Daily Archives: May 23, 2013

Spring Flowers – Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)

Spring Flowers - Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)

Spring Flowers – Oil Pastel Sketch (color) (My Art Collection)

Fagaras Citadel post card Sketch (my Art Collection)

Fagaras Citadel Oil painting (my Art Collection)

Fagaras Citadel Oil painting (my Art Collection)

Downey Landing – California – Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Downey Landing - California -Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Downey Landing – California – Oil Painting (my art Collection)






San Gabriel River Bike Trail – Mile 0.5 – Oil Painting – Custom Frame (My Art Collection)

San Gabriel River Bike Trail - Mile 0.5 - Oil Painting - Custom Frame (My Art Collection)

San Gabriel River Bike Trail – Mile 0.5 – Oil Painting – Custom Frame                              (My Art Collection)

San Gabriel River Bike Trail – Mile 0.5 – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

San Gabriel River Bike Trail - Mile 0.5 - Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

San Gabriel River Bike Trail – Mile 0.5 – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Ciocarlia (Skylark)- George Enescu

violin- Claudiu Hontila
oboe- Dan Gadea
viola- Sorin Gherbanovschi
cello- Gyula Ortenszki

George Enescu – Piano Quintet (1940): Performed by The Solomon Ensemble

Performed by The Solomon Ensemble.

Panting Info – “Ancient Bridge” by Blinck on deviantart. 

I. Con Moto Molto Moderato – 00:00
II. Andante sostenuto E Cantabile – 9:39
III. Vivace Ma Non Troppo – 21:44

Lauded as a violinist during his lifetime, George Enescu was a true all-round musician, as his pupil and devotee Yehudi Menuhin attested on numerous occasions, whose strongest wish was to enjoy comparable recognition as a composer. Despite early success, notably the two Romanian Rhapsodies of 1901, his work found real appreciation only among a number of fellow musicians and admirers. Prolific in his youth, the demands of performance and administration, not to mention upheavals in his personal life and those in his beloved Romania, slowed his creativity so that he was able to complete little more than a dozen major compositions after World War One. Yet the intrinsic quality of these works, bringing together an innate understanding of the Classical masters with the achievements of the French and German Romanticists, and transcending notions of the radical and conservative in music, has led to a gradual resurgence of interest over the past two decades.

Enescu’s mature work is of a density of thought and subtlety of expression to demand repeated listening. His themes, while rarely drawing attention to themselves, are capable of far-reaching transformation both across and between movements. Tonally elusive, the music is rarely without a sense of key to ground and direct the underlying argument. A notable feature of his major works is the final-movement coda, an intense and often lengthy process, which combines the salient themes of a work and completes the tonal process in an often rhetorical, though never bombastic fashion. Such qualities are very much in evidence in the two works featured on the present disc.

In common with several of Enescu’s later works, the Piano Quintet, dedicated to the memory of Elena Bibescu, the Romanian princess and pianist who had given much support to the composer during his years in Paris at the turn of the century, had a protracted genesis. Numerous drafts anticipate its completion around September 1940, though only the first movement is dated and the work was not performed in the composer’s lifetime. In size and scope, it recalls the First String Quartet (1920) in its expansiveness and overall emotional sweep. The powerfully restrained Con moto molto moderato first movement sustains concentration over a lengthy time-span through an involved developing of its two main themes, replete with subtle contrasts in mood and pacing.

The succeeding Vivace ma non troppo is more animated in every respect, alternating a robust, dance-like main theme with episodes of a more inward nature. Reminiscences of the first movement gradually emerge, however: its passionate yearning finally combining with the second movement’s energy as a grand apotheosis is reached, the work then drawing to a decisive, even defiant conclusion. Exemplifying a potent expressive focus and textural finesse, the Piano Quintet had to wait until 1964 for its premiere, which took place in Bucharest.

Georges Enesco: Légende for trumpet and piano (1906), Maurice André

Georges Enesco: Légende for trumpet and piano (1906).

Maurice André, trumpet.
Jean Hubeau, piano.

George Enescu – Poema Româna, Op.21.

Op.1 – Moderato – Adagio – Allegro vivo – Adagio – Moderato – Presto

Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 by George Enescu

Memento: One of my early, but never forgotten posts- Romanian Rhapsody No.2 by George Enescu, featuring beautiful Romanian natural landscape…


He was born in the village of Liveni, Romania (Dorohoi County at the time, today Botoşani County), and showed musical talent from early in his childhood. A child prodigy, Enescu created his first musical composition at the age of five. Shortly thereafter, his father presented him to the professor and composer Eduard Caudella. At the age of seven, entered the Vienna Conservatory, where he studied with Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr., Robert Fuchs, and Sigismond Bachrich, and graduated before his 13th birthday, earning the silver medal. In his Viennese concerts young Enescu played works by Brahms, Sarasate and Mendelssohn. In 1895 he went to Paris to continue his studies. He studied violin with Martin Pierre Marsick, harmony with André Gédalge, and composition with Jules Massenet and Gabriel Fauré.

Many of Enescu’s works were influenced by Romanian folk music, his most popular compositions being the two Romanian Rhapsodies (1901–2), the…

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The Handbook of Human Ownership – A Manual for New Tax Farmers

Quotation: Rabindranath Tagore on Idols and God

“Your idol is shattered in the dust to prove that God’s dust is greater than your idol.”

Greece / Photos of Growing Desperation

The plague is dressed sometimes like a austerity agent!

Job Market Monitor

“Five euros only, just 5 euros,” whispered Maria, a young prostitute with sunken cheeks and bedraggled hair, as she pitched herself forward from the shadows of a graffiti-riddled alley in central Athens on a recent weeknight.

As a chill wind swept paper and trash across a grimy sidewalk, Angelos Tzortzinis, a Greek photographer, caught sight of Maria lowering her price to the equivalent of about $6.50. Maria, who would only give a pseudonym, had hoped to get some money for food — and for a cheap but dangerous new street drug that has emerged during Greece’s crisis, guaranteed to obliterate her sorrows, if only for a moment.

With the country heading into the fifth year of economic depression, and unemployment near 60 percent for young people, greater numbers of women and men are offering their bodies for next to nothing to get any scrap of money. According to the National…

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Should We Only Pay Attention To Websites That Are Of A High Alexa Rank?

Homicidal Genocide

THE MIND OF RD REVILO, The Blog (& Podcasts) 4 BLACK Men

  • Murder, unless massed, unacceptable
  • Killing, unless in victorious uniform, terrible
  • Without national interests at stake
  • Murder is a crime against the state
  • Patriotically, homicides are heroically bearable…R.D.Revilo

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Spanish government honours Hitler’s soldiers

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video is a German nazi propaganda film from 1940-1941, when Adolf Hitler met Francisco Franco, dictator of Spain, and Pétain, dictator of occupied France.

By Alejandro López:

Popular Party government honours Spanish fascists in Hitler’s army

23 May 2013

Last Saturday, the government delegate in Catalonia of Spain’s Popular Party (PP) government, María de los Llanos de Luna, handed a diploma of honour to a representative of the Brotherhood of Combatants of the Blue Division (Hermandad de Combatientes de la División Azul).

The Blue Division was a unit of Spanish volunteers that served in the German Army on the Eastern Front during the Second World War. The Brotherhood is composed of veterans of the unit, family members and revisionist historians involved in a project to rehabilitate the fascist regime of General Francisco Franco.

The Brotherhood was one of 30 civilian and military associations invited to an…

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Court Rules Google’s Relationship With The NSA Can Remain Secret ~ Forbes

Gotta Love GOOGLE? Why?

Iraq: A Decade of Hell

Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, presents a collection of information detailing the foundational lies, fraudulent claims, unaccountability, failure, environmental, economic and human costs of the decade long Iraq War.

Sources: http://www.fdrurl.com/hell

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Mainstream Media Coverage of the Bilderberg Group Adopts a Tone of Desperation

Why be concerned: Have anything to hide? If yes, than what is it?

German chancellor under fire over Communist links as image of her in uniform is released ~ Daily Mail

A photo can speak a thousand words….They also can be all wrong!

Quotation: HENRY DAVID THOREAU on the way we fail to treat each other appropriately (tenderly).

1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David T...

1967 U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry David Thoreau. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.”

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MARGARET FULLER (1810) a critic, teacher and woman of letters

Margaret Fuller (1810):  

“Very early, I knew that the  only object in life was to grow.”  Margaret FUller

One of the most influential American literary personalities of her day, Fuller was a critic, teacher, and woman of letters. She was an ardent feminist, and herWoman in the Nineteenth Century is now considered a classic piece of feminist literature. While working in Italy as a foreign correspondent, Fuller met and married a marquis. Exiled for their support of the failed 1848-49 revolution, they sailed for the US with their infant son. What disaster befell them at the end of their voyage? More… Discuss


Pro Wrestler Owen Hart Falls to His Death in the Ring (1999)

Regardless of whether one considers professional wrestling a sport or merely choreographed entertainment, one cannot deny that wrestlers often risk serious injury in the ring. High-flying stunts and feats of flamboyant showmanship are now par for the course. Tragically, the dangerous nature of wrestling was graphically illustrated in 1999, when Hart, one of professional wrestling’s most respected stars, was killed during a live event. The tragedy unfolded when what stunt went horribly wrong? More… Discuss

Owen James Hart (* May 7 1965 in Calgary , † May 23 1999 in Kansas City ) was a Canadian wrestler . He was the brother of the successful wrestler Bret Hart , son of Stu Hart and brother of Davey Boy Smith and Jim Neidhart . In 1999 he came during a WWF event large enough for a non-secured and failed Stunt killed.


Andrianampoinimerina, le grand roi de l’Imerina.Un roi que l’histoire n’oubliera pas pour sa grandeur d’esprit, son intelligence, sa grande sagesse et sa vision d’unir tous les peuples de Madagascar.
Andrianampoinimerina was a great,wise,and smart king.He atempted to unify Madagascar during his reign.Until now the law he created are used.


In the 16th century, the Merina people—a Malagasy ethnic group—founded the kingdom of Imerina on the central plateau of Madagascar, but it disintegrated in the early 18th century. In 1787, Andrianampoinimerina became king of one of the four continually warring Merina provinces and embarked on a campaign to reunify the kingdom. Having accomplished this, he moved on to conquer neighboring lands and peoples in an effort to become sole king of Madagascar. How did he express this political ambition? More… Discuss
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