Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

26 killed in clashes as Egypt Islamists protest – FRANCE 24


26 killed in clashes as Egypt Islamists protest – FRANCE 24.

Venezuela Offers Asylum to Snowden – NYTimes.com


Venezuela Offers Asylum to Snowden – NYTimes.com.

Quo Vadis – Ave Caesar March – Miklos Rozsa – Erich Kunzel & Cincinnati Pops


 


The glory that was Rome! Music by Miklos Rozsa from “Quo Vadis” (1951).

 

Decebalus, the Dacian king, rock carving on Tr...

Decebalus, the Dacian king, rock carving on Trajan’s Column (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just a thought: “Instead of IDOLATRY the pagan statues of inhuman generals and emperors of the Roman Empire, we should pray in adoration to the flesh and blood of those who perished in the the battles protecting their fathers and mother freedom of their lands from the Roman Invasions!  One such People were the Dacians who under Decebal, their King, fought to the deaths! They are our Romanian People ancestors, and they have been in our

English: Decebalus, King of The Dacians, weari...

English: Decebalus, King of The Dacians, wearing a draco — bronze statue, Deva, Romania Română: Decebal regele dacilor — statuie din bronz, Deva, România (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

prayers, always, because to them , and their successors, we own our heritage, and our language, and many of our folkloric traditions!”

 

El Cid-Main Theme Miklos Rozsa-El Cid


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827) Rondo G-Dur op. 51 Nr. 2 Wolfgang Weller Tempo Giusto This recording is part of the ongoing Beethoven-Project: LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / COMPLETE PIANO WORKS / WOLFGANG WELLER



Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Rondo G-Dur op. 51 Nr. 2
Wolfgang Weller

Tempo Giusto

This recording is part of the ongoing Beethoven-Project:
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN / COMPLETE PIANO WORKS / WOLFGANG WELLER

Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture (1829) London Philharmonic, Alfred Scholz


Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell Overture (1829)

London Philharmonic, Alfred Scholz

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    Alfred Scholz

Mozart: Overture – ‘Idomeneo’



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (German: [ˈvɔlfɡaŋ amaˈdeus ˈmoːtsaʁt], English see fn.), name Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart (27 January 1756 — 5 December 1791), was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical era. Mozart showed prodigious ability from his earliest childhood. Already competent on keyboard and violin, he composed from the age of five and performed before European royalty. At 17, he was engaged as a court musician in Salzburg, but grew restless and travelled in search of a better position, always composing abundantly. While visiting Vienna in 1781, he was dismissed from his Salzburg position. Continue reading

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Overture, Op. 61



At separate times, Felix Mendelssohn composed music for William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 1826, near the start of his career, Mendelssohn wrote a concert overture (Op. 21). In 1842, only a few years before his death, he wrote incidental music (Op. 61) for a production of the play, into which he incorporated the existing Overture. The incidental music includes the world-famous Wedding March

Conductor: Jane Glover
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Picture: “The Reconciliation of Titania and Oberon” –
                  – Joseph Noel Paton

 

Liszt Ferenc – Hungarian Rhapsody #15



Hungarian Rhapsody #15 (A Minor)
“Rákóczy March”
Artur PIZARRO, piano

ROMANTIC SPANISH GUITAR MUSIC. Armik, Cartas de Amor


Western Music – Acoustic guitar – Desert song – by juantofer



western music Acoustic guitar , desert sounds ,original composition

‘Church, Acoma Pueblo’, New Mexico, Sketch after Photograph by Adam Ansel, 1942) With a special thought for this Friday, July 5, 2013


Church, Acoma Pueblo," side wall and tower with cross.

Church, Acoma Pueblo,” side wall and tower with cross. (Adams Ansel, 1942-1943: ‘The Murals Project’)

Church, Acoma Pueblo: Side wall and tower with cross, New Mexico, Pencil Sketch with terracotta background, after "Murals Project" by Adams Ansel, 1942-1943)

Church, Acoma Pueblo: Side wall and tower with cross, New Mexico, Pencil Sketch with terracotta background, after “Murals Project” by Adams Ansel, 1942-1943)

Just a thought:  “Faith and Spirituality have nothing to do with the luxury of the basilica;  aside from artistic value, God is in all things, large and small, so when build with Love of GOd, and His blessing , a humble abode Church in Acoma, Pueblo,  can bring miracles to life, more magnificent than those brought about by the Basilica Sf. Sophia is Constantinople!”

Hungarian March (Berlioz) – Karajan



Berliner Philharmoniker
1978

Johann Strauss : Russischer Marsch op. 426 (Russian March) – Riccardo Muti – Wiener Philharmoniker



The Russischer Marsch, one of Johann Strauss’s ‘characteristic marches’, belongs to that group of new compositions with which the Viennese maestro charmed audiences attending his series of charity concerts in St. Petersburg in 1886. This trip to Russia, made at the invitation of the ‘Russian Society of the Red Cross’ and a children’s charity, was to be Johann’s final visit there, and came after a lapse of seventeen years since his last concert engagement at nearby Pavlovsk (1869). There had been many changes during the intervening years, and after the assassination of Tsar Alexander II by Nihilists in 1881, the autocratic power had passed into the hands of his son, Alexander III (1845-94). The court society which surrounded the new Tsar may have known little of life in Russia thirty years earlier, but was well aware of Strauss’s reputation as the darling of the public, and as a favourite of the Imperial family, through his triumphant ‘Russian summers’ at Pavlovsk during the years 1856-65. The appearance of the Viennese maestro in St. Petersburg in 1886 once again occasioned an outbreak of ‘Strauss fever’, with shops offering pictures, busts and statuettes of the conductor/composer, while one enterprising manufacturer even produced “Strauss Cigarettes” with Johann’s likeness on the packet.

Roman Carnival Overture – Hector Berlioz


Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio



Act 2
finale

Leonore: Christine Brewer
Marzeline: Jenny Grahn
Florestan: Stig Andersen
Jacquino: Timothy Robinson
Don Pizarro: Roderick Earle
Don Fernando: Robert Lloyd
Rocco: Jeremy White

conductor: Bernard Haitink

Royal Opera House
Covent Garden 01-12-1999

Frédéric Chopin – Les Sylphides (musique de ballet)



Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849), Polska / France 

– Les Sylphides (musique de ballet)

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene Ormandy

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Nicola Matteis Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda



Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 – 1700)

Nicola Matteis Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona

Amandine Beyer, baroque violin
Gli Incogniti (on Period-Instruments)

Zig-Zag Territoires

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Biography by Joseph Stevenson from : http://www.arkivmusic.com

Nicola Matteis was the leading violin virtuoso in the London scene in the last part of the seventeenth century and a minor composer of considerable popularity in his time. Practically nothing is known of his early life. He arrived in England in the early 1670s and he appears to have been too shy or reserved in his initial appearances, for the merchant who sponsored him had to get him “to be free, easy and familiar, and to let Gentlemen, not the best hands, to have his company in consorts.” In other words, to let amateurs with not too much ability sit in, provided they had useful amounts of clout.

He was credited with changing the English taste for violin playing from the French style to a newer Italian approach to the instrument. His reputation grew through the 1670s and 1680s and resulted in popularity of his growing list of published works. However, it is difficult to track his career as he was apparently not interested in applying for jobs in royal service. If he had applied or received such a position, the fact would have been recorded in Lord Chamberlain’s Office. His only mention there is as a potential founder of the proposed Royal Academy (with Draghi, Finger, Purcell, and others), a project that never came to be. His compositions are lively, well-crafted, and expressive and are all in the form of instrumental music and a few songs. Matteis tended to give precise instructions with his published music, knowing that many of his customers were amateurs. He provided bowing instructions, explanations of ornaments, tempos, and other directions in prefaces to his publications. These are valuable resources for scholars reconstructing performance practices of the time.

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    Beyer, Amandine

 

 

Song to the Moon – Antonín Dvořák



Soprano Renee Fleming sings this aria. Dvorak’s composition relies upon expansive arpeggiated chords to capture the fairy tale ambiance of Rusalka. The amicable old Spirit of the Lake, Jezibab, is enjoying the singing of the Wood Nymphs, when his daughter, Rusalka, sadly approaches him. She admits that she has fallen in love with a handsome prince. Yearning to know the bliss of union with him, she wishes to become human. Deeply saddened, the Spirit of the Lake consents to her request, and leaves. All alone, Rusalka sings this magnificent aria and shares the secrets of her longing to the moon.

Featuring the paintings and artwork of William Bouguereau, Paul Cezanne, Claude Monet, J.W. Waterhouse, Armand Guillaumin, and Spadecaller.

Lyrics (translation)

Silver moon upon the deep dark sky,
Through the vast night pierce your rays.
This sleeping world you wander by,
Smiling on man’s homes and ways.
Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me,
Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?
Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me
Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?
Tell him, oh tell him, my silver moon,
Mine are the arms that shall hold him,
That between waking and sleeping he may
Think of the love that enfolds him,
May between waking and sleeping
Think of the love that enfolds him.
Light his path far away, light his path,
Tell him, oh tell him who does for him stay!
Human soul, should it dream of me, Let my memory wakened be.
Moon, moon, oh do not wane, do not wane,
Moon, oh moon, do not wane….

 

Arrau plays Chopin: Nocturne No. 9 Op. 32 n.1


Jessye Norman – Ave Maria (Schubert)


Schumann : Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” in E flat major, Op. 97


Schumann : Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” in E flat major, Op. 97
Dimitris Mitropoulos (Conductor)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra

(Rec.1958) Public Domain

Cor de Groot plays Mozart Concerto No. 12 in A K 414


Just a Thought: “TOLERANCE: The feeling of uneasiness you have, when you keep quiet about the unacceptable, because it is imposed upon you by socio-political correctness!”


Just a Thought:  “TOLERANCE: The feeling of uneasiness you have, when you keep quiet about the unacceptable, because it is imposed upon you by sociopolitical correctness!”

‘Predominantly Blue’ Sketch (After Ansel Adams: Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico (1942))


Pencil Sketch on back of paper plate. Photographs Colors arrangement made with FastStone Software.

‘Predominantly Blue’ Pencil Sketch on back of paper plate. Photographs Colors arrangement made with FastStone Software. (After Ansel Adams, Photograph ‘Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico’ (1942))

‘Predominantly Blue’ Pencil Sketch on back of paper plate. Photographs Colors arrangement made with FastStone Software. (After Ansel Adams, Photograph ‘Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico’ (1942))

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‘Predominantly Blue’ Pencil Sketch on back of paper plate. Photographs Colors arrangement made with FastStone Software. (After Ansel Adams, Photograph ‘Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico’ (1942))

Ansel Adams
A photo of a bearded Ansel Adams with a camera on a tripod and a light meter in his hand.  Adams is wearing a dark jacket and a white shirt, and the open shirt collar is spread over the lapel of his jacket.  He is holding a cable release for the camera, and there is a rocky hillside behind him.  The photo was taken by J. Malcolm Greany, probably in 1947.
Born Ansel Easton Adams
February 20, 1902
San FranciscoCalifornia,
United States
Died April 22, 1984 (aged 82)
Monterey, California
Nationality American
Education Private schoolshome school
Occupation Photographer and Conservationist
Influenced by Paul StrandEdward Weston
Spouse(s) Virginia Rose Best
Children 2
Parents Charles Hitchcock Adams and Olive Bray Adams
Website
anseladams.organseladams.com
Ansel_Adams_-_National_Archives_79-AA-Q01_restored Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico (1942)

Ansel_Adams_-_National_Archives_79-AA-Q01_restored ‘Church, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico (1942)’

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