Daily Archives: June 17, 2013

Santa Ana River Mouth – Huntington Beach (Oil Painting) (My Art Collection)

Santa Ana River Mouth - Huntington Beach (Oil Painting) (My Art Collection)

‘Santa Ana River Mouth – Huntington Beach’ (Oil Painting) (My Art Collection)

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D flat major

Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D flat major S.244/6. Author: Franz Liszt (1811-1886).
Pianist: Artur Pizarro

Soprano Nina Bols Lundgren-Paisiello Aria “Nel cor più non mi sento” The New Dutch Academy and Simon Murphy

The Hague’s Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy, with conductor Simon Murphy and soprano Nina Bols Lundgren, perform the 2010-2011 season’s opening programme “A Night at the Opera” at the Philipszaal, Spuiplein, The Hague, featuring:

Rossini Overture to “La Scala di Seta“, Mozart Concert Aria “Ruhe Sanft” 
(from “Zaide“), Paisiello Overture and Aria “Nel cor più non mi sento” 
from “La Molinara” („Die schöne Müllerin”), Rossini Overture and Sofia’s Aria (“Ah donate il caro sposo”) from “Il Signor Bruschino“, Cimarosa Overture to 
“Il Matrimonio Segretto” („Die heimliche Ehe” / “The Secret Marriage“) and Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Symphony no. 4 in A, Op. 90, “Italian”.

Streaming broadcast of this concert performance is available through the NDA’s webradiohttp://www.newdutchacademy.nl/index.p…


Beethoven: Six Variations on ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’, WoO 70 – Wilhelm Kempff, 1964

Wilhelm Kempff: “Für Elise” (Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor) – 1965, Deutsche Grammophon : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9DSjo…
Wilhelm Kempff plays 6 Variations on ‘Nel cor piu non mi sento’ (a duet from the opera “La Molinara” by Giovanni Paisiello, which premiered in 1789), WoO 70, by Beethoven, recorded by Kempff in 1962.

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More Kempff performances:

Mozart Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrX4zj…

Piano Sonata in A minor, K 310 – Movement 1 (Mozart) – 1962 DG Recording: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuTwlO…

Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491 – Movement 1/1 (Mozart) – 1960, DG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoJAG5…

Konzert Für Klavier Und Orchester B-dur KV 595 (1/2) (Mozart) – 1963, DG: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFqm_…

Ludwig van Beethoven – 5 Variations on “Rule Britannia” in D major WoO 79

Ludwig van Beethoven – 5 Variations on “Rule Britannia” in D major WoO 79
Alfred Brendel, Piano

O istorie mai putin cunoscută…1809: Rusia proclamă anexarea Principatelor Române ! – extrase din rapoartele organelor oficiale franceze din vremea respectivă

Pestele cel mare, intotdeauna a vrut sa-l inghita pe cel mic: si cu tot trecutul….ce mai viitor!

Quotation: Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle on violence

Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss


Edward I of England, AKA Edward Longshanks (1239)

Edward became king upon the death of his father, Henry III, in 1272 but was not crowned until he returned from a crusade two years later. His 35-year reign was characterized by constant warfare, including long and costly campaigns to conquer Wales and Scotland. It was a struggle to fund these endeavors, and he did so, in part, by exploiting the Jews under his rule. Finally, in 1290, he expelled them from England and seized their property. For how long did his Edict of Expulsion remain in effect? More… Discuss



Last Dusky Seaside Sparrow Dies in Captivity (1987)

Thousands of dusky seaside sparrows once inhabited the natural salt marshes around Merritt Island and the area along the St. Johns River in southern Florida. The non-migratory birds lived exclusively in this small area, and this proved to be their undoing. From the 1940s onward, pesticides, pollution, and habitat loss caused the subspecies’ population to decline precipitously. By 1979, just six males remained. Why were the remaining birds eventually relocated to Walt Disney World theme parkMore… Discuss



US Lawmakers Push for Stolen Cell Phone “Kill Switch”

Cell phone theft is a costly and dangerous problem, and it is on the rise. It has become so prevalent, in fact, that it has even been given a catchy nickname: Apple-picking. Some US lawmakers believe that a “kill switch” that would render a mobile device inoperable if it were stolen would deter robbers and are therefore ramping up pressure on mobile phone makers to incorporate such a feature in their devices. The cell phone industry has faced criticism in the past for its apparent unwillingness to institute changes that would help combat theft.More… Discuss