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

From BBC : ‘New species’ of ancient human found


‘New species’ of ancient human found

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32906836

From BBC : Earliest evidence of human violence


Earliest evidence of human violence

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32890697

From BBC news : IS ‘kills 20 men at Palmyra site’


IS ‘kills 20 men at Palmyra site’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32920614

From BBC w Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard


Lenovo phone beams virtual keyboard

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32914764

From BBC news : Putin makes troop deaths state secret


Putin makes troop deaths state secret

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32913929

From France 24 :


Federer and Sharapova cruise into French Open’s third round

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http://f24.my/1SC4FmW

From CNN : Pope Francis’ powerful signal to the poor (Opinion)


Pope Francis’ powerful signal to the poor (Opinion)

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/27/opinions/reyes-romero-pope-francis/index.html

From CNN : Rubio warns of ‘danger’ to Christianity


Rubio warns of ‘danger’ to Christianity

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/27/politics/rubio-gay-marriage-hate-speech/index.html

From BBC news : Marriage vote ‘defeat for humanity’


Marriage vote ‘defeat for humanity’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32900426

From BBC news : Nebraska abolishes death penalty


Nebraska abolishes death penalty

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32910693

From BBC news : IS ‘driven from Assyrian villages’


IS ‘driven from Assyrian villages’

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32898914

From BBC news : US military shipped Anthrax to labs


US military shipped Anthrax to labs

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32910020

From BBC news : France honours Resistance heroes


France honours Resistance heroes

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32910113

this pressed: Think you’re important because you have money? Think again, Pope says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


PHOTO:  Pope Francis celebrates Mass with new cardinals Feb. 15, 2015. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA.

Vatican City, May 26, 2015 / 08:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned against the “counter-witness” of those who seek to follow both Jesus and worldly temptations, saying that to follow Christ means denying oneself and serving others.

“There are three things, three steps that take us away from Jesus: wealth, vanity and pride,” the Pope told attendees of his May 26 Mass in the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse.

Riches, he said, are dangerous “because they immediately make you vain and you think you are important. And when you think you are important, you build your head up and then you lose it.”

Francis took his cue from the day’s Mark Chapter 10 Gospel reading in which Peter asks Jesus what the disciples will get in return for following him. The scene takes place right after Jesus had told the rich young man to sell all of his possessions and give them to the poor.

Instead of talking about wealth, the Lord gives an unexpected answer when he says that the disciples will gain the Kingdom of Heaven, but only “with persecution, with the cross.”

“When a Christian is attached to (worldly) things, he gives the bad impression of a Christian who wants to have two things: (both) heaven and earth,” the Pope said, explaining that that the daily cross of denying ourselves is the remedy.

From a human perspective following Jesus “is not a good deal” because it means serving others, he said. If the Lord gives you the opportunity to be first you have to act like the one in last place, and the same goes for wealth, he continued.

Pope Francis also indicated the Gospel passage in Matthew when the mother of James and John asks Jesus to secure a place for her sons at his side.

By essentially telling Jesus to “make this one prime minister for me, (and) this one, the minister of the economy,” the disciples’ mother took the worldly path in following Jesus, the Pope noted.

When a person wants to be “with both Jesus and with the world, with both poverty and with riches…this is a half-way Christianity that desires material gain. It is the spirit of worldliness,” he warned.

To follow the Lord freely, he said, “is the answer to the gratuitousness of love and salvation that Jesus gives us.”

Francis observed how the frequently the attitude of worldliness prevails in the Church itself, saying that “it’s sad” to see Christians – laypersons, priests and bishops included – who strive after both heavenly and worldly things.

“(It) is a counter-witness and furthers people from Jesus,” he said, and encouraged attendees to ask the Lord to teach them the “science of service,” which provides a lesson in humility and in placing ourselves last so as to serve our brothers and sisters in the Church.

The Pope closed his homily by telling those present to continue the Mass with both Peter’s question and Jesus’ answer in mind.

“The recompense that (Jesus) will give us is resemblance to Him. This will be our ‘recompense;’ to be like Jesus!”

Tags: Vatican, Pope Francis, Humility, Wealth

via Think you’re important because you have money? Think again, Pope says :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

On Peppergrass Trail Heading Southwest


On Peppergrass Trail Heading Southwest

From the Hill : 1000 Yards up un Peppergrass Trail


From the Hill : 1000 Yards up un Peppergrass Trail

Going ‘Wild': Women seeking out adventure


Going ‘Wild': Women seeking out adventure

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/22/health/trail-hiking-women/index.html

Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75


Legendary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies at 75

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/26/news/mary-ellen-mark/index.html

From the Hill : More Flora


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What’s wrong with the Iraqi army?


What’s wrong with the Iraqi army?

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/26/world/iraqi-army-explainer/index.html

Sanders takes aim at Wall Street


Sanders takes aim at Wall Street

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http://www.cnn.com//2015/05/26/politics/bernie-sanders-campaign-launch-vermont/index.html

From CNN : Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people


Criminals use IRS website to steal data on 104,000 people

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http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/26/pf/taxes/irs-website-data-hack/index.html

From NPR News: How Dorothea Lange Taught Us to See Hunger And Humanity


How Dorothea Lange Taught Us To See Hunger And Humanity

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http://n.pr/1Q8xpzC

From BBC news : Inside Jordan’s fight against extremism


Inside Jordan’s fight against extremism

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32782439

From BBC news : Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Courts?


Jason Rezaian trial: What are Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Courts?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32890565

From BBC news : Why I started a ‘tampon tax’ campaign


Why I started a ‘tampon tax’ campaign

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-32883598

From BBC news : Internet used by 3.2 billion in 2015


Internet used by 3.2 billion in 2015

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32884867

From BBC news : Strict oversight for Cleveland police


Strict oversight for Cleveland police

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32887033

From BBC news : Heavy rains put Houston underwater


Heavy rains put Houston underwater

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32888733

From BBC news : Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil


Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32890317

From BBC news : Obama loses immigration appeal


Obama loses immigration appeal

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-32893810

historic musical bits: Sviatoslav Richter – Chopin – Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op 22


Sviatoslav Richter – Chopin – Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat major, Op 22

historic musical bits: Beethoven – String Quartet No.5 in A major, Op.18 – Végh Quartet – 1952


 

Beethoven – String Quartet No.5 in A major, Op.18 – Végh Quartet – 1952

 

Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504 (Prague)


 

Mozart – Symphony No. 38 in D, K. 504  (Prague)

 

great compositions/performances: Borodin, Alexander – Prince Igor, Overture (Haitink)


Borodin, Alexander – Prince Igor, Overture (Haitink)
Royal Opera House, Convent Garden, 1990

New at euzicasa: This Pressed: Catechism – Baltimore Catholic News Agency


 

Catechism :: Catholic News Agency.

Haiku – Stephen Hawking, poetic thought by George-B (the Smudge and Other poems)


 

Haiku – Stephen Hawking,
poetic thought by George-B

Time before our Time

was a pendulum at rest

waiting for Hawking

(the Smudge and Other poems)

thh

 

Watch “Mariposa Trail (Butterfly trail) Nature Sounds”


From the Hill : Timeless Mariposa Trail ( pencil sketch)


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I’ve been using SketchGuru and I think you might like it. Check out from your Android phone:

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.seventeenmiles.sketch

Sent from my Android.

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From the Hill : Mariposa Timeless Trail Photo


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From the Hill : On Peppergrass Trail


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From the Hill : Rosemary in bloom


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From the Hill : Reaching for the skies


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From Mariposa Trail: Sage


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Mariposa Trail (pencil sketch )


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From NPR News


Iraq, Iran Push Back Against Defense Secretary’s Comments On Iraqi Forces

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http://n.pr/1Lyw4RB

From BBC news : Gurlitt painting up for auction


Gurlitt painting up for auction

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32843721

From BBC news : Kahlo’s home recreated in New York


Kahlo’s home recreated in New York

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32842316

From BBC news : Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?


Who are Israel’s Ethiopian Jews?

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32813056

From BBC news : Meet YouTube’s 8-bit movie makers


Meet YouTube’s 8-bit movie makers

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32873568