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

My flower today 

My flower today

In the forest 

In the forest

My Chakra today no.2 

My Chakra today no.2

My Chakra today no.1 

My Chakra today no.1

My Duck today 

My Duck today

A family on Flathead Reservation, Montana. Early 1900s. Photo by N.A. Forsyth. Source – Montana Historical Society.

A family on Flathead Reservation, Montana. Early 1900s. Photo by N.A. Forsyth. Source – Montana Historical Society.


Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510)The Virgin and Child, 1480Panel (58×39,6mm)Museo Poldi Pezzoli; Milan, Italy

Chloe Bennett is Skye in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Chloe Bennett is Skye in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Nicolae Tonitza – Crizanteme albe

Nicolae Tonitza – Crizanteme albe

Edward Hopper American 1882 – 1967 “Gas”

Edward Hopper American 1882 – 1967 “Gas”

Watch “JUDY COLLINS & LEONARD COHEN – “Hey, Thats No Way To Say Goobye” 1976″ on YouTube

Hey, That’s no Way to Say Goodbye

Leonard Cohen


I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest, they smiled like me and you
But now it’s come to distances and both of us must try

Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

I’m not looking for another as I wander in my time
Walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme
You know my love goes with you as your love stays with me
It’s just the way it changes like the shoreline and the sea
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie

Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm
Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
Yes, many loved before us, I know that we are not new
In city and in forest they smiled like me and you
But let’s not talk of love or chains and things we can’t untie

Your eyes are soft with sorrow
Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

Hey, That’s no Way to Say Goodbye lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Time To Say Goodbye Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman.flv” on YouTube

Watch “Lara Fabian – Caruso (English lyrics translation)” on YouTube

Watch “Dalida – Avec Le Temps (RARE!)” on YouTube

Watch “Léo Ferré – Avec le temps (enregistrement TRS)” on YouTube

Watch “The Heart of Tango” on YouTube

Watch “Tango dance Scent of a women” on YouTube

Watch “Semnal M – La fereastra ta” on YouTube

Watch “Doru Stanculescu – Hai, hai, haidi, hai (Pe sub flori ma leganai)” on YouTube

Watch “Serge Reggiani – Le Déserteur” on YouTube

O, memories, memories!

Watch “Gastibelza Georges Brassens Auprès De Mon Arbre” on YouTube

Watch “GEORGES BRASSENS – La prière” on YouTube

Watch “Jacques Prévert – Les Feuilles Mortes” on YouTube

Watch “Pour faire le portrait d’un oiseau de Jacques Prévert” on YouTube



Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon



My Chakra today 

My Chakra today

Kee-yah’-ta-di aka Loti aka Lotta Atsye. Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico. ca. 1904 – 1905. Photo by Carl Moon. Source – J.Paul Getty Museum.

Kee-yah’-ta-di aka Loti aka Lotta Atsye. Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico. ca. 1904 – 1905. Photo by Carl Moon. Source – J.Paul Getty Museum.

My Duck today 

My Duck today

France 24 : Pope apologises for Church’s ‘sins and failings’ in Rwandan genocide

Pope apologises for Church’s ‘sins and failings’ in Rwandan genocide

Pope Francis asked for forgiveness on Monday for the “sins and failings of the Church” during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, saying he hoped his apology would help heal the African state’s wounds.


But Rwanda’s government indicated it felt the apology did not go far enough, saying the local Church was still complicit in protecting the perpetrators of the genocide.

At a meeting with Rwandan President Paul KagamePope Francis said that priests and Roman Catholic faithful had taken part in the slaughter of some 800,000 people from the ethnic Tutsi minority as well as moderates from the Hutu majority.

“(The pope) implored anew God’s forgiveness for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, among whom priests, and religious men and women who succumbed to hatred and violence,” the Vaticansaid in a statement.

An official Rwandan statement repeated the government’s long-standing accusation of Catholic complicity in the massacres.

“Today, genocide denial and trivialisation continue to flourish in certain groups within the Church and genocide suspects have been shielded from justice within Catholic institutions,” said a government statement.

Kagame, a Tutsi, led a rebel force to halt the slaughter in 1994 and accusations immediately surfaced that some priests and nuns had taken part in the killings.

Some of the ugliest massacres were committed in churches, missions and parishes where Tutsis who took shelter were hunted down by extremist Hutu militias.

A U.N. court in 2006 jailed a former Catholic priest for 15 years for ordering bulldozers to level a church, killing 2,000 people who were hiding inside.

Rwandan authorities have said other clergy implicated in the killings were allowed to start new lives in Europe and were protected by the Church.

A Rwandan military court sentenced a missing priest in absentia to life in prison on charges of rape and delivering Tutsi refugees from his church to militias who killed them.

Later arrested in France, where he was a popular priest in a rural parish, his case was eventually dropped and he was allowed to remain working at the parish. He has denied the charges.

The Catholic Church in Rwanda last year offered an apology, saying some of its members had fanned the ethnic hatred that led to the killings, but Kagame said at the time that he wanted the pope himself to say sorry.

“Why doesn’t he apologise like he does with other cases where more minor crimes were committed by comparison with here?,” he said, referring to sexual abuse cases where the pope has regularly apologised to victims and their families.

Francis said on Monday he hoped his “humble recognition of the failings of that period, which, unfortunately, disfigured the face of the Church, may contribute to a ‘purification of memory’ and may promote, in hope and renewed trust, a future of peace”.


France 24 : US, UK restrict carry-on electronics on flights from some Muslim-majority countries

US, UK restrict carry-on electronics on flights from some Muslim-majority countries

The United States imposed restrictions on carry-on electronic devices aboard direct flights from some Muslim-majority countries on Tuesday, with the United Kingdom announcing a similar ban shortly after in response to an unspecified terrorist threat.


President Donald Trump’s administration imposed restrictions on planes coming to the United States from eight Muslim-majority countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The UK later announced similar restriction for direct inbound flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia.

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said passengers travelling from those airports could not bring devices larger than a cellphone, such as tablets, portable DVD players, laptops and cameras, into the main cabin. Instead, they must be placed in checked baggage.

The airports affected by the US ban include those in Cairo, Egypt; Istanbul, Turkey; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Doha, Qatar; Casablanca, Morocco; Amman, Jordan; Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.

US officials said Trump’s new policy had nothing to do with recent efforts to impose a travel ban on six majority-Muslim nations. A DHS spokeswoman said the government “did not target specific nations. We relied upon evaluated intelligence to determine which airports were affected”.

BBC News: US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights

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

US and UK ban cabin laptops on some inbound flights – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39333424

Today’s Holiday:Sitala Ashtami

Today’s Holiday:
Sitala Ashtami

Sitala Ashtami is a Hindu festival honoring Sitala, goddess of smallpox. She is named for the chill typically experienced during high fever. She is believed to have the power to protect people from smallpox, and her blessings are invoked for protection against the disease. On this day, Hindu women visit the nearest Sitala shrine in the morning, offering the goddess rice, homemade sweets, cooked food, and holy water mixed with milk. In some places colorful fairs are held near Sitala’s shrines, and there is merry-making, dancing, feasting, and the buying and selling of wares. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday:Florenz Ziegfeld (1869)

Today’s Birthday:
Florenz Ziegfeld (1869)

An American theatrical producer, Ziegfeld was best known for his Ziegfeld Follies, a series of lavish Broadway revues he produced for 24 years beginning in 1907. Combining comedy, pageantry, and beautiful women, the successful shows made Ziegfeld a legend while launching the careers of stars such as Will Rogers and Fanny Brice. He also produced the hit musical Show Boat in 1927. What actress first suggested the idea of the Follies to Ziegfeld? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Napoleonic Code Adopted in France (1804)

This Day in History:
Napoleonic Code Adopted in France (1804)

One of Napoleon’s first priorities after coming to power was revising the outdated French legal system. The resulting code was a clear framework of laws regarding property, family, and personal rights, replacing an antiquated, confusing patchwork of feudal laws. The code has since been amended but remains in effect in France. In the 200 years since it was enacted, the code has also influenced the laws of many European countries, the US state of Louisiana, and what Middle Eastern country? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Francis Bacon

Quote of the Day:
Francis Bacon

I hold every man a debtor to his profession; from the which as men of course do seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves, by way of amends, to be a help and ornament thereunto. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Shiva

Article of the Day:

The Hindu god Shiva is the subject of an elaborate and sometimes contradictory mythology. He is seen as both destroyer and restorer, the great ascetic and the symbol of sensuality, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger. The trident he is often depicted holding represents his three aspects as creator, preserver, and destroyer, while the snakes his is garlanded with show his power over deadly animals. Shiva is one of three gods that make up the Trimurti. Who are the other two? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:hard-luck story

Idiom of the Day:
hard-luck story

A typically self-pitying tale of misfortune, hardship, adversity, etc., told especially to gain sympathy or charity from others. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:charwoman

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) A woman hired to do cleaning or similar work, usually in a large building.
Synonyms: cleaning lady
Usage: The charwoman cleaned every bathroom in the office building after the executives left for the evening.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch



List of equestrian statues in the United States


Horse Statues In Washington, DC


What did Germany need? it’s kurds! BBC News: Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest

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

Germany Turkey: 30,000 Kurds in Frankfurt anti-Erdogan protest – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39318461

BBC News: US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer

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

US man held for sending flashing tweet to epileptic writer – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39315393

BBC News: ‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer

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

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39305640

BBC News: New York Times boss Mark Thompson on Trump’s accusations

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

New York Times boss Mark Thompson on Trump’s accusations – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39320578

BBC News: How to revive a 500-year-old dying language

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

How to revive a 500-year-old dying language – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-38592216

Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale