Daily Archives: July 25, 2012

Haydn: Symphony No.104 Jansons/BRSO(2009Live)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Symphony No.104 in D major, Hob.I:104 “London
Mariss Jansons
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Gasteig, München, 28 9/2009

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The Symphony No. 104 in D major (Hoboken 1/104) is Joseph Haydn‘s final symphony. It is the last of the twelve so-called London Symphonies, and is known (somewhat arbitrarily, given the existence of eleven others) as the London Symphony.

The work was composed by Haydn while he was living in London in 1795, and premiered there at the King’s Theatre on 4 May 1795, in a concert featuring Haydn’s own compositions and directed by the composer.[1] The premiere was a success; Haydn wrote in his diary “The whole company was thoroughly pleased and so was I. I made 4000 gulden on this evening: such a thing is possible only in England.”[2]


  1. Adagio – Allegro
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto and Trio: Allegro
  4. Finale: Spiritoso


Love like only between cat and dog can exist: Check this out! (from Corrierre TV)

Love like only between cat and dog can exist: Check this out! (from Corrierre TV)

Love like only between cat and dog can exist: Check this out! (from Corrierre TV)    (click here to access video)

Pancake, un gattino di sette settimane, non ha nessuna paura di fronte al grosso ?compagno di giochi? Sugar Tree, un doberman di due anni.

Translated with Bing:
“Pancakes, a kitten of seven weeks, has no fear of facing the big? Playmate? Sugar Tree, a doberman for two years.”

L’uomo afferrato a un piede. Video del 2006 diffuso in questi giorni – Rcd (Corriere TV)

L'uomo afferrato a un piede. Video del 2006 diffuso in questi giorni - Rcd (Corriere TV)

L’uomo afferrato a un piede. Video del 2006 diffuso in questi giorni – Rcd (Corriere TV)    (click here to view the video)

Urbex: Urban Exploration

Urbex: Urban Exploration

Urbex is the exploration of the normally unseen or off-limits structures of urban environments or industrial facilities, such as abandoned subway tunnels, missile silos, grain elevators, asylums, schools, and amusement parks. Urban explorers often face myriad dangers in such areas, including toxic chemicals, broken glass, and collapsing floors. Arrest for trespassing is also a risk. The unspoken rule of urbex is: Take nothing but photographs; leave nothing but what? More… Discuss

Quotation: JFK on “A World Safe for DIVERSITY”?

If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss


What I really liked most was something going somehow like (from an episode of Doctor Who):

‘We have planted trees on our streets, so our conquerors can march in their shade (or quite something lile  this…)’

Today’s Birthday: Thomas Eakins (1844)

Thomas Eakins' "The Agnew Clinic," a...

Thomas Eakins’ “The Agnew Clinic,” a companion piece to “The Gross Clinic.” (Photo credit: zpeckler)

Thomas Eakins (1844)

Perhaps the greatest American artist of the 19th century, Eakins lived, worked, and taught in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for most of his life. There, he painted The Gross Clinic in 1875. Depicting a surgical operation, it was initially criticized for being too realistic, but it is now seen as his masterpiece. Eakins was an influential art teacher, but his decision to use nude models of both sexes in mixed-gender classes caused an uproar. What incident led to his resignation in 1886? More… Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: Bob Dylan Plugs In (1965)

Bob Dylan Plugs In (1965)

At the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, erstwhile acoustic folk musician Bob Dylan performed with an electric guitar for the first time, marking a major shift in his career. The move did not go over well. Expecting an acoustic set like his two previous ones at Newport, the audience was caught off guard by Dylan’s apparent betrayal of the folk genre, and some fans booed him loudly. His first appearance at the festival, in 1963, constituted his premiere national performance. Who invited him to play? More… Discuss