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QUOTATION: Joseph Conrad ABOUT UNLAWFUL AMBITIONS


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) Discuss

 

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.

 

Today’s Birthday: SUZANNE VALADON (1865)


Suzanne Valadon (1865)

After a fall from the trapeze ended her career as a circus acrobat, Valadon modeled for many of the major impressionists. Encouraged by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas, she began painting and became known for her intensely personal works, including landscapes, nudes, and portraits featuring vibrant colors with heavy black outlines. Valadon was the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. Somewhat eccentric, she kept a goat at her studio, claiming that it served what practical purpose? More…

 

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Welcome to Another post “Downey, Then and Now: “Downey Historical Arch” (my photo Collection)

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Just a thought: Privatize Justice? (What a 5,000 years old concept, in the 21 Century!)


Just a thought: Privatize Justice? (What a 5,000 years old concept, in the 21 Century!)

 

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September Afternoon -Downey, California (My photo Collection)

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September Morning Nature shots in Bellflower, California (my Photocollection0


ANTONIN DVORÁK – SINFONIE NO. 8 IN G-DUR OP. 88 – WIENER PHILHARMONIKER – HERBERT VON KARAJAN



I. Allegro con brio[0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker - 
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung -
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien -
Januar/Februar 1985

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Symphony No. 8
by Antonín Dvořák
Dvořák 8058.jpg

Title page of the autograph score
Key G major
Catalogue
  • Op. 88
  • B. 163
Style Romantic
Composed 26 August 1889 – 8 November 1889 –Vysoká u Příbramě
Dedication Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts
Published 1890
Movements 4
Premiere
Date 2 February 1890
Location Prague
Conductor Antonín Dvořák
Performers Orchestra of the National Theatre

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u PříbraměBohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Continue reading

Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie



Charles Gounod – Petite Symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 french horns and 2 bassons.
Adagio. Allegretto.
Andante cantabile.
Scherzo.
Finale.

Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen:
Toke Lund Christiansen, flute.
Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Gert Herzberg, oboe.
Niels Thomsen, Jørgen Misser Jensen, clarinet.
Søren Elbo, Klaus Tônshoff, basset horn.
Per McClelland Jacobsen, Leif Lind, Henning Hansen, Kjeld Rud Pedersen, french horn.
Asger Svendsen, Klaus Fredriksen, bassoon.
Frederikke Svendsen, double basson.
Michael Schønwandt, conductor.

 

More Impressions from the Trail: “Of TOnes of Beige, Geen and Blue” (My Photo Collection)


more Impressions from the Trail: A cooler day in the forecast!


 

F.MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY- PIANO QUARTET in F minor Op.2- Adagio



Please watch in (1080) HD !
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847 ) Piano Quartet in F minor op.2 – Adagio.
The Schubert Ensemble of London:
William Howard : Piano .
Simon Blendis : Violin.
Douglas Paterson : Viola.
Jane Salmon : Cello.
Recording 1998, St,George”s Brandon Hill, Bristol.
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Photography / Artwork and Video :
PETER SCHNEIDER.
2012 .

 

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Today’s Impressions from the trail: “Early Morning Long, Cool Shade – They make all the difference!” (My Photo Collection)

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More from the trail: Rhapsody in Blue, Tan and Green (part II)

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The Strong ECONOMY is just a dream of the past!

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Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Hills and Mountains -  oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Hills and Mountains – oil Painting (my Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)


Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection)

Art Center- oil painting (My Art Collection) (Click to enlarge)

Ralph Waldo Emerson about first journeys discoveries, a fool’s paradise


Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

 

More impressions from the trail: Over 105 and humid? We”ll see you there! (my photo collection)


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New Impressions from the Trail: Slalom to the top (where the canvas changes daily) (My photo Collection)

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Impressions from the trail: August 28, 2013 (My Photo Collection)

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A short history of Urban Art and other telling images from the trail (my photo collection)’

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SOME OF THE FOLLOWING PICS SHOW THE LAYER OF SMOG OVER THE LA BASIN-THE REMINDING ONES ARE JUST A VISUAL MEMORY OF YET ANOTHER PERFECT DAY FOR A WALK IN THE HILLS (MY PHOTO COLLECTION)

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Glenn Gould – Brahms Intermezzo no:2 in A major Op. 118


Antonio Vivaldi – Mandolin Concerti



Ugo Orlandi, Dorina Frati; Claudio Scimone: I Solisti Veneti

MOUNTWEAZELS


Mountweazels

The 1975 New Columbia Encyclopedia hails Lillian Virginia Mountweazel as a fountain designer and photographer renowned for her photos of rural mailboxes. Her entry notes that she was killed in an explosion while on assignment for Combustiblesmagazine. Alas, the amusing entry is fictitious. Incorrect articles purposely placed in reference works like dictionaries and encyclopedias have since become known as “Mountweazels.” What legitimate purpose do these entries serve? More… Discuss

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More Mementos from the trail (including cacti from Helmsman trail) (My photo Collection)

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Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery


There’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it … You may know a thing is so, but you can’t help hoping other people don’t quite think it is.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

Russian Sailors Dance from The Red poppy



By Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956) Transcribed for band by Erik Leidzen.
The Red Poppy was a ballet written for the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 1927, by Ukrainian-born Reinhold Gliere. The ballet tells the story of the up-rising of Chinese workers in a seaport, a Russian captain who tries to help, and a young woman worker who falls in love with him. Gliere uses many of his native folk tunes in the ballet, the most famous of which is the Sailors Dance. Based on a folk song known as Yablochka (little angel), the piece is a theme and variations that gains speed and energy as it reaches its conclusion.

 

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Water Tower Art (My Photo Collection)

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Water Tower Art
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Portrait of Angeline – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)


Portrait of Angeline - Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Portrait of Angeline – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Nicola Matteis Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda



Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 – 1700)

Nicola Matteis Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona

Amandine Beyer, baroque violin
Gli Incogniti (on Period-Instruments)

Zig-Zag Territoires

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Biography by Joseph Stevenson from : http://www.arkivmusic.com

Nicola Matteis was the leading violin virtuoso in the London scene in the last part of the seventeenth century and a minor composer of considerable popularity in his time. Practically nothing is known of his early life. He arrived in England in the early 1670s and he appears to have been too shy or reserved in his initial appearances, for the merchant who sponsored him had to get him “to be free, easy and familiar, and to let Gentlemen, not the best hands, to have his company in consorts.” In other words, to let amateurs with not too much ability sit in, provided they had useful amounts of clout.

He was credited with changing the English taste for violin playing from the French style to a newer Italian approach to the instrument. His reputation grew through the 1670s and 1680s and resulted in popularity of his growing list of published works. However, it is difficult to track his career as he was apparently not interested in applying for jobs in royal service. If he had applied or received such a position, the fact would have been recorded in Lord Chamberlain’s Office. His only mention there is as a potential founder of the proposed Royal Academy (with Draghi, Finger, Purcell, and others), a project that never came to be. His compositions are lively, well-crafted, and expressive and are all in the form of instrumental music and a few songs. Matteis tended to give precise instructions with his published music, knowing that many of his customers were amateurs. He provided bowing instructions, explanations of ornaments, tempos, and other directions in prefaces to his publications. These are valuable resources for scholars reconstructing performance practices of the time.

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    Beyer, Amandine

 

 

Today’s Birthday: P. T. BARNUM (1810)


P. T. Barnum (1810)

Barnum may be best known for the circus he formed with James Bailey in 1881, but this took place late in his life and was neither his first, nor sole, line of work. The splashy showman was also an author and, oddly enough, a politician. Yes, the man who may have said “There’s a sucker born every minute” was elected to office—more than once. Apparently fond of seeing his name in print, Barnum published his autobiography in 1855 and even got a newspaper to oblige him in what way before his death?More… Discuss

 

‘Trois-Quart’ Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection)


'Trois-Quart' Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection)

‘Trois-Quart’ Shades of Gray oil Painting (My Art Collection) (click to enlarge, in order to appreciate the digital painting)

ASSEMBLAGE


Assemblage

Assemblage is an artistic process in which a three-dimensional composition is made from combining found objects. In 1961, “The Art of Assemblage” exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art publicized the movement and featured many renowned artists, including Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso, both of whom had been working with found objects for years. The term “assemblage” originated in the early 1950s when Jean Dubuffet created a series of collages of butterfly wings and called it what?More… Discuss

 

Léo Delibes – Coppélia (La Source) – Act I – VII. Thème slave varié



Coppélia or La fille aux yeux d’émail, Ballet in Three Acts. Libretto by Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A.Hoffmann‘s story, Der Sandmann. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Andrew Mogrelia, conductor. Paint, Ballet Rehearsal by Degas.

THE MUTINY OF THE (HMS) BOUNTY – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio


THE MUTINY OF THE (HMS) BOUNTY by William Bligh – FULL AudioBook | Greatest Audio Books
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Arthur Conan Doyle on deception of the obvious


There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

CLARENCE HUDSON WHITE


Clarence Hudson White

An accountant with a passion for art, White began teaching himself photography by taking portraits of his friends and family in his spare time. In 1896, he won a gold medal from the Ohio Photographer’s Association. As time passed, he became increasingly devoted to photography, helping to found the Photo-Secession movement in 1902 and, a few years later, moving to New York to pursue photography full time. He went on to become a renowned teacher of photography. Who are some of his famous students? More… Discuss

Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Huntington Beach -  Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

Huntington Beach – Surfing Championship- Oil Pastel Sketch My Art Collection)

Perfect Ride -Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Perfect Ride -Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

“Perfect Ride” -Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

Absence_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)


Absence_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

“Absence”_-_Oil Pastel Sketch (My Art Collection)

Playful Squirrel- Almo Oil Color Sketch )My Art Collection)


Playful Squirrel- Almo Oil Color Sketch )My Art Collection)

Playful Squirrel- Almo Oil Color Sketch )My Art Collection)

“Seagull in Flight” Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)


Seagull in Flight_-_oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

“Seagull in Flight” Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

Seagull in Flight_-_oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)


White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

White Clouds on Blue Skies_-_Oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)

At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)


At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

At the Beach_-_ Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Daroca: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daroca

Daroca
—  Municipality  —

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Coat of arms
Daroca is located in Spain

Daroca
 
Coordinates41°6′55″N 1°24′50″W
Country Spain
Community Aragon
Province Zaragoza
Comarca Campo de Daroca
Government
 • Mayor Álvaro Blasco Martín
Area
 • Total 52.05 km2 (20.10 sq mi)
Elevation 797 m (2,615 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 2,331
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Darocenses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 50360
Website Official website
Daroca_-_Perta_Baja

Daroca_-_Perta_Baja (click to access article and images at Wikipedia)

File:Daroca - Iglesia de San Miguel.JPG

File:Daroca – Iglesia de San Miguel.JPG

Daroca is a city and municipality in the province of ZaragozaAragonSpain, situated to the south of the city of Zaragoza. It is the center of a judicial district.

It is located in the basin of Calatayud, in the valley of the rio JilocaN-234 highway passes through Daroca.

Torre mudéjar de la iglesia de Santo Domingo / Mudejar tower of the Santo Domingo church →

Torre mudéjar de la iglesia de Santo Domingo / Mudejar tower of the Santo Domingo church → (click to access a gallery of photos of old churches, walls, and building from Daroca)

 

Windsurfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)


Wind Surfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Windsurfing to Long Beach -Oil Sketch (My Art Collection)

Spring Flowers – Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)


Spring Flowers - Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)

Spring Flowers – Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)

Fagaras Citadel post card Sketch (my Art Collection)


Fagaras Citadel Oil painting (my Art Collection)

Fagaras Citadel Oil painting (my Art Collection)

Georges Enesco: Légende for trumpet and piano (1906), Maurice André


Georges Enesco: Légende for trumpet and piano (1906).

Maurice André, trumpet.
Jean Hubeau, piano.