Category Archives: MY TAKE ON THINGS

Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition” arr: Stokowski: great compositions/performances


Mussorgsky “Pictures at an Exhibition” arr: Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski “La Cathédrale engloutie” Debussy (1968): great compositions/performances


Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra): great compositions/performances


Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra)

Franz Schubert . Rosamunde, la princesse de Chypre: make music part of your life series


Franz Schubert . Rosamunde, la princesse de Chypre

this pressed: Photos: More wildlife in the Quad Cities | WQAD.com


Photos: More wildlife in the Quad Cities | WQAD.com.

this pressed: Transylvania Draws Charles, Blue Bloods Back to Romania – Bloomberg


Transylvania Draws Charles, Blue Bloods Back to Romania – Bloomberg.

this pressed: LIAM 004 – We do not Decide our Futures, We Decide our Habits – Life Is A Marathon : Life Coaching | Self-Esteem | Confidence | Personal Development | Positive Thinking | Community


People do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their futures.
— F. Matthias Alexander

via LIAM 004 – We do not Decide our Futures, We Decide our Habits – Life Is A Marathon : Life Coaching | Self-Esteem | Confidence | Personal Development | Positive Thinking | Community.

Unmasking the truth, poetic thought by George-B (The Smudge and other poems)


Unmasking the truth, poetic thought by George-B

Unmasking the truth,
Unlike skinning
a mushroom,
a tree,
a hare, a crocodile, a bird of paradise
is a matter of
intellectual quest,
curiosity, of
pretending to have found the place of gathering
that
most people avoid
where only few have the what-ever-it-is
that
make people step out of the safety of
sheepish crowds,

and expose their brains to the elements,
all
natural or human or inhumanly made…
It is also a matter of taste, sometimes a choice
but mostly a matter of no other choice at all.

©Always, by George-B.

Angela Gheorghiu: “Ständchen” by Franz Schubert: great compositions/performances


Angela Gheorghiu: “Ständchen” by Franz Schubert

Beethoven – String Quartet Op.59, No.2 “Rasumovsky” – Végh Quartet – 1952: great compositions/performances


Beethoven – String Quartet Op.59, No.2 “Rasumovsky” – Végh Quartet – 1952

Don Quixote dela Mancha: Dulcinea (Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren)


Dulcinea

“It seldom happens that any felicity comes…”: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)


It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) Discuss

Other quotations from Cervantes:

When the severity of the law is to be softened,
let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
- Miguel de Cervantes

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool,
and he must be no simpleton that plays that part.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven ( Live, 1973 ) W/ LYRICS: make music part of your life series


   Led Zeppelin – Stairway To Heaven  ( Live, 1973 ) W/ LYRICS

What is: Ciociara? Is to Ciocharia what Malagueña is for Malaga


Ciociaria

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Fresco representing the Campagne and Maritime Province, in Vatican Museums

Ciociara (woman from Ciociaria) by Enrique Simonet.

Ciociaria (Italian pronunciation: [tʃotʃaˈɾiːa]) is the name of a traditional region of Central Italy without a defined border nor historical identity.[1] The name was adopted by a fascist movement of Frosinone as an ethnical denomination for the province of Frosinone, when it was created in 1927.[2] In the Middle Ages, this region was referred to as Campagna. The local dialect, now known as ciociaro, was earlier referred to as campanino. In more recent times, the term Campagna Romana, or Roman Campagna, a favorite subject of countless painters from all over Europe, has referred to the adjoining region to the north of Ciociaria, but part of the Province of Rome.

The name appears to be derived from the ciocia (plural cioce), the traditional footwear still worn by a few sheep and cattle herders in the Central Apennines.

this day in the yesteryear: John Lennon Leaves the Beatles (1969): remember John’s song “Woman”?


John Lennon Leaves the Beatles (1969)

Tensions were high during the recording sessions for what were to be the Beatles’ final albums. John Lennon described working on Let It Be as “hell.” Exactly a month after finishing “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”—the last time all four Beatles would be in the studio together—Lennon told his bandmates that he was going solo. To avoid jeopardizing sales of Abbey Road, which was released just days later, Lennon’s departure was kept a secret. When was the group’s dissolution formalized? More… Discuss

John Lennon – Woman (2010)

Bathtub Bulletin: Access here


Bathtub Bulletin Access Here

Bathtub Bulletin Access Here

Old, yet embelished with passage of time: Rumi and the Play of Poetry – University of California Television (UCTV)



Rumi and the Play of Poetry

today’s holiday: Constitution Day and Citizenship Day


Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

English: SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 20, 2010) Can...

English: SIGONELLA, Sicily (July 20, 2010) Candidates for U.S. citizenship recite the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at Naval Air Station Sigonella. Eleven candidates from eight countries became citizens during the ceremony. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Erica R. Gardner/Released) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The US holidays Constitution Day and “I Am an American” Day have been combined into Citizenship Day, which a number of states and cities celebrate with special exercises on September 17. Schools make a special effort to acquaint their students with the history and importance of the Constitution. Naturalization ceremonies, re-creations of the signing of the Constitution, and parades are other popular ways of celebrating Citizenship Day and bring attention to the rights and obligations of citizenship. More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Treaty of Fredrikshamn Signed (1809)


Treaty of Fredrikshamn Signed (1809)

In the 17th century, Sweden was a major European power and controlled most of the Baltic coast. However, its expansion in the Baltic Sea coastlands antagonized Russia, Denmark-Norway, and Saxony-Poland, which formed an anti-Swedish coalition. The resultant Great Northern War cost Sweden much of its territory and marked the emergence of Russia as a major power. After Russia and Sweden clashed again in the 19th century, the 1809 Treaty of Fredrikshamn forced Sweden to cede all of what country? More… Discuss

$1 Billion Needed to Fight Ebola (doctors without borders are needed at….borders without doctors)


$1 Billion Needed to Fight Ebola

With the Ebola outbreak in West Africa still uncontained, the UN is increasing its calls for funding in the fight against the epidemic from $100 million just a month ago to $1 billion today. This health crisis, the World Health Organization’s assistant director-general says, is “unparalleled in modern times,” with thousands infected thus far and the number of cases projected to double every three weeks if containment efforts are not stepped up. According to the president of the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, the response to the outbreak has been insufficient thus far and the window of opportunity to contain the outbreak is closing. More… Discuss

just a thought: “Choosing the pass of minimal resistance leads always to…disaster.”


just a thought: “Choosing the pass of minimal resistance leads always to…disaster.”

Saint of the Day Saint of the Day for September 16th, 2014: St. Cornelius


Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 16th, 2014 Image    St. Cornelius

Cornelius whose feast day is September 16th. A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen months by Decius‘ persecution of the Christians. The main … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

quotation: The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. Niccolo Machiavelli


The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Discuss

J. S BACH ● BWV 645 ● Wachet Auf ! Sleepers Awake: make music part of your life series


J. S BACH ● BWV 645 ● Wachet Auf ! Sleepers Awake

quotation: There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart. Charles Dickens


There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

new widget at euzicasa: Access HISTORYnet.com (Live The History)


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Today in History: click to Access Here

health: Fat Shaming Counterproductive


Fat Shaming Counterproductive

Shaming people for being overweight does not motivate them to lose weight. In fact, it appears to have the opposite effect. Adults who experienced weight discrimination gained more weight over a four-year period than those who did not. Being made to feel bad about one’s physique seems to drive people to take comfort in food while simultaneously undermining their self-confidence with respect to physical activity, leading them to avoid it. Unfortunately, weight bias is pervasive not just among the general public but also within the medical community, making it harder for those struggling with their weight to get much-needed support and encouragement. More… Discuss

Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies AKA XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra S123


Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies
AKA XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano & Orchestra S123
Oravecz György (piano)
Budapest Symphony Orchestra
Kocsár Balázs (cond.)
Recording Year: 1995

00:00 Andante mesto
01:55 Adagio
02:41 Allegro molto
02:57 Allegro eroico
04:40 Piu animato
05:22 Molto adagio, quasi fantasia
06:09 Moderato.Fest.
07:00 Allegretto a la Zingarese
09:00 Molto animato
09:50 Adagio
10:33 Vivace assai
12:45 Frisch
12:50 Prestissimo

Other recommended live-video with Oravecz György:
Tom & Jerry – The Cat Concerto from Hungary/Budapest, 2012,June 8.
Liszt II. Rhapsody for piano & orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7rxj0…

Recordings with Oravecz György:
[Oravecz György] Liszt: XIV.Hungarian Rhapsody for Piano Solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgOCO-…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies for Piano & Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBuuwA…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Totentanz for Piano Solo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01zFys…
[Oravecz György] Liszt: Totentanz for Piano & Orchestra
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2FPuP…

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72, Kurt Masur: great compositions/perform


Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72, Kurt Masur

George Gershwin – I got rhythm: variations for piano and orchestra: make music part of your life series


George Gershwin – I got rhythm: variations for piano and orchestra

Wayne Marshall – Aalborg Symphony

Johann Strauss II. – Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (Walzer, op.325): make music part of your life series


Itzhak Perlman – Pablo de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20: great compositions/performances


Itzhak Perlman – Pablo de Sarasate, Zigeunerweisen Op.20

Itzhak Perlman

Cover of Itzhak Perlman

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin No.1 in G major, Op.40: great compositions/performances


Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance for Violin No.1 in G major, Op.40

Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de Mozart – Andrés Segovia: unique music al moments


Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de MozartAndrés Segovia

RONDO in C – IGNACE PLEYEL: make music part of your life series


RONDO  in C- IGNACE PLEYEL

Schumann – Symphony n°3, in E flat, Op.97 – Philharmonia Orchestra/ Carlo Maria Giulini: great compositions/performances


Schumann – Symphony n°3 – Philharmonia / Giulini

quotation: We loved the doctrine for the teacher’s sake. Daniel Defoe


We loved the doctrine for the teacher’s sake.

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) Discuss

quotation: How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth. Sophocles


How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in the truth.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC) Discuss

One Hour of Music – The Greatest Waltzes of All Time: great compositions/performances


One Hour of Music – The Greatest Waltzes of All Time

P. I. Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev) Erudite Music Channel: make music part of your life series


P. I. TchaikovskySerenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 (Fedoseyev)

quote: There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist. Mark Twain


There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

Clara Haskil plays Schumann Kinderszenen Op. 15: unique musical moments


Clara Haskil plays Schumann Kinderszenen Op. 15

Battle For The Net


U.S. internet pioneer John Quarterman at a pan...

U.S. internet pioneer John Quarterman at a panel by EFF-Austin on net neutrality (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you woke up tomorrow, and your internet looked like this, what would you do? Imagine all your favorite websites taking forever to load, while you get annoying notifications from your ISP suggesting you switch to one of their approved “Fast Lane” sites.Think about what we would lose: all the weird, alternative, interesting, and enlightening stuff that makes the Internet so much cooler than mainstream Cable TV. What if the only news sites you could reliably connect to were the ones that had deals with companies like Comcast and Verizon?On September 10th, just a few days before the FCC’s comment deadline, public interest organizations are issuing an open, international call for websites and internet users to unite for an “Internet Slowdown” to show the world what the web would be like if Team Cable gets their way and trashes net neutrality. Net neutrality is hard to explain, so our hope is that this action will help SHOW the world what’s really at stake if we lose the open Internet.If you’ve got a website, blog or tumblr, get the code to join the #InternetSlowdown here: https://battleforthenet.com/sept10thEveryone else, here’s a quick list of things you can do to help spread the word about the slowdown: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/96020972118/be-a-part-of-the-great-internet-slowdown Get creative! Don’t let us tell you what to do. See you on the net September 10th!

via Battle For The Net.

“Internet speed is to the 21st century what public education was (still tries to be) to the 19th and 20th:
The cornerstone of civilization! It is the new infrastructure of the country and the world; MAKE IT FAST MAKE IT ACCESIBLE: THE ECONOMY NEEDS IT! George-B”

Sergei Rachmaninoff -Symphonic Dances, Op. 45: great compositions/performances


Sergei Rachmaninoff -Symphonic Dances, Op. 45

Claude Debussy Estampes Pianista Andrea Bambace live Trento SocietàFilarmonica 1984 : make music part of your life series


Claude Debussy Estampes Pianista Andrea Bambace live Trento SocietàFilarmonica 1984

Ivo Pogorelich plays Schumann Toccata Op. 7: make music part of your life series


Chopin – Etude Op.25 No.11 (‘Winter Wind’) – Sviatoslav Richter – Video: Unique musical moments


ChopinEtude Op.25 No.11 (‘Winter Wind‘) – Sviatoslav Rich

Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 10: make music part of your life series


Prokofiev – Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 10

Mozart Quartet No 16 K 428 Hagen Quartet: great compositions/performances


Mozart Quartet No 16 K 428 Hagen Quartet

Sibling Bullying Takes Mental Toll


Sibling Bullying Takes Mental Toll

Siblings will inevitably fight, but when one regularly says nasty or hurtful things to or about the other, gets physical with him or her, or consistently ignores him or her, it crosses the line into bullying and can do lasting harm. Eighteen-year-olds who were bullied by a sibling several times a week in childhood were about twice as likely as their peers to have depression, to have anxiety, and to engage in self-harm. It is important, therefore, for parents to understand that bullying can occur in the home just as it can in school and to intervene when they see their children treating each other in a bullying manner. More… Discuss