Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome an ode to…diversity

If there is one person I do despise more than another, it is the man who does not think exactly the same on all topics as I do.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss



George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon (1866)

An enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist, Carnarvon was an English aristocrat who funded several excavations in Egypt. After pursuits in Thebes, he joined forces with English Egyptologist Howard Carter to search for Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings. In 1922, the two opened the young Pharaoh‘s crypt, discovering treasures unsurpassed in the history of archaeology. Carnarvon’s death a year after the discovery became linked to the legendary “Mummy’s Curse.” What really killed him? More…Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: “ICH BIN EIN BERLINER” (1963)

“Ich bin ein Berliner” (1963)

In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy traveled to West Berlin to show support for those living behind the Berlin Wall, hemmed in by Soviet-controlled East Germany. Considered a key moment in the Cold War, Kennedy’s speech boosted morale for West Germans, who feared Communist occupation. Kennedy was apparently coached on the pronunciation of the famous line “Ich bin ein Berliner”—”I am a Berliner”—just before taking the stage. Why has it been reported that he in fact said “I am a jelly doughnut”? More…Discuss



English: Healthy eating pyramid similar to tha...

English: Healthy eating pyramid similar to that of the Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health. Temporary image as original is non-commercial use only. If you have a better image please replace this. Thanks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Teens whose parents have talked to them about losing weight or the importance of being thin are more likely to try unhealthy weight-control measures, like skipping meals or taking laxatives, than those whose parents have raised the issue of healthy eating. While this does not prove that parents provoke these unhealthy behaviors in their children by discussing weight, it does suggest that focusing on healthy eating instead could send a more positive message and could result in better outcomes. More… Discuss

Parallels, poetic thought by George-B

Parallels, poetic thought by George-B

The parallels between us
have  been never vertical –

as you have always been terrified by heights

Nor have they been horizontal –

As I have always been terrified by platitudes
We made them ramped, instead –
and further more: with alternating ups and downs…

Do you think we succeeded? 

now after all that blogging: Ergonomics! Do some “I don’t know exercises: really raise your shoulders few times!

now after all that blogging: Ergonomics!

now after all that blogging: Ergonomics!

now after all that blogging: Ergonomics! Do some “I don’t know exercises: really raise your shoulders few times! 


Mind Over Madness in Times Square, New York City June 21st—Awesome!

Glyphosate Drives Breast Cancer, Study Warns, as Urine Tests Show Europeans have Weed Killer in Their Bodies


Haiku: Yin – Yang, poetic thought by George-B

Haiku: Yin Yang, poetic thought by George-B
Contained in circle-
A Couple of half circles-
Balances Yin -Yan.

Yin - Yang

Yin – Yang

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN – 1770-1827- Quinteto in E-flat major, Op. 16

Quinteto in E-flat major Op. 16

Grave – Allegro ma non troppo
Andante cantabile
Rondo, allegro ma non troppo

Pianoforte: Jos Van Immerseel
oboe: Paul Dombrecht
clarinet: Elmar Schmid
horn: Piet Dombrecht
bassoon: Danny Bond

Quinteto en mi bemol para piano y vientos , Op. 16 años, fue escrita por Ludwig van Beethoven en 1796.

El quinteto está escrita para el piano , oboe , clarinete , trompa y fagot . Está inspirada en Mozart ‘s Quintet, K. cuatrocientas cincuenta y dos (1784), que tiene la misma puntuación y también está en mi bemol.
El rendimiento es de unos 23-26 minutos.
Beethoven posteriormente transcribió el Op. 16 quinteto como un cuarteto para piano y trío de cuerdas ( violín , viola y violonchelo ), utilizando el mismo número de opus, las marcas de tempo, y el tiempo total.

3 Gymnopedies, 6 Gnossiennes -D

Erik Satie
Éric Alfred Leslie Satie (pronounced: [eʁik sati]) (17 May 1866 — Paris, 1 July 1925; signed his name Erik Satie after 1884)

Pascal Rogé
Erik Satie – Piano Dreams – 01 – Gymnopedie N°1

Erik Satie – Piano Dreams – 02 – Gymnopedie N°2
Erik Satie – Piano Dreams – 03 – Gymnopedie N°3
Gnossienne No. 1
Gnossienne No. 2
Gnossienne No. 3
Gnossienne No. 4
Gnossienne No. 5
Gnossienne No. 6

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  • Artist
    Charles Gerhardt

Placido Domingo – Una Furtiva Lagrima

Placido Domingo – “Una Furtiva Lagrima” from (L’ELISIR D’AMORE) by Gaetano Donizetti.

Placido Domingo – Spanish Tenor From Madrid

Una furtiva lagrima
Negli occhi suoi spunto:
Quelle festosee giovani
Invidiar sembro.
Che piu cercando io vo?
M’ama, lo vedo.
Un solo instante
I palpiti Del suo bel cor sentir!
I miei sospir, confondere
Per poco a’ suoi sospir!
Cielo, si puo morir!
Di piu non chiedo.

English Translation

One tear that falls so furtively
From her sweet eyes has just sprung,
As if she envied all the youths
Who laughingly passed her right by.
What could I want more than this?
She loves me!
I see it.
One moment just to hear her heart,
Beating so close next to mine,
To hear my sighs like they were hers,
Her sighings as if they were mine!
Heavens, please take me now:
All that I wanted is mine now!



Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B-flat major

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


Mozart – Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra, K. 373

The Rondo in C for Violin and Orchestra, K. 373, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in April of 1781. The rondo was likely written for Italian violinst Antonio Brunetti, who is known to have also requested both the Adagio in E and Rondo in B-flat. The Rondo in C, however, was written years after the five numbered violin concertos. The work is scored for solo violin, two oboes, two horns and strings. The Rondo is marked Allegretto grazioso, and a performance typically lasts about 6 minutes.

FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/
FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at:http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start…
ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/
and http://imslp.org/wiki/
NOTE: I do not know who the performers of this are, nor the place and date of recording!!! Any suggestions are welcome.

Brahms-Double Concerto for Violin, Violoncello and Orchestra in a minor Op. 102

Isaac Stern: violin, Leonard Rose: cello-Philadelphia Orchestra-Eugene Ormandy: conductor

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  • Artist
    Isaac Stern

Johannes Brahms – Trio in A minor op.114

Johannes Brahms, Trio in A minor op.114, Martin Fröst clarinet, Clemens Hagen cello, Leif Ove Andsnes piano, International Chamber Music Festival, ICMF 2010, http://www.icmf.no

Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos: Sonata for Harpsichord in D

Álbum: Antonio Soler: Harpsichord Sonatas Complete, Vol.1
Interprete del álbum: Pieter-Jan Belder
Compositor: Antonio Francisco Javier José Soler Ramos
Año: 2008
Genero: Barroco Español
Movimiento: Allegro

Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Leonard Bernstein)

Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G (Leonard Bernstein)

Georges Bizet: Symphony in C major – Georges Prêtre – Wiener Philharmoniker Musikverein, Vienna, 11, 11/2007

Léo Delibes – Coppélia (La Source) – Act I – VII. Thème slave varié

Coppélia or La fille aux yeux d’émail, Ballet in Three Acts. Libretto by Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A.Hoffmann‘s story, Der Sandmann. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Andrew Mogrelia, conductor. Paint, Ballet Rehearsal by Degas.

Ludwig van Beethoven – German Dances WoO 8

Beethoven`s German Dances, WoO 8 (Works without Opus number), like Minuets WoO 7, were composed on commission in 1795 and promptly performed, with them, on 22 November 1795 at ViennaEnsamble “Bella Musica de Vienne“Michael Dittrich – ViolinIvan Dimitrov – ViolinGünter Thomasberger – VioloncelloWerner Fleischmann – ContrabassMinuets – http://youtu.be/tEVmBYckL5U


Haiku: Bonsai (poetic thought by George-B)

Haiku: Bonsai (poetic thought by George-B)

Contorted bonsai
Path in life
Lauds it’s surviving might

Bonsai - California -Juniper

Bonsai – California -Juniper