Daily Archives: July 13, 2013

Leo Delibes – Coppelia, Ballet in Three Acts

Andrew Mogrelia

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Leo Delibes – Coppelia, Ballet in Three Acts
Act I – Prelude 00:04:30
Act I – Valse 00:02:21
Act I – Scene 00:03:28
Act I – Mazurka 00:04:08
Act I – Scene 00:01:56
Act I – Ballade 00:02:40
Act I – Theme slave varie 00:07:12
Act I – Czardas – Danse hongroise 00:03:42
Act I – Sortie 00:01:06
Act I – Final 00:04:53 Continue reading


Sergei Prokofiev – Troika/Romance (from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60)

Title of Composition: Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60
Composer: Sergei Prokofiev
Created in: 1933
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor: Andre Previn
Recorded in: 1986

The CD is available for purchase at either Arkivmusic:

Or at Amazon (MP3 is also available):

The CD also includes Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78, a cantata that’s also composed by Prokofiev.

The images in the video are not my own.
The first image can be found here:http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…
The second image can be found here:http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/v…

This recording of Lieutenant Kije Suite is owned by Telarc.

Sibelius Symphony No 3 In C Major

Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä conductor

I. Allegro moderato 0:12
II. Andantino con moto, quasi allegretto 10:30 
III. Moderato – Allegro ma non tanto 21:48

For information and analysis of this work visithttp://muswrite.blogspot.com/2013/07/…
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Bill Gates Sold You Out To The NSA, But That’s Not All…

Schubert – Symphony No. 2 in B-flat

Orchestra of The 18th Century – Frans Brüggen conductor

I. Largo – Allegro vivace 0:11 
II. Andante 10:25 
III. Menuetto 19:06 
IV. Presto 21:48

For information and analysis of this work visithttp://muswrite.blogspot.com/2013/07/…
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Americans Living Longer but Not Better

Between 1990 and 2010, overall US life expectancyrose by three years, from 75.2 to 78.2, yet the medical system’s ability to keep Americans healthy and enjoying a good quality of life has not kept pace. Despite the fact that the US spends more per capita on health care than any other country, it has lagged behind many other wealthy nations on numerous health measures. Lifestyle factors like poor diet and tobacco use likely play a role in this. More… Discuss

Richard Wagner – Columbus Overture

Richard Wagner (1813-1883) 
Columbus Overture in Eb WWV 37a (1835)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Jeffrey Tate

There appeared one day at Magdeburg a friend of Wagner’s, Guido Theodore Apel, poet, dramatist and amateur musician, and a young man of some means, with a play, “Christopher Columbus,” which he de-sired to have mounted in Wagner’s theater and for which Wagner agreed to write incidental music in the form of an overture, chorus and orchestral epilogue. Continue reading

Aaron Copland – Rodeo / Buckaroo Holiday

Verlet. François Couperin, Épineuse

The Temptations – I Wish It Would Rain

The Temptations – Just My Imagination

Study in Blues (my Art Collection)

Study in Blues

Study in Blues

Travis Smith: Professional Rapid Web Development Using the Genesis Framework

I would rather have Manageable Websites, in which I decide who is worthy to follow and who is spam, scam, mature immature, and so on!


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Amália Rodrigues – Madalena (1978)

Esta canção está muito esquecida pelo público, achei por bem voltar a lembrar o mesmo desta belíssima e poderosa interpretação de Amália Rodrigues

Madalena (Segundo Acto – Tema interpretado por Amália Rodrigues)

Letra de Frei Hermano da Câmara

Eu soube, num sonho, que aí com Simão
Jantáveis, ó Cristo, de faces radiosas
E trago-vos bálsamos, trago-vos de rosas
E trago mil beijos de límpida unção…
Deixai que estas lágrimas tão dolorosas
Vos verta nos pés que iluminam o chão,
Esses pés de marfim,
Que me enchem de santa e fremente paixão,
E lembram as bases do meigo jasmim!…
Quero o eterno amor, quero o eterno amor, um amor sem vergonha,
Sem trave e sem fim, sem trave e sem fim…
Jesus Nazareno, meu sol, meu Senhor, Jesus Nazareno, meu sol, meu Senhor…

Ó Cristo e deixai que esses pés vos alague,
De prantos assim!…
Talvez que este choro os meus crimes apague,
Talvez que esta dor meus remorsos esmague,
Talvez que esta angústia me faça um jardim!
Que eu chore, que eu gema,
Numa dor sem fim,
Aos pés de quem fez da virtude um poema, da virtude um poema!
Deixai que eu enxugue com estes cabelos
Os pés já banhados por dor tão suprema,
E bálsamos verta, talvez porque tema
Que os prantos vos firam os pés com seus gelos,
Com sua postema
E amarga paixão,
Ó Cristo, Ó vidente de meigos anelos,
Jesus Nazareno o perdão e perdão, Jesus Nazareno o perdão e perdão!


Amália Rodrigues e Teresa Tarouca – Avé Maria Fadista e Passeio à Mouraria ( I hope it reaches my friend in Carolina)

Uma das muitas coisas que gosto no Fado é a forma como sagrado e profano se entrecruzam. Como a barreira entre os dois praticamente não existe. Como o sagrado se torna profano e profano sagrado. Aqui ficam dois exemplos que acho maravilhosos.

One of the many things I like to Fado is how sacred and profane are intertwined. As the barrier between the two are virtually nonexistent. As the sacred becomes profane and the sacred profane. Here are two examples that I find wonderful.

Une des nombreuses choses que je tiens à le Fado est la manière dont sacré et le profane sont intimement liés. Comme la barrière entre les deux sont pratiquement inexistants. Comme le sacré devient profane et le profane sacré. Voici deux exemples que je trouve merveilleux.

Una de las muchas cosas que me gusta el fado es como sagrado y lo profano se entrelazan. A medida que la barrera entre los dos son prácticamente inexistentes. Como lo sagrado se convierte en lo profano y lo sagrado lo profano. He aquí dos ejemplos que me parece maravilloso.

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Beethoven – Piano concerto n°1 in C major, Op. 15- Richter / BSO / Munch

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano concerto n°1 op.15

I. Allegro con brio 0:00
II. Largo 16:24
III. Rondo. Allegro scherzando 28:08

Sviatoslav Richter
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Charles Munch
Studio recording, Boston, 2-3.XI.1960

Visul lui Tanase

Constantin Tanase – Cu ce? Pen’ce?

Guvernul cere biruri noi iar leafa ţi-o ia înapoi… Să dau eu neică bănişorii, să-şi facă casă perceptorii?… Cu banii mei strânşi cu dichis, s-o şteargă alţii la Paris?

Bucurestiul interbelic 2 : Mana birjar….

Mana birjar…si du-ma-n noapte…cat mai departe…oriunde-ai vrea…Imagini din Bucurestiul de altadata(micul Paris i se spunea pe-atunci)insotite de o frumoasa si romantica melodie a acelor vremuri.Era o lume mirifica,plina de farmec,fiecare straduta avea o poveste a ei,pacat ca nu m-am nascut in acele timpuri,inca mai exista respect,educatie,civilizatie !lumea-n care traim acum este una fara farmec,plina de rautate si invidie,o lume violenta si neprimitoare…ce pacat !

Old Russian Waltzes

Vienna Blood – Johann Strauss! (Viennese Spirit – Wiener Blut)

Wiener Blut (‘Viennese Blood’ or ‘Viennese Spirit’) op. 354 is a waltz by Johann Strauss II first performed by the composer on 22 April 1873. The new dedication waltz was to celebrate the wedding of the Emperor Franz Josef‘s daughter Archduchess Gisela Louise Maria and Prince Leopold of Bavaria. However, the waltz was also chiefly noted by Strauss’ biographers as the début of Strauss with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra where for many years, the Philharmonic had dismissed any association with the ‘Waltz King’ as it had not wished to be associated with mere ‘light’ or ‘pops’ music. Continue reading

Rossini – Overture from the “Barber of Seville”

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (1792 – 1868)

“The Barber of Seville”, or “The Useless Precaution” (“Il barbiere di Siviglia, ossia L’inutile precauzione”) is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto (based on Beaumarchais‘s comedy Le Barbier de Séville) by Cesare Sterbini.

The overture, first written for “Aureliano in Palmira“, is a famous example of Rossini’s characteristic Italian style.

The première (under the title Almaviva, or the Useless Precaution) took place on February 20, 1816, at the Teatro Argentina, Rome.


Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite for Viola da Gamba in D major, (TWV 55:D6)

Álbum: Telemann: Les Plaisirs Chamber Concert
Interprete del álbum: Marion Verbruggen, Sarah Cunningham, Monica Huggett & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 
Compositor: Georg Philipp Telemann
Año: 2005
Genero: Barroco Alemán
Movimientos: Ouverture- La Trompette-Sarabanda-Rondeau-Bourree-Cour­ante-Gigue

Kotaro Fukuma and the Ariel String Quartet, Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44

Kotaro Fukuma performs Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-flat major, op. 44 with the Ariel String Quartet at the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, May 2011 in Tel Aviv

Glass harp-Toccata and fugue in D minor-Bach-BWV 565

Toccata and fugue in D minor by J. S. Bach
played on glass harp (musical glasses) by Robert Tiso

Recorded and mixed at Blocco A, (PD) Italy by Giulio Ragno Favero and Giovanni Ferliga.

New Album “CRYSTAL SOUND” is now available.
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Bach’s most famous organ piece arranged for glass harp.

Free sheet music for this can be found here: http://www.classical-scores.com/free/…

A theory has recently (1981) been put forth that J. S. Bach did not write this piece. A brief summary of the supporting evidence for this theory can be read here:

To listen to a good organ version watch Kurt Ison, Sydney Town Hall.: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr…

Or Karl Richter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd_oIF…

Also arranged for symphonic orchestra for the famous Walt Disney cartoon “Fantasia” in 1940. Can be viewed at:

A very interesting version with a bar-graph score (midi sequencer score) gives you a visual idea of the voicing of this piece. watch:

J.S.Bach G minor fugue (the great) BWV 542/2

Hans Andre Stamm plays J.S.Bach fugue in G minor on the Trost organ in Waltershausen, Germany.( pls check out the new version with added 3 secs at the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axwAYF…)


Just a thought: How do you know you’re not blogging? When all you do is reblogging!

Just a thought:  How do you know you’re not blogging? When all you do is reblogging!

Snowden documents could be ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S.: journalist | Reuters

Snowden documents could be ‘worst nightmare’ for U.S.: journalist | Reuters.

Janet Napolitano picked to lead UC system

Janet Napolitano picked to lead UC system

Janet Napolitano picked to lead UC system


Obama lauds Janet Napolitano as she leaves Cabinet to run UC system