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

France 24 :  EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.


France 24 :  Netherlands found partially liable for Srebrenica massacre deaths

Netherlands found partially liable for Srebrenica massacre deaths

A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government was partially liable in the deaths of more than 300 Muslim men killed by Bosnian Serb forces in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.


BBC News: George Soros ‘plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea’s leader’

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

George Soros ‘plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea’s leader’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40420872

BBC News: Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

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

Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40424962

BBC News: Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

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

Global ransomware attack causes turmoil – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40416611

” Angel With Candlestick ” 1494-1495 Artist: Michelangelo Buonarotti

” Angel With Candlestick ” 1494-1495 

Artist: Michelangelo Buonarotti 

Period: Haute Renaissance 

Location: San Domenico , Bologna , Italia 

Marble Sculpture

Watch “The Lord’s Prayer (Kay Chung, autoharp)” on YouTube

A superb interpretation!!!

Watch “Nabucco – Hebrew Slaves Chorus” on YouTube

” The Separation of Light from Darkness ” 1511 by Michelangelo Buonarotti Fresco painting at Sistina Cappella , Vatican Period: Haute Renaissance

” The Separation of Light from Darkness ” 1511 by Michelangelo Buonarotti 

Fresco painting at Sistina Cappella , Vatican 

Period: Haute Renaissance

” The Deluge ” 1508-1509 (detail ),By Michelangelo Buonarotti Fresco at Cappella Sistina in Vatican

” The Deluge ” 1508-1509 (detail )

By Michelangelo Buonarotti 

Period: Haute Renaissance

Fresco at Cappella Sistina in Vatican

Ambrosius Benson(c.1495-1550,  Flemish)Madonna and Child (16th century)Oil on panel (14,5×14,5cm)

Ambrosius Benson(c.1495-1550,  Flemish)

Madonna and Child (16th century)

Oil on panel (14,5×14,5cm)

” St. Anne With the Virgin and the Child Embracing a Lamb ” circa 1520-1525Artist: Francesco Melzi 

” St. Anne With the Virgin and the Child Embracing a Lamb ” circa 1520-1525

Artist: Francesco Melzi 

Period: Haute Renaissance 

Location: Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy

Watch “Vivaldi: Complete Cello Concertos” on YouTube

 France 24 :   Trump ends White House tradition of celebrating end of Ramadan…:  Yeah, finally somebody makes sense!…Trump ends White House tradition of celebrating end of Ramadan

Trump ends White House tradition of celebrating end of Ramadan

US President Donald Trump broke a two-decade-long tradition this weekend by not hosting a White House dinner to celebrate Eid, marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.


The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday began on Friday and marks the end of a month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting which is intended to bring the faithful closer to God and remind them of the suffering of the sick and poor.

The news of Trump’s decision to not host the dinner — which prominent US Muslim leaders, diplomats and legislators usually attend — has been widely criticised.
“It is disappointing because that’s been a good tradition,” Imam Talib Shareef of the Nation’s Mosque in Washington, D.C., was quoted astelling Newsweek. “To stop it doesn’t send a good message. You get the chance to go golfing and all this other kind of stuff. How come you don’t have time for a population of your society that needs some assistance? The message that it sends is that we’re not that important,” he said.
Trump has repeatedly come under fire for what has been perceived as anti-Muslim rhetoric, especially during his presidential campaign, when he called on the surveillance of US mosques as well as a ban on Muslims entering the country.

It is the first Iftar — the celebratory meal Muslims eat to break their fast — dinner not to be held at the White House since 1999 when former president Bill Clinton made it an annual tradition. Instead, Trump limited his marking of Eid to a statement sending “warm greetings” to Muslims observing it around the world.

“Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to focus on acts of faith and charity,” the Saturday statement read.
“During this holiday, we are reminded of the importance of mercy, compassion, and goodwill. With Muslims around the world, the United States renews our commitment to honour these values. Eid Mubarak.”
Furthermore, earlier this year he issued a controversial ban on travellers from several predominantly Muslim countries, including Iran, Libya, Syria and Yemen, to protect the US from “terrorism”. The ban however was blocked by US courts on discriminatory grounds.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also issued a statement on Eid on Saturday.

“This holiday marks the culmination of Ramadan, a month in which many experience meaning and inspiration in acts of fasting, prayer, and charity.

“This day offers an opportunity to reflect on our shared commitment to building peaceful and prosperous communities. Eid Mubarak.”

President Thomas Jefferson, who was an advocate for religious freedom, is reportedly the first US President to have hosted an Iftar dinner at the White House in 1805.

BBC News: Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit

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

Painter Salvador Dali’s body to be exhumed for paternity suit – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40405421

BBC News: Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court

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

Trump travel ban injunction lifted in part by Supreme Court – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40409490


https://asil Basilico Ocimum basilicum albahaca (Thai Basil)/wiki/Busuioc?wprov=sfla1

asil Basilico Ocimum basilicum albahaca (Thai Basil)

Ramura de măslin 

Ramura de măslin 

The School of Athens is a fresco painting by Italian high Renaissance master Raphael

The School of Athens is a fresco painting by Italian high Renaissance master Raphael , it is part of Stanza della Segnatura in Palazzi Pintifici in Vatican ..painted between 1510 and 1511

Watch “Dvořák – Piano quintet op.81 – Smetana SQ / Hála” on YouTube

Watch “Best Classical Music: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991″ on YouTube

Watch “my favorite scene from amadeus” on YouTube

Watch “Amadeus • Rondo Alla Turca • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart” on YouTube

Watch “Out of Africa & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Clarinet concerto in A major, K. 622 – Adagio (HD)” on YouTube

Watch “Syncopated Clock! (Leroy Anderson) (101 Strings) Newly Discovered Lyrics In 4K” on YouTube

School of stingrays 

School of stingrays 

Watch “Puru Runas – Phuru Runas – Exelente” on YouTube

Autohton:  Watch “El Condor Pasa ” If I Could ” | Guitar and Pan Flute Best Version ( Live )” on YouTube

Din înălțimile pămîntului, unde se îmbrățișează cu cerul: Watch “El Condor Pasa – Paul Simon & Garfunkel” on YouTube

Watch “The Shadows ~ Apache” on YouTube

Watch “Shabba Ranks – Mr Loverman (Official Video HD)(UNCENSORED)” on YouTube

Today’s Holiday:Idaho Regatta

Today’s Holiday:
Idaho Regatta

This full-throttle event is held on the Snake River at Burley, Idaho. Burley’s population of 9,000 is doubled for the regatta, which is a qualifying race for the American Power Boat Association Western Divisional Championship. A hundred speedboats in 11 inboard limited classes compete for a share of $35,000 in cash prizes—and a mink coat. The regatta has been held since the 1970s, and boats are entered from throughout the country. They include seven-liter, hydroplanes, super-stock, pro-stock, KRR flat-bottoms, Comp Jets, and stock hydros. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday Robert Henri (1865)

Today’s Birthday 

Robert Henri (1865)

Henri was an American painter and teacher and a leading figure in the Ashcan school, a realist movement in American art best known for its scenes of ordinary city life. He studied in Paris and taught and worked in Philadelphia and New York. He rebelled against academic art and impressionism and encouraged his students to shun the formalization of style and view art as a medium through which to express life and humanity. What exhibition did he organize in New York in 1908 that became a sensation? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History:Slovenia National Day (1991)

This Day in History:
Slovenia National Day (1991)

Following WWI, Slovenia formed a federation with Serbia and Croatia that in 1929 became Yugoslavia. In 1991, Slovenia declared its independence from Yugoslavia on the same day as Croatia—after elections in 1990 showed that 88 percent of the people wished to secede. Yugoslavia immediately took military action, but the resulting Ten-Day War had few casualties, and the Slovenian victory solidified the new nation’s independence. In 2008, Slovenia became the first post-communist country to do what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day:Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Quote of the Day:
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In many ways doth the full heart reveal
The presence of the love it would conceal. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day:Freeganism

Article of the Day:

Freeganism is an anti-consumerism lifestyle that grew out of the anti-globalization and environmentalist movements. Freegans, whose name is a combination of the words “free” and “vegan,” embrace alternative strategies for living that oppose those of a society they believe is marked by materialism, greed, and waste. They often salvage unspoiled food discarded by supermarkets to limit their participation in the capitalist system. Some freegans consume non-vegan food as long as it is what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day:in the wild

Idiom of the Day:
in the wild

In naturally occurring conditions or environments. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day:eloquence

Word of the Day:

Definition: (noun) Powerful and effective language.
Synonyms: fluency, smoothness
Usage: The preacher’s eloquence attracted a large congregation.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

A astounding young actress: Freya Tingley 

A astounding young actress: Freya Tingley

Watch “Antony: “If It Be Your Will” (RIP MY BARD!)” on YouTube (from my YouTube channel to you!!!!)

If It Be Your Will

Leonard Cohen


If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will
If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will

If it be your will

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen / Patrick Leonard

If It Be Your Will lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Watch “Anthem, Leonard Cohen” on YouTube

Leonard Cohen


The birds they sang
At the break of day
Start again
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
Has passed away
Or what is yet to be
Yeah the wars they will
Be fought again
The holy dove
She will be caught again
Bought and sold
And bought again
The dove is never free

Ring the bells (ring the bells) that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in

We asked for signs
The signs were sent
The birth betrayed
The marriage spent
Yeah the widowhood
Of every government
Signs for all to see

I can’t run no more
With that lawless crowd
While the killers in high places
Say their prayers out loud
But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
A thundercloud
And they’re going to hear from me

Ring the bells that still can ring

Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in

You can add up the parts
You won’t have the sum
You can strike up the march
There is no drum
Every heart, every heart to love will come
But like a refugee

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
Ring the bells that still can ring (ring the bells that still can ring)
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in
That’s how the light gets in

Songwriters: Leonard Cohen

Anthem lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

France 24 :  Macron is a moron antihiman!

Macron tweeted on Saturday: “France is a rainbow, we are rich in our diversities, let us be proud of ourselves! #MarcheDesFiertés # LoveisLove”. During his presidential campaign, he said he was “in favour” of opening MAP, currently reserved for sterile heterosexual couples, to lesbian couples and single.
This remains a sensitive issue in a country where crowds have also marched against such demands by LGBT groups. In 2013, then President Francois Hollande’s government dropped an amendment to the same-sex marriage bill to allow gay couples to have children using MAP.
The following year, a French court prevented two lesbians from officially adopting babies born to their partners through MAP – even though the process happened in Belgium, where it was already legal.
Later in 2014, the highest French appeals court allowed gay couples to legally adopt children using MAP if the procedure happens abroad. But it remains illegal in France.
France’s National Advisory Committee on Ethics will on Tuesday deliver a long-awaited recommendation on MAP, with a particular focus on lesbian couples.
‘It’s been forty years, and it’s not over!’
Saturday’s march swept across the historic heart of Paris to the Place de la République, where events went on until 10pm.
Mickaël Bucheron, president of the FLAG association – the LGBT group of law enforcement officers, which had included the policeman Xavier Jugelé, killed in a terrorist attack on the Champs-Élysées in April – marched to “tell the population that the police is diverse”.
“It’s been forty years, and it’s not over!” exclaimed the spokeswoman for the organising association, the Inter-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender). “We are not here to ask for crumbs, but rights, and that is why we are just a few metres from the National Assembly.”
Draped in rainbow flags, teenagers Agathe, Marwa and Laura said they were there “to move things forward” and hailed the fact that “young people are more open” about their sexual orientation.
Two high school teachers, Jean-Luc and Franck, lost count of how long they have been going to the rally: “Our first time? Twenty years ago, at least.” They also spared a thought for those “in other countries who aren’t allowed to do what they’re allowed to do here”.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP)

BBC News: Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet

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

Barry Gibb brings Glastonbury to its feet – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40400072

Watch “0 -2 Years Violin Progress” on YouTube

Watch “Din cioburi de iubire” on YouTube

Watch “Ioan Luchian Mihalea ZAMFIRA” on YouTube

Watch “America – A horse with no name” on YouTube

 I’m a lot like you: Watch “NEIL YOUNG – OLD MAN” on YouTube

 Some are born free, while others are aspiring to freedom every day of their lives: Watch “Van Morrison – Into The Mystic” on YouTube