Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Essential Eucaliptus (El Dorado Park) photography

Essential Eucaliptus (El Dorado Park)

Essential Eucaliptus (El Dorado Park)

California Hummingbird (El Dorado Park)

California Hummingbird

California Hummingbird

Piotr Iljitsch Tchaikowsky – Andante cantabile op.11 (English String Orchestra William Boughton, conductor)

English String Orchestra
William Boughton, conductor


Robert Schumann Carnaval Op.9 Claudio Arrau piano


Robert Schumann Zwickau, 8 giugno 1810 – Endenich, Bonn, 29 luglio 1856 – Carnaval Op.9
Claudio Arrau piano


Claudio Arrau León (February 6, 1903 – June 9, 1991) was a Chilean-American pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning from the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially BeethovenSchubertChopinSchumannLisztBrahms and Debussy. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.

Claudio Arrau


Arrau was born in ChillánChile, the son of Carlos Arrau, an ophthalmologist who died when Claudio was only a year old, and Lucrecia León Bravo de Villalba, a piano teacher. He belonged to an old, prominent family of Southern Chile. His ancestor Lorenzo de Arrau, a Spanish engineer, was sent to Chile by King Carlos III of Spain. Through his great-grandmother, María del Carmen Daroch del Solar, Arrau was a descendant of the Campbells of Glenorchy, a Scottish noble family.[citation needed]


Arrau was a child prodigy, giving his first concert at age five. When he was 6 he auditioned in front of several congressmen and President Pedro Montt, who became so impressed as to start arrangements for his future education. At age 8 he was sent on a 10-year long grant from the Chilean government to study in Germany, travelling in the company of his mother and sister Lucrecia. He was admitted at the Stern Conservatory of Berlinwhere he eventually became a pupil of Martin Krause, who had studied under Franz Liszt. At the age of 11 he could play Liszt’s Transcendental Etudes, considered to be one of the most difficult sets of works ever written for the piano, and also Brahms‘s Paganini Variations. Arrau’s first recordings were made on Aeolian Duo-Art player piano music rolls. Krause died after five years of teaching Arrau, who at fifteen was devastated at the loss of his mentor.  Read more here



Most follows in One Day (from wordpress)

Most Follows in One Day

WordPress sais: “On Wednesday August 29, 2012 you surpassed your previous record of most follows in one day for your blog euzicasa. Nice!”

I would like to take a moment and thank all of you, my friends here at euzicasa for joining, commenting, for you encouragement and support for this website/blog/kioshk/art gallery/Concert Hall/ Press Room/Gym/Photolab –  Ohhhh – Zoo-botany garden/bike trail/reading room/clean air-water-soil room/politics room/ The list goes on and on/.

I would like to thank you, those today new members, especially: 

  • molnar
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  • Barbara Bamber
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  • and to all 125 members,

Thank you very much!


News Release: Licorice Lead recall showcases the need for more food safety programs (from U.S. PIRG)

News Release: Licorice Lead recall showcases the need for more food safety programs  (from U.S. PIRG)

News Release: Licorice Lead recall showcases the need for more food safety programs (from U.S. PIRG) (click to read more)

Question Everything!

What Went Viral (from MSN.com)

Did you know that even  whale mothers can be so proud of their progeny as to introduce it to humans in a boat? Check this out here

Hurricane Isaac_ Louisiana Today on the 7th Anniversary of Katrina) (from MS – NBS News)

Hurrice Isaac_ Luisiana

Hurricane  Isaac_ Louisiana  (click to access report)

Hurricane Isaac: 75 rescued in Plaquemines Parish – 25 still stranded (from WWLTV.com)

Hurricane Isaac:  75 rescued in Plaquemines Parish - 25 still stranded (from WWLTV.com)

Hurricane Isaac: 75 rescued in Plaquemines Parish – 25 still stranded (from WWLTV.com)    (click to access report)

Today’s Birthday: John Locke (1632)

John Locke (1632)

Locke was an English philosopher and founder of British Empiricism. He summed up the Enlightenment in his belief in the middle class and its right to freedom of conscience and right to property, in his faith in science, and in his faith in the goodness of humanity. His influence on philosophy and political theory has been incalculable. His 1690 Two Treatises of Government influenced the American and French revolutions. He once fled to Holland under suspicion of involvement in what plot? More… Discuss

John Locke's 1689 Two Treatises of Government,...

John Locke’s 1689 Two Treatises of Government, in it Locke calles “lives, liberties and estates” the “property” of individuals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This day in the Yesteryear: Chemical Element Meitnerium Is Synthesized (1982)

Chemical Element Meitnerium Is Synthesized (1982)

In 1982, a German research team led by Peter Armbruster and Gottfried Münzenberg at the Institute for Heavy Ion Research created a new element. While bombarding bismuth-209 atoms with iron-58 ions, they detected a single atom of what is now called meitnerium. Its atomic number is 109. The artificially-produced, radioactive element is named for Lise Meitner, the Austrian-Swedish physicist and mathematician who helped discover nuclear fission. What was its original name? More… Discuss

Quotation: George Eliot – a writer-(1819-1880) – on the power of Words

You have such strong words at command, that they make the smallest argument seem formidable.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death

France Opens Murder Inquiry into Yasser Arafat’s Death

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into the death of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, who died in 2004 at the age of 75 in a French military hospital. Although the cause of death was not initially released, reports later surfaced indicating that he had died of a stroke. However, his family has requested an inquiry to investigate claims that he was poisoned with polonium-210, a radioactive isotope. Traces of the isotope were recently found by Swiss scientists on some of Arafat’s belongings, including his trademark keffiyeh. More… Discuss