The Impossible Dream
To dream the impossible dream
To fight the unbeatable foe
To bear with unbearable sorrow
To run where the brave dare not go
To right the unrightable wrong
To be better far than you are
To try when your arms are too weary
To reach the unreachable star
This is my quest, to follow that star
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far
To be willing to give when there’s no more to give
To be willing to die so that honor and justice may live
And I know if I’ll only be true to this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm when I’m laid to my rest
And the world will be better for this
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.
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Title page of BWV 565 in Johannes Ringk‘s handwriting. Bach’s autograph does not survive, and this is the only known near-contemporary source.
The Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is a piece of organ music attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. It is one of the most famous works in the organ repertoire. The attribution of the piece to Bach has been challenged since the 1980s by a number of scholars. (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_565)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (August 28, 1749 March 22, 1832) was a German writer, scientist, philosopher and linguist. He has been called “The last true polymath to walk the earth.”
Music is “Wintersun” by Bond.
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Romanian PM calls for unity as thousands protest (from Breaking News-Deseret News) (click here to learn more!)
Excerpts from report: “In 2010, the government hiked sales tax from 19 to 24 percent, and cut public workers salaries by one-fourth to reduce the budget deficit. Romanians are also angry over cronyism, widespread corruption and a perception that the government is not interested in the problems of ordinary people in this nation of 22 million.
A 21-year Romanian Army officer became a symbol of the protest late Monday. Lt. Alexandru Gheorghe’s call for the nation’s dignity to be restored attracted widespread attention because it is illegal for Army members to protest publicly.
Gheorghe said he traveled some 500 kilometers (312 miles) to Bucharest from his military base to join the protesters.
“I can no longer bear the way we are insulted,” by the current government, he said in comments broadcast on Antena 3 TV.
“I saw old people beaten (in the protests) and said to myself that we, the officers, who could die tomorrow in a mission in Afghanistan, must have the courage to fight and tell the truth here in our country,” Gheorghe said.
Romania has about 1,700 troops serving in Afghanistan as part of a NATO-led force there.
The defense ministry said it was investigating what action to take against Gheorghe.
Boc also appointed a new foreign minister to replace Teodor Baconschi, who was fired monday for making insulting comments about the protesters. Cristian Diaconescu, a lawmaker and supporter of President Traian Basescu, previously served as foreign minister in 2009.”
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Julian Lloyd Webber plays Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 in Eb, 1st movement, with Nederlands Philharmonie Orkest, Vassily Sinaisky conducting at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. 6th December 1993
The Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Opus 107, was composed in 1959 by Dmitri Shostakovich. He wrote the work for his friend Mstislav Rostropovich, who committed it to memory in four days and gave the premiere on October 4, 1959, with Yevgeny Mravinsky conducting the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in the Large Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory. The first recording was made in November of that year by Rostropovich and the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton of Eugene Ormandy. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello_Concerto_No._1_(Shostakovich)