Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Surfing – twist and splash Huntington Beach (my life photography)


Surfing - twist and splash Huntington Beach (my life photography)

Surfing - twist and splash Huntington Beach (my life photography)

Ocean Pacific – of sailboats and birds (my life photography)


Ocean Pacific - of sailboats and birds (my life photography)

Ocean Pacific - of sailboats and birds (my life photography)

Duck’s Elegant Flight (my nature photography)


Duck's Elegant flight (my nature photography)

Duck's Elegant flight (my nature photography)

A Sepia Day (my nature photography)


A Sepia Day

A Sepia Day

San Gabriel River Bike Road will be resurfaced (about 7.5 miles)


San Gabriel River Bike Road will be resurfaced (about 7.5 miles)

San Gabriel River Bike Road will be resurfaced (about 7.5 miles)

Thirty birds on three wires (my graphic art collection)


Thirty birds on three wires (my graphic art collection)

Thirty birds on three wires (my graphic art collection)

Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures Triptych


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A word from billystewart4: “The first piece in Ottorino Respighi‘s amazing triptych entitled “Three Botticelli Paintings”:

The first  piece was inspired by Botticelli’s painting “Primavera” (Spring).
The 2nd of 3 pieces, the triptych known as “Three Botticelli Paintings” by the far too underappreciated Italian turn-of-the-century composer Ottorino Respighi.

The 3 pieces are all based on paintings by the Renassaince painter Sandro Botticelli. My personal favorite piece of Respighi’s from this composition is “The Birth of Venus“. But all are outstanding and display Respighi’s gift for combining the sounds of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, which he studied endlessly.

Performed by the Philharmonia of London and conducted by Geoffrey Simon

Primavera by Sandro Botticelli-1482

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Respighi – Gli Uccelli (“The Birds”)


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Word from billystewart4: “Yet another of Respighi‘s wonderful works that receives little attention on YouTube
Respighi’s love of music from the 17th and 18th Centuries often inspired his work; Ancient Airs and Dances would be the most significant example of this mimicry.

Gli Uccelli” (The Birds) was heavily influenced by compositions of the past; pieces which were composed as ‘bird-pieces’. In 1927 Respighi composed a 5 piece Suite based upon compositions which were inspired by birds; the work was first performed the same year in Brazil (where Respighi conducted and, incidentally, during his visit, was inspired to write “Brazillian Impressions; please, see my other video posts for those three amazing toen poems).

The first movement, a Prelude, is based on a harpsichord piece by Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), and it gives a preview of the themes that will return in later movements.

The second movement, La colomba (The Dove), is based on a lute piece by Jacques de Gallot (1625-1695). The Oboe (my personal favorite of the woodwinds) sings the doves song.

The third movement, La Gallina (The Hen), is derived from a harpsichord piece by Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), the hen clucking noisily and rushing about.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs under Louis Lane.

Enjoy!”

“San Gabriel River Bikeway, on a sunny day – November 2010” (a movie I made)


I had to change the soundtrack (used to be “Never going back again”, but the choice I made, The Trout with the golden Quintet, Jacqueline du Pres, is totally out of this world…I love it!


@ Tracie Louise Photo Gallery: The Timelessness of Snapshot photography!