Daily Archives: April 20, 2012

Grieg – Peace of the woods H. Austbø, pianist


Music and truth (by George-B) (my Poems collection)

 Music and truth
(by George-B)

Music CAN’T lie
Sadness in sadness, as happiness just that
The tone that makes that music
Its meter understanding,  alterations…

There is the master-key, the pas-par-tout

Music could not have lied – it tells always the truth,
from birth to death, to dusk,
Music only knows what’s true.


(Charles Trenet / Léo Chauliac) (1942) Charles Trenet (France) Autres interprètes: Isabelle Aubret; A. Aumont; Bévinda; Guy Bonnet; Lucienne Boyer; Patrick Bruel; Alain Brunet; Caravelli; Rémy Chaudagne; Arnett Cobb; Les Compagnons de la Chanson; Dalida; Salomé de Bahia; João Gilberto; Stéphane Grappelli; Yvette Horner; Walter Hyatt; Francis Lemarque; Liane; Mascara; Harold Nicolas; Patachou; Jonathan Richman; Archie Shepp Quartet; Jacky Terrasson; Toots Thielemans; Villafontana Magic Strings; Barney Wilen.

Ce soir le vent qui frappe à ma porte
Me parle des amours mortes
Devant le feu qui s’ éteint
Ce soir c’est une chanson d’ automne
Dans la maison qui frissonne
Et je pense aux jours lointains
Que reste-t-il de nos amours
Que reste-t-il de ces beaux jours
Une photo, vieille photo
De ma jeunesse
Que reste-t-il des billets doux
Des mois d’ avril, des rendez-vous
Un souvenir qui me poursuit
Sans cesse Bonheur fané, cheveux au vent
Baisers volés, rêves mouvants
Que reste-t-il de tout cela
Un petit village, un vieux clocher
Un paysage si bien caché
Et dans un nuage le cher visage
De mon passé
Les mots les mots tendres qu’on murmure
Les caresses les plus pures
Les serments au fond des bois
Les fleurs qu’on retrouve dans un livre
Dont le parfum vous enivre
Se sont envolés pourquoi?
{au Refrain}

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor (1st.)-with String Quartet.

Edvard GriegPiano Concerto in A minor (1st.)-with String Quartet.
Op.16 – I.Allegro molto moderato
에드바르 그리그 – 피아노 협주곡 A단조.
Piano : 김정원 Kim Jung-Won
String Quartet : 콰르텟-엑스 Quartet-x
19th, Jun, 2009. Korean Art Centre Concert Hall, Seoul Korea.

Edvard Grieg – In Autumn, Op. 11 ( Some of the most awesome music ever composed)

Title of Composition: In Autumn, Op. 11
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Created in: 1888
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Recorded in: 1993

This specific recording of In Autumn is part of a 6-CD box set that is available for purchase at either Arkivmusic:

Wikipedia said:  “History

On a visit to Copenhagen, Grieg showed his overture to Niels Gade, who told Grieg: “This is trash, Grieg; go home and write something better.” After this, Grieg arranged this overture for piano duet and sent it in to a competition at the Swedish Academy, one of the judges being Gade. The overture took first prize and was published in its duet form in Stockholm.


The overture is scored for piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombonesbass tuba, 3 timpanibass drumcymbalstriangle, and strings.”

Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus & Phrygia

The Bolshoi Ballet‘s Irek Mukhamedov as Spartacus and Lyudmilla Semenyaka as Phrygia, performing my favorite scene. So lovely.

Wikipedia said: “Spartacus, or Spartak, is a ballet by Aram Khachaturian (1903–1978). The work follows the exploits of Spartacus, the leader of the slave uprising against the Romans known as the Third Servile War, although the ballet’s storyline takes considerable liberties with the historical record. Khachaturian composed the ballet in 1954, and for this was awarded a Lenin Prize that year.[1] It was first staged, with choreography by Leonid Yakobson, in Leningrad 1956,[2] but only with qualified success since Yakobson abandoned conventional pointe in his choreography.[3] The ballet received its first staging at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow in 1958, choreographed by Igor Moiseev; however it was the 1968 production, choreographed by Yury Grigorovich, which achieved the greatest acclaim for the ballet.[2] It remains one of Khachaturian’s best known works and is prominent within the repertoires of the Bolshoi Theatre and other ballet companies in Russia and the former Soviet Union.”

Choreographed by Leonid Yakobson
Composed by Aram Khachaturian
Date of premiere 1956
Place of premiere Kirov Theatre,Leningrad
Original ballet company Kirov Ballet
Characters Crassus
Genre Neoclassical ballet

Coalition makes U-turn on nuclear energy subsidies (click to readmore at the Guardian)

Coalition makes U-turn on nuclear energy subsidies (click to readmore at the Guardian)

Coalition makes U-turn on nuclear energy subsidies (click to readmore at the Guardian)

Such a beautiful world, and yes so little understood and appreciated: Ann Novek sure does it justice!

Ann Novek( Luure)--With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors

  • “wealth without work
  • pleasure without conscience
  • knowledge without character
  • commerce without morality
  • science without humanity
  • worship without sacrifice
  • politics without principles“—Gandhi

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Quotation of the Day: John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) on effort, courage, purpose and direction, as they relate.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: ERNESTO ANTONIO “TITO” PUENTE, JR. (1923)

Ernesto Antonio “Tito” Puente, Jr. (1923)

One of the premier composers and players of Latin music, Puente was an American bandleader, pianist, and virtuoso percussionist. He formed his own band in 1947 and rose to prominence with the salsa, mambo, merengue, and cha-cha-cha fads of the 1950s. Always experimenting, he became a pioneer of Latin-jazz fusion and recorded more than 100 albums, winning multiple Grammy awards. His compositions include “Pare Cochero” and “Oye Como Va.” On what TV shows did Puente appear as a guest star?More… Discuss



Today, the science behind parhelia—also known as “sun dogs“—is well understood, but when the huge, glowing halos and miniature suns appeared in the sky above Stockholm in 1535, it was a major event. A painting of the occurrence is the earliest color depiction of Stockholm, then a crowded cluster of stone buildings on an island. It is also the earliest depiction of sun dogs and is largely scientifically accurate. What were some of the conflicting interpretations of the omen at the time? More… Discuss

Artist Urban Målare, Jacob Elbfas
Year 1535, 1636
Type Oil-on-panel
Dimensions 163 cm × 110 cm (64 in × 43 in)
Location Storkyrkan, Stockholm


The Catacombs of Rome

Virgin and Child. Wall painting from the early...

Virgin and Child. Wall painting from the early catacombs, Rome, 4th century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The catacombs—underground tunnel systems lined with recesses for bodies—of Rome date to about the 1st century and were built due to land shortages and because persecuted Christians needed a place to bury their dead. Early 

A Procession in the Catacomb of Callistus

A Procession in the Catacomb of Callistus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Christians also took refuge and occasionally worshipped in the tunnels. Thus they are unique in their abundance of Early Christian artwork and iconography. Forgotten for centuries, the catacombs were accidently rediscovered in 1578. Why is Rome uniquely suited for such tunnels? More… Discuss