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


SOLD OUT! UNFORTUNATELY THIS VIDEO HAS BEEN DESIGNATED PRIVATE STATUS ON/BY YOUTUBE, RENDERING THE VIDEO UNWATCHABLE: WAY TO GO!


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)


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I have recently experienced some unwanted activity on my website. To be more specific, some of the followers have associated with you too, my very welcome and followers.

In today’s world ,  I should think that the most fundamental right as a blog administrator would be to decides, upon revising the content who will, or not be approved to become your blogging family.
As I requested several times and through different avenues, WordPress.com so far dismissed my requests to implement Setting choices, allowing us to decide who will, or will not follow us, based upon subject matter, interests, language, and so many other valid criteria in existence here at WordPress.com.  

At this time WordPress.com has no way to allow us the choice of moderating access, compared to Twitter, or even Facebook.

I think that Twitter services have a direct, easy to use, friendly way of empowering a member to freedom of association, and everyone of us is entitled to, without having o ask WordPress.com administration to do that for us upon request (which as I said earlier does not work, or even worse to have to directly contact such followers, which is beneath me (at least).

Here is how Twitter deal with this issue, at a immediate action of the twitter user (highlighted in yellow): 

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Twitter v. WordPress Settings

Following is a Poll (my first) asking for your input in this issue, and the question is:

“Should the administrator of a WordPress.com be allowed to decide upon the membership at their site?”

Should you need further clarification on this matter, please feel free to comment, before voting! 

Thank you Friends! (as you can see this is NOT about you, it is about us all, I am sure you can too see why

Following is one example for the reasons I requested that word.press.com, allow for administrators’ settings. It would save time, and allow one the peace and tranquility of not having to interact with unwitty profane and vulgar characters!

Phylospher's Stone

Phylospher’s Stone CURSING AND PROFANITY

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Hello World!


Air bridge overheadWelcome to: euzicasa.wordpress.com 

        This website is about art, artists and the way some of them  have influenced my whole life.
If at times the content may seem nostalgic, is only when it resonate in quality, in message and in power to influence human knowledge of one’s feelings.
        I am reminded of the little time we have to meditate upon the beauty around us, in an infinity of forms.
It is a duty, I think to share values, like leaflets over a monotonous life, and troubled civilization, away from the roll of coins that cannot buy neither a soul, nor that which makes us human.
        So happy trails, and I hope you too will find something in theses pages that you’ll like to share with others.

Thank You Friends,

George. Continue reading

Danee Robinson – Debussy’s 1883 “Mandoline”, L 29 (The poem of Paul Verlaine)



Danee Robinson is gifted with a pure, soprano angelic voice. She is an evolving presence in the world of classical music, and is getting more and more attention in the world of music, from an ever larger audience. 

How to describe in words her presence in the universe that’s larger than any imagination, the universe of music:

‘I am therefore I sing’

I feel  her  message  throughout her musical career, in her album “Canto di Gioia” (Song of Joy) on stage, and in this beautiful interpretation of “Mandoline”, composed by Claude Debussy, in 1883, for piano and soloist on the poem of Paul Verlaine. A composition exuding youth, and its capacity of playfulness, freedom and happyness…Of love everlasting. Continue reading

BBC News: Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes?


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

Who, What, Why: Who was Leonidas of Rhodes? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37033910

BBC News: Why is there a war in Syria?


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

Why is there a war in Syria? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35806229

BBC News: Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years


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

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40991326

BBC News: Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics


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

Philippines drug campaign condemned by senior Catholics – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40992618

BBC News: Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas


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

Jerry Lewis: US comedian dies aged 91 in Las Vegas – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40994864

My Chakra today


My Chakra today

My Chakra today

My pot with flowers today


My pot with flowers today

My pot with flowers today

A cat’s dream world


A cat's dream world

A cat’s dream world

Watch “The Beatles- Eight Days A Week Original Video 1965” on YouTube


Watch “Welcome to Southern California (1953)” on YouTube


Piatra Caprei, Munții Făgăraș Foto: Comșa Bogdan www.facebook.com/COMSABOGDAN2016/


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Mănăstirea Mraconia, Mehedinți Sursa foto: Frumusetile Romaniei www.facebook.com/www.Frumusetile.Romaniei.ro/


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Mănăstirea cisterciană Cârța, Sibiu Foto: Florin Nedelus


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Watch “Carpenters in Concert at the New London Theatre – 1976” on YouTube


Remember Barcelona: Watch “Listen to Trump’s eye-opening talk about End Times.. (2017)” on YouTube


A not so great leader of people : Watch “The Deleted Interview that George Soros Tried to Ban!” on YouTube


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


Everliving music: Watch “Midori Gotõ- Variations on “The Last Rose of Summer” by Ernst Composer: Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst” on YouTube


Everliving music: Watch “Khachaturian: Violin Concerto in D minor – Oistrakh / Khachaturian / Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra” on YouTube


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


France 24 : Spain honours terror victims in solemn mass at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia


Spain honours terror victims in solemn mass at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

Mourners wiped back tears at a solemn mass at Barcelona’s stunning Sagrada Familia church on Sunday for victims of the deadly vehicle attacks that have devastated Spain.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170820-spain-twin-attacks-honours-terror-victims-solemn-mass-barcelona-sagrada-familia-basilica

“These have been days of tears, many tears but also of much humanity,” Barcelona’s Auxiliary Bishop Sebastia Taltavull said as many mourners listened with their heads bowed. Spain’s King Felipe and his wife Letizia, who wore black, along with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont, led the ceremony attended by more than 1,800 people. They were joined by Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for a mass broadcast live on Spanish television. A 74-year-old Portuguese woman and her 20-year-old granddaughter, were among the 13 people killed when a white van ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday. The pair had just checked into their hotel and were going for a walk when they were struck by the vehicle. Hours later, a similar assault took place in the seaside town of Cambrils further south along the coast, leaving one woman dead after one of the assailants stabbed her with a knife. The Islamic State group has claimed both attacks. The Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Joan Josep Omella, read a message of condolences sent by Pope Francis, who called the attacks a “cruel terrorist act” and a “grave offence to God”. ‘Moments of pain for our city’ In his homily the cardinal gave thanks for all prayers and shows of concern “in these moments of pain for our city, for the families who have suffered the blow of the attack and for all good people.” “Is it not a serious sin to take the life of one’s peers, of innocent people, or children? Our silence, our prayers, our presence in this sacred place is a sign of our condemnation of the attack,” he added. Many people at the mass wiped back tears or fanned themselves against the heat below the church’s forest of white tree-like columns that rise 60 metres (200 feet) up and split into branches. ‘Could have happened to me’ The service was open to the public and it drew many tourists, many dressed in shorts and T-shirts, as well as locals. Catalonia resident Teresa Rodriguez said she had turned up to pray for the victims who came from three dozen countries including those as far afield as Australia, China and Peru. “What happened in Las Ramblas is really hard for us, we go for walks there often, it could have happened to me, my children or anyone. And here we are. It’s huge, huge,” she said as she fought back tears. Francisca Rubio, a tourist from Chile, said she had come to pray that “what happened in Barcelona does not happen anywhere else”. “We are many who don’t want these things to keep happening, not here or anywhere.” While one row of the church was filled with uniformed police, representatives of Barcelona’s Muslim community were also in attendance. “It was really important for me to be here,” said Marta Laura Pena, a visitor from Mexico who came to the mass on her last day in Barcelona. “I am Catholic and I am worried about the situation of the world and I am very saddened that there was an attack here in Barcelona.” Snipers were posted on rooftops surrounding the landmark church by visionary architect Antoni Gaudi whose eight spires are an emblematic fixture of Barcelona’s skyline. Heavily armed police stood guard as hundreds of people gathered outside the unfinished Art Nouveau building under grey skies. The Sagrada Familia had its first stone laid in 1882 but work is not scheduled to finish for many more years. When completed, Gaudi’s elaborate design will feature 18 towers dedicated to the 12 apostles, four evangelists, Jesus and the Virgin Mary. (AFP)

France 24 : Spain honours terror victims in solemn mass at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia


Spain honours terror victims in solemn mass at Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia

Mourners wiped back tears at a solemn mass at Barcelona’s stunning Sagrada Familia church on Sunday for victims of the deadly vehicle attacks that have devastated Spain.

http://www.france24.com/en/20170820-spain-twin-attacks-honours-terror-victims-solemn-mass-barcelona-sagrada-familia-basilica

“These have been days of tears, many tears but also of much humanity,” Barcelona’s Auxiliary Bishop Sebastia Taltavull said as many mourners listened with their heads bowed. Spain’s King Felipe and his wife Letizia, who wore black, along with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Catalonia’s president Carles Puigdemont, led the ceremony attended by more than 1,800 people. They were joined by Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa and President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa for a mass broadcast live on Spanish television. A 74-year-old Portuguese woman and her 20-year-old granddaughter, were among the 13 people killed when a white van ploughed into crowds of pedestrians on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas boulevard on Thursday. The pair had just checked into their hotel and were going for a walk when they were struck by the vehicle. Hours later, a similar assault took place in the seaside town of Cambrils further south along the coast, leaving one woman dead after one of the assailants stabbed her with a knife. The Islamic State group has claimed both attacks. The Archbishop of Barcelona, Cardinal Joan Josep Omella, read a message of condolences sent by Pope Francis, who called the attacks a “cruel terrorist act” and a “grave offence to God”. ‘Moments of pain for our city’ In his homily the cardinal gave thanks for all prayers and shows of concern “in these moments of pain for our city, for the families who have suffered the blow of the attack and for all good people.” “Is it not a serious sin to take the life of one’s peers, of innocent people, or children? Our silence, our prayers, our presence in this sacred place is a sign of our condemnation of the attack,” he added. Many people at the mass wiped back tears or fanned themselves against the heat below the church’s forest of white tree-like columns that rise 60 metres (200 feet) up and split into branches. ‘Could have happened to me’ The service was open to the public and it drew many tourists, many dressed in shorts and T-shirts, as well as locals. Catalonia resident Teresa Rodriguez said she had turned up to pray for the victims who came from three dozen countries including those as far afield as Australia, China and Peru. “What happened in Las Ramblas is really hard for us, we go for walks there often, it could have happened to me, my children or anyone. And here we are. It’s huge, huge,” she said as she fought back tears. Francisca Rubio, a tourist from Chile, said she had come to pray that “what happened in Barcelona does not happen anywhere else”. “We are many who don’t want these things to keep happening, not here or anywhere.” While one row of the church was filled with uniformed police, representatives of Barcelona’s Muslim community were also in attendance. “It was really important for me to be here,” said Marta Laura Pena, a visitor from Mexico who came to the mass on her last day in Barcelona. “I am Catholic and I am worried about the situation of the world and I am very saddened that there was an attack here in Barcelona.” Snipers were posted on rooftops surrounding the landmark church by visionary architect Antoni Gaudi whose eight spires are an emblematic fixture of Barcelona’s skyline. Heavily armed police stood guard as hundreds of people gathered outside the unfinished Art Nouveau building under grey skies. The Sagrada Familia had its first stone laid in 1882 but work is not scheduled to finish for many more years. When completed, Gaudi’s elaborate design will feature 18 towers dedicated to the 12 apostles, four evangelists, Jesus and the Virgin Mary. (AFP)

BBC News: The brainwashed teens fleeing to Europe


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

The brainwashed teens fleeing to Europe – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-40936304

BBC News: Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters


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

Barcelona attack: Spain terror cell had 120 gas canisters – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40990927

Today’s Holiday: Down Home Family Reunion


Today’s Holiday:
Down Home Family Reunion

Introduced in 1992, the Down Home Family Reunion is an annual celebration of west African folk life held in Abner Clay Park in Richmond, Virginia. The reunion offers music and dance performances, storytelling presentations, traditional foods, a heritage marketplace, and children’s activities. With many hands-on and interactive exhibits, the festival showcases the strong influence of west African culture on life in the American South. Saturday’s activities are free and emphasize family participation in craft demonstrations and a variety of cultural exhibits. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Benjamin Harrison (1833)


Today’s Birthday:
Benjamin Harrison (1833)

The grandson of a US president, Harrison practiced law in Indiana before leading a volunteer regiment in the Civil War. He made two unsuccessful bids for the Indiana governorship before gaining a seat in the US Senate. In the 1888 presidential election, he defeated incumbent US President Grover Cleveland, though Cleveland won the popular vote. His association with unpopular tariffs cost him an 1892 re-election and brought Cleveland back. Why did his children refuse to attend his second wedding? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Cease-Fire Declared in Iran-Iraq War (1988)


This Day in History:
Cease-Fire Declared in Iran-Iraq War (1988)

On September 22, 1980, Iraqi forces invaded Iran, which was still struggling in the aftermath of its revolution. The resulting war—ostensibly a territorial dispute—turned into a bloody stalemate that saw the first widespread use of chemical warfare since World War I. An estimated 1.5 million people were killed in the conflict. After nearly eight years, the United Nations mandated a cease-fire. Both sides held thousands of prisoners of war for years. When were the last prisoners exchanged? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Washington Irving


Quote of the Day:
Washington Irving

The man who talks everlastingly and promiscuously, who seems to have an exhaustless magazine of sound, crowds so many words into his thoughts that he always obscures, and very frequently conceals them. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Bruxism


Article of the Day:
Bruxism

Derived from the Greek word meaning “gnashing of teeth,” bruxism is the habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth. Sometimes associated with stress, bruxism is caused by the activation of the reflex portion of the chewing mechanism at a time when higher brain control remains inactive, usually during sleep. Though common and generally harmless, bruxism can cause damage in the form of cracked teeth, indentations, and wear. What drugs are known to cause bruxism as a side effect? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: know-nothing


Idiom of the Day:
know-nothing

A completely ignorant, uninformed, or unknowledgeable person. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: callous


Word of the Day:
callous

Definition: (adjective) Emotionally hardened; unfeeling.
Synonyms: indurate, pachydermatous
Usage: He was a callous man and cared not for the suffering of others.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Cetatea Făgărașului / Fagaras Fortress Romania, The Carpathians


Cetatea Făgărașului / Fagaras Fortress
Romania, The Carpathians

Cetatea Făgărașului / Fagaras Fortress Romania, The Carpathians

Liberals don’t know this because they were indoctrinated to be stupid. Not that justifies slavery: it just explains the nature of humans!


The older I get…


Watch “EVERYTHING GEORGE SOROS DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW” on YouTube


Watch “breaking news today 8/19/2017/JAPAN LAUNCHES SATELLITE CARRYING ROCKET ⚠” on YouTube


Watch “Californians Fleeing ‘Nanny State’ for Texas” on YouTube


Watch “moving out of California” on YouTube


Unii oameni, indiferent cat de mult imbatranesc, nu-si pierd niciodata frumusetea, ci doar si-o muta de pe fete in inimile lor. -Martin Buxbaum-


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Unii oameni, indiferent cat de mult imbatranesc, nu-si pierd niciodata frumusetea, ci doar si-o muta de pe fete in inimile lor.

-Martin Buxbaum-

” The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia ” 1579 Artist: Alonso Sánchez Coello Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance) Museo del Prado, Madrid , Spain ( artist from the Spanish Renaissance )


” The Infanta Isabel Clara Eugenia ” 1579 Artist: Alonso Sánchez Coello Period: Mannerism ( Late Renaissance) Museo del Prado, Madrid , Spain ( artist from the Spanish Renaissance )

Everliving Music: Watch “Ella Fitzgerald – Solitude (High Quality – Remastered)” on YouTube


Writer(s): Edgar de Lange, Irving Mills, David Jackson, Duke Ellington

Ella Fitzgerald Lyrics
Play “Solitude”
on Amazon Music
“Solitude”

In my solitude you haunt me
With reveries of days gone by
In my solitude you taunt me
With memories that never die
I sit in my chair
Filled with despair
Nobody could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love
I sit in my chair
I’m filled with despair
There’s no one could be so sad
With gloom ev’rywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I’ll soon go mad
In my solitude
I’m praying
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

Santorini, Greece


Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Chief Big Tree. Kiowa. 1870s. Photo by W.P. Bliss. Source – Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection.


Chief Big Tree. Kiowa. 1870s. Photo by W.P. Bliss. Source - Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection.

Chief Big Tree. Kiowa. 1870s. Photo by W.P. Bliss. Source – Southern Methodist University, Lawrence T. Jones III Texas photography collection.

My birds on the wire today


My birds on the wire today

My birds on the wire today

My Duck today


My Duck today

My Duck today

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului


De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului

De pe la Breaza Făgăraşului

Șezătoare de Vară La Marienburg 2/ 3 Septembrie


Șezătoare de Vară  La Marienburg 
2/ 3 Septembrie

Șezătoare de Vară La Marienburg 2/ 3 Septembrie

Everliving Music: Watch “Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”” on YouTube


Impressive Music: Watch “Bela Bartok – 6 Romanian Dances for Violin and Piano Rusanda Panfili” on YouTube


Everliving music: Watch “Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade: Symphonic Suite, Op. 35” on YouTube