Daily Archives: August 17, 2012

Acrobatics @ Huntington Beach (from my photos)

Acrobatics @ Huntington Beach

Acrobatics @ Huntington Beach

W. A. Mozart – Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner” (Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Abbado)

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385 “Haffner”
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto

Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado, conductor

Recorded at Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Luzern, 2011

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 Symphony No. 35 in D majorK. 385, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1782 and is also called the Haffner Symphony. It was commissioned by the Haffners, a prominentSalzburg family, for the occasion of Sigmund Haffner’s ennoblement. The Haffner Symphony should not be confused with the eight-movement Haffner Serenade, another piece Mozart wrote on commission from the same family in 1776.  More…

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1 in C-sharp minor

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.

Hungarian Rhapsodies.

The Hungarian Rhapsodies, S.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 additionally arranged versions for orchestra, piano duet and piano trio.

Piano: Artur Pizarro

Find a list of Liszt’s Rapsodies  here

Quotation: Ambrose Bierce: “Circus”, according to the Devil’s Dictionary

Circus, n.: A place where horses, ponies and elephants are permitted to see men, women, and children acting the fool.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) Discuss

same time, next year (universal) 1978 part 4 (what happened the year past…what will happen next) Alan Alda, and Ellen Burstyn


Alan Alda (George) and Ellen Burstyn (Doris)

Same Time, Next Year

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robert Mulligan
Produced by Walter Mirisch
Written by Bernard Slade
Starring Ellen Burstyn
Alan Alda
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Cinematography Robert Surtees
Editing by Sheldon Kahn
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) November 22, 1978
Running time 119 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Same Time, Next Year is a 1978 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Robert Mulligan. The screenplay by Bernard Slade is based on his 1975 play of the same title.
The film opens in 1951 at an inn located on the Mendocino County coast. Doris (Ellen Burstyn) is a 24-year-old housewife from Oakland, George (Alan Alda) a 27-year-old accountant from New Jersey. They meet at dinner, have an affair, and then agree to meet once a year to rekindle the sparks they experience at their first meeting, despite the fact that both are happily married, with six children between them.  More…


I’m in the mood for love”Today’s Birthday: Mae West (and an old, unforgotten moment – “I’m in the mood for love”)


Mae West (1893)

West was an American stage and movie comedienne who started her career in burlesque and vaudeville. In 1926, she began to write, produce, and star in her own Broadway plays, which were often replete with sexual innuendo. A master of the double entendre, she treated sex with broad humor in popular films such as I’m No Angel. As a result, she constantly battled the censorship of the motion picture Production Code. Many of her one-liners have become classics. What are some examples? More… Discuss


This day In Yesteryear: MILES DAVIS’S KIND OF BLUE IS RELEASED (1959)


Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue Is Released (1959)

Recorded in just two sessions in the spring of 1959, Miles Davis’sKind of Blue is widely considered to be one of the most important jazz albums ever produced. Davis assembled a group of talented musicians—including saxophonist John Coltrane and pianist Bill Evans—and gave them minimal instructions before recording. Possibly the best-selling jazz album of all time, Kind of Blue is notable for having left out something considered to be the backbone of earlier jazz composition—what? More… Discuss

Mile Davis – Kind Of Blue Full Album Concert Full HD Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released August 17, 1959, on Columbia Records in the United States. High Quality Sound Audio FLAC Which Preserve Quality of Original Uncompressed Audio Sound Recording sessions for the album took place at Columbia’s 30th Street Studio in New York City on March 2 and April 22, 1959. The sessions featured Davis’s ensemble sextet, which consisted of pianist Bill Evans (Wynton Kelly on one track), drummer Jimmy Cobb, bassist Paul Chambers, and saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian “Cannonball” Adderley.
After the entry of Bill Evans into his sextet, Davis followed up on the modal experimentations of Milestones (1958) and 1958 Miles (1958) by basing the album entirely on modality, in contrast to his earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz. Though precise figures have been disputed, Kind of Blue has been described by many music writers not only as Davis’s best-selling album, but as the best-selling jazz record of all time. On October 7, 2008, it was certified quadruple platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). It has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and Davis’s masterpiece.
The album’s influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made. In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine‘s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Kind of Blue has been cited by writers and music critics as the greatest jazz album of all time and has been ranked at or near the top of numerous “best album” lists in disparate genres. In 2002, Kind of Blue was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.In selecting the album as number 12 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, Rolling Stone magazine stated “This painterly masterpiece is one of the most important, influential and popular albums in jazz”. On December 16, 2009, the United States House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the fiftieth anniversary of Kind of Blue and “reaffirming jazz as a national treasure”. It is included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, described by reviewer Seth Jacobson as “a genre-defining moment in twentieth-century music, period.”
Track listing
All songs written and composed by Miles Davis except where noted (see content section for more information). Only six complete takes of the five songs on the album exist:. 
No. Title Length
1. “So What” 9:22
2. “Freddie Freeloader” 9:46
3. “Blue in Green” (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) 5:37
4. “All Blues” 11:33
5. “Flamenco Sketches” (Miles Davis and Bill Evans) 9:26
Reissue bonus track
No. Title Length
6. “Flamenco Sketches (Alternate take)” 9:32
Tracks 1, 2 and 3 (side one on the original vinyl release) recorded March 2, 1959; tracks 4 and 5 (side two) recorded April 22, 1959. All tracks recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City.

Miles Davis — trumpet, band leader
Julian “Cannonball” Adderley — alto saxophone, except on “Blue in Green”
Paul Chambers — double bass
Jimmy Cobb — drums
John Coltrane — tenor saxophone
Bill Evans — piano (except “Freddie Freeloader”), liner notes
Wynton Kelly — piano on “Freddie Freeloader”
Michael Cuscuna — reissue production
Don Hunstein — photography
Teo Macero — production
Jay Maisel — cover photo
Fred Plaut — recording engineering
Irving Townsend — production
Mark Wilder — remix engineer
Nat Hentoff — liner notes

Chart positions
Billboard Music Charts (North America)
1977: Jazz Albums — #37
1987: Top Jazz Albums — #10
2001: Top Internet Albums — #14



Possible Vaccine Cure for Juvenile Diabetes

Experts are divided on the significance of the results of an early-stage trial investigating a cure for type 1, or juvenile, diabetes, but the researchers say that a tuberculosis vaccine in use since 1921 could be the key. Treatment with the bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine appeared to reverse the disease and temporarily restoreinsulin production in patients who had been diabetic for as many as 15 years. The effects of the treatment lasted about one week. Researchers believe that the vaccine does this by destroying rogue immune cells that attack insulin-producing cellsMore… Discuss