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Great Compositions/Performances: Richard Wagner – Siegfried Idyll (Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache & Münchner Philharmoniker)



Great Compositions/Performances:  Richard WagnerSiegfried Idyll
Conductor: Sergiu Celibidache & Münchner Philharmoniker

Apart from the operas, Wagner composed a small number of pieces; this stems from his reluctance to conceive music which didn’t belong to the sacredness of the drama, fundamental expression of his thought.
The “Siegfried Idyll” is a symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, composed by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) as a birthday present to his second wife, Cosima, after the birth of their son Siegfried in 1869. It was first performed on Christmas morning, 25 December 1870, by a small ensemble on the stairs of their villa at Tribschen.
Wagner’s opera “Siegfried”, which was premiered in 1876, incorporates music from the Idyll. It was once thought that the Idyll borrowed musical ideas intended for the opera, but it is now known that the opposite is the case: Wagner adapted melodic material from an unfinished chamber piece in the Idyll and later incorporated it into the love scene between Siegfried and Brunhilde in the opera.

 

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FABULOUS COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Marian Anderson “Ave Maria” by Schubert



Marian Anderson “Ave Maria” by Schubert
With Leopold Stokowski, 1944
Latin Text
Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, Mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus,
nunc et in hora mortis nostrae. Amen.

English Translation
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and in the hour of our death. Amen.

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: UK CALLS OFF THE TODDLERS’ TRUCE (1957)


UK Calls Off the Toddlers’ Truce (1957)

Today we are used to turning on the television at any hour of the day or night and having access to countless channels broadcasting all manner of program, but this was not always the case. In television’s early days, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was the UK’s sole public broadcaster; it started out with just one channel, and it cut its feed from 6PM to 7PM to accommodate parents putting their children to bed. What caused the BBC to eventually abandon the so-called Toddlers’ Truce?More… Discuss

 

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UNWRAPPING WORLDS LARGEST HERSHEY’S BAR



A REVIEW OF THE WORLDS LARGEST HERSHEY’S BAR SNICKERS AND REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP ON OUR SHELF

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encore: Great Compositions/Performances: Valentina Lisitsa Plays Paganini-Liszt “La Campanella”


Paganini-Liszt La Campanella

Live from Seoul. Encore #1. Liszt “La Campanella”
Buy La Campanella video http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Royal-Al..

 

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Great Composers/Performances: Duke Ellington The Great Paris Concert


DUKE ELLINGTON “THE GREAT PARIS CONCERT 
Duke Ellington Orchestra
■Recorded at the Olympia Theater, Paris , France , on Feb.1st,2nd and 23rd, 1963
1.Kinda Dukish,
2.Rockin’ in Rhythm (01:51),
3.On the Sunny Side of the Street (05:39) ,
***4.Star-Crossed Lovers (08:42),
5.All of Me(12:53) ,
6.Theme from “Asphalt Jungle” (15:29) ,
7.Concerto for Cootie (19:35),
8.Tutti for Cootie (22:10),
9.Suite Thursday: MisfitBlues (26:57),
10.Suite Thursday: Schwiphti (30:36),
11.Suite Thursday: Zweet Zurzday (33:28),
12.Suite Thursday: Lay-By (37:21),
13.Perdido (43:49),
14.The Eighth Veil (49:10),
15.Rose Of The Rio Grande (51:46),
16.Cop Out (54:28),
17.Bula (1:01:25)
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WORD: CATERWAUL


caterwaul 

Definition: (verb) To cry or screech like a cat in heat.
Synonyms: yowl
Usage: Ever since the neighborhood strays chose my garden as the place to congregate and caterwaul, I have not had a sound night’s sleep. Discuss.

 

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Great Performances: Beethoven “Für Elise” Valentina Lisitsa Seoul Philharmonic (it’s like you’re listening to it…well, for the first time!)



Live in Seoul. Encore #4 Please come to London on June 19th of 2012 if you want to hear this piece live ! I am making my debut at Royal Albert Hall :-)
Валентина Лисица
Valentina Lisitsa Live at the Royal Albert Hall
US iTuneshttp://bit.ly/iTunesUSVal 
US Amazon - http://bit.ly/ValRAH

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ST. KNUT’S DAY


St. Knut’s Day

The feast day of King Canute (or Knut), who ruled Denmark, England, and Norway in the 11th century, marks the end of the Yuletide season in Sweden. Rather than letting the holidays fade quietly, Swedish families throughout the country hold parties to celebrate the final lighting (and subsequent dismantling) of the Christmas tree. After letting the children eat the cookies and candies used to decorate the tree, and after packing the ornaments away in their boxes, it is customary to hurl the tree through an open window. More…

 

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QUOTATION: Jerome K. Jerome


From all accounts, the world has been getting worse and worse ever since it was created. All I can say is that it must have been a remarkably delightful place when it was first opened to the public, for it is very pleasant even now.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

 

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Tchaikovsky Suite No.4 ‘Mozartiana’



Tchaikovsky 
Suite No.4 in G major Op.61 ’Mozartiana

1 Gigue
2 Menuet
3 Preghiera
4 Theme and Variations

The Philharmonia Orchestra
Michael Tilson Thomas

 

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Great Performances: Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 – Valentina Lisitsa



Schumann Kinderszenen Op 15 – Valentina Lisitsa 

 

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Fabulous Compositions/Performances: Valentina Lisitsa plays Schubert – Liszt’s “Ave Maria”


Ave Maria Schubert Liszt Valentina Lisitsa
From Valentina:  “The most beautiful and inspired melody ever written, isn’t it? I don’t feel any kind of video or visual is adequate for this music.
Too much action , with hands flying all over the keyboard  
( Liszt made sure it is one of the most difficult transcriptions – ever ) . To fully enjoy it , download a free MP3 at my Google Music store:

https://market.android.com/details?id…
Outside of US download here : http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc
If you feel creative, please go ahead and make better visuals – or just use it as a soundtrack for a self-made Christmas card, or share it with your friends as is… Enjoy – and Merry Christmas !!!!
The video was recorded a week ago , in Hannover – for “Liszt project”, my attempt to recreate old style recording — with final result being an fully analogue vinyl LP
PS. Turns out Google music is not available for non-US users. I uploaded it on file-sharing and links are available at my twitter account ( ValLisitsa) and Facebook. or directly:
http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc

Sheet music is available at IMSLP here ( it is a beautiful first edition in public domain ): 
http://tinyurl.com/7sln8xh

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: GANNA (THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION IN ETHIOPIA)


Ganna

The Christmas celebration in Ethiopia (observing theCoptic Orthodox calendar), which is officially called Leddat, is more popularly known as Ganna, after the game that is traditionally played on this day by boys, young men, and occasionally elders. According to legend, the shepherds were so happy when they heard about the birth of Jesus that they used their hooked staffs to play ganna—a game similar to field hockey. Pilgrims gather in the spectacular medieval churches in Lalibela for services, music, and food. More… Discuss

 

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British Library Series: A splendid Carolingian copy of the Four Gospels


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On Christmas day 800 the Frankish king Charlemagne was crowned emperor by the pope in Rome. Charlemagne was not only a great political and military leader, but also a scholar and patron of the arts who invited the most learned men of the day to his court. Some particularly lavish books were produced in the Carolingian period—this image shows a jewelled ‘treasure’ binding surviving on a manuscript written at Tours probably in the 820s. Very few medieval manuscripts still have their original bindings, although it is clear from accounts in saints’ lives and other literature that illuminated books were often given valuable covers. This example contains the bones of saints set within its wooden binding boards, making it also a reliquary. Part of its decoration was reconstructed in the nineteenth century.

 

 

Christmas comes to the Gaza Strip, despite storm damage and flooding – #Focus



The snow storm that hit the Middle East two weeks ago has affected people from Beirut to Cairo. In the Gaza Strip, thousands have been left unable to return to their homes, as torrential rains and melting snow flooded the streets. Christmas is coming too to some parts of the enclave; of the 1.7 million Gazans, there are 176 Roman Catholics and 1200 Orthodox Christians – fewer than 1% of the population. Our correspondent found out what kind of Christmas they’ll be having this year.
12/24/2013 REPORTS
An in-depth report on a major news issue.
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ARTICLE: THE GLAUBERG


The Glauberg

The presence of ancient ruins on the Glauberg plateau in Hesse, Germany, had long been attributed to the Romans, until the 1906 discovery of a torc—a metal necklace—which pointed to a Celtic influence. The Glauberg is one of a network of fortified sites found in parts of Germany. In 1988, a historian flying overhead discovered tumuli—mounds of earth protecting tombs—that were revealed to contain warriors’ remains and weapons. Perhaps the most significant discovery, though, was a statue of whom? More… Discuss

 

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite – Russian Dance Trepak



The Russian Dance from Tchaikovsky’s famous Nutcracker Suite. This is probably not only my favourite of all the movements, and I hope you’ll enjoy it!

 

J. S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part II: Sinfonia — CMDH & Laurenscantorij



Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Part II: Sinfonia

Laurenscantorij & COLLEGIUM MUSICUM Den Haag
Wiecher Mandemaker, conductor

recorded live at the Laurenskerk in Rotterdam, The Netherlands
December 1st, 2012
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http://www.cmdh.nl

 

Rimsky-Korsakov – Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite (1895)



Christmas Eve (Suite)

I. Christmas Night
II. Ballet of the Stars
III. Witches’ Sabbath and Ride on the Devil’s Back
IV. Polonaise
V. Vakula and the Slippers

A thrilling orchestral suite by Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), based on music from the 1895 opera of the same name. The plot of the opera follows the short story “Christmas Eve” from Nikolai Gogol‘s “Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka“. The same story also formed the basis of Tchaikovsky’s operas “Vakula the Smith” and “Cherevichki“.

A synopsis of Gogol’s short story is available on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christma…

Conductor: Neeme Järvi
Scottish National Orchestra

 

Unique Musical Moments/Great Performences: The Evening Prayer – Kathleen Battle, Frederica von Stade



In the original German, with the English translation:

Abends, will ich schlafen gehn,
Vierzehn Engel um mich stehn:
Zwei zu meinen Häupten,
Zwei zu meinen Füßen,
Zwei zu meiner Rechten,
Zwei zu meiner Linken,
Zweie, die mich decken,
Zweie, die mich wecken,
Zweie, die mich weisen,
Zu Himmels-Paradeisen

Evenings, when I go to sleep,
Fourteen angels with me keep,
Two stand at my head,
Two at the foot of my bed,
Two are at my right hand,
Two are at my left hand,
Two in covers tuck me,
Two at morning wake me,
Two that point the way to rise
To heaven’s paradise.

Though maybe not quite a “Christmas” song, it’s as close to one as I can imagine! These 2 amazing perfomers are superb! We’ve Engelbert Humperdinck to thank for this unique song and melody, from “Hänsel und Gretel.” Just one of many from his brilliant opera.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!

 

Gaudete, Christus est natus! (Rejoice Christ is Born!)


Gaudete, Christus est natus!

[Medieval Christmas Hymn, from an anonymous author.
Performed by the Swedish ensemble Joculatores Upsalienses]

Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite – 7 ‘Reed Flutes’ * Volker Hartung & Cologne New Philharmonic



Peter Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite op.71a is brilliantly performed by the Cologne New Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Volker Hartung. Filmed during their annual concerts in Hamburg and Wuppertal, Germany in February 2009 in amazing picture and sound quality, the sound was recorded live by Holger Siedler during their concert at Laeisz-Halle Hamburg, on sunday morning, February 1st 2009.
Enjoy!

 

Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Medley – Here We Come A-Caroling/O Tannenbaum/I Saw Three Ships (1972)



“Here We Come A-wassailing” (or Here We Come A-caroling) is an English traditional Christmas carol and New Years song, apparently composed c. 1850. The old English wassail song refers to ‘wassailing’, or singing carols door to door wishing good health, while the a- is an archaic intensifying prefix; compare A-Hunting We Will Go and lyrics to The Twelve Days of Christmas (e.g., “Six geese a-laying”). According to Readers Digest; “the Christmas spirit often made the rich a little more generous than usual, and bands of beggars and orphans used to dance their way through the snowy streets of England, offering to sing good cheer and to tell good fortune if the householder would give them a drink from his wassail bowl or a penny or a pork pie or, let them stand for a few minutes beside the warmth of his hearth. The wassail bowl itself was a hearty combination of hot ale or beer, apples, spices and mead, just alcoholic enough to warm tingling toes and fingers of the singers”.

“O Tannenbaum”, or, in its English version, “O Christmas Tree“, is a Christmas carol of German origin. A Tannenbaum is a fir tree (German: die Tanne) or Christmas tree (der Weihnachtsbaum). Its evergreen qualities have long inspired musicians to write several “Tannenbaum” songs in German. The melody is an old folk tune (Lauriger Horatius). The first known “Tannenbaum” song lyrics date back to 1550. 

I Saw Three Ships” (Come Sailing In) is a traditional and popular Christmas carol from England. A variant of its parent tune “Greensleeves”, the earliest printed version of “I Saw Three Ships” is from the 17th century, possibly Derbyshire, and was also published by William B. Sandys in 1833. The lyrics mention the ships sailing into Bethlehem, but the nearest body of water is the Dead Sea about 20 miles away. The reference to three ships is thought to originate in the three ships that bore the purported relics of the Biblical magi to Cologne Cathedral in the 12th century.

 

Deus In Adjutorium – Monteverdi Vespers 2007


Deus In Adjutorium – Monteverdi Vespers 2007

Igor Zhukov plays Tchaikovsky “Christmas”


Igor Zhukov plays TchaikovskyChristmas

 

Leonard Bernstein – Mozart Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) 1967



Leonard Bernstein – Mozart Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) 1967
Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic Orchestra – Mozart Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) 1967 

Die Schlittenfahrt (Sleigh Ride) is the popular name given to the third of the Three German Dances K. 605 composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Christmas 2011 @ Chijmes — Part 1- 7. Do You Hear What I Hear – Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne



Christmas Concert 2011 by Cathedral Choir of the Risen Christ @ Chijmes, Singapore

 

Colinde traditionale-Transilvania”COLINDITA-ZESTREA”(2005)instructori:Marinela si C-tin Istici



Filmări – noiembrie 2005 în incinta Mănăstirii Greco-Catolice Sf.Anton din Gherla.Grupul fiinteaza sub egida Liceului Ana Ipatescu şi Casa Municipală de Cultură Gherla, fiind instruit incepand cu 1994 de CONSTANTIN ISTICI si MARINELA ZEGREAN ISTICI iar din 2006 si pâna în prezent de CONSTANTIN ISTICI. Filmul reprezintă generatia 2005. Debutul grupului a avut loc la Sala Radiodifuziunii Romane Bucuresti in data de 13 decembrie 1993 – Concertul de Colinde – Realizatoar: EUGENIA FLOREA, prezentator: MIHAI POPESCU,cu aceasta ocazie debutează si RARES ZEGREAN ISTICI, “mascota” si năzdravanul grupului. Denumirea ZESTREA si l-a luat odata cu participarea la Festivalul de Folclor “Obiceiuri Uitate” – MAMAIA 2003, unde au câştigat locul doi.. Regia, scenariul si dialogurile,sunt semnate de C-tin Istici.

Silent Night Holy Night – Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (yes there used to be silent nights…



A new interpretation of a worldwide well known piece of music from a not so usual point of view: Imagine you were Joseph — who is not the father of ‘his’ son in this silent night …

This is what I had in mind creating this interpretation for piano; to give Josephs feelings a musically expression.

If you like it feel free to share!

Merry Christmas!
Wolfram-Maria Schröckenfuchs

P.S:
The still image shows a part of ‘Totes Gebirge‘ (‘Dead Mountains’ – meaning there are no springs anywhere); point of view is ‘Ahornfeld Hütte’ on the ‘Kasberg’ mountain in the south of Upper Austria, near the homeviallage ‘Micheldorf‘ where I live. Photographed in spring 2011.

 

Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing



Christmas Message and Urbi et Orbi Blessing
Messaggio di Natale e Benedizione Urbi et Orbi
Message de Noël et Bènediction Urbi et Orbi
Mensaje navideño y Bendiciòn Urbi et Orbi

 

Official opening of the nativity Crèche in St. Peter’s Square



(en) In the afternoon of Christmas Eve the Holy Father attends the official opening of the Nativity Crèche in St. Peter’s Square, offered this Year by the Diocese on Naples
(it) Inaugurazione del Presepe in piazza san Pietro

 

Colind Andra – Deschide usa crestine



Colind Andra – Deschide usa crestine K-Lumea.net

 

CONTEMPORARY CHRISTMAS HYMNS: Morten Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium



Composer: Morten Lauridsen (b:1943)
Piece: O Magnum Mysterium (1994)

Los Angeles Master Chorale, Paul Salamunovich

FEDERICO FIORI BAROCCI - THE NATIVITY

FEDERICO FIORI BAROCCI – THE NATIVITY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Latin text
O magnum mysterium,
et admirabile sacramentum,
ut animalia viderent Dominum natum,
jacentem in praesepio!

Beata Virgo, cujus viscera
meruerunt portare
Dominum Christum.
Alleluia.
English translation
O great mystery,
and wonderful sacrament,
that animals should see the new-born Lord,
lying in a manger!
Blessed is the Virgin whose womb
was worthy to bear
Christ the Lord.
Alleluia!

THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: FESTIVUS (1997)


Festivus (1997)

The holiday of Festivus, celebrated on December 23, was popularized by an episode of the 1990s TV show Seinfeld. Unfulfilled by the year-end holidays, character Frank Costanza invents Festivus “for the rest of us.” The centerpiece of Festivus is a plain, unadorned aluminum pole placed in a bucket of cement. One by one, attendees grab the pole and air their grievances, detailing how other people have disappointed them in the past year. What happens after this gripe session? More… Discuss

Ave Maria Schubert Liszt Valentina Lisitsa



The most beautiful and inspired melody ever written, isn’t it? I don’t feel any kind of video or visual is adequate for this music. Too much action , with hands flying all over the keyboard ( Liszt made sure it is one of the most difficult transcriptions – ever ) . To fully enjoy it , download a free MP3 at my Google Music store:
https://market.android.com/details?id…
Outside of US download here : http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc
If you feel creative, please go ahead and make better visuals – or just use it as a soundtrack for a self-made Christmas card, or share it with your friends as is… Enjoy – and Merry Christmas !!!!
The video was recorded a week ago , in Hannover – for “Liszt project”, my attempt to recreate old style recording — with final result being an fully analogue vinyl LP
PS. Turns out Google music is not available for non-US users. I uploaded it on file-sharing and links are available at my twitter account ( ValLisitsa) and Facebook. or directly:
http://tinyurl.com/7zz3ewc

Sheet music is available at IMSLP here ( it is a beautiful first edition in public domain ): 
http://tinyurl.com/7sln8xh

 

DANGER ON THE ROADS


Danger on the Roads

Spending hours at the wheel can make anyone sleepy, but for truck drivers, whose livelihoods depend on how quickly they can get to their destinations, taking a break is often not seen as an option. Instead, many truckers opt for alcohol or other mind-altering substances, like marijuana, amphetamines, and cocaine, to keep them on the road. An analysis of 36 studies shows that this is going on all over the world in varying degrees. Substance use seems to be linked to poor working conditions, suggesting that taking steps to improve working conditions for truckers could reduce this dangerous practice. More… Discuss

 

CELEBRATORY GUNFIRE


Celebratory Gunfire

A common practice in places such as the Balkans, the Middle East, South Asia, Latin America, and some parts of the US, shooting a firearm into the air in celebration occurs most often on holidays such as New Year‘s, Christmas, and Eid. Falling bullets are responsible for damaged roofs and shattered windows. Worse, they can result in injury and even death. Why is the mortality rate among those struck by falling bullets much higher than the mortality rate normally associated with gunshot woundsMore… Discuss

 

Quotation: Charles Dickens


Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence. There’s no better rule.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

 

Just a thought: “Happiness doesn’t grow in trees”


Just a thought: “Happiness doesn’t grow in trees”

Oh Tanneboum, Mon Beau Sapin, O Brad Frumos,



MON BEAU SAPIN
Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts Que j’aime ta verdure Quand par l’hiver, bois et guérets Sont dépouillés de leurs attraits Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts Tu gardes ta parure
Toi que Noël planta chez nous Au saint Anniversaire Joli sapin, comme ils sont doux, Et tes bonbons, et tes joujoux Toi que Noël planta chez nous Par les mains de ma mère D’après “O Tannenbaum” de Ernst Anschütz (1824)

 

Haendel: Gloria In Excelsis Deo Emma Kirkby Soprano And The Royal Adademi Of Music


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  A wonderful interpretation of Haendel‘s Gloria In Excelsis Deo (part 1), and In Terra Pax (part 2) in the interpretation of Emma Kirkby, Soprano, and Royal Academy of Music.
I know, I know: Christmas time is past, and so are the 12 days of Christmas, but I just could not resist these wonderful hymns to our beliefs. Such angelic music, would be wrong not to share.

So enjoy and make the best of your time. 

Grigore Lese-O moarte, ce ti-as plati


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This song from the northernmost places in Transylvania is refered to my by my good friend, from the beautiful town of Oradea. I want to share it with the world, so it is  appreciated now, or when one would want to. Just as I kept alive memories from the past a verse, a musical phrase, a sound, a delicious dish, or the  aroma of the quinces lined up in the seal of the window from November to Christmas time, I know that where ever we may find ourselves, we all have deep in our hearts the oil candle of our first home, the first memories. So come along, one and all: Don’t have to take off your shoes, come to the warmth of our old traditions, rain or shine, day or night, the more we are the warmer it is, the more time you stay, the better we’ll get to know each other.

Thank You, Friends.

Streit’s German Bakery


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If you are close   to S-E corner of the of Imperial Highway and Paramount Blvd, in Downey, you can treat yourself to a unique experience, by visiting Streit’s German Bakery: I buy my bread from there, and it is the only place bread tastes the way it used to when I was growing up, back in Bucharest. The house I was born in was close to  the bread factory, and our teachers were finding several times each year reasons to revisit there: The taste of bread freshly baked, that was the reason. Many times the smell of bread from the factory would come downwind, some three quarters  of a mile, and into our classrooms.

But back to Streit’s Bakery: Beside the most delicious pastries, of French, Austrian, and German recipes, they make the most beautiful and delicious wedding cakes, and as you can see from the pictures, also Christmas gingerbread doll houses, all handmade, of fresh, all to the order. It is one of those places where is hard to comprehend how all these thinks are made: but they have great decorators, as you can see. Napoleons, cream puffs, eclaires, double chocolate fudge cakes…So delicious, they can compete with the finest european and continental deserts. Also they make Christmas walnuts rolls, just like my grandma used to make, long time ago.
I hope they will be there for many years to come.

Give it a try friends if it is in your way.

Christmas Gifts We Were Blessed to Receive


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Depress the  following link, to count some of the most wonderful gifts we already possess
Christmas Blessings Are Many And So Are The Gifts You Already Received…