Daily Archives: March 10, 2012

Iarna Grea in Romania (Hard Winter in Romania)

E primavara (It’s Sprintime) In Oradea, Romania

A nice video, with delicate music. I would like to know what it is, and may be some of you can help: Do you know this song?

If you do let me know please!

Menuhin – Malaguena by Sarasate

Violin: Katica Illenyi (Illényi Katica)
Piano: Istvan Sillo (Silló István)
Jacob Gade: Jealousy tango

Today’s Birthday: PABLO MARTÍN MELITÓN DE SARASATE Y NAVASCUÉS (1844) – Nathan Milstein plays Sarasate Tarantella


Pablo Martín Melitón de Sarasate y Navascués (1844)

Sarasate was a Spanish violinist and composer. He began studying 

English: Spanish violinist and composer Pablo ...

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the violin with his bandmaster father at age five, and at his first public concert at age eight, he impressed a wealthy patron and was sent to study in Madrid. There, Queen Isabel II gave him the Stradivarius violin that he would play for the rest of his life. He made his Paris debut in 1860 and commenced touring the world. He wrote scores of brilliant virtuoso works, some of which are still played today. Where are his violins now? More…Discuss

Pablo Sarasate



Climate Change Could Displace Entire Island Nation

For the residents of Kiribaticlimate change is a very real threat. Many of the island nation’s coral atolls rise just a few feet above sea level, and some villages have already had to move due to rising waters and altered storm patterns. A number of strategies have been proposed to protect the nation and its inhabitants from the effects of climate change, including a dramatic plan to move Kiribati’s entire population of 103,000 to a 6,000-acre tract of land on the Fijian island of Viti Levu. Though the proposal is gaining traction, even proponents see it as a last resort that they hope never needs to be put into action. More… Discuss