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

Phylospher’s Stone CURSING AND PROFANITY

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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

this pressed: White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details – CNN.com


Washington (CNN)The Obama administration is bracing for Benjamin Netanyahu to spill secret details of Iran nuclear talks, as both camps traded last-minute political jabs ahead of the Israeli prime minister’s controversial address to Congress Tuesday.

The White House is uncertain what precise details may come out but aides spent Monday frantically mobilizing after Israeli officials said that the prime minister planned to disclose sensitive details of an agreement taking shape in talks between six world powers and Iran, which has entered a delicate final stage.

Concern and anger among American officials about the nature of what Netanyahu might expose heightened already roiling tensions between the two countries. Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned about the damage such revelations might have on the negotiations and President Barack Obama himself attacked Netanyahu’s judgment.

Netanyahu is expected to use the details to bolster his argument before Congress that the deal under discussion will not prevent Iran from getting a bomb and could therefore threaten the Jewish state’s existence.

via White House warns Netanyahu not to reveal Iran details – CNN.com.

CNN : Obama attacks Netanyahu’s credibility


Obama attacks Netanyahu’s credibility
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/02/politics/netanyahu-aipac-speech-power-rice/index.html

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CNN : Witness: Man killed by LAPD didn’t reach for gun


Witness: Man killed by LAPD didn’t reach for gun
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/02/us/los-angeles-police-shooting/index.html

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CNN : Putin critic killed: Witness’ mom speaks out


Putin critic killed: Witness’ mom speaks out
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/02/europe/russia-opposition-leader-killed/index.html

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CNN : Sutter: How to end child poverty in America


Sutter: How to end child poverty in America
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/01/opinion/sutter-child-poverty-solutions/index.html

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CNN- Opinion: Meet the children of Silicon Valley’s ‘Jungle’


Opinion: Meet the children of Silicon Valley’s ‘Jungle’
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/opinions/2015/02/25/change-the-list-poverty-jungle-sutter-orig-ba.cnn.html

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From NPR News: Before Rosa Parks…


Before Rosa Parks, A Teenager Defied Segregation On An Alabama Bus http://n.pr/1LStnLA

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From NPR News


Obama Says Iran Should Commit To 10-Year Freeze Of Nuclear Program http://n.pr/1Dz9va6

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France 24 :


EU seeks unity after Greece’s Tsipras blasts Spain, Portugal for ‘bailout blackmail’

http://f24.my/1wDLqlD

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France 24 :


Video: Protester throws juice at Turkey’s ambassador in Paris

http://f24.my/1wExRCn

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BBC : Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held


Pakistan anti-vaccine parents held http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31703835

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BBC : Coffee linked to ‘cleaner’ arteries


Coffee linked to ‘cleaner’ arteries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31690358

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BBC Radio Coffee linked to ‘cleaner’ arteries


Coffee linked to ‘cleaner’ arteries http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31690358

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BBC : Libya names Haftar as army chief


Libya names Haftar as army chief http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31698755

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BBC : Xiaomi launches cheap action camera


Xiaomi launches cheap action camera http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31692908

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From BBC : ‘Flying donkeys’ coming to Africa


‘Flying donkeys’ coming to Africa http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30895278

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BBC : Millions share new Chinese character


Millions share new Chinese character http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-31689148

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BBC : The spy who came in from al-Qaeda


The spy who came in from al-Qaeda http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31700894

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BBC : Fingerprint sensor sees through metal


Fingerprint sensor sees through metal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-31692988

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BBC : FBI sued for Boston bombing death


FBI sued for Boston bombing death http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-31698772

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Invitation to the dance ( Carl Maria von Weber )


Invitation to the dance ( Carl Maria von Weber )

)Carl Maria von Weber: Der Freischütz Ouverture (The National Philharmonic of Russia)


Carl Maria von Weber Der Freischütz ouverture

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)


Mendelssohn:  A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)

vladimir martynov – the beatitudes-kronos quartet


vladimir martynov – the beatitudes-kronos quartet

Friedrich von Flotow “Overture” Martha


Friedrich von Flotow “Overture” Martha

André Rieu – The Second Jazz Suite Waltz (Shostakovich)


André Rieu – The Second Waltz (Shostakovich)

Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty – I. Pas d’action


Tchaikovsky – Sleeping Beauty – I. Pas d’action 

BBC : Iraq ‘seizes districts from IS’


Iraq ‘seizes districts from IS’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-31699632

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today’s holiday: Myanmar Peasants’ Day (2015)


Myanmar Peasants’ Day (2015)

The Union of Myanmar, known as Burma until 1989, is in southeast Asia. Myanmar’s predominant industry is agriculture, and, at one point, it was the biggest exporter of rice in Asia, but now its line of agricultural products is more diverse. The country could not support these agricultural activities without the peasant workers, and to show their appreciation for the peasants’ contribution, the country has declared March 2 Peasants’ Day. It is a national holiday. It was also on this day in 1962 that Burmese General Ne Win led the military coup. The country holds parades on this day to honor him. More… Discuss

quotation: Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man. Henry Fielding


Thirst teaches all animals to drink, but drunkenness belongs only to man.Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

today’s birthday: Dr. Seuss (1904)


Dr. Seuss (1904)

Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known by his pen name, Dr. Seuss, was a famous American writer and cartoonist. His outlandishly illustrated books captivate readers with their unique blend of whimsy, zany humor, and catchy verse. He is best known for his children’s books, which include enduring classics like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. How has the pronunciation of “Seuss” changed since Geisel first adopted the pseudonym? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game (1962)


Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-Point Game (1962)

Recognized as one of the National Basketball Association’s greatest players of all time, Wilt Chamberlain led the league in scoring for 7 seasons and in rebounding 11 times, was named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player 4 times, and was elected to basketball’s Hall of Fame. However, he is perhaps best known for being the only player in league history to score 100 points in a single game—a feat he achieved while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors. How many total points were scored in that game? More… Discuss

The Bodleian Library


The Bodleian Library

The Bodleian Library is the main research library of the University of Oxford and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. The original library, destroyed in the reign of Edward VI, was replaced in 1602, chiefly through the efforts of Sir Thomas Bodley. The library has one of the great collections of English books, and its extensive manuscript collection is especially rich in biblical and Arabic material. Centuries of Oxford scholars have informally called it the what? More… Discuss

word: panorama


panorama

Definition: (noun) An unbroken view of an entire surrounding area.
Synonyms: vista
Usage: The panorama from the summit, with glistening lakes and green forests in every direction, is unmatched in the east. Discuss.

BBC : Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list


Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31694951

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BBC : Bangladesh arrest over writer murder


Bangladesh arrest over writer murder http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-31690514

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BBC : S Sudan ‘acts on boys’ abductions’


S Sudan ‘acts on boys’ abductions’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-31692094

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Le Monde : Paroles de chrétiens d’Irak réfugiés en France après avoir vécu « l’enfer »


Paroles de chrétiens d’Irak réfugiés en France après avoir vécu « l’enfer »
http://www.lemonde.fr/religions/article/2015/03/02/paroles-de-chretiens-d-irak-refugies-en-france-apres-avoir-vecu-l-enfer_4585553_1653130.html
Le Monde

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Le Monde : Internet, ou l’inversion du capitalisme


Internet, ou l’inversion du capitalisme
http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2015/03/02/internet-ou-l-inversion-du-capitalisme_4585982_3232.html
Le Monde

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Le Monde : La France condamnée pour ne pas avoir interdit gifles et fessées


La France condamnée pour ne pas avoir interdit gifles et fessées

Le Monde

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Le Monde : Cambriolage au musée chinois du château de Fontainebleau


Cambriolage au musée chinois du château de Fontainebleau
http://www.lemonde.fr/arts/article/2015/03/01/cambriolage-au-chateau-de-fontainebleau_4585470_1655012.html
Le Monde

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CNN: Can Christianity survive in the Middle East?


Can Christianity survive in the Middle East?
http://www.cnn.com//2015/02/27/middleeast/christianity-middle-east/index.html

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USA TODAY: Islamic State threatens Twitter co-founder


From USA TODAY

Islamic State threatens Twitter co-founder

http://usat.ly/1AvDTzU

Get USA TODAY on your mobile device:
http://www.usatoday.com/mobile-apps

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CNN : Can the Obama-Netanyahu relationship be saved?


Can the Obama-Netanyahu relationship be saved?
http://www.cnn.com//2015/03/01/politics/obama-benjamin-netanyahu-clash/index.html

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BBC : First tree seeds for Doomsday vault


First tree seeds for Doomsday vault http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31661288

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BBC : Excessive salaries ‘damage’ UK firms


Excessive salaries ‘damage’ UK firms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31686622

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BBC : Oligarch faces North Sea deal block


Oligarch faces North Sea deal block http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-31688877

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BBC : Can music help to de-stigmatise disability in Gaza?


Can music help to de-stigmatise disability in Gaza? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-ouch-31519210

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BBC : Rio celebrates 450th birthday


Rio celebrates 450th birthday http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-31688937

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BBC : The dogged old man of the badlands


The dogged old man of the badlands http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31558467

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