Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

New at euzicasa: Valentina Lisitsa – Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No 12

[Quelle: Servus TV]

“The summer has finally arrived to Paris: balmy 30 degrees, sweaty tourists…. It is even more amazing that the moment music begins sounding all those people who a minute ago were hurrying along busily , those people suddenly stop in their tracks and dive into the magic of sound, like it was a cool pool. Enjoy this short report for http://www.streetpianos.com and next time you suddenly hear piano sounds on a hot summer day on a street – it’s not an aural mirage , it’s for real – come and join in !” Continue reading

WordPress.com: Should “Settings” Be Your Choice? (Please take part in this important survey)


I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

Phylospher's Stone


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Hello World!

Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

George. Continue reading

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)

Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

When one doesn’t admit defeat, one has  already found some innocent person  to blame for their blinding selfishness!

​When one doesn’t admit defeat, one has  already found some innocent person  to blame for their blinding selfishness!

Satul Mărgineni, Țara Făgăraşului 

Satul Mărgineni, Țara Făgăraşului

If I didn’t fail I wouldn’t have ever  figured out how to succed….the hero stated in the most convincing way.

​If I didn’t fail I wouldn’t have ever  figured out how to succed….the hero stated in the most convincing way.

“Nu are nici o noimă să cerșești prietenia.”

“Nu are nici o noimă să cerșești prietenia.”

A Table Mirror, 1925 by Hagenauer

A Table Mirror, 1925  

by Hagenauer

Today’s Holiday:Stiftungsfest

Today’s Holiday:

Appropriately enough, Minnesota’s oldest continuous festival is held in the town of Norwood-Young America. Loosely translated as “founders’ day,” Stiftungsfest was created in 1861 by the Young America Pioneer Maennerchor (men’s choir) as a way of bringing the music of old Germany to the new world. Well-known bands and singing groups from Germany as well as local groups perform during the three-day event, which includes a traditional German beer garden, a Heritage Tent showcasing German arts and crafts, and a Grand Parade.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Theodore Dreiser (1871)

Today’s Birthday:
Theodore Dreiser (1871)

Dreiser was a novelist and pioneer of naturalism in American literature. After working as a journalist, magazine editor, and publisher, he published his first novel, Sister Carrie, which was denounced as scandalous. In 1915, the withdrawal of his autobiographical novel, The Genius, from distribution on moral grounds ignited a national anticensorship campaign supported by most of the leading literary figures of the day. Whose murder inspired his An American Tragedy?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)

This Day in History:
Mars Makes Its Closest Approach to Earth in Nearly 60,000 Years (2003)

In its most favorable position for viewing, when it is opposite the Sun, Mars is twice as bright as the brightest star in the sky. The Red Planet was even more visible in 2003, when it made its closest approach to Earth in nearly 60,000 years, passing within 35 million mi (56 million km) of us. An email sent during the 2003 approach has spawned hoax emails saying that during an upcoming approach Mars will appear as big as the Moon. When is the next time Mars will be as close as it was in 2003?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Virginia Woolf

Quote of the Day:
Virginia Woolf

Money dignifies what is frivolous if unpaid for.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Subvertising

Article of the Day:

Subvertising is the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and political advertisements. Taking its name from a combination of the words “subvert” and “advertising,” the act is often intended to sabotage its targets by presenting easily recognizable images that are shocking upon second glance. Still, some critics say subverts, which are often modified versions of existing images, merely increase public awareness of the original symbols. How have subverts been used politically?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:regalia

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Magnificent attire; finery.
Synonyms: raiment, array
Usage: He arrayed himself in the regalia of millionaires and presidents.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch


Watch “Dvorak – Humoresque (original)” on YouTube

Picking time is close engraving 

Picking time is close engraving

Picking time is close engraving

New Moon ascending 

New Moon ascending

New Moon ascending

Flying fish 

Flying fish

Flying fish

Night by the lake engraving 

Night by the lake engraving

Night by the lake engraving

My Duck today 

My Duck today

My Duck today

My pot with flowers today 

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today 


My Chakra today no.2 

My  Chakra today no.1 

My  Chakra today no.1

My Chakra today no.1

Ştrand Laguna Albastrã Fãgãraş

Ştrand Laguna Albastrã Fãgãraş

Ştrand Laguna Albastrã Fãgãraş


My birds on the wire engraving today 

My birds on the wire engraving today 

My birds on the wire engraving today

My birds on the wire engraving today

Watch “Leonard Cohen – Dance Me to the End of Love” on YouTube (download Ringtone for this beautiful song)



Download “Dance Me To The End…” Ringtone

“Dance Me To The End Of Love”

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in 
Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 
Oh let me see your beauty when the witnesses are gone 
Let me feel you moving like they do in Babylon 
Show me slowly what I only know the limits of 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the wedding now, dance me on and on 
Dance me very tenderly and dance me very long 
We’re both of us beneath our love, we’re both of us above 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to the children who are asking to be born 
Dance me through the curtains that our kisses have outworn 
Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn 
Dance me to the end of love 

Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin 
Dance me through the panic till I’m gathered safely in 
Touch me with your naked hand or touch me with your glove 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love 
Dance me to the end of love

France 24 : In pictures: Turkey gets another Bosphorus bridge

In pictures: Turkey gets another Bosphorus bridge


BBC News: Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins

Syria Darayya: Evacuation of siege town begins – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-37197933

BBC News: Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries

Czechs and Hungarians call for EU army amid security worries – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37196802

Watch “Rie Sinclair Island of Loneliness” on YouTube

Where do I go, when it’s all blown over,
Where do I start when it’s all gone to the dogs,
I am not bitter, I’m just trying to recover,
from my island of loneliness.
Where do I hide, from the careless words you speak,
I’m not immune, I just want to see beyond,
beyond my island of loneliness.
So what should I say, I hear the cannons fire in the distance,
is there a place for the tide to change my heart,
stop wasting time, collecting lines of girls, wake up out of it
in my arms, out of your island of loneliness.

Foto Viorel Simionescu :   Razelm 1971 _ In plin efort_ pescari tragand lotca la mal

 Foto Viorel Simionescu :  Razelm 1971 _ In plin efort_ pescari tragand lotca la mal

Razelm 1971 _ In plin efort_ pescari tragand lotca la mal

Razelm 1971 _ In plin efort_ pescari tragand lotca la mal



Voynich manuscript, one of the most enigmatic books in the world will be reproduced in Spain.Printed on a medieval parchment in a language that great cryptographers were never able to decipher the book is rarely removed from the Yale University library vault in the United States, informs “Le Point”. Mircea Cărtărescu made this one of the biggest mysteries in the world one of the threads of his novel “Solenoid”.

Hundreds of researchers have spent their lives trying to interpret this mysterious book – with pages of manuscript stylish illustrations of herbs strange and drawings of nude women – whom they have been assigned certain magical powers. The work was degraded by time, does not come only very rarely safe Beinecke library at Yale University in the United States. a small publishing house in northern Spain, Shiloh, obtained finally, after 10 years of efforts, the authorization to reproduce and disseminate the manuscript in 1,000 children.

“To touch Voynich manuscript really means something,” said Juan José García , director of Siloam publisher. “The book is surrounded by a certain aura that you see for the first time fills you with emotion difficult to describe,” he added. 

Siloam Publishing specializes in publishing facsimiles of ancient manuscripts. The amount for which bought the right to reproduce the manuscript remained classified. Publisher recorded at each reproduction income between 7,000 and 8,000 euros and announced that more than 300 customers have already reserved a copy.

Raymond Clemens, conservator at the Beinecke Library, Yale University explained that the decision to dispose of the paper reproductive rights “because a large number of people wanted to consult.” “If we let the manuscript to be handled that way, then thousands of people would read it and destroy it.”

Reproduction “thus enabling libraries and museums have a copy” and “facsimile ourselves we use to show off the library, students and other interested persons,” said the American library.

Watch “The Mystery Of The Voynich Manuscript” on YouTube

The Walking Library – London, England

The Walking Library - London, England

The Walking Library – London, England

The Walking Library – London, England

Watch “Frank Sinatra – It Was A Very Good Year (with lyrics on screen)” on YouTube



“It Was A Very Good Year” lyrics


Download “It Was A Very Good …” Ringtone

“It Was A Very Good Year”

[spoken intro:]
Here’s an awfully pretty folk song

When I was seventeen it was a very good year
It was a very good year for small town girls and soft summer nights
We’d hide from the lights on the village green
When I was seventeen

[brief instrumental]

When I was twenty-one it was a very good year
It was a very good year for city girls who lived up the stair
With all that perfumed hair and it came undone
When I was twenty-one

[brief instrumental]

Then I was thirty-five it was a very good year
It was a very good year for blue-blooded girls
Of independent means, we’d ride in limousines their chauffeurs would drive
When I was thirty-five

[brief instrumental]

But now the days grow short, I’m in the autumn of the year
And now I think of my life as vintage wine from fine old kegs
From the brim to the dregs, and it poured sweet and clear
It was a very good year

[brief instrumental]

It was a mess of good years

Watch “FRANK SINATRA – September Song (with lyrics)” on YouTube

“September Song”

(K. Weill, M. Anderson)

Download “September Song” Ringtone

[Recorded April 13, 1965, Hollywood]

[Lengthy Intro:]
When I was a young man courting the girls
I played me a waiting game
If a maid refused me with tossing curls
I’d let the old Earth make a couple of whirls
While I plied her with tears in lieu of pearls
And as time came around she came my way
As time came around, she came

When you meet with the young girls early in the Spring
You court them in song and rhyme
They answer with words and a clover ring
But if you could examine the goods they bring
They have little to offer but the songs they sing
And the plentiful waste of time of day
A plentiful waste of time

Oh, it’s a long, long while from May to December
But the days grow short when you reach September
When the autumn weather turns the leaves to flame
One hasn’t got time for the waiting game

Oh, the days dwindle down to a precious few
September, November
And these few precious days I’ll spend with you
These precious days I’ll spend with you

Watch “Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made for Walkin'” on YouTube

“These Boots Are Made For Walking”
(originally by Nancy Sinatra)

You keep saying you got something for me
Something you call love but confess
You’ve been a’messin’ where you shouldn’t ‘ve been a’messin’
And now someone else is getting all your best
Well, these boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
You keep losing when you oughta not bet
You keep samin’ when you oughta be a’changin’
What’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep playing where you shouldn’t be playing
And you keep thinking that you’ll never get burnt (HAH)
Well, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches (YEAH)
And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn
These boots are made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

An apple a day keeps a doctor away…if it was not sprayed!

An apple a day keeps a doctor away...if it was not sprayed!

An apple a day keeps doctor away…if it was not sprayed!

Buddha Quotes: To be idle is a short road to death…

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

Today’s Holiday:Namibia Heroes Day

Today’s Holiday:
Namibia Heroes Day

To honor those who lost their lives fighting for national freedom, Namibia has designated August 26 as Heroes’ Day. On this day, thousands of Namibians gather at Ongulumbashe to celebrate. Representatives from all 13 regions give performances and cultural presentations, including traditional praise songs and dances. A re-enactment of the battle of Ongulumbashe concludes with the raising of the Namibian flag, as the real fighters did after each triumph in the war. In Namibia’s capital city of Windhoek, the Heroes’ Acre national monument was erected to honor the freedom fighters.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676)

Today’s Birthday:
Robert Walpole, First Earl of Orford (1676)

Walpole was an English statesman. Elected to the House of Commons in 1701, he later served as secretary of war. With the accession of George I, he rose rapidly to become first lord of the treasury and chancellor of the exchequer. With his consolidation of power, he effectively became the first British prime minister. He avoided foreign entanglement and kept England neutral until 1739, when he was forced into the War of Jenkins’ Ear against Spain. How did the conflict get its name?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:National Assembly of Quebec Adopts the Charter of the French Language (1977)

This Day in History:
National Assembly of Quebec Adopts the Charter of the French Language (1977)

In 1976, the Parti Québécois, a party of French-Canadian nationalists formed in 1970, won control of the provincial parliament. Among its first acts was the passage of La charte de la langue française—the Charter of the French Language. Also known as Bill 101, the controversial legislation made French the official language of Quebec and prohibited the use of English on signs and in most commercial transactions. What effect did the charter have on businesses in Quebec?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

Contempt is that which putteth an edge upon anger, as much or more than the hurt itself.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Philosophical Zombies

Article of the Day:
Philosophical Zombies

Widely used in thought experiments—imagined scenarios whose outcomes are reasoned but not physically played out—philosophical zombies are hypothetical beings indistinguishable from normal humans in all but one respect—they lack conscious experience. This quality makes the “p-zombie” an ideal subject for philosophical musings. According to physicalism, everything that exists is ultimately physical. How have philosophers used these hypothetical beings in arguments disputing this perspective?: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: annulus

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A toroidal shape.
Synonyms: doughnut, anchor ring, halo, ring
Usage: He was reclining on the red couch, blowing annuli of smoke that would slowly ascend and disappear into wisps.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

a. Ștergar, lână maro – Rosa Batschib. Ștergar, lână maro – Rosi Lukasc. Pernă, lână maro – Herta Wilkd. Pernă, lână maro – Herta WilkSursa: Broderii săsești-transilvane din Prejmer, pe pânză – Herta WilkSteaua Nordului și

a. Ștergar, lână maro – Rosa Batschi

b. Ștergar, lână maro – Rosi Lukas

c. Pernă, lână maro – Herta Wilk

d. Pernă, lână maro – Herta Wilk

Sursa: Broderii săsești-transilvane din Prejmer, pe pânză – Herta Wilk

Steaua Nordului și <3, Ana Borca!

One cute cat

One cute cat


An unlawful, criminal law!

Missed Chances to Prevent Cancer | Aug 23, 2016 | JAMA | JAMA Network


Cancers linked with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have increased recently, even though most are vaccine preventable.

A CDC analysis of cancer registry data from 2008 to 2012 showed that nearly 39 000 cancers were diagnosed annually at anatomical sites associated with HPV—the cervix, vulva, vagina, penis, oropharynx, anus, and rectum. In addition, the incidence of HPV-associated cancers increased from 10.8 per 100 000 population during 2004 to 2008 to 11.7 per 100 000 from 2008 to 2012 (Viens LJ et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2016;65[26]:661-666).

About 79% of the HPV-related cancers, or 30 700 cases, were directly attributable to HPV infection. Approximately 28 500 of those cancers could have been prevented with a 3-dose series of the 9-valent HPV vaccine, 1 of 3 HPV vaccines approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

The most common HPV-associated cancers were cervical carcinomas and oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers (SCCs). Cervical cancer rates were higher among black than white females and among Hispanic than non-Hispanic females. But rates of oropharyngeal SCC in males and females were higher among white than black adults, and among non-Hispanic than Hispanic adults.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends routine immunization with the bivalent, quadrivalent, or 9-valent vaccine for females and quadrivalent or 9-valent for males starting at ages 11 to 12 years. Among adolescent girls in 2014, 60% received at least 1 dose and 39.7% received 3 doses of HPV vaccine; among boys, 41.7% received 1 or more doses and 21.6% received 3 doses. Increasing vaccination rates could decrease HPV-associated cancer incidence and disparities, the investigators noted.


News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Section Editor: Rebecca Voelker, MSJ.

A pass into the woods 

A pass into the woods

Of mountains and hills no.2 

Of mountains and hills no.2 

Of mountains and hills

Of mountains and hills

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