Daily Archives: April 5, 2013

Rubinstein Mozart Piano Concertos 17, 20, 21, 23 & 24 (access and listen online to KMOZART-see widget on sidebar)


Concerto No. 17 in G major, KV. 453 II — 0:12:23 , III — 0:24:06 

Concerto No. 20 in D minor, KV. 466 (): I — 0:32:06 , II – 0:45:57 , III —0:55:03 ,

Concerto No. 21 in C major, KV. 467 : I — 1:02:57 , II — 1:17:40 , III – 1:24:17 ,

Concerto No. 23 in A major KV. 488: I – 1:31:06 , II – 1:42:34 , III — 1:49:56 ,

Concerto No. 24, KV. 491: I — 1:58:00 , II — 2:12:45 , III —2:21:09

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote 27 concertos for piano and orchestra. These works, many of which Mozart composed for himself to play in the Vienna concert series of 1784–86, held a special place for him; indeed, Mozart’s father apparently interrupted him composing a “harpsichord concerto” at age 4. For a long time relatively neglected, they have come to be seen as containing some of his greatest achievements. Tovey championed them in his Essay on the Classical Concerto in 1903, and later came the famous books by Cuthbert Girdlestone and Arthur Hutchings in 1940 (originally published in French) and 1948, respectively. Hans Tischler published a structural and thematic analysis of the concertos in 1966, followed by the works by Charles Rosen, and Leeson and Robert Levin.[1] In recent years, two of the concertos have also been covered in the Cambridge Music Handbook series. The first complete edition was not until that of Richault from around 1850; and since then the scores and autographs have become widely available through the publications of, among others, NortonEulenberg and Dover.

Mozart Piano Concertos
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Number of concertos: 27
Instrumentation: Piano and orchestra
Dates of composition: 1767–1791 >>>>    more     HERE

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN – PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 IN F MINOR OP. 21 – ARTHUR RUBINSTEIN


I. Maestoso – 
Arthur Rubinstein, piano – 
London Symphony Orchestra – 
André Previn, conductor –
1975 
ARTE – Broadcast

Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor – II Larghetto
1829. The slow movements find Frédéric Chopin at his most generously rhapsodic, the pianist diving off on sublime flights of fantasy while the orquestra offer a glowing curtain of sound.

Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor – III Allegro Vivace
1829.

 

Ashkenazy plays Chopin Nocturne in C sharp Minor (No.20)


The Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor, Op. posth., Lento con gran espressione, P 1, No. 16, KKIVa/16, is a solo-piano piece composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830.

Chopin dedicated this work to his older sister, Ludwika Chopin, with the statement: “To my sister Ludwika as an exercise before beginning the study of my second Concerto“.[1][2] First published 26 years after the composer’s death, the piece is usually referred to as Lento con gran espressione, from its tempo marking. It is sometimes also called Reminiscence.[3][4] The piece was famously played by Holocaust survivor Natalia Karp for the Nazi concentration camp commandant Amon Goeth, with Goeth being so impressed with the rendition, that he spared Karp’s life.[5]

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U.S. Law Enforcement Under Attack!


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Execution  style killings of  law enforcement  officers in  3 states  ( Texas, Colorado and  West  Virginia) in   one month
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Sheriff Murdered in W.Va. Town Had Cracked Down on Drugs

April 4, 2013

JOHN RABY and VICKI SMITH, Associated Press

sheriffThis undated photo shows Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum, who was gunned down Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in the spot where he usually parked and ate lunch in Williamson, W.Va. (AP Photo/Williamson Daily News)

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) – Just months before being gunned down, Sheriff Eugene Crum made good on a campaign promise to do what many in law enforcement have attempted for years in southern West Virginia — crack down on drugs, especially the illegal sale of prescription pills.

In three months and two days on the job, he’d already helped indict dozens of suspected drug dealers through Mingo County’s new Operation Zero Tolerance. Authorities haven’t said whether…

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Bankers Behaving Badly – Again


Passing Through . . . .

April 5, 2013

 

Why Do Banks Go Rogue: Bad Culture or Lax Regulation?

 

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If you are looking for a bit of light reading over the weekend, I can recommend a new two-hundred-and-fifty-page report about Barclays Bank, a venerable British lending institution that, during the past decade or so, has transformed itself into a hard-charging global colossus that competes with the likes of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank. (As a matter of local interest, Barclays has its name on the new sports stadium a few blocks from where I live in Brooklyn.)

After narrowly surviving the financial crisis, during which it bought some remnants of Lehman Brothers, Barclays got embroiled in a series of scandals, including efforts to rig a key interest rate, the LIBOR. These scandals, combined with the firm’s generous pay structure, enraged the British public, prompted questions in Parliament…

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#WELFARE #REFORM ~ 10 PORKY PIES?


When all our money goes to militarization…ok course there is not enough money for peace!

23% of Washington, DC is on food stamps


#WELFARE #REFORMS ~ CONTROVERSIAL CHANGE TO APPEALS PROCESS FOR THE SICK AND DISABLED ~ THIS IS UTTERLY DISGRACEFUL IMHO!


The system is already denying the basic care, and if your not an inch from dead will refuse disability benefits, Furthermore the out-patient programs for chemotherapy, which are highly impairing one from leading a normal life, if ever again, makes you think that it is okay to just do as a healthy person, but in smaller amounts: as if, any business would care about that! It is a travesty!

Armed Federal Agents To Impose Obamacare on States


Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson on on truth and justice (two notions now forgotten by many)


Truth is the summit of being; justice is the application of it to affairs.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: BISON DELE (1969) A BASKETBALL PLAYER


Bison Dele (1969)

Dele was a professional basketball player who disappeared at sea in 2002 and is believed to have been killed by his brother. Three years earlier, at age 30 and arguably at the peak of his career, Dele opted out of a $36 million contract and retired from the National Basketball Association. In 2002, he set sail on the South Pacific Ocean with his girlfriend, the boat’s captain, and his brother—the only one ever seen or heard from again. How did his brother draw further suspicion after his return? More… Discuss

THis Day in the Yesteryear: PETRARCH FALLS IN LOVE (1327)


Petrarch Falls in Love (1327)

Petrarch claimed to have first laid eyes on his beloved Laura, who was to inspire his great vernacular love lyrics, at the church of Sainte-Claire d’Avignon on Good Friday 1327. Over the next 20 years, the Italian humanist poet wrote hundreds of sonnets and odes about the lovely Laura, with whom he may never have conversed even once. Petrarch revealed little about the object of his chaste love, and her true identity has been the source of much debate. Who or what are some potential candidates? More… Discuss

  • Petrarch (firstsweetpang.wordpress.com)
  • Sonnets (surftheboards.wordpress.com)

ALARMING NEW BIRD FLU STRAIN EMERGING IN CHINA


Alarming New Bird Flu Strain Emerging in China

Flu experts and epidemiologists are scrambling to figure out just how concerned we need to be about a new strain of bird flu that has begun making its way into the human population. More than a dozen people in China have been sickened by the H7N9 virus and six have already died as a result. Thankfully, there is no evidence to suggest that the strain is able to spread from person to person. Scientists and world leaders are closely monitoring the situation and have begun developing a vaccine in case it is neededMore… Discuss

MRES


MREs

An MRE—or Meal, Ready-to-Eat—is a complete, self-contained field ration provided to members of the US military. MREs are carefully developed to provide enough calories for soldiers in the field and may include condiments, utensils, and matches. They are lightweight and capable of withstanding a parachute drop. Today, MREs come in 24 varieties, some of which are reportedly more palatable than others—inspiring such nicknames as “Meals, Rarely Edible.” What is the shelf life of an MRE? More… Discuss

 

My take on things: To the question who was first: the HEN or the EGG….Our answer is: MONSANTO!


My take on things: To the question who was first: the HEN or the EGG….Our answer is:  MONSANTO!

At Democracy Now: OBAMA BUDGET TO ENDORSE CUTS TO SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE


Obama Budget to Endorse Cuts to Social Security, Medicare

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President Obama is preparing to formally propose cuts to Social Security and Medicare in his latest budget. The New York Times reports Obama will unveil a plan next week that mirrors the offer he made to House Speaker John Boehner late last year. The Obama budget endorses a new formula that will reduce cost-of-living benefits under Social Security, known as a chained CPI, as well as other benefit cuts sought by Republicans. In return, Obama would seek Republican backing for new taxes on the wealthy and money for investing in infrastructure.>>>>>>>>>>Find Story HERE

 

France 24 International: UN urges strict hygiene to avoid spread of H7N9 virus


UN urges strict hygiene to avoid spread of H7N9 virus
The United Nations on Friday presented a list of recommendations, including a strict hygiene culture and keeping different breeds of animals apart, to try to curb the spreading of the H7N9 flu virus which has killed six people in China.

The United Nations on Friday presented a list of recommendations, including a strict hygiene culture and keeping different breeds of animals apart, to try to curb the spreading of the H7N9 flu virus which has killed six people in China.

AFP – The United Nations on Friday presented a list of recommendations, including a strict hygiene culture and keeping different breeds of animals apart, to try to curb the spreading of the H7N9 flu virus which has killed six people in China.

“With the virus harder to detect, good biosecurity measures become even more essential to reducing the risk of virus transmission to humans and animals,” said Juan Lubroth, the chief veterinary officer of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Among the precautions, the FAO recommended farmers and other livestock handlers to regularly wash their hands and keep animals separate from living areas, warning that “close contact with infected animals can put people at risk”.>>>>>>>>>>>Continue reading  HERE

Trigger-Happy Oakland Cop Shoots Innocent Unarmed Teen


Obama: Newtown children killed with ‘fully automatic weapon’ (Duh moment?)


South and North Korea in ‘State of War’


Nigel Farage: Eurozone completely incompatible with nation-state democracy


Published on Mar 13, 2013

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• European Parliament, Strasbourg, 13 March 2013

• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament –http://nigelfaragemep.co.uk

• Debate: Preparations for the European Council meeting (14-15 March 2013)
Council and Commission statements
[2012/2803(RSP)]
With a resolution on the European Council conclusions of 7-8 February concerning the Multiannual Financial Framework

Transcript:

Well, the air is thick with denial in this chamber this morning.

There has been a major political event since we last met and no one has mentioned it. Italy had an election. And 55% of the electorate voted for Eurosceptic political parties, indeed Mr Grillo’s movement managed to get 26%. It is quite tough in European politics these days to tell who the comedians are.

And what is absolutely clear is that Eurozone membership is completely incompatible with nation-state democracy. You can do what you like to take away the powers of national parliaments but people will go on voting, and there is a trend developing right across Europe; the Eurosceptic parties are going to get stronger and stronger. 

And there is complete denial about the Eurozone crisis. You’d think listening to everyone this morning that it’s over. You know, Mr Barroso comes out with a technocratic speech that everything is fine and dandy. Mind you, far better than the unutterable drivel we had from [Economics and euro commissioner] Olli Rehn yesterday which sent many members to sleep.

You are not facing up to the consequences for what you’ve done. Mr Verhofstadt talks about a lost generation in Spain, Mr Daul talks about youngsters struggling to be fed by their families in Greece.

And all of that is true, but it’s being caused by the Euro. And that is what you are failing to recognise. 

The Eurozone has been a complete economic disaster. [Verhofstadt starts shouting]

And the other thing you are not going to face up to… [Chairman asks Verfohstadt to control himself]

The real problem that you won’t face up to though is the state of the French economy and the fact that France is now diverging by the month with Germany.

So right at the very heart of the European project and the Eurozone project there is a disaster coming down the tracks. I am afraid in the end, the whole thing is going to break up.

But I would also point out, you’re in denial over Romania and Bulgaria. Those two countries are racked with corruption and organised crime. They should never have been allowed to join the European Union.

I want to make it absolutely clear, we in UKIP do not believe it’s right and fair to have total open borders from next year for unlimited numbers of people from those countries to come to Britain, to work, but also, if they want, to claim benefits.

And as the results in the recent Eastleigh by-election showed the British electorate are increasingly saying ‘enough is enough’.

It’s not just us, the major of Duisburg in Germany has now publicly said that the massive influx from Romania and Bulgaria is causing huge social problems. 

Ladies and Gentlemen, we’ve got to face up to it. We should not be in political union with Romania and Bulgaria.

Thank you.

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Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts


Above God’s Law too!

Science on the Land

A clause known as the Monsanto Protection Act slipped into US law only a few days ago. It matters to the whole world but it’s been little noticed. Not yet. It will be noticed, as John Vidal at the Guardian wrote yesterday. Mr Vidal points out that the Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts.

I’m grateful to GM Watch for drawing attention to this.

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Increase potassium and cut salt to reduce stroke risk


Keep clear of canned foods, and adopt a low Sodium diet, by using balance salt!

Romanian Shale Gas: Protests Are Being Manipulated. We Should Think About Ourselves, Official Says


1947? once again? Stay sovereign and independent!

Communication for Development of Ideas

I have been writing several posts on shale gas prospective explorations that Chevron is about to start in Romania in areas such as Barlad or Constanta. I have also highlighted some anti-Chevron street protests that unfolded in cities such as Oradea, Barlad, Cluj, Constanta (a heavy list) this year. Basically each month has its dedicated protest.

Why I am doing this? I am no environment activist myself nor have I been out marching in the pouring rain as some have done it. However it dawns on me the prospect of experiencing seismic activity in places where this should not be happening.

It was also shocking to remember that anti-shale gas agenda represented the main part of a parliamentary motion of no confidence that the then Deputy Victor Ponta now Prime Minister of Romania defended in Parliament in April 2012 to overthrow a former Government (i.e. Mihai Razvan Ungureanu Government) accusing…

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Faux Figures from WordPress — Oh no!!


NOt for me either!

Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

WordPress

WordPress is a great organization. Really, lots of support, recognition to many people. Not to me, but lots of other people. And most of it is for free. From templates to tech support, I get more service from WordPress than I would get from most blogging services at any price. But I think this time, WordPress has made a serious mistake and they need to rethink this thing.

Followers. Imagine my astonishment to discover that from my previous day’s statistic that counts my number of followers — 280 — I am now showing the world that I have 1,605 followers. I know I had a good day Wednesday, but I don’t think I gained more than 1,300 followers between Wednesday and Thursday. If I have that many followers, where are the hits?

Even if a mere 10% of them dropped by, that would give me a base 160…

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Hear, Hear: We all know Beethoven’s piano sonata “Fur Elise”…but What about “A Therese”? (Discover this genial composition here!)


Buy “Sonata, Opus 78 No. 24 in F Sharp Major: I. Adagio Cantabile-Allegro Ma Non Troppo” on

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The Piano Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78, nicknamed “À Thérèse” (because it was written for Countess Thérèse von Brunswick) was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1809. It consists of two movements:

  1. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Allegro vivace

A typical performance takes 10 minutes. The common practice of leaving out long repeated sections, such as the development and recapitulation in the first movement, would make two or three minutes’ difference to the total duration.

Maynard Solomon notes that this and the “Appassionata” sonata, op.57, were Beethoven’s favorite of his piano sonatas prior to the “Hammerklavier.” [1]

 

USDA Caves in to Food Industry Pressures, Approves Three New Toxic Meat Preservatives


AND this was supposed to be in public interest? or HealthCareIndustryInterest?

Trigger-Happy Oakland Cop Shoots Innocent Unarmed Teen


They should be the first to be disarmed!

Police Militarization, Abuses of Power and the Road to Impeachment | Accuracy in Media


Obama: Newtown children killed with ‘fully automatic weapon’ (Duh moment?)


Yes we do!

PREAMBLE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES ~Compiled by rldubour


If God =$ than it is in $s they trust! Money not my GOD!

OUR POETRY CORNER

 

 

 

PREAMBLE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES

Subject: PREAMBLE OF THE 50 UNITED STATES…..
The Preambles of all 50 States Of The United States:
Alabama 1901, Preamble. We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution.

Alaska 1956, Preamble. We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble. We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble. We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom.

Colorado 1876, Preamble. We, the people of…

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LinkTV.org — ‘Connectiong you to the World’ a true kind of news (New widget just created fo ryour conveniency on the sidebar! Check it out!


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My Take on Things: “Corruption and Incompetence are one and the same: It is why they walk side by side!” George-B


“Corruption and Incompetence are one and the same: It is why they walk side by side!” George-B

Late Show with David Latterman: “BUSH: The 10 most stupid moments of his life”


Late Show with David Letterman:  “BUSH: The 10 most stupid moments of his life”

“Reality perceived is reality achieved” George-B


“Reality perceived is reality achieved” George-B

Screenshot from “Shadows of Liberty”: (View this Documentary and share the link)


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View “SHADOWS ON FREEDOM” NOW STREAMING: Journalism is Supposed to Hold THose in Power Accountable – Amy Goodman


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“Journalism is supposed to hold those in power Accountable” – Amy Goodman

Control_Over_Media_Is-Social_Control—Shadows of Liberty.org: “THE CONTROL OVER THIS MEDIUM IS A FORM OF SOCIAL CONTROL” (CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELLOW TO ACCESS AND SHARE ALIKE)


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Tonight at the OnlineMovieLine_ A MUST SEE: Follow the link bellow to watch “SHADOWS OF LIBERTY”: 8PM-EP & 8PM-PT


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EXTRA, EXTRA! Democracy Now: “Shadows of Liberty”: New Film Explores How Corporate Control of Media Eroded the Freedom of the Press


Published on Apr 5, 2013

The new documentary “Shadows of Liberty” had its U.S. premiere last night at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver. Using individual cases of journalists whose attempts to tell their stories have been muzzled by corporations and the government, the film shows how a corporate-controlled media can silence the truth about issues ranging from war to labor practices. In one instance, CBS refused to re-air an investigation by the prize-winning journalist Roberta Baskin on Nike’s use of sweatshop labor in Vietnam.

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