us. Aesop


We often despise what is most useful to us.

Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Discuss

make music part of your life series: Mozart – Missa Brevis in C, K. 259 [complete] (Organ Solo Mass)


Mozart – Missa Brevis in C, K. 259 [complete] (Organ Solo Mass)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
Composed December 1775/1776 in Salzburg.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Missa Brevis No. 8 in C major, K. 259, is a mass composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, probably in 1776.[1] It is scored for SATB soloists, SATB choir, violin I and II, 2 oboes, 2 clarini (high trumpets), 3 trombones colla parte, timpani and basso continuo.

Although classed as a missa brevis (brief mass), the inclusion of trumpets in the scoring makes it a missa brevis et solemnis.[1][2] The mass derives its nickname Orgelmesse or Orgelsolomesse (Organ Solo Mass) from the obbligato organ solo entry of the Benedictus.[1][3] This is one of three masses Mozart composed in November and December 1776, all set in C major, including the Credo Mass (K. 257) and the Piccolominimesse (K. 258).[4]

The work consists of six movements. Performances require approximately 10–15 minutes.

  1. “Kyrie” Andante, C major, common time
  2. “Gloria” Allegro, C major, 3/4
  3. “Credo” Allegro, C major, common time
  4. Sanctus” Adagio maestoso, C major, 3/4
    “Pleni sunt coeli et terra…” Allegro, C major, cut common time
  5. “Benedictus” Allegro vivace, G major, 3/4
    “Hosanna in excelsis…” Allegro, C major, 3/4
  6. Agnus Dei” Adagio, C major, common time
    Dona nobis pacem…” Allegro, C major, 3/4

FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/
FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at: http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start…
ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/
and http://imslp.org/wiki

make music part of your life series: W. A. Mozart – KV 276 (321b) – Regina coeli in C major


W. A. Mozart – KV 276 (321b) – Regina coeli in C major

Composed in Salzburg in 1779.

Performers: Arnold Schoenberg Chor; Concentus Musicus, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
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List of compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a selective list of the works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, listed by genre. The Köchel catalogue contains a complete, chronologically ordered, list.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific composer and wrote in many genres. Perhaps his best-admired work is in opera, the piano concerto and sonata, the symphony, and in the string quartet and string quintet. Mozart also wrote much work for solo piano, other forms of chamber music, masses and other religious music, and numerous dances, divertimentos, and other forms of light entertainment.

 

great compositions/performances: POLLINI, Beethoven Piano Sonata Nr.21 C-dur op.53 ‘Waldstein-Sonate’


POLLINI, Beethoven Piano Sonata Nr.21 C-dur op.53 ‘Waldstein-Sonate’

Maurizio Pollini, piano (1997)
1.Allegro con brio 10:00
2.Introduzione.Adagio molto – attacca: 3:54
3.Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo 9:04

 

great compositions/performances: Mozart Concerto D Minor K466 Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa


Mozart Concerto D Minor K466 Freiburger Mozart-Orchester, Michael Erren,Valentina Lisitsa

Filmed live May 20, 2012, Freiburg im Breisgau ,Germany
Cadenzas by Mozart’s favorite student – and billiards pal, Jan Nepomuk Hummel :-)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 

Neuer Markt in Vienna with Capuchin Church and Haus zur Mehlgrube on the right, painting by Bernardo Bellotto, 1760

The Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1785. The first performance took place at the Mehlgrube Casino in Vienna on February 11, 1785, with the composer as the soloist.[1]

Movements

The concerto is scored for solo piano, flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings. As is typical with concertos, it is in three movements:

  1. Allegro
  2. Romanze
  3. Allegro assai

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this pressed: U.S. sued for not providing attorneys to children in immigration court - Los Angeles Times


Immigrant childrenU.S. sued for not providing attorneys to children in immigration court - Los Angeles Times.

great compositions/performances: Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30, Op.109


Artur Schnabel plays Beethoven Piano Sonata No.30, Op.109

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109, composed in 1820, is the antepenultimate of his piano sonatas. In it, after the huge Hammerklavier sonata, Op. 106, Beethoven returns to a smaller scale and a more intimate character. It is dedicated to Maximiliane Brentano, the daughter of Beethoven’s long-standing friend Antonie Brentano, for whom Beethoven had already composed the short piano trio in B flat major WoO 39 in 1812. Musically, the work is characterised by a free and original approach to the traditional sonata form. Its focus is the third movement, a set of variations that interpret its theme in a wide variety of individual ways.[1]

The three movements of this sonata are:

  • Vivace ma non troppo / Adagio espressivo, E major, 2/4 time
  • Prestissimo, E minor, 6/8 time
  • Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo, E major, 3/4 time.

A performance lasts about twenty minutes, of which the third movement takes more than half. Overall, the sonata is endowed with abundant melody and interesting, complex harmony.[14](pp192–3)

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