Daily Archives: February 24, 2012


[Szenthelyi Miklós] Paganini – The Carnival of Venice (original work)

Itzhak Perlman-Paganini-Moto Perpetuo

Nicolo Paganini – Violin Concerto in D major (1817) – III. Allegro

Salvatore Accardo, supported by London Philharmonic Orchestra (under Charles Dutoit)

Paganini Rhapsody (Rachmaninoff) – Arthur Rubinstein –

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Op. 43 in A minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soloist: Arthur Rubinstein
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein

Somewhere In Time: Theme (composer John Barry) and Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini”

Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour in the fina...

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A shocking, shiny little 1979 penny released in 1980. Unforgettable score by John Barry. Christopher Reeve worked on this little gem during the shooting hiatus of Superman I & II. His first project & appearance he chose after the first Superman release. Wise choice. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.”
With Christofer Reeve and Jane SeymourChristopher PlummerTeresa Wright and Bill Erwin.

Mackinac Island Hotel: home of Somewhere In Time Club

Mackinac Island Hotel: home of Somewhere In Time Club

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Interview with John Williams and War Horse Soundtrack Suite

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2011). Composed and Conducted by John Williams, performed by the Hollywood Studio Symphony. Mixed and Edited by Frederik5495. “

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Music Awards:
IFMCAFilm Score Of The Year (2011)
– IFMCA – Best Original Score For A Drama (2011)
– IFMCA – Film Music Composition Of The Year – “The Homecoming” (2011)

Academy Award – Best Original Score (2011)
Golden Globe – Best Original Score (2011)
– Huston Film Critics Society Awards – Best Original Score (2011)
Satellite Award – Best Original Score (2011)
WAFCA Award – Best Original Score (2011)
Critics’ Choice Awards – Best Original Score (2011)
BAFTA Award – Best Original Score (2011)

00:00 = “Dartmoor, 1912”
01:32 = “Bringing Joey Home And Bonding”
04:38 = “Learning The Call”
06:01 = “Seeding And Horse Vs. Car”
07:12 = “The Charge And Capture”
08:23 = “The Desertion”
09:20 = “The Death Of Topthorn”
10:49 = “No Man’s Land”
13:12 = “The Homecoming”


Somewhere in my memory – John Williams (Home alone soundtrack)

This one, of course is for the next Christmas! A bit early, just to celebrate John Williams and his magical music!

Star Wars Main Theme – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

“On June 8th 2010, for the first time, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra played 3 Star Wars tunes during the annual Schönbrunn concert in front of 100,000 people.

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Theme From Schindler’s List conductor John Williams (featuring Itzhak Perlman)

Child cancer patient deals with drug shortage (from CNN Health)

Child cancer patient deals with drug shortage (from CNN Health)

Child cancer patient deals with drug shortage (from CNN Health) (click to access this report)

Democracy Now, February 24, 2012 Access the news)

Democracy Now: February 24, 2012

Democracy Now: February 24, 2012 (click here to link to the program on Democracy Now)

Rubinstein, A – Chopin – Etude As-dur op.25 n 1

HOROWITZ – LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 RARE RECORDING 1947

Excerpts from Wikipedia article:

Franz Liszt, prominent Hungarian composer

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“The Hungarian RhapsodiesS.244, R106, (French: Rhapsodies hongroises, German: Ungarische Rhapsodien, Hungarian: Magyar rapszódiák) is a set of 19 piano pieces based on Hungarian folk themes, composed by Franz Liszt during 1846-1853, and later in 1882 and 1885. Liszt also arranged versions for orchestra, piano duet and piano trio.”

“Liszt incorporated many themes he had heard in his native western Hungary and which he believed to be folk music, though many were in fact tunes written by members of the Hungarian upper middle class, or by composers such as József Kossovits,[1] often played by Roma (Gypsy) bands. The large scale structure of each was 

Liszt Ferenc (musée Franz-Liszt / Budapest)

Liszt Ferenc (musée Franz-Liszt / Budapest) (Photo credit: dalbera)

influenced by the verbunkos, a Hungarian dance in several parts, each with a different tempo. Within this structure, Liszt preserved the two main structural elements of typical Gypsy improvisation – the lassan («slow») and the friska («fast»). At the same time, Liszt incorporated a number of effects unique to the sound of Gypsy bands, especially the pianistic equivalent of the cimbalom. He also makes much use of the Hungarian gypsy scale.”
(Ssource: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungarian_Rhapsodies

horowitz liszt 1930 unissued paganini etude no 5 in e

Vladimir Horowitz: TV Interview 1977

English: Cartoon of Vladimir Horowitz.

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Interview with Artur Rubinstein: One of those moment when one lives up to his humanity!

One of those moment when one lives up to his humanity: 

Polski: Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) – polski ...

Polsky: Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) (Image via Wikipedia)

“Life is what it gives you, what is in front of you!” Nothing more.” 

Horowitz in Vienna Schumann Kinderszenen op.15