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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

Heart Openers and Backbends Yoga class 57mins, Guru Mantra: Imperfect Perfection, Namaste Yoga 235


Heart Openers and Backbends Yoga class 57mins, Guru Mantra: Imperfect Perfection, Namaste Yoga 235

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Today’s class will focus on twists and side bends to gently open up your heart center. We will practice gentle backbends as well as a mudra for your heart chakra with the Guru Mantra.

The focus of this week’s class is on Vishnu‘s incarnation as Krishna and his conversation with Arjuna that in taking a human form he could only be 15/16th perfect. We will reflect on our imperfect perfection as human beings and bring loving kindness, compassion and perfection to our imperfections.

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


The Danger, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

The Danger lurking in plain sight,
disguised
as benevolent face…
It holds a book,
of broken promises,
some secrets to be kept…
How more can one deceive,
another one with,
But selling all there is,
and getting bloated at it…
The epics of persona selling,
is just as old as slave trade,
yes, it is…

facebook, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems)


facebook, poetic thought by George-B

To like or not to like:
That is today’s question:
Facebook plays with my feelings of liking and disliking,
but you know that,
it’s all over the news…the betrayal of trust of confidence,
of the most basic relationship…among people:
Fairness, not taking advantage of each other,
as a tool to make yourself rich (and make another poor)
But then you knew there is nothing sincere about facebook, that some made into faithbook: big mistake, big, big mistake)

need: to return ethics to the world!

In sickness and health: Facebook Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems – InformationWeek


Thomas Claburn
Faceboo
k Mood Manipulation: 10 Bigger Problems – InformationWeek.
Facebook Privacy: 10 Settings To Check

Sun Salutations Intermediate Yoga Class 49mins, Yoga Stories 2, Guru Mantra, Namaste Yoga 233


Sun Salutations Intermediate Yoga Class 49mins, Yoga Stories 2, GuruMantra, Namaste Yoga 233

Published on Jun 27, 2014

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Yoga Asanas/Postures: Alternate Nostril breathing with breath retention/Nadi Sodhana, Surya Namaskar/Sun Salutations, Reclined Hero Pose/Supta Virasana, Apanasana/Knee to Chest Pose, Supta Matsyendrasana/Crocodile Twist

Description:

The second class in our yoga stories series is the guru mantra. This mantra also focuses on the Hindu God‘s Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Today we will focus on how these gurus of creation, preservation and destruction show up in all areas of our lives. We will reflect back on our own experiences as see how each challenge in our life is an opportunity to learn.

Today’s yoga class will explore mantra and pranayama/breath practice as an opportunity to explore the gurus Braham, Vishnu and Shiva (creation, preservation and destruction). We will also explore these aspects through sun salutation/surya namaskar (creation), reclined hero pose/supta virasana (preservation) and poses for letting go (destruction).

this pressed: Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2)


Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2).

Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)


Mario Kart in Real Life (3D Chalk Art)

Published on Sep 3, 2013

This week Chris takes his chalk art into the streets with a live action rendering of Yoshi from Mario Kart.

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Photographer: Mike Larremore (http://www.mikelarremore.com)

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Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots 3D
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Donkey Kong 3D
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Star Trek Bridge x Space Invaders 3D
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Iron Man 3D
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Minecraft Diamond Sword:
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Jurassic Park 3D
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Tetris 3D
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Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B ©Always (my poetry collection – the sludge and other poems)


Cuvinte, cugetare poetica de George-B

Am deschis sertarul de cuvinte
Si-n gramada amestecata am cules
La intamplare,
cu maini avide de… cuvinte

alunecoase,
grele,
fierbinti
fulgeratoare
ude
sarate
amare
albastre
negre
cenusii
neajutorate
la intamplare
cele mai multe s-au scurs
printer degete, ca nisipurile fine ale plajii Mamaiei…
Am asezat cuvintele ce n-au fugit
Si-am contruit o casa de cuvinte,
Si-am folosit ca armature seara far-de luna
Iar drept coperis am pus de straja firmamentul
Fiind foarte obosit, dupa asa de multa munca-am
Adormit, in casa de cuvinte,
avand drept coperis…tot firmamentul

(©Always by George-B.)

word: braggart


braggart 

Definition: (noun) One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.
Synonyms: blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
Usage: He was generally considered a braggart, and others found it hard to be excited about his self-proclaimed successes. Discuss.

the world is a commercial: facebook is faithbook, is the new old book, is the by the book!


facebook is faithbook, i the new old book, is by the book!
facebook is faithbook, i the new old book, is by the book! (click to make uglier)

On the mondene side of town”: this pressed: What was fake on the Internet this week: Ryan Gosling, ‘Ghostface Lieberman’ and ‘I Am Sushi’ – The Washington Post


the Washington Post -__-on the mundane side of the town

the Washington Post -__-on the mundane side of the town

What was fake on the Internet this week: Ryan Gosling, ‘Ghostface Lieberman’ and ‘I Am Sushi’ – The Washington Post.

quotation: “Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.” Ambrose Bierce


Death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

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Just a thought: “Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits


Just a thought: “Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits: 

Do you remember a time when the internet was full of information, but advertizement free?

Well now is just the opposite!”

Captivating Advertizing is all we are about moneymoneymoney

Captivating: Advertizing is all we are about profitsprofitsprofits

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make music part of your life series: Celtic song – She moved through the fair – Caitlin


 

Celtic song_She moved through the fair – Caitlin

 

 

 

 

Caitlin sings the beautiful traditional Irish folk song ‘She moved through the fair’.
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7 buruieni numai bune de inclus în meniu – Yahoo Ştiri România


7 buruieni numai bune de inclus în meniu – Yahoo Ştiri România.

Plantain. In childhood, we treat abrasions, scratches and bruises plantain leaves freshly picked. This plant can be used in the kitchen but in salads, stews and soups. However, in addition to leaves, inflorescence and seeds are edible. Seeds, dried and ground are a rich source of fiber and are effective in the treatment of constipation. “

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Credinta, poetic thought by George-B


Credinta, poetic thought by George-B

Credinta nu-i oarba:
Ea are un ochi ascuns, inautrul fiintei
de vede tot ce va sa fie…
E doar un suspin, fara alinare,
Sau poate un respir putin prea scurt,
ce parca cere mai mult,
un cascat, un pic de aer mai mult…

credinta nu-i oarba:
precum un magnet nevazut,
un instinct indrumator,
un memento in DNA, cine stie cat de batran…
credinta nu-i oarba.

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Great Compositions/Performances: Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 – Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli


Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 – Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli

Robert Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli

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SFEM and Enrica Ciccarelli were originally brought together by a shared passion for music and uncompromising quality: this is the basis of their artistic marriage.

The resulting project, involving SFEM’s Team and italian Pianist Enrica Ciccarelli kicked off in 2011 and aims to reissue some of Enrica’s earlier recordings, as well as new ones, especially arranged for this series and coproduced by Musicassoluta.

Since May 2013, when the project was officially presented at La Scala Shop in Milan, the first two recordings are available in shops and on Amazon.

This is an extrat from “Visioni”.
The two sections of this cd are entirely different and yet connected.

Schumann’s Kreisleriana is the musical expression of a delirious world of madness and desperate obsessions, hallucinations and shattered emotions. Imprisoned by the sheer force of its own genius, the composer’s mind swings wildly between opposite extremes, at times feverish or resigned, dreamy or terrified, tormented by nightmarish visions.

Mussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition are not as frightening or intimidating and yet they are vivid images that come to life in music These images, though, are more firmly rooted in the real world. Hartmann’s drawings provided the inspiration for this collection: Mussorgsky shaped them into sound, conjuring up an exhibition of musical portraits. Visual perceptions occasion intimate reflections on life, death and art.

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just a thought: Is one thing to do for your country but another to do for a very few self-selected ones who identify with it!


Just a Thought: Is one thing to do for your country but another to do for a very few self-selected ones who identify with it!

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David Guetta – Shot Me Down ft. Skylar Grey (Lyric Video)


David Guetta – Shot Me Down ft. Skylar Grey (Lyric Video)

New electro track from David Guetta feat. Skylar Grey
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A Tuesday Cinemateque Matinee: “If it’s Tuesday”



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 
If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
If It's Tuesday.jpeg

Video cover
Directed by Mel Stuart
Produced by Stan Margulies & David L. Wolper
Written by David Shaw
Starring Suzanne Pleshette
Ian McShane
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography Vilis Lapenieks
Editing by David Saxon
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • April 24, 1969
Running time 99 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,000,000[1]

If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium is a 1969 romantic comedy film made by Wolper Pictures and released by United Artists. It was directed by Mel Stuart, filmed on location throughout Europe, and features many cameo appearances from various stars.

The title, also used by a 1965 documentary on CBS television that filmed one such tour, was taken from a New Yorker cartoon by Leonard Dove. Published in the June 22, 1957, issue of the magazine, the cartoon depicts a young woman near a tour bus and a campanile, frustratedly exclaiming “But if it’s Tuesday, it _has_ to be Siena.”, thereby humorously illustrating the whirlwind nature of European tour schedules. This concept formed the premise of the film’s plot.

The film was remade in 1987 as a made-for-TV movie titled If It’s Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium.
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Synopsis

Charlie (Ian McShane) is an English tour guide who takes groups of Americans on whirlwind 18-day sightseeing tours of Europe. Among his various clients on his latest trip are Samantha (Suzanne Pleshette) with whom he wants to have an affair; a man who desires a pair of custom-made Italian shoes from a certain cobbler in Rome; and a vet who is reliving his World War II experiences.

Cast

The film also has cameo appearances by Senta Berger, John Cassavetes, Joan Collins, Vittorio De Sica, Anita Ekberg, Ben Gazzara, Virna Lisi, Elsa Martinelli, Catherine Spaak and Robert Vaughn. Folk singer Donovan makes a guest appearance in the film singing Lord of the Reedy River, which he had also written. He also wrote the film’s title song, performed by J.P. Rags. J.P. Rags is a pseudonym for Douglas Cox. The then current Miss Belgium, Sonya Doumen, also appears.

Locations

  • Locations where the film was shot include Rome and Venice, Italy; Brussels and Bastogne, Belgium; the Netherlands; Switzerland; and London, England. The film poster shows the cast on the normally pedestrianized Grote Markt square of Antwerp, Belgium, posing for a typical souvenir photo in front of the city hall, with their tour bus obstructing the view of the Brabo fountain which is normally a favorite photo-op with other tourists.

Reception

The film earned estimated rentals of $3 million in North America during its initial run.[2]

 

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Irony in Quotations: Once Upon a Time (TV Series)/THAT STILL SMALL VOICE (2011)


"Once Upon a Time" That Still Small Voice (TV Episode 2011) Poster

Quotes

Jiminy: We’re making enough from the ticket sales. Do we have to steal, too?

Martin: We don’t need to, but it’s nice. We steal from them, and they steal from someone else.

Myrna: It’s called an economy.

JUST A THOUGHT:  “The  thief always assumes that everybody else was dipped into the same river, or fished from the same pond!”
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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Relaxation Piano Music I – Chopin, Schubert, Handel, Brahms & Others



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A compilation of some of the more relaxing piano performances I’ve uploaded to YouTube. All pieces of music in this collection are played and recorded by myself. I’ve added in links/starting times for each piece in the collection, for those who wish to browse, or jump to a favourite spot. I have also added links to the original videos.

The pieces in this collection are:

Moment Musicaux #6 (Schuberthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_iLv…
Handel’s Largo (9:58https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_iLv…
Bethena Waltz (Scott Joplin) (16:14https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWlyc…
Waltz in #15 A Flat (Brahms) (23:46https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6K46…
Ave Maria (Schubert) (26:11https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ev9qW…
Waltz #2 (Brahms) (28:58https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjqjq…
Intermezzo in A Minor, Op. 116 #2 (Brahms) (31:44)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeTLN…
Intermezzo Op. 76 #7 (Brahms) (35:31)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCt_L…
Intermezzo In A minor Op. 118 #2 (Brahms) (39:38)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaXUJ…
Intermezzo Op. 119 #2 (Brahms) (46:46)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doySb…
Romanze (Brahms) (54:36https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJej…
Nocturne #2 (Chopin; yes, that is a typo in the title!) (59:11)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS_Gu…
Nocturne #16 (Chopin) (1:04:38https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS_Gu…
Nocturne #18 (Chopin) (1:10:07https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjXUs…
Prelude #17 (Chopin) (1:16:52https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLKLL…
Prelude #23 (Chopin) (1:20:35https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xhet…
Waltz #3 (Chopin) (1:21:43https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTGlq…
Waltz #9 ‘(Chopin) (1:28:56https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Jax…
Prelude #4 (Chopin) (1:33:39https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtXlD…
Arabesque #1 (Debussy) (1:36:05https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7-Tv…
Deep River (Samuel Taylor Coleridge Arr.) (1:41:42)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGPAU…

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Analog Fagaras-Cat esti omule pe lume



Analog Fagaras si studioul ZooM Recordings
http://www.formatia-analog.ro

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Hristos a înviat – Cor Ion Pelearcă: Hristos a Inviat!


♫ Hristos a înviat ♫ – Cor Ion Pelearcă

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: SAMUEL BARCLAY BECKETT (1906)




Samuel Barclay Beckett (1906)

Irish-born playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett settled permanently in Paris in 1937 and thereafter adopted French as his primary literary language, though he went on to translate many of his works into English. Marked by minimal plot and action, existentialist ideas, and humor, the Nobel laureate‘s works typify the Theatre of the Absurd. His Waiting for Godot is a classic of the genre and brought him global acclaim. Why did his wife call his receipt of the Nobel Prize a “catastrophe”? More…Discuss

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Pause the Blog: Lose the pooch – best exercises for lower ABS


Lose the pooch – best exercises for lower abs

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NEWS: ANTI-SOCIAL APP AIMS TO PREVENT AWKWARD MEETINGS


Anti-Social App Aims to Prevent Awkward Meetings

Do you dread the idea of accidentally running into an ex? Well, rest easy; there’s an app out there for you. Cloak is just one of a growing number of “anti-social” apps hitting marketplaces. It gathers public location information from other social networking services and alerts users when people they have flagged for avoidance are nearby. They can then take evasive action as necessary! More… Discuss

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ARTICLE: LENT


LENT
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Its institutional purpose is heightened in the annual commemoration of Holy Week, marking the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, which recalls the tradition and events of the New Testament beginning on Friday of Sorrows, further climaxing on Jesus’crucifixion on Good Friday, which ultimately culminates in the joyful celebration on Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. During Lent, many of the faithful commit to fasting or giving up certain types of luxuries as a form of penitence. Many Christians also add a Lenten spiritual discipline, such as reading a daily devotional, to draw themselves near to God.[6] TheStations of the Cross, a devotional commemoration of Christ’s carrying the Cross and of his execution, are often observed. Many Roman Catholic and some Protestant churches remove flowers from their altars, while crucifixes, religious statues, and other elaborate religious symbols are often veiled in violet fabrics in solemn observance of the event. Throughout Christendom, some adherents mark the season with the traditional abstention from the consumption of meat, most notably among Roman Catholics.[7]

Lent is traditionally described as lasting for forty days, in commemoration of the forty days which, according to the Gospels ofMatthewMark and Luke, Jesus spent fasting in the desert before the beginning of his public ministry, where he endured temptation by the Devil.[8][9] However, different Christian denominations calculate the forty days of Lent differently. Historically, the season of Lent lasts from Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday and includes the Paschal Triduum.[10][11] This duration has been maintained by most Western Christian denominations, including the Anglican Church,[12] Lutheran Church,[13] Methodist Church,[14] and Western Rite Orthodox Church.[15] However, after the liturgical abbreviations of the Second Vatican Council in the Roman Catholic Church, Lent, in that denomination alone, is now taken to end on Maundy Thursday rather than Easter Eve, and hence lasts 38 days excluding Sundays, or 44 days in total.[10]


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50 Common Misquotations: Mental Floss on YouTube (Ep.11)



A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at 50 common misquotations and misattributions.

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Only The Heart Knows – Chris Geith



Find more beautiful instrumental music by Chris Geith:

 

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New at euzicasa Widget: Environmental Working Group (Access here)


Environmental Working Group

Environmental Working Group (you’re one click away)

 

 

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Romanian Spring Traditions – Martisor – MARCH 1(PRON. MARTZISHOR)


Romanian Spring Traditions – Martisor.

 

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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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NEWS: FACEBOOK BUYS WHATSAPP FOR $19 BILLION


Facebook Buys WhatsApp for $19 Billion

Facebook is minting a load of new millionaires, inking a deal last week to buy messaging application WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion in cash and shares. By contrast, Facebook paid just $1 billion for photo sharing service Instagram in 2012. Founded five years ago by two former Yahoo! employees, one a Ukrainian immigrant who dropped out of college and the other a Stanford alumnus, WhatsApp has grown by leaps and bounds, amassing more than 450 million monthly users. Analysts predict the number of users to swell to 1 billion by 2015. WhatsApp’s 50 or so employees stand to benefit greatly from the deal, but industry insiders are not certain the investment will pay off for Facebook. More…Discuss

 

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Vincent D’indy Symphony on a French mountain air for piano and orchestra



Pnina Salzman and the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra/ Mendi Rodan, conductor. See also her Facebook page:
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
For the asteroid named after the composer, see 11530 d’Indy.

Vincent d’Indy, ca. 1895

Vincent d’Indy (French pronunciation: ​[vɛ̃ˈsɑ̃ dɛ̃ˈdi]) (27 March 1851 – 2 December 1931) was a French composer and teacher.

Life

Paul Marie Théodore Vincent d’Indy was born in Paris into an aristocratic family of royalist and Catholic persuasion. He had piano lessons from an early age from his paternal grandmother, who passed him on to Antoine François Marmontel and Louis Diémer.[1] From the age of 14 he studied harmony with Albert Lavignac. At age 19, during the Franco-Prussian War, he enlisted in the National Guard, but returned to musical life as soon as the hostilities were over. The first of his works he heard performed was a Symphonie italienne, at an orchestral rehearsal under Jules Pasdeloup; the work was admired by Georges Bizet and Jules Massenet, with whom he had already become acquainted.[1] On the advice of Henri Duparc, he became a devoted student of César Franck at the Conservatoire de Paris. As a follower of Franck, d’Indy came to admire what he considered the standards of German symphonism.

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Pnina Salzman (Hebrew: פנינה זלצמן) (February 24, 1922, Tel AvivMandate Palestine – December 16, 2006, Tel Aviv, Israel) was an Israeli classical pianist and piano pedagogue.

Salzman showed an early aptitude for the piano, and gave her first recital at the age of eight. The French pianist and teacher, Alfred Cortot, heard her play in 1932 while she was a student at Shulamit Conservatory and invited her to Paris to study. She graduated at the Ecole Normale de Musique then became a pupil of Magda Tagliaferroat the Conservatoire de Paris, where she was to win the Premier Prix de Piano in 1938, aged 16.

It was through the violinist Bronislaw Huberman that she first developed a lifelong association with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which Huberman had founded.

In 1963 she became the first Israeli to be invited to play in the USSR and in 1994, the first Israeli pianist invited to play in China. Besides performing as a soloist, she was a member of the Israel Piano Quartet.

She was a Professor and the head of the piano department at Tel Aviv University and served on the jury of many piano competitions, including the Arthur Rubinstein,Vladimir Horowitz and Marguerite Long competitions. She taught piano to many students, including Dror ElimelechNimrod David PfefferElisha AbasIddo Bar-Shai andYossi Reshef.

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Ansamblul Ghiocelul din Avrig, la Buzias 2013. Vineri



Ansamblul artistic “Ghiocelul” din Avrig, Sibiu, a participat la Festivalul de Folclor “La izvor, la izvorele…!”, de la Buzias, in perioada 24-26 mai 2013. Spectacol sustinut la Iulius Mall din Timisoara.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Ave Maria – Palestrina



Make Music Part of Your Life Series:  Ave Maria – Palestrina
The Schola Cantorum Sanctae Caeciliae is a Catholic choral group based in Rhode Island. The group is made up of eight singers, two to each voice range in four part music. 

This is a live recording from a concert given. August 31, 2012 at Our Lady of Good Help Church in Mapleville, RI.

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WORD: SCATTERGOOD


scattergood 

Definition: (noun) Someone who spends money prodigally.
Synonyms: spendthrift
Usage: I prefer to think of myself not as a scattergood but as a collector of rare designer shoes and handbags. Discuss.

 

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