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

US tightens mobile tracking rules

US tightens mobile tracking rules http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34145162

Words of wisdom.

Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace

Time-Lapse: Bizarre, Beautiful Ocean Creatures

Time-Lapse: Bizarre, Beautiful Ocean Creatures

Daniel Barenboim – Manuel de Falla – Nights in Spanish Gardens

Daniel Barenboim – Manuel de Falla – Nights in Spanish Gardens

From NPR News

Former Clinton Aide Who Built Private Email Server Pleads The 5th http://n.pr/1L742Lx

From NPR News

Hungary’s Premier Defends Handling Of Migrant Crisis http://n.pr/1L7hmiT

France and Germany call for permanent EU response to migrant crisis


Hungarian police order refugees off train heading to Austrian border

Hungarian police order refugees off train heading to Austrian border


Police officer indicted for first-degree murder for killing of unarmed teenager

Police officer indicted for first-degree murder for killing of unarmed teenager


Witnessing Japan’s surrender in China

Witnessing Japan’s surrender in China http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34126445

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute

US clerk jailed in gay marriage dispute



Kentucky clerk jailed over refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples

Kentucky clerk jailed over refusal to issue marriage licenses to gay couples


today’s holiday: Cromwell’s Day

Cromwell’s Day

As a British general, Puritan statesman, and Lord Protector of England from 1653-58, Oliver Cromwell is remembered today more for his actions as a general and a statesman than for his efforts within Puritanism. Each year the Cromwell Association holds a special service near Cromwell’s statue outside the Houses of Parliament on September 3. It was on this day in 1650 that Cromwell won the battle of Dunbar, and it was on the same day a year later that he won a decisive victory at the battle of Worcester against the Scots. It was also the day on which he died. More… Discuss

quotation: Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)

“I could tell you my adventures—beginning from this morning,” said Alice a little timidly: “but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

Lewis Carroll (1832-1898) Discuss

today’s birthday: Urho Kekkonen (1900)

Urho Kekkonen (1900)

The leading spokesman of the Center Party, Kekkonen became Finland’s prime minister in 1950 and succeeded Juho Paasikivi as president in 1956. After his reelection in 1962 and 1968, the Finnish parliament voted to extend his term, which was to expire in 1974, until 1978, at which time he was elected to his final term as president. Throughout his career, Kekkonen succeeded in maintaining friendly neutrality with the USSR. What caused him to resign the presidency in 1981? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Malcolm Campbell Becomes First to Drive over 300 MPH (1935)

Malcolm Campbell Becomes First to Drive over 300 MPH (1935)

Campbell, an English automobile and speedboat racer, set many speed records for motorcycles, airplanes, automobiles, and motorboats. In 1931, he was knighted for his accomplishments. Four years later, driving his famed automobile Bluebird at Bonneville Flats, Utah, Campbell set his final land speed record, becoming the first person to drive an automobile faster than 300 mph (483 km/h). He later turned to speedboat racing and set a new record in 1939, when his boat reached what speed? More… Discuss



Nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent substance that forms the shell lining of some fresh-water and salt-water mollusks. Just like the pearl, it is a mantle tissue secretion and is composed of alternating layers of calcium carbonate and conchiolin. It serves to both smooth the shell and defend it against parasitic organisms and damaging debris. Its iridescent beauty makes it a popular ornamentation in jewelry, watches and guitar inlays. What other decorative uses does it have? More… Discuss

word: thurible


Definition: (noun) A censer used in certain ecclesiastical ceremonies or liturgies.
Synonyms: censer
Usage: As the priest swung the thurible, incense poured out the holes in its lid. Discuss.

From France 24 :

Obama secures Senate support for Iran deal


Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia

Diabetes drug may help in leukaemia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34127096

Moving Targets

Moving Targets



New insecticide method ‘100% effective’

New insecticide method ‘100% effective’



Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’

Wasp venom ‘a weapon against cancer’



New Ebola death in Sierra Leone

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34121973

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites

Why IS militants destroy ancient sites http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34112593

Turkish workers seized in Iraq

Turkish workers seized in Iraq http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34126380

Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen

Red Cross staff shot dead in Yemen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34128539

India strike over labour reforms

India strike over labour reforms http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34125119

US urges China to free activists

US urges China to free activists http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-34125076

US swoop on secret ‘steroids labs’

US swoop on secret ‘steroids labs’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34123490

Pope: Forgive abortions, for now

Pope: Forgive abortions, for now

Why Japan’s teens pick today to die

Why Japan’s teens pick today to die

Video shows man lifting hands, then shot by police

Video shows man lifting hands, then shot by police

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34114486

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads

Google to ‘pause’ Flash-based ads http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34114486

Al-Shabab attacks AU military base

Al-Shabab attacks AU military base http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34113503

Moving Targets

Moving Targets


China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality

China rebuilds its forgotten ‘Auschwitz’ to remember Japan’s brutality


Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’

Seabirds ‘blighted by plastic waste’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34108017

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies

US horror filmmaker Wes Craven dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34104752

Walker considers Canada border wall

Walker considers Canada border wall http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-34107896

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali

Obama renames Mount McKinley as Denali



UK journalists arrested in Turkey

UK journalists arrested in Turkey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-34109186

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34105925

Netflix dropping thousands of titles

Netflix dropping thousands of titles http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-34110968

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34110406

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed

UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34111092

Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City

Welcome to Washington | Sue in the City

Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)

Sheherazade, Ouverture de feerie (arr. for 2 pianos)

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494

Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 15 in F, K. 533 / K. 494