Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Haiku – Wind, Air, Rain (poetic thought by George-B)

Haiku – Wind Chimes, Air, Rain (poetic thought by George-B)

Wind Chimes are silent
The Air is for once stagnant
I’m thirsty for Rain.

Lady Liberty’s torch and tablet have been transformed

The governmental “issue” TRANSPARENCY!

Another Beautiful Day

Yes, indeed! Thank you, for this!

Fukushima groundwater cesium levels rising

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video from Japan is called Tritium levels on steep rise at Fukushima Daiichi.

From Jiji Press:

Cesium levels soar in groundwater at Fukushima N-plant

July 09

Tokyo Electric Power Co. on Tuesday reported a surge in radioactive cesium levels in groundwater in an observation well at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan.

This signals that radioactive contamination is spreading under the ground of the disaster-stricken facility.

Water sampled from the well on Monday contained 9,000 becquerels of cesium-134 per liter and 18,000 becquerels of cesium-137, both about 90 times the levels found last Friday, TEPCO said. The well is located near the turbine building for the No. 2 reactor and about 25 meters from the port for the nuclear plant.

Fukushima fruit and vegetables: here.

Radiant wildlands: The Forests near Fukushima and Chernobyl likely have been changed forever: here.

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Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus – Ballet Suite No. 2 ( “a well known and often depended upon composition, of rare beauty”)

1. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
2. Entrance of Merchants, Dance of a Roman Courtesan, General Dance 8:52
3. Entrance of Spartacus, Quarrel, Harmodius’ Treachery 13:15
4. Dance of the Pirates 19:21

Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi – conductor

Dvořák / String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96 “American” (Cleveland Quartet)

Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)

String Quartet No. 12 in F major, Op. 96, B. 179 “American” (1893)

00:00 – Allegro ma non troppo
09:08 – Lento
16:14 – Molto vivace
20:00 – Finale. Vivace ma non troppo

Performed by the Cleveland Quartet (Telarc, 1991).

“From its first performance, Dvořák’s ‘American’ Quartet has enjoyed lasting popularity for its tunefulness, its rhythmic verve, and its happy interplay of the four instruments. Continue reading

Manuel de Falla – Serenata Andaluza – De Larrocha

Manuel de Falla y Matheu (November 23, 1876 – November 14, 1946) was a Spanish composer.

Serenata andaluza (1899)
Alicia de Larrocha, piano

Manuel de Falla was born in Cádiz. His early teacher in music was his mother; at the age of 9 he was introduced to his first piano professor. Little is known of that period of his life, but his relationship with his teacher was likely conflicted. From the late 1890s he studied music in Madrid, piano with José Tragó and composition with Felipe Pedrell. In 1899 by unanimous vote he was awarded the first prize at the piano competition at his school of music, and around that year he started to use de with his first surname, making Manuel de Falla the name he became known as from that time on. When only the surname is used, however, the de is omitted. Continue reading

A. Vivaldi: Op. 3 n. 8 – Concerto for 2 violins, strings & b.c. in A minor (RV 522)


(Amsterdam, Roger, 1711) for Ferdinand III, Prince of Tuscany

Concerto for two violins, strings and basso continuo in A minor (RV 522)

I. Allegro – 0:07
II. Larghetto – 3:38
III. Allegro – 7:21

Elizabeth Wilcock (solo violin I)
Micaela Comberti (solo violin II)
Jaap Ter Linden (violoncello)
Simon Standage, Miles Golding (violin I & II)
Trevor Jones, Jan Schlapp (viola)
Amanda MacNamara (double bass)
Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord)

The English Concert / Trevor Pinnock (conductor)


Schubert – Rosamunde Ballet Music (No. 2) for Wind Ensemble (D. 797)

Schubert’s Rosamunde Ballet Music “Number 2” Harmoniemusik, played by the wind band Consortium Classicum.

Aldo Ciccolini plays Granados Goyescas no.1 : Los requiebros 1966

Aldo Ciccolini (1925 ~ ), Italian-French pianist

Enrique Granados (1867-1916)
no.1 : Los requiebros

Recorded in 1966




Portrait of Angeline – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Portrait of Angeline - Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Portrait of Angeline – Oil Painting (My Art Collection)

Cum Se Face Painea De Cartofi (Homemade Bread with Potatoes)

Traditional in Transylvania (Ardeal)