Daily Archives: August 18, 2011

strong earthquake, tsunami Advisory August 18-2011

strong earthquake, tsunami Advisory August 18-2011

strong earthquake, tsunami Advisory August 18-2011

Can You Handle the Truth? Read On from ProPublica!

Our Reading Guide on Gov. Rick Perry and His Record_via_Propublica
Our Reading Guide on Gov. Rick Perry and His Record_via_Propublica

Truth needs no approval: Lies do!


Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86 – III. Credo – Allegro con brio (Part 1)

Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86 – III. Credo – Allegro con brio (Part 1)

Beethoven Mass in C major, Op. 86 – III. Credo – Allegro con brio (Part 2)

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipoténtem, factórem cæli et terræ, visibílium ómnium et invisibílium;

Et in unum Dóminum Iesum Christum, Fílium Dei unigénitum, et ex Patre natum ante ómnia sæcula: Deum de Deo, lumen de lúmine, Deum verum de Deo vero, génitum non factum, consubstantiálem Patri, per quem ómnia facta sunt; qui propter nos hómines et propter nostram salútem descéndit de cælis; et incarnátus est de Spíritu Sancto ex María Vírgine et homo factus est; crucifíxus étiam pro nobis sub Póntio Piláto, passus et sepúltus est; et resurréxit tértia die secúndum Scriptúras; et ascéndit in cælum, sedet ad déxteram Patris; et íterum ventúrus est cum glória iudicáre vivos et mórtuos; cuius regni non erit finis;

Et in Spíritum Sanctum, Dóminum et vivificántem: qui ex Patre Filióque procédit; qui cum Patre et Fílio simul adorátur et conglorificátur; qui locútus est per Prophétas;

Et unam sanctam cathólicam et apostólicam Ecclésiam.

Confíteor unum baptísma in remissiónem peccatorum; et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum et vitam ventúri sæculi. Amen.

Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 3 in D major – the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor István Kertész

Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 3 in D major with István Kertész and the Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra

I. Adagio maestosoAllegro con brio
II. Allegretto  

III. Menuetto. Vivace

IV. Presto vivace

 Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200, was written between 24 May and 19 July 1815, a few months after his eighteenth birthday. The length of this symphony is approximately 21–23 minutes. It is in four movements:

  • I. Adagio maestoso — Allegro con brio
  • II. Allegretto in G major
  • III. Menuetto. Vivace
  • IV. Presto vivace

The Allegro con brio, which follows a broad introduction in a form which reminds us of the French Overture in two parts, the first slow and dramatic, the second more lyrical, is remarkable for its charm and the interplay of solo clarinet with syncopated strings, which developed pp from within the bounds of the style of chamber music to the larger sphere of the symphonic form. This is an extremely dramatic movement in sonata form.

A delightful Allegretto in ternary form follows, full of grace and humor.

Then comes a high-spirited Minuet, which, with its accented up-beats, suggests a scherzo and a popular flavor due to this low and popular gesture, and is contrasted by a graceful Ländler-like trio.

The concluding Presto in tarantella rhythm is remarkable for its bold harmonic progressions and for its wealth of dynamic contrast. This movement is in sonata form with a looser conception. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._3_(Schubert)


Conductor István Kertész (August 28, 1929 – April 16, 1973)
was a Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor.

Kertész was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1929, the first child of Margit Muresian and Miklós Kertész. His sister, Vera, was born four years later. Miklós Kertész, born in Szécsény, Hungary into a large Jewish family, and the director of a leather-works, died of appendicitis in 1938. An energetic, intellectually gifted woman, Margit Muresian Kertész went to work to support her family. Despite strictures against women working professionally in Hungarian society during the first half of the twentieth century, Margit was steadily promoted until she ran the office where she was employed. Kertész began violin lessons at the age of six. “When I was six” he told a High Fidelity interviewer for the December 1969 issue “and started music, it was 1935 and cruel things were going on in Europe… I found my `exile’ in music, practicing the piano, the fiddle, and writing little compositions. By the time he was twelve, Kertész began to study the piano as well.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Istv%C3%A1n_Kert%C3%A9sz_(conductor)

Shubert’s symphonies never failed to touch my spirit in a unique manner. Symphony No.3 is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever composed, youthful, full of energy, vitality and hope.

High Voltage (My Nature Photopraphy Collection)

High Voltage (My Nature Photography Collection)

High Voltage (My Nature Photography Collection)

Flight Formation: Regular Drill (My NAture Photography Collection)

Flight Formation _ Regular drill

Flight in Formation: Regular drill (My Nature Photography)

Light and Shade _ Contre-Jour (My Nature Photpgraphy Collection)

Light and Shade _ Contre-Jour (My Nature Photography Collection)

Light and Shade _ Contre-Jour (My Nature Photography Collection)

Passion Flowers and Fruit: Liberty Park (My Nature Photography Collection)

Passion Flower_Liberty Park-1

Passion Flower_Liberty Park-1Passion Flower_Liberty Park-2Passion Fruit_Liberty Park-1Passion Flower_Liberty Park-2Passion Fruit_Liberty Park-1

Flowers: Wilderness Park: (My Collection Of Nature Photography)

Olive Flower in August_ Wilderness Park

Flower in August_ Wilderness ParkFrom Flower to Fruition

Add Spice in your life: Pepper (My Nature photos Collection)

Pepper Tree in July_El Dorado Park

Pepper Tree in July_El Dorado: Park (Click to enlarge)

Today’s Birthday: Meriwether Lewis (1774)

Meriwether Lewis (1774)

After serving as a captain in the US army, Lewis became secretary to President Thomas Jefferson. When Congress approved a plan to find a land route to the Pacific Ocean, Jefferson selected his trusted associate, along with William Clark, to head the expedition. In 1807, Lewis was made governor of the Louisiana Territory. His sudden death—either by murder or suicide—in 1809, while on his way to Washington, DC, is still the subject of controversy. Why have requests to exhume his body been denied? More… Discuss

This Day in History: The Lost Colony: The Colony of Roanoke Is Found Deserted (1590)

The Lost Colony: The Colony of Roanoke Is Found Deserted (1590)

Located off what is now the North Carolina coast, Roanoke Island was the site of the first English settlement in North America. Its original colonists, sent by Walter Raleigh, arrived in 1585 but stayed only a year. A second group led by John White arrived in 1587. Shortly thereafter, White returned to England for supplies. When he finally returned to the island, he found that all of the colonists had vanished. Their fate is still unknown. What possible clue was found carved into a tree there? More… Discuss