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

From Wikipedia: Felix Mendelshon Bartholdi


Today’s Birthday:Beverly Sills (1929)

Today’s Birthday:
Beverly Sills (1929)

Sills was an American operatic soprano. She sang on the radio as a child and made her operatic debut in 1946. Her 1966 performance in Julius Caesar made her an opera star, not just for her voice, but also for her acting. After 25 years of singing with the New York City Opera, she became its director, and she also served as chairman of the board of New York’s Lincoln Center and of the Metropolitan Opera. In 2006, she claimed to have stopped singing, even in the shower, for what reason? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Millions Participate in Hands Across America (1986)

This Day in History:
Millions Participate in Hands Across America (1986)

Hands Across America was a massive, heavily publicized fundraiser during which millions of people, including scores of celebrities and politicians, lined up in the hopes of forming a human chain stretching from New York to California. Though they did not succeed in this regard—there were many gaps along the way—the event raised $20 million. Had all of the participants actually given the $10 required donation, it would have reached its $50-million goal. For what cause was the money raised? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Washington Irving

Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

Great minds have pur
poses; others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Iris Recognition

Article of the Day:
Iris Recognition

Iris recognition, not to be confused with retinal scanning, is a type of biometric authentication that uses pattern recognition techniques to analyze the irises of an individual’s eyes. Iris recognition is rarely impeded by glasses or contact lenses and has a staggering accuracy rate when it comes to yielding unambiguous identifications. In fact, the eyes have been described as the ideal human body part for biometric identification. What advantages does iris recognition have over fingerprinting? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:keep (one’s) socks on

Idiom of the Day:
keep (one’s) socks on

To remain patient and calm, especially when beginning to become angry or upset with impatience. Usually said as an imperative. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:floorwalker

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) An employee of a department store who supervises sales personnel and assists customers.
Synonyms: shopwalker
Usage: Although Bill thoroughly enjoyed the raise associated with his promotion to floorwalker, he disliked answering customer complaints and sometimes wished he had remained a cashier.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Biertan, un sătuc din Ardeal: De sfintii imparati Constantin si Elena..#Biertan #Nikon

preș  din Frunză de mesteacăn : Watch “Maple Leaf Rag – SCOTT JOPLIN (1899) Ragtime Piano Roll Legend” on YouTube

Watch “Fur Elise in Ragtime played by Ethan Uslan” on YouTube

Watch “”The Entertainer” Insanely Difficult Jazz Arrangement With Sheet Music” on YouTube

Watch “Oscar Peterson – Autumn Leaves (transcription)” on YouTube

Watch “Hymn to Freedom” on YouTube

Watch “John Sokoloff – Kroshka Waltz |Cinderella” on YouTube

BBC News: Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Trump holds first face-to-face talks with Pope Francis – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40023725

Felix Mendelssohn

“Felix Mendelssohn” on @Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Mendelssohn?wprov=sfta1

 Best Classical Music :Watch “Fischer/Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64/Myung Whun Chung/Festival de Saint Denis.” on YouTube

Watch “Georges Brassens – Le Gorille” on YouTube


Le gorille

Georges Brassens


C’est à travers de larges grilles

Que les femelles du canton
Contemplaient un puissant gorille
Sans souci du qu’en-dira-t-on
Avec impudeur, ces commères
Lorgnaient même un endroit précis
Que, rigoureusement ma mère
M’a défendu de nommer ici
Gare au gorille 

Tout à coup la prison bien close
Où vivait le bel animal
S’ouvre, on n’sait pourquoi je suppose
Qu’on avait du la fermer mal
Le singe, en sortant de sa cage
Dit c’est aujourd’hui que j’le perds 
Il parlait de son pucelage
Vous aviez deviné, j’espère
Gare au gorille 

L’patron de la ménagerie
Criait, éperdu nom de nom 
C’est assommant car le gorille
N’a jamais connu de guenon 
Dès que la féminine engeance
Sut que le singe était puceau
Au lieu de profiter de la chance
Elle fit feu des deux fuseaux 
Gare au gorille

Celles là même qui, naguère
Le couvaient d’un œil décidé
Fuirent, prouvant qu’elles n’avaient guère
De la suite dans les idées
D’autant plus vaine était leur crainte
Que le gorille est un luron
Supérieur à l’homme dans l’étreinte
Bien des femmes vous le diront 
Gare au gorille

Tout le monde se précipite
Hors d’atteinte du singe en rut
Sauf une vielle décrépite
Et un jeune juge en bois brut
Voyant que toutes se dérobent
Le quadrumane accéléra
Son dandinement vers les robes
De la vieille et du magistrat
Gare au gorille

“Bah ! Soupirait la centenaire
Qu’on puisse encore me désirer
Ce serait extraordinaire
Et, pour tout dire, inespéré
Le juge pensait, impassible
Qu’on me prenne pour une guenon,
C’est complètement impossible
La suite lui prouva que non 
Gare au gorille

Supposez que l’un de vous puisse être
Comme le singe, obligé de
Violer un juge ou une ancêtre
Lequel choisirait-il des deux 
Qu’une alternative pareille
Un de ces quatres jours, m’échoie
C’est, j’en suis convaincu, la vieille
Qui sera l’objet de mon choix 
Gare au gorille

Mais, par malheur, si le gorille
Aux jeux de l’amour vaut son prix
On sait qu’en revanche il ne brille
Ni par le goût, ni par l’esprit
Lors, au lieu d’opter pour la vieille
Comme l’aurait fait n’importe qui
Il saisit le juge à l’oreille
Et l’entraîna dans un maquis 
Gare au gorille

La suite serait délectable
Malheureusement, je ne peux
Pas la dire, et c’est regrettable
Ça nous aurait fait rire un peu 
Car le juge, au moment suprême
Criait : “maman !”, pleurait beaucoup
Comme l’homme auquel, le jour même
Il avait fait trancher le cou
Gare au gorille

Written by Georges Charles Brassens • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Warner Chappell Music France

Watch “Les Poètes de la chanson française” on YouTube

Watch “Top 50 Best Piano Classics For Kids” on YouTube

My Chakra today 

My Chakra today

My Duck today 

My Duck today

Watch “Pat Metheny – The Sound Of Silence” on YouTube

Watch “The Low Anthem – Charlie Darwin” on YouTube

Japanese cuisine


Giorgione, La tempesta (1502-1503 circa)Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venezia

“Santa Catalina de Alejandría”  Correggio-1508 48 x 38 cm.  National Gallery, Londres

Parade shield( The Cellini Shield)Benvenuto CelliniRoyal Collection Trust, UK

Best Guitar player: Watch “Ana Vidović – Guitar Artistry in Concert” on YouTube

Watch “The Best Romantic Classics” on YouTube

Sânt 15 ani de când Cardinalul Alexandru Todes s-a stind din viață: Fie-i țărâna uşoară!


5 iunie 1912 – 22 mai 2002

15 ani de la trecerea în eternitate
“You have no power to fight me. I risk nothing because I have nothing to lose – not work, not money, not even my own freedom.”

(to the Romanian comunist secret police in 1972)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 
Alexandru Todea s-a născut la 5 iunie 1912, la Teleac, al 13-lea din cei 16 copii ai familiei de țărani a lui Gheorghe și Maria Todea.
Studiile primare le-a urmat în satul natal și la Căcuci, iar clasele gimnaziale la Reghin. Clasele superioare le-a urmat la Liceul de băieți român unit „Sfântul Vasile cel Mare” de la Blaj.
După un an de studii la universitare urmate la Blaj, în toamna anului 1934, mitropolitul Vasile Suciu l-a trimis pentru studii teologice superioare la Roma, la Colegiul „De Propaganda Fide”. După ce a terminat studiile superioare de teologie, și-a susținut teza de doctorat cu titlul De doctrina milenaria, tractatus exegetico-dogmaticus, în anul 1940, fiind promovat doctor în Teologie.
La 11 decembrie 1938, în timp ce era student în anul al IV-lea de Teologie, a fost hirotonit la Roma diacon de către Iuliu Hossu, episcop de Cluj-Gherla, în prezența ambasadorilor României acreditați pe lângă Italia și Sfântul Scaun.
Pe 25 martie 1939, de sărbătoarea Bunei Vestiri, tânărul diacon Alexandru Todea a fost hirotonit preot, la Roma, de către episcopul rus greco-catolic din diaspora, Alexander Evreinov.
În anul 1940 a revenit în țară și a fost numit cu funcția de secretar mitropolitan, în timpul arhipăstoririi mitropolitului Alexandru Nicolescu, precum și la începutul vacanței scaunului mitropolitan, sub administrația apostolică a episcopului Valeriu Traian Frențiu.
Din 1941 a fost profesor de religie la Școala normală română unită de învățătoare, iar apoi la Liceul de băieți „Sfântul Vasile”, precum și la alte școli de la Blaj, unde a predat religia, latina și italiana. Vorbea limba franceză curent, încă din liceu.
Din 1945 și până în octombrie 1948, Alexandru Todea a funcționat ca paroh și protopop districtual la Reghin. În această perioadă a fost arestat de mai multe ori de către autoritățile comuniste.
După arestarea episcopilor greco-catolici și scoaterea Bisericii Unite în afara legii în 1948, în 19 noiembrie 1950 a fost consacrat în clandestinitate Alexandru Todea. A fost hirotonit ca episcop titular de Cesaropolis, în fapt auxiliar al episcopului Ioan Suciu, administrator apostolic al Arhidiecezei de Alba Iulia și Făgăraș (cu sediul în Blaj). A participat, în afară de episcopul nou consacrat și de episcopul consacrator, doar părintele George Guțiu. Securitatea a aflat curând de hirotonirea noului episcop și cunoaștea numele noului ierarh.
După consacrare episcopul Todea a continuat să trăiască și să activeze clandestin, revenind la Reghin. La 31 ianuarie 1951, a fost arestat din nou și dus la sediul Securității din Reghin, apoi la cel din Târgu Mureș, după care a fost transferat la Ministerul de Interne, la Jilava și la Uranus, unde a fost anchetat timp de 13 luni. La procesul din 15 februarie 1952, procurorul a cerut condamnarea sa la moarte. Tribunalul Militar București l-a condamnat la muncă silnică pe viață. La 28 februarie 1952, a fost mutat la Sighet, unde deja erau încarcerați toți ceilalți episcopi români uniți cu Roma, cu excepția episcopului Vasile Aftenie, care a fost ucis la București, la 10 mai 1950, murind cu moarte martirică.
În închisoare i s-a dat sarcina să curețe culoarul, precum și alte locuri. După 13 ani de închisoare, a fost grațiat în august 1964, odată cu toți deținuții politici.
După eliberare s-a stabilit la Reghin, unde a păstorit clandestin miile de credincioși din părțile locului.
În august 1971 a oficiat la Solovăstru slujba de înmormântare a unchiului Virginiei Zehan, eveniment la care au participat circa 4.000 de persoane, conform documentelor Securității.
Pe 14 martie 1986 a fost ales de către Conferința Episcopilor Catolici în funcția de mitropolit al Bisericii Române Unite cu Roma, alegere comunicată Sfântului Scaun.
După data de 22 decembrie 1989, mitropolitul Alexandru Todea și-a continuat activitatea, în condiții de libertate. La 12 martie 1990, Sfântul Scaun l-a numit Arhiepiscop de Alba Iulia și Făgăraș și l-a confirmat ca Mitropolit al Bisericii Române Unite cu Roma.
La 28 mai 1991, papa Ioan Paul al II-lea a anunțat crearea a 22 de cardinali, între care se afla si arhiepiscopul de Făgăraș și Alba Iulia Alexandru Todea. La 28 și 29 iunie ale aceluiași an, a avut loc, la Roma, „proclamarea festivă” a noilor cardinali.
Trei ani mai târziu, la 20 iulie 1994, Alexandru Todea s-a retras de la conducerea efectivă a Mitropoliei Blajului, din motive de boală.
A trecut la cele veșnice pe 22 mai 2002. Este înmormântat în Catedrala Sfânta Treime din Blaj.

France 24 : Live: IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in Manchester Arena (allahists are Satan!)

Live: IS group claims responsibility for terror attack in Manchester Arena

Police say at least 22 people have been killed — many of them children — in an explosion at a concert venue in the northern UK city of Manchester, in a terrorist attack claimed by the Islamic State group.


 Here’s what we know so far:

  • Police say at least 22 people have died and 59 been injured after an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester Arena at around 10.25pm on Monday night.
  • US pop star Ariana Grande has a young fan base, and the venue was packed with children.
  • The security services believe they know the attacker’s identity, but are not yet able to confirm it.
  • Concert-goers described hearing a massive explosion followed by panic as people tried to flee the venue.
  • The Islamic State group has claimed responisiblity for the attack.
  • All political parties have agreed to suspend campaigning for UK’s June 8 general election.

Follow the latest developments with our live blog below.

To view the live blog on a mobile or tablet device please click here.

From Wikipedia: Coin depicting Zenobia as empress


Coin depicting Zenobia as empress

Zenobia (c. 240 – c. 274) was a third-century queen of theSyrian-basedPalmyrene Empire. Her husband Odaenathusbecame king in 260, and elevated Palmyra to supreme power in the Near East by defeating the Sassanians and stabilizing the Roman East. After his assassination, she became the regent of her sonVaballathus and held de facto power throughout his reign. In 270, Zenobia launched an invasion which brought most of the Roman East under her sway, culminating with the annexation of Egypt. In reaction to Roman emperorAurelian‘s campaign in 272, Zenobia declared Palmyra’s secession from Rome, naming her son emperor and assuming the title of empress. The Romans were victorious after heavy fighting; the queen was besieged in her capital and captured by Aurelian. He exiled her to Rome, where she spent the remainder of her life. Zenobia fostered a multicultural and intellectual environment in her court, which was open to scholars and philosophers. Many tales have been recorded about her fate. Her rise and fall have inspired historians, artists and novelists, and she is a national hero in Syria. (Full article…)

From Wikipedia: about vampires

From Wikipedia: about vampires

vampire is a being from folklore who subsists on the blood or life essence of the living. In European folklore, vampires were shroud-wearing undead beings who often visited loved ones and caused mischief in the neighbourhoods they inhabited when they were alive. Before the early 19th century, they were described as bloated and of ruddy or dark countenance, markedly different from today’s gaunt, pale vampire. The termvampire was popularised in the West in the early 18th century, after vampire legends from oral traditions of ethnic groups of the Balkans and Eastern Europe were recorded and published. The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction was born in 1819 with the publication ofThe Vampyre by John Polidori; the story was highly successful and arguably the most influential vampire work of the early 19th century. The modern basis of the vampire legend comes from Bram Stoker‘s 1897 novel Dracula, considered the quintessentialvampire novel. The success of this book spawned a distinctive vampire genre, still popular in the 21st century. (Full article…)

Today’s Holiday:International Day for Biological Diversity

Today’s Holiday:
International Day for Biological Diversity

In 1994 the United Nations declared December 29 International Day for Biological Diversity. In the year 2000 they changed the date to May 22 in order to draw more attention to the observance. They also wished to honor the May 22, 2000, signing of the Convention on Biological Diversity. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)

Today’s Birthday:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859)

Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer noted for his tales about fictional detective Sherlock Holmes. Originally a doctor, Conan Doyle studied under the sharp-eyed Dr. Joseph Bell, who was noted for his ability to draw accurate conclusions about people through observation. Bell was thus the model for Holmes, who appeared for the first time in 1887. Conan Doyle “killed off” Holmes in 1893 but was forced by public demand to resurrect him. What famous unsolved hoax might the author have perpetrated? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Farmer Discovers Howe Caverns (1842)

This Day in History:
Farmer Discovers Howe Caverns (1842)

Howe Caverns is a cave system in east-central New York that lies 156 ft (48 m) below ground. It was discovered in 1842, when farmer Lester Howe began to wonder why his cows all seemed to gather near one particular hill on hot summer days. Upon investigating, he felt a cool breeze blowing from a hole in the hill. He and a neighbor began to dig out the hole and uncovered the entrance to a cave. They explored it extensively and opened it for tours the next year. Why are there boats in the cave? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Miguel de Cervantes

Quote of the Day:
Miguel de Cervantes

Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Green Man

Article of the Day:
Green Man

A legendary pagan spirit later adopted by the Christian church, the Green Man is often depicted as a male figure covered in foliage or as a face surrounded by, made of, or sprouting leaves. He is represented in a variety of English church carvings made between the 11th and 20th centuries. From the Renaissance onward, elaborate variations on the Green Man theme began to appear in many other media. Which popular folklore characters are associated with the Green Man? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:keep (up) (one’s) end of the bargain

Idiom of the Day:
keep (up) (one’s) end of the bargain

To do as was promised in an agreement or bargain; to carry through with what one agreed to do. Also worded as “keep one’s end of the bargain up.” Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:degage

Word of the Day:

Definition: (adjective) Showing lack of emotional involvement.
Synonyms: detached, uninvolved
Usage: Mrs. Smith was not easily impressed by excuses, and she adopted a degage pose on the arm of the easy chair as her son tried to explain why he missed dinner.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Fresco Work inside Sala dello Zodiaco ( Sign of Leo ) Circa 1515- 1520Artist: Giovanni Maria Falconetto Period: Haute RenaissanceLocation: Palazzo d’Arco at Mantua , Italia

” Portrait of Anna of Austria ” 1604Artist: Hans Van AachenPeriod: Mannerism

Vittore Carpaccio, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1510

Vittore Carpaccio, The Presentation of Christ in the Temple, 1510

Watch “Libertango by Tatyana’s Guitar Quartet” on YouTube

Watch “Bernini, Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” on YouTube

Watch “Schubert: Piano Sonata No.18 in G Major Op. 78, D.894 (Arkady Volodos)” on YouTube

Watch “Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”” on YouTube

No amount of stupidity can be replaced by science :) 

No amount of stupidity can be replaced by science 🙂

BBC News: China ‘arrests high-level US spy’ in Hong Kong – reports

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

China ‘arrests high-level US spy’ in Hong Kong – reports – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-18299065