Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


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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)

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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!

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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

Rose windows survived Notre Dame fire–Aleteia


https://aleteia.org/2019/04/17/notre-dames-rose-windows-survived-the-fire/

Horoscope ♉: 06/14/2019


Horoscope ♉:
06/14/2019

How do you preserve your family history, Taurus? Do you keep mementos in a box, display heirlooms, or make scrapbooks? You most likely realize the value of family history, but you might not preserve it as well as you should. Take steps to record and save precious items and memories from parents, grandparents, siblings, and others. Don’t forget your own history, too. One day you will be glad you did.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Valdemar Day


Today’s Holiday:
Valdemar Day

According to legend, Danish King Valdemar II set out to conquer the pagan Estonians and convert them to Christianity. During the night of June 15, 1219, the Estonians made a surprise attack on the Danish camp. A red banner with a white cross floated down from the sky, and the Danish archbishop heard a voice say that the Danes would win if they raised this banner. Schools, sports organizations, and Boy Scout troops in Denmark often hold pageants on June 15, in which they reenact the story of the Dannebrog (the Danish flag) and King Valdemar. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Edward, the Black Prince (1330)


Today’s Birthday:
Edward, the Black Prince (1330)

The eldest son of King Edward III, Edward was the prince of Wales. Joining his father as a commander in the campaigns of the Hundred Years War, he established a reputation for valor. However, his rule as the prince of Aquitaine from 1362 to 1372 was a failure, and he returned sick and broken to England and formally surrendered his principality to his father. Though the heir apparent, he never became king, dying one year before his father. Edward was the first in England to be granted what title? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: King John of England Signs the Magna Carta (1215)


This Day in History:
King John of England Signs the Magna Carta (1215)

The Magna Carta—Latin for “Great Charter”—was signed by King John under pressure from his barons. Resentful of high taxes and aware of the king’s waning power, the barons demanded a solemn grant of their rights. Among the charter’s provisions were clauses reforming law and controlling the behavior of royal officials. Though it reflects the feudal order rather than democracy, the Magna Carta is traditionally considered the foundation of British constitutionalism. How many times was it reissued? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry Fielding


Quote of the Day:
Henry Fielding

Scarcely one person in a thousand is capable of tasting the happiness of others. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Earwax


Article of the Day:
Earwax

Known by the medical term cerumen, earwax is the waxy secretion of the ceruminous glands and hair follicles of the external auditory canal. Earwax protects the ears by trapping dust, microorganisms, and foreign particles and preventing them from entering and damaging the ear. However, excess or impacted cerumen can impair hearing, and a number of methods exist to alleviate earwax impaction. One method considered dangerous and ineffective by doctors is ear candling, which is what? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: be in with (someone)


Idiom of the Day:
be in with (someone)

To be in close association with someone or some group. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: lowlife


Word of the Day:
lowlife

Definition: (noun) A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible.

Synonyms: dirty dog, git, puke, rotter, scum bag, skunk, so-and-so, stinker, bum, crumb, rat

Usage: Only a lowlife would steal money from his own child.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Shorten psoas


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Shorten psoas

Shorten psoas

Posture: you need a lot of it, therefore a lot of correcting to do! (eg.: when driving use lumbar support)


Posture: you need a lot of it, therefore a lot of correcting to do!

Posture: you need a lot of it, therefore a lot of correcting to do!

Horoscope ♉: 06/13/2019


Horoscope ♉:
06/13/2019

You may not know which way to turn, Taurus. You may be emotionally weighed down by sentimental feelings and memories that bind you to the past. You may also feel restricted by authority figures who’ve been around the block more times than you, and therefore feel they have the right to tell you how to run your life. Try not to let your thoughts get tied up in either of these scenarios.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Medora Musical


Today’s Holiday:
Medora Musical

Every night from mid-June through Labor Day in Medora, North Dakota, there is a musical extravaganza known as the Medora Musical—a patriotic song-and-dance salute to Theodore (“Teddy”) Roosevelt and his Rough Riders. The musical is performed in a natural amphitheater featuring an outdoor escalator to get people to their seats. The colorful buttes and ravines of the Badlands form a dramatic backdrop for the Broadway-class variety show. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Vatican Abolishes Index Librorum Prohibitorum (1966)


Today’s Birthday:
Karl Landsteiner (1868)

Landsteiner was an Austrian-born American medical researcher who was awarded the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of the four basic human blood groups—A, B, O, and AB—which enabled the first successful blood transfusion to be performed in 1907. He was also involved in the discovery of the polio virus, and, in 1940, he helped identify what human blood protein, named after a monkey and capable of producing intense antigenic reactions in certain transfusion recipients? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Vatican Abolishes Index Librorum Prohibitorum (1966)


This Day in History:
Vatican Abolishes Index Librorum Prohibitorum (1966)

Compiled by official Roman Catholic censors, Index Librorum Prohibitorum—”List of Prohibited Books”—was a catalog of works considered dangerous to the faith or morals of Catholics. The Index was never a complete catalog of forbidden reading; rather, it contained only works that the ecclesiastical authority was asked to act on. The first catalog of banned books to be called an index was published in 1559. Its publication ceased in 1966. What were some of the works listed over the years? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

A nation which has forgotten the quality of courage which in the past has been brought to public life is not as likely to insist upon or regard that quality in its chosen leaders today. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Book of Martyrs


Article of the Day:
The Book of Martyrs

Popularly known as The Book of Martyrs, The Actes and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Dayes was published by English Protestant clergyman John Foxe in the 16th century to praise Protestants martyred during the reign of Catholic monarch Mary I, who earned the nickname “Bloody Mary” for her religious persecutions. Lavishly illustrated, it was widely read and influenced popular opinion about Roman Catholicism for several centuries. How much did the book’s first edition cost? More…
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Idiom of the Day: I’ll be hanged if I (do something)


Idiom of the Day:
I’ll be hanged if I (do something)

I am determined not to do something. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: forgo


Word of the Day:
forgo

Definition: (verb) Do without or cease to hold or adhere to.

Synonyms: foreswear, waive, dispense with, relinquish

Usage: The tortures of the accused did not equal mine; she was sustained by innocence, but the fangs of remorse tore my bosom and would not forgo their hold.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

How long to steep tea


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16 Surprising Health Benefits Of Walking Daily – Boldsky.com


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NNotifications HOME HEALTH BEAUTY ASTROLOGY PREGNANCY FASHION INSYNC RELATIONSHIP RECIPES SPIRITUALITY HOME N GARDEN Home » Health » Wellness 16 Surprising Health Benefits Of Walking Daily By Neha Ghosh on November 19, 2018 When was the last time you went out for a walk? Can’t remember? Well, after reading this article you are surely going to make walking a part of your daily routine. Taking a good walk for a few minutes a day has several health benefits ranging from de-stressing and weight loss to lowering blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of various diseases. Walking daily will improve your overall health by working on all the muscles of the body and burning calories. To measure how much you are walking daily, use a pedometer or physical activity tracker that will show you how many steps you are walking. In this article, we will be writing about the benefits of walking daily. 1. Aids In Weight Loss Can walking reduce belly fat? Well, the answer is yes. Walking is a low-intensity exercise which can actually help in losing weight and reducing belly fat. A study shows that people who are physically active burn more calories [2] . Another study found that overweight women who walked for 50-70 minutes thrice a week for 12 weeks reduced their waist circumference by 1.1 inches and lost 1.5 per cent of their body fat [3] . 2. Improves Heart Health Walking daily for 30 minutes a day will increase your heart rate. The higher the heart rate, the better the blood circulation in the body. Brisk walking is also known to lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Walking also plays an integral role in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, according to a study [1] . 3. Reduces The Risk Of Chronic Diseases Walking lowers your blood sugar levels and your overall diabetes risk, according to the American Diabetes Association. A study revealed that physical activity such as walking could slash the risk of various chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, colon cancer, breast cancer, obesity, hypertension, bone and joint diseases and depression [4] . 4. Prevents Cancer According to the American Cancer Society researchers, low level walking can reduce the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. Women who walk daily could reduce their risk of breast cancer to almost 54 per cent [5] . Also, another study found that walking could reduce the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women [6] . 5. Delays Ageing As you age, you might experience pain and stiffness in the joints after waking up in the morning. Walking is one of the best ways to combat this as it will keep your body muscles functioning, strengthen your bones and keep you younger [7] . This, in turn, will increase your lifespan. 6. Reduces The Risk Of Stroke In Women According to the American Heart Association, stroke is a disease that targets the arteries within the brain, which could cause death and disability. Physical activity, including regular walking, plays a key role in stroke prevention in women says a study [8] . The result of the study concluded that women who walked two or more hours a week or who walked at a brisk pace like 3 miles per hour had a much lower risk of stroke compared to women who didn’t walk. 7. Lowers Blood Pressure If you have high blood pressure or have been diagnosed with hypertension, going for walking regularly can help lower it. According to the American Heart Association, aim for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical exercise thrice a week to lower your blood pressure. If you can’t make time for a long session of exercise, accumulating three 10-minute walking sessions reduces systolic blood pressure in prehypertension, says a study [9] [10] . 8. Decreases The Risk Of Diabetes Walking is a great way to curb diabetes and one should start by walking slowly and then walking at a moderate speed, according to the American Diabetes Association. Walking lowers blood glucose levels and this further improves insulin levels in the body. While walking, your muscles are in action and use more glucose (sugar) in your blood and this lowers the blood sugar levels over time. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine have recommended 30-minute walks for at least five days a week. 9. Increases Lung Capacity Brisk walking for 30 minutes increases lung capacity, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Walking outdoors will also improve the health of your lungs as you will be breathing in fresh air. In addition to that, regular physical activity and exercise improve the overall quality of life [11] . 10. Helps To Curb Sugar Cravings Overweight or obese people who walk for 15 minutes a day are known to have reduced sugar cravings. Research has shown that acute exercise reduces the urge for chocolates in normal weight people too [12] . Walking may provide some cognitive stimulation that interferes with the thought process that comes in when you are craving sugary foods. It also improves your body’s ability to follow healthy food choices. 11. Improves Your Mood And Lowers Depression Research shows that walking daily kick-starts your nervous system to such an extent that you will see a decrease in anger, stress and hostility. This, in turn, boosts your mood by lowering stress and depression [13] [14] . Furthermore, walking can also spark your inner creativity as your brain and mood are boosted up, reveals a study [15] . 12. Prevents You From Being Disabled In the Old Age A study confirms that walking from an early age can prevent you from being disabled in the old age [16] . The result of the study was that older adults between 70 to 89 years who exercised regularly were 28 per cent less likely to become disabled and 18 per cent are less likely to have any kind of physical disability. 13. Improves Varicose Veins Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins which commonly appear in the legs and feet and often comes in blue and dark purple colour. Brisk walking regularly contracts the muscles that aid your veins to circulate blood, thereby strengthening and preserving leg muscles which boost healthy blood flow in the legs. If you already are suffering from varicose veins, walking daily can help ease swelling and restlessness in the legs. 14. Boosts Immune Function Walking regularly can protect you during the cold and flu season. Going for a moderately paced walk between 30 and 45 minutes daily increases the number of immune system cells in the body, according to a study [17] . The study was done on 1,002 adults aged from 18 to 85 years old. 15. Speeds Up Digestion To speed up your digestion process, you can take a quick stroll for 10 minutes after lunch or dinner. Because when your body moves while walking, it increases the rate at which food is moved through the stomach, thereby speeding up digestion. A 10-minute walk is enough to speed up the digestion process and lose weight. 16. Reduces The Risk Of Dementia According to a new study, walking may boost brain function and thinking skills in people suffering from dementia [18] . The findings of the study suggest that walking a few times per week will reduce the risk of age-related memory loss disease called dementia and improve cognitive function. Some Useful Tips On Walking If you are a beginner, brisk walking for 30 minutes a day will improve your overall health as per health experts. Walking slowly is a warm-up exercise that will give your muscles time to warm up and pick up speed gradually while you moderate your walk. Wear a pedometer while walking as it will help you measure the number of steps you take. The recommended number of steps is 10,000 steps or more. Choose the right walking shoes which are comfortable and have appropriate heel and arch supports. Don’t go for walking shoes that cause blisters, foot pain and injuries to soft tissues. Make a habit of taking a brisk walk after lunch or after dinner. Walk to work or visit the store if it’s close by. You can make your walk interesting by walking with your friends, or with your dog. You can even choose new and challenging routes to make your walks interesting. Drink plenty of fluids before and after or within your long walks. Wear loose and comfortable clothing and apply sunscreen when stepping out in the sun. If you are over 40 years of age, check with your doctor before starting to walk. Choose your walking exercise that suits your age and fitness level. Look out for hazards on the road. More WALKING News Here Is Why You Should Walk On The Grass In The Morning How To Walk Right To Lose Weight Your Walk May Predict Decline In Memory & Thinking How To Deal With In-Toeing And Out-Toeing In Children Simple Tips To Walk More To Lose Weight Without Even Trying! Sitting & Watching Television For Long Can Cause This Problem Using Marijuna Can Affect The Way You Walk – Finds Study Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight After 40 If You Are Going For A Marathon, Follow These Steps! Reason Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda & Opt for Stairs At Work 7 Tips To Lose Weight Without Going to The Gym! Do You Know What Intense Climbing Of Stairs Can Do To Your Heart? Here Is Why You Should Walk On The Grass In The Morning How To Walk Right To Lose Weight Your Walk May Predict Decline In Memory & Thinking How To Deal With In-Toeing And Out-Toeing In Children Simple Tips To Walk More To Lose Weight Without Even Trying! Sitting & Watching Television For Long Can Cause This Problem 1 2 3 4 NEXT ARTICLES View Article References GET THE BEST BOLDSKY STORIES! ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS Videos Read More About:#walking#health#benefits LIFESTYLE BEGINS HERE JOIN US SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER About•Terms of Service•Privacy Policy•Cookie Policy•Contact Visit Other Greynium Sites © 2019 Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. . Learn more Change Settings Continue

Read more at: https://www.boldsky.com/health/wellness/2018/health-benefits-of-walking-119929.htmlotifications HOME HEALTH BEAUTY ASTROLOGY PREGNANCY FASHION INSYNC RELATIONSHIP RECIPES SPIRITUALITY HOME N GARDEN Home » Health » Wellness 16 Surprising Health Benefits Of Walking Daily By Neha Ghosh on November 19, 2018 When was the last time you went out for a walk? Can’t remember? Well, after reading this article you are surely going to make walking a part of your daily routine. Taking a good walk for a few minutes a day has several health benefits ranging from de-stressing and weight loss to lowering blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of various diseases. Walking daily will improve your overall health by working on all the muscles of the body and burning calories. To measure how much you are walking daily, use a pedometer or physical activity tracker that will show you how many steps you are walking. In this article, we will be writing about the benefits of walking daily. 1. Aids In Weight Loss Can walking reduce belly fat? Well, the answer is yes. Walking is a low-intensity exercise which can actually help in losing weight and reducing belly fat. A study shows that people who are physically active burn more calories [2] . Another study found that overweight women who walked for 50-70 minutes thrice a week for 12 weeks reduced their waist circumference by 1.1 inches and lost 1.5 per cent of their body fat [3] . 2. Improves Heart Health Walking daily for 30 minutes a day will increase your heart rate. The higher the heart rate, the better the blood circulation in the body. Brisk walking is also known to lower the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Walking also plays an integral role in the primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases, according to a study [1] . 3. Reduces The Risk Of Chronic Diseases Walking lowers your blood sugar levels and your overall diabetes risk, according to the American Diabetes Association. A study revealed that physical activity such as walking could slash the risk of various chronic diseases including diabetes mellitus, colon cancer, breast cancer, obesity, hypertension, bone and joint diseases and depression [4] . 4. Prevents Cancer According to the American Cancer Society researchers, low level walking can reduce the risk of breast cancer and colon cancer. Women who walk daily could reduce their risk of breast cancer to almost 54 per cent [5] . Also, another study found that walking could reduce the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women [6] . 5. Delays Ageing As you age, you might experience pain and stiffness in the joints after waking up in the morning. Walking is one of the best ways to combat this as it will keep your body muscles functioning, strengthen your bones and keep you younger [7] . This, in turn, will increase your lifespan. 6. Reduces The Risk Of Stroke In Women According to the American Heart Association, stroke is a disease that targets the arteries within the brain, which could cause death and disability. Physical activity, including regular walking, plays a key role in stroke prevention in women says a study [8] . The result of the study concluded that women who walked two or more hours a week or who walked at a brisk pace like 3 miles per hour had a much lower risk of stroke compared to women who didn’t walk. 7. Lowers Blood Pressure If you have high blood pressure or have been diagnosed with hypertension, going for walking regularly can help lower it. According to the American Heart Association, aim for 40 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical exercise thrice a week to lower your blood pressure. If you can’t make time for a long session of exercise, accumulating three 10-minute walking sessions reduces systolic blood pressure in prehypertension, says a study [9] [10] . 8. Decreases The Risk Of Diabetes Walking is a great way to curb diabetes and one should start by walking slowly and then walking at a moderate speed, according to the American Diabetes Association. Walking lowers blood glucose levels and this further improves insulin levels in the body. While walking, your muscles are in action and use more glucose (sugar) in your blood and this lowers the blood sugar levels over time. The American Diabetes Association and the American College of Sports Medicine have recommended 30-minute walks for at least five days a week. 9. Increases Lung Capacity Brisk walking for 30 minutes increases lung capacity, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Walking outdoors will also improve the health of your lungs as you will be breathing in fresh air. In addition to that, regular physical activity and exercise improve the overall quality of life [11] . 10. Helps To Curb Sugar Cravings Overweight or obese people who walk for 15 minutes a day are known to have reduced sugar cravings. Research has shown that acute exercise reduces the urge for chocolates in normal weight people too [12] . Walking may provide some cognitive stimulation that interferes with the thought process that comes in when you are craving sugary foods. It also improves your body’s ability to follow healthy food choices. 11. Improves Your Mood And Lowers Depression Research shows that walking daily kick-starts your nervous system to such an extent that you will see a decrease in anger, stress and hostility. This, in turn, boosts your mood by lowering stress and depression [13] [14] . Furthermore, walking can also spark your inner creativity as your brain and mood are boosted up, reveals a study [15] . 12. Prevents You From Being Disabled In the Old Age A study confirms that walking from an early age can prevent you from being disabled in the old age [16] . The result of the study was that older adults between 70 to 89 years who exercised regularly were 28 per cent less likely to become disabled and 18 per cent are less likely to have any kind of physical disability. 13. Improves Varicose Veins Varicose veins are gnarled, enlarged veins which commonly appear in the legs and feet and often comes in blue and dark purple colour. Brisk walking regularly contracts the muscles that aid your veins to circulate blood, thereby strengthening and preserving leg muscles which boost healthy blood flow in the legs. If you already are suffering from varicose veins, walking daily can help ease swelling and restlessness in the legs. 14. Boosts Immune Function Walking regularly can protect you during the cold and flu season. Going for a moderately paced walk between 30 and 45 minutes daily increases the number of immune system cells in the body, according to a study [17] . The study was done on 1,002 adults aged from 18 to 85 years old. 15. Speeds Up Digestion To speed up your digestion process, you can take a quick stroll for 10 minutes after lunch or dinner. Because when your body moves while walking, it increases the rate at which food is moved through the stomach, thereby speeding up digestion. A 10-minute walk is enough to speed up the digestion process and lose weight. 16. Reduces The Risk Of Dementia According to a new study, walking may boost brain function and thinking skills in people suffering from dementia [18] . The findings of the study suggest that walking a few times per week will reduce the risk of age-related memory loss disease called dementia and improve cognitive function. Some Useful Tips On Walking If you are a beginner, brisk walking for 30 minutes a day will improve your overall health as per health experts. Walking slowly is a warm-up exercise that will give your muscles time to warm up and pick up speed gradually while you moderate your walk. Wear a pedometer while walking as it will help you measure the number of steps you take. The recommended number of steps is 10,000 steps or more. Choose the right walking shoes which are comfortable and have appropriate heel and arch supports. Don’t go for walking shoes that cause blisters, foot pain and injuries to soft tissues. Make a habit of taking a brisk walk after lunch or after dinner. Walk to work or visit the store if it’s close by. You can make your walk interesting by walking with your friends, or with your dog. You can even choose new and challenging routes to make your walks interesting. Drink plenty of fluids before and after or within your long walks. Wear loose and comfortable clothing and apply sunscreen when stepping out in the sun. If you are over 40 years of age, check with your doctor before starting to walk. Choose your walking exercise that suits your age and fitness level. Look out for hazards on the road. More WALKING News Here Is Why You Should Walk On The Grass In The Morning How To Walk Right To Lose Weight Your Walk May Predict Decline In Memory & Thinking How To Deal With In-Toeing And Out-Toeing In Children Simple Tips To Walk More To Lose Weight Without Even Trying! Sitting & Watching Television For Long Can Cause This Problem Using Marijuna Can Affect The Way You Walk – Finds Study Tips For Women Who Want To Lose Weight After 40 If You Are Going For A Marathon, Follow These Steps! Reason Why You Should Stop Drinking Soda & Opt for Stairs At Work 7 Tips To Lose Weight Without Going to The Gym! Do You Know What Intense Climbing Of Stairs Can Do To Your Heart? Here Is Why You Should Walk On The Grass In The Morning How To Walk Right To Lose Weight Your Walk May Predict Decline In Memory & Thinking How To Deal With In-Toeing And Out-Toeing In Children Simple Tips To Walk More To Lose Weight Without Even Trying! Sitting & Watching Television For Long Can Cause This Problem 1 2 3 4 NEXT ARTICLES View Article References GET THE BEST BOLDSKY STORIES! ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS Videos Read More About:#walking#health#benefits LIFESTYLE BEGINS HERE JOIN US SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER About•Terms of Service•Privacy Policy•Cookie Policy•Contact Visit Other Greynium Sites © 2019 Greynium Information Technologies Pvt. Ltd. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. . Learn more Change Settings Continue

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Herbal Tea Remedies for Common Ailments | THE FLOW by PIQUE


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Herbal Tea Remedies for Common Ailments
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Herbal Tea Remedies for Common Ailments

Tea has long been used as a medicinal supplement since it’s origination in Southwest China. There are more medical uses than there are days in the year! And don’t worry if you aren’t a fan of the Matcha craze or find black teas too malty for your taste- there are countless herbal teas that can help fight off even the strongest woe, be it physical, mental, or emotional. So next time you have a headache that just won’t quit, can’t seem to fall asleep, or are anxious about an upcoming event, don’t reach for your pill cabinet, try tea instead.

Read on for the popular herbal tea remedies for common ailments

Stomachaches

There are many teas to bring you relief from nausea or indigestion. Ancient Chinese medicine specified drinking hot water with meals to aid digestion, and with the addition of teas, the digestive power only became stronger. Feeling a little under the weather? Try these teas.
Ginger Tea: Ginger has been found in studies to help settle intense nausea even from such severe stimuli as motion sickness, pregnancy, and chemotherapy. It stimulates bile production, which allows the stomach to break down food quicker. ()
Peppermint Tea: The menthol in peppermint leaves gives off a natural analgesic, or pain reliever. Not only that, but it is antispasmodic, relaxing the stomach and intestine muscles.
Licorice Tea: Licorice root tea has been a long time proponent of fighting stomach aches and heartburn. Research studies have shown it to be protective to the stomach lining, helping reduce the chance of peptic ulcers.

Colds & Flu

If you’re fighting an oncoming cold or already have one, good news! There’s a tea for that. A few, actually. These combinations will provide you with everything you need to get you on the road to recovery as fast as possible.
Lemon Tea: It’s as simple as lemon juice, a spoon of honey, and hot water. This mix will help loosen up phlegm, as well as prevent coughing. The honey will coat your throat, relieving any soreness.
Eucalyptus Tea: A powerful anti-inflammatory, Eucalyptus tea is great for the respiratory system, helping you breathe better and cough less. It also boosts the immune system and fights off bacterial infections.
Turmeric & Cayenne Tea: Turmeric contains the compound curcumin, which has very strong antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Partnered with Cayenne, which is chock full of Vitamins A and C, you’re going to be feeling better in no time. The element capsaicin, which gives the pepper it’s explosive heat, is also a natural decongestant.

Some herbal tea remedies can also calm your nerves or ease your stress

Stress & Anxiety

If you’re looking to calm your nerves or ease your stress, then tea is the first place you should turn to. Just the act of drinking a hot beverage has shown to cause small bursts of dopamine throughout the brain, making you feel better. A study in London showed that over a six-week period, drinking tea decreased people’s levels of stress. Furthermore, when they encountered stress-inducing circumstances, their stress hormone cortisol was significantly lower. () Which herbal teas are best for this effect?
Chamomile Tea: Chamomile increases your levels of serotonin and melatonin, which calm and relax you. 1-2 cups of chamomile a day can even help permanently reduce chronic stress. If you want to go all out, try finding an Egyptian Chamomile tea. The flowers grown near the Nile River have a sandy loam and are packed with nutrients, making them top tier.
Lemon Balm Tea: The word “balm” by definition means “a fragrant ointment or preparation used to heal or soothe.” It is known the world over for its ability to calm nerves. It supports your nervous system and helps you to sleep.
Passion Flower Tea: Passion flower tea is great for helping with anxiety and stress, due to the powerful chrysin flavone it contains. It affects the part of the brain in charge of maintaining excitement. It also decreases the activity of depression-inducing cells in the brain.

Immune System Health

Perhaps you’re not currently sick, but after reading this your hypochondria is flaring up, and you’re wondering what precautions you can take to fight against illness. Many of the teas listed above have great properties attributing to good overall health, but if you’re really trying to boost your immune system, check out these teas.
Rooibos Tea: Rooibos (ROY-boss) tea is underappreciated in the category of tisanes. Grown in South Africa, this red plant has shown great promise in disease and sickness prevention. Specifically, Rooibos helps blood sugar regulation, according to research published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. ()
Dandelion Tea: To some, dandelion is a pesky weed taking over their lawn. But as a tea, dandelion has some impressive health benefits to help ward off sickness. Dandelion helps your system flush toxins through urine, helping you fight off impending infections. It is low in calories and high in carbs and fiber, as well as containing an array of vitamins and minerals.
Ginseng Tea: There is no shortage of literature explaining the health benefits of ginseng for the immune system. Thousands of papers and books surrounding the root are scattered throughout the internet. Ginseng helps maintain homeostasis within the immune system, resisting illness and microbial attacks. Ginseng helps regulate the different types of immune cells, such as macrophages, dendritic cells, T cells, and B cells. ()

There are herbal tea remedies for whatever ailment - they can either be herbs, spices, florals or a mixture of them.

Herbs, Spices & Florals

Whatever your ailment, there’s a tea for it. Plants, fruits, flowers, herbs, and spices have all been used in teas for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. If you’re trying to take a more holistic approach to medicine, look no further than what Mother Nature has to offer.

Blood Sugar Regulation: Muscle Aches & Cramps:
  • Cinnamon
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Licorice
  • Skullcap
Diarrhea: Memory Improvement:
  • Echinacea
  • Clove oil
  • Red Raspberry
  • Lavender
  • Goldenrod
  • Sage
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Elderberry
  • Bee Balm

American Author Henry James once said, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” And while afternoon tea is popular all the world over, tea as medicine is becoming more popular every day. Next time you’re feeling under the weather, just brew up a steamy pot of nature’s prescription.

Pique Tea Health Guide: Herbal Tea Remedies for Common Ailments

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Before all the pills and syrups came about, herbal tea remedies have long been used to fight off even the strongest woe, be it physical, mental, or emotional. If you’re trying to take a more holistic approach to medicine, try herbal tea remedies instead. Read on for your guide to herbal teas.

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detox massageThe lymphatic system is often compared to the sewage system of our bodies, playing a huge role in detoxing the unwanted materials.

  1. It plays a huge role in our immune system. It not only clears out unwanted material via clear liquid but also helps us fight off various fatal diseases by killing the germs and harmful substances.
  2. The lymph system acts as a sort of highway for white blood cells.Keeping them open and clear allows these white blood cells to be delivered efficiently.
  3. It is one of the only systems in our body that needs to be pumped manually. Unlike our blood, or breathing it is not something that the body will do all on is own. It requires our help!

One easy and effective way of detoxing your lymphatic system is to perform a specially designed self massage. You will likely feel the fluids beginning to clear after performing these. I have added two very helpful videos with different techniques. Take a look!

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Horoscope ♉: 06/12/2019


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06/12/2019

The day ahead will suit you, but you mustn’t expect miracles. Now is a time of healing. In the weeks ahead you will restore harmony to your energies and regain your fitness with improved diet and lifestyle. Your emotional life gets an overhaul as well, as you find the courage to confront certain unsettling issues.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: Nirjala Ekadashi


Today’s Holiday:
Nirjala Ekadashi

Of the 24 Ekadashi or 11th-day fasts observed during the course of the Hindu year, Nirjala Ekadashi is one of the more important. Men and women observe a strict fast and offer puja (worship) to Vishnu to ensure happiness and forgiveness of their sins. Panchamrata is prepared by mixing together milk, ghee (clarified butter), curds, honey and sugar. It is then offered to the image of Vishnu, which has been draped in rich clothing and jewels, with a fan placed beside it. Hindus meditate on Vishnu as the Lord of the Universe and worship the deity with flowers, lamps, water, and incense. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40 CE)


Today’s Birthday:
Gnaeus Julius Agricola (40 CE)

Agricola was a Roman general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain, where he was made consul and governor after a distinguished military and political career. He pacified most of the territory, conquering North Wales and advancing far into Scotland, and also circumnavigated the island. His biography, the De Vita et Moribus Lulii Agricolae—The Life and Character of Julius Agricola—was the first published work of his son-in-law, what Roman historian? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: The New York Times Begins Publication of the Pentagon Papers (1971)


This Day in History:
The New York Times Begins Publication of the Pentagon Papers (1971)

The Pentagon Papers were top secret government documents detailing US involvement in SE Asia from WWII to 1968. In 1971, a former government employee leaked portions of the 47-volume study, which revealed both miscalculation and deception on the part of US policymakers, to The New York Times, which began publishing articles about it. Citing national security, the Justice Department obtained an injunction against further publication, and the case went to the Supreme Court. How did it rule? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Gustave Flaubert


Quote of the Day:
Gustave Flaubert

I love good sense above all, perhaps because I have none. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: The Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics


Article of the Day:
The Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics

The Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics in India flourished between the 14th and 16th centuries. Kerala scholars discovered a procedure for determining the position of the Moon every 36 minutes and methods for estimating the movement of the planets. While attempting to solve astronomical problems, the scholars independently created a number of important mathematical concepts, centuries before the invention of calculus in Europe. What was their most important discovery? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: be (someone’s) huckleberry


Idiom of the Day:
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dated To be well or perfectly suited to someone’s job, need, or purpose. Primarily heard in US. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: windpipe


Word of the Day:
windpipe

Definition: (noun) Membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi.

Synonyms: trachea

Usage: Poisonous vapors … crept like evil spirits over the ship, stealing into the nostrils and windpipes of the unwary and causing fits of sneezing and coughing.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Egmont, Op. 84 by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.[1] It consists of an overture followed by a sequence of nine pieces for soprano, male narrator, and full symphony orchestra. (The male narrator is optional; he is not used in the play and does not appear in all recordings of the complete incidental music.) Beethoven wrote it between October 1809 and June 1810, and it was premiered on 15 June 1810.

The subject of the music and dramatic narrative is the life and heroism of 16th-century nobleman Lamoral, Count of Egmont from the Low Countries. It was composed during the Napoleonic Warswhen the First French Empire had extended its domination over vast swathes of Europe. Beethoven had famously expressed his great outrage over Napoleon Bonaparte’s decision to crown himself Emperor in 1804, furiously scratching out his name in the dedication of the Eroica Symphony. In the music for Egmont, Beethoven expressed his own political concerns through the exaltation of the heroic sacrifice of a man condemned to death for having taken a valiant stand against oppression. The Overture became an unofficial anthem of the 1956 Hungarian revolution.

Beethoven composed Klärchen’s songs “Die Trommel gerühret” (“The drum is a-stirring”) and “Freudvoll und leidvoll” (“Joyful and woeful”) with Austrianactress Antonie Adamberger specifically in mind, and she often spoke enthusiastically of her collaboration with him.[2] The music was praised by E.T.A. Hoffmann for its poetry, and Goethe himself declared that Beethoven had expressed his intentions with “a remarkable genius.”

The overture is powerful and expressive, one of the last works of Beethoven’s middle period. It has become as famous a composition as the Coriolan Overture and is in a style similar to the Fifth Symphony, which he had completed two years earlier.

Outline of sectionsEdit

The incidental music comprises the following sections, among which the overture, the lieder Die Trommel gerühret, Freudvoll und leidvoll and Klärchens Todare particularly well-known:

  1. Overture: Sostenuto, ma non troppo – Allegro
  2. Lied: “Die Trommel gerühret”
  3. Entracte: Andante
  4. Entracte: Larghetto
  5. Lied: “Freudvoll und leidvoll”
  6. Entracte: Allegro – Marcia
  7. Entracte: Poco sostenuto e risoluto
  8. Klärchens Tod
  9. Melodram: “Süßer Schlaf”
  10. Siegessymphonie (symphony of victory): Allegro con brio

Cultural influencesEdit

The Hungarian film Overture by János Vadász, which won the 1965 Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Palme d’Or, uses the complete Egmont Overture as the soundtrack for a series of images featuring a hatching bird, referencing the rebellious nature of Egmont fighting for freedom despite all barriers. The film, nominated for Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject) is often considered one of the most influential short films in film history and described as “among the most ingenious pairings of music and image in the history of the festival.”[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wigmore, Richard. “A meeting of genius: Beethoven and Goethe, July 1812”. Gramophone. Haymarket. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  2. ^ Beethoven aus der Sicht seiner Zeitgenossen, edited by Klaus Martin Kopitz and Rainer Cadenbach, Munich 2009, Vol. 1, pp. 3–5
  3. ^ “News – Entertainment, Music, Movies, Celebrity”. MTV News.

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    Horoscope ♉: 06/11/2019


    Horoscope ♉:
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    You may feel the urge to get up and go today, Taurus. Follow this instinct and get to work. You’re anxious to get the ball rolling on certain projects. The key for you now is to make sure that the ones that are already started get done before you tackle the others. Don’t let people stand in the way of your progress. Grab hold of the reins if you need to.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    Today’s Birthday: Eddie Adams (1933)


    Today’s Birthday:
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    Adams, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American photographer and photojournalist noted for his war coverage and portraits of celebrities and politicians, began his career as a combat photographer during the Korean War. His best known photograph, a harrowing image of the moment that South Vietnamese police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a Vietcong prisoner, Nguyen Van Lem, on a Saigon street in 1968, won the Pulitzer Prize. Why did he later apologize to the police chief for having taken the picture? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    Today’s Holiday: National Agriculture Fair at Santarem


    Today’s Holiday:
    National Agriculture Fair at Santarem

    The most important agricultural fair in Portugal is held for 10 days in June each year at Santarém, capital of the rich agricultural province of Ribatejo. Although the focus of the Ribatejo Fair is on farming and livestock breeding, there is also a colorful program of bullfighting, folk singing, and dancing, as well as a procession of campinos, or bull-herders. Many other European countries exhibit farm animals and machinery at the Feira Nacional de Agricultura. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    This Day in History: Ronald Reagan Challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall” (1987)


    This Day in History:
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    The Berlin Wall was erected in 1961 by the East German government and later extended along the entire border between East and West Germany. Built to prevent defections, it became a symbol of the Cold War. In 1987, US President Reagan visited Berlin to commemorate the city’s 750th anniversary and used his speech to publicly challenge Gorbachev to destroy the wall. Two years later, it was dismantled in a failed bid by the Communists to retain power. Why did some Reagan staffers oppose his speech? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    Quote of the Day: E. M. Forster


    Quote of the Day:
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    I distrust Great Men. They produce a desert of uniformity around them and often a pool of blood too, and I always feel a little man’s pleasure when they come a cropper. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    Article of the Day: Pole of Inaccessibility


    Article of the Day:
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    A pole of inaccessibility is, due to its distance from geographic features that could provide access, a region’s most difficult-to-reach point. It is a geographic construct, not a physical phenomenon. The oceanic pole of inaccessibility, Point Nemo, lies in the S Pacific, 1,670 mi (2,688 km) from land. The northern pole of inaccessibility is at the approximate center of the most consolidated portion of arctic pack ice. How is the N American pole of inaccessibility used for US national defense? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

    Idiom of the Day: an honest buck


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    Word of the Day: illusionist


    Word of the Day:
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    Definition: (noun) Someone who performs magic tricks to amuse an audience.

    Synonyms: conjurer, magician, prestidigitator

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    Watch “The Tango – Scent of a Woman (4/8) Movie CLIP (1992) HD” on YouTube


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    The Mission is the soundtrack from the film of the same name, composed, orchestrated, conducted and produced by Ennio Morricone. The work combines liturgical chorales, native drumming, and Spanish-influenced guitars, often in the same track, in an attempt to capture the varying cultures depicted in the film. Wikipedia

    Watch “I Won’t last a day without you – Carpenters” on YouTube


    Day after day, I must face a world of strangers
    Where I don’t belong, I’m not that strong
    It’s nice to know that there’s someone I can turn to
    Who will always care, you’re always there

    When there’s no gettin’ over that rainbow
    When my smallest of dreams won’t come true
    I can take all the madness the world has to give
    But I won’t last a day without you
    So many times when the city seems to be
    Without a friendly face, a lonely place
    It’s nice to know that you’ll be there if I need you
    And you’ll always smile, it’s all worthwhile
    When there’s no gettin’ over that rainbow
    When my smallest of dreams won’t come true
    I can take all the madness the world has to give
    But I won’t last a day without you
    Touch me and I end up singing
    Trouble seems to up and disappear
    You touch me with the love you’re bringing
    I can’t really lose when you’re near
    When you’re near, my love
    If all my friends have forgotten half their promises they’re not unkind
    Just hard to find
    One look at you and I know
    That I couldn’t learn to live without the rest
    I’ve found the best
    When there’s no gettin’ over that rainbow
    When my smallest of dreams won’t come true
    I can take all the madness the world has to give
    But I won’t last a day without you
    When there’s no gettin’ over that rainbow
    When my smallest of dreams won’t come true
    I can take all the madness the world has to give
    But I won’t last a day without you
    Songwriters: Paul H Williams / Roger S Nichols
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    Watch “☆Bernstein/ Beethoven: Leonore Overture Nº3 in C major, Op. 72b” on YouTube


    Beethoven reworked his only opera, Fidelio, over a period of 10 years, and in the process composed four separate overtures for it. (Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820)

    It’s widely known that Beethoven wrote only one opera. But some experts would beg to differ.

    Beethoven’s Fidelio premiered with great success in Vienna, on May 23, 1814. But Beethoven had been fine-tuning Fidelio for nearly 10 years.

    At its debut in 1805, Beethoven’s opera was called Leonore, and it flopped. There was a slightly different take on the basic plot, fueled by quite a bit more music than the Fidelio that came later.

    For ages, Leonore was viewed as little more than a flawed first draft of Fidelio. But over the last decade or two, interest in Beethoven’s earlier version has increased, even resulting in several recordings.

    Some conductors who have taken interest in Leonore, like Nicholas McGegan (who conducts this concert), feel that the emotional content of Beethoven’s earlier version is more pure, intense and immediate.

    The opera is imbued with Beethoven’s vision of freedom from political oppression, sparked by the ideals of the French Revolution. One writer described it as the story of “a woman, disguised as a prison worker, who liberates her husband, and strikes a blow for freedom, feminism, and prison reform.”

    For a brief period, Beethoven saw Napoleon as a champion for human rights, fighting against the old aristocratic order. But by 1805, Napoleon had invaded Austria and Beethoven had reversed his opinion. Some of that white-hot emotion, scholars say, found its way into Leonore, but was toned down later in Fidelio, as Beethoven’s hopes had become diluted.

    With all the agonizing Beethoven went through over his opera, one would hope that he would have come to a final acceptance. But he was never really happy. Just before the debut of Fidelio in 1814, he admitted to a colleague that he was “dissatisfied with most of it.”

    Fortunately for us, Beethoven was fussy. As a result of 10 years of re-tooling, he composed four separate overtures for his opera, known as Leonore No. 1, Leonore No. 2, Leonore No. 3, and Fidelio.

    McGegan begins this concert with the first Leonore Overture, then moves on to a duet between the characters Leonore (disguised as a man) and Marcellina (the jailer’s daughter who has a crush on Leonore). Next, there’s a small march, and finally the recognition scene—a duet between Leonore and her husband, Florestan, whom she has rescued from the depths of the Spanish prison.

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