Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Glee Flash Mob & Marriage Proposal (Seattle – 2012)

Dollar Tree Salsa Recalled After Glass Pieces Found In Jars

Dollar Tree Salsa Recalled After Glass Pieces Found In Jars.

Pictures: Mexico Volcano Spews Ash 2 Miles High

Pictures: Mexico Volcano Spews Ash 2 Miles High.

New Cassini Pictures and Other Stunning Views of Earth

New Cassini Pictures and Other Stunning Views of Earth.

Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture – “Fingal’s Cave”

Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture (“Fingal’s Cave”), Op. 26
Berliner Philhamoniker, Herbert von Karajan Conducting

Wolf-Ferrari – Intermezzo [from Jewels of The Madonna]

Orchestra- London Symphony Orchestra

Leo Delibes – Sylvia The huntresses: Darcey Bussell, Roberto Bolle, Royal Ballet

Kreisler plays Kreisler – Tambourin chinois

Fritz Kreisler playing his Tambourin Chinois, op. 3 in 1936. A virtuoso piece with a touch of Oriental ambience.
The pianist is Franz Rupp.

Peter Tchaikovsky – Suite No. 4 for Orchestra, Op. 61 “Mozartiana”

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Suite No.4, Op.61 (1887)

1. Gigue. Allegro (G major) 
2. Menuet. Moderato (D major) 1:37 
3. Pregheira. Andante non tanto (B♭ major) 5:24
piano arr. by Franz Liszt
4. Thème et variations. Allegro giusto (G major) 9:11

Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart conducted by Sir Neville Marriner 

Gigue KV 574
Publisher Info.:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke, Serie XXII: Kleinere Stücke für das Pianoforte.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1878. Plate W.A.M. 574 (pp.60-61).

Public Domain 

Menuet KV 533
Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925)

Publisher Info.:
Anthology of German Piano Music, Vol.1
Boston: Oliver Ditson Co., 1914. Plate ML-2243.

Public Domain

Ave verum corpus KV 618
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

Publisher Info.:
Leipzig: C.F: Peters, n.d. Plate 5432

Public Domain 

Theme and Variations KV 455
Publisher Info.:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozarts Werke, Serie XXI: Variationen für das Pianoforte.
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1877–1910. Plate W.A.M. 455. (pp.74-83)


Michael Krücker spielt / plays Frédéric Chopin: “Nocturne g-Moll Op. 15/3 (1833)”

The renown German pianist Michael Krücker plays Fredericc Chopin’s Nocturne in G, Op.15/3
More information at: www.MichaelKruecker.com


Gabriel Faure. Pelléas et Mélisande. Suite Op 80. Prélude. Quasi Adagio.

Gabriel Faure. Pelléas et Mélisande. Suite Op 80. Prélude. Quasi Adagio.
Ulster Orchestra. Yan Pascal Tortelier conductor.

Mozart / Divertimento in F major, K. 138

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Divertimento in F major for string quartet, K. 138/125c (1772)

00:00 – Allegro
03:38 – Andante
09:12 – Presto

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Chamber Ensemble (1984)

“Three early Mozart pieces, K. 137, 137 and 138, are labeled divertimentos on the manuscripts and are so listed in Grove. However, few Mozart scholars accept that tag as an accurate description of the works, and most doubt that the title came from Mozart. For one thing, a divertimento should have two minuets, and these three have none. At first glance they seem to be straightforward string quartets–yet many experts contend that they don’t sound at all like string quartets. 

So what are they? Mozart scholar Alfred Einstein fancies them as small symphonies for strings, to which the composer was prepared to add extra parts for winds; they are sometimes known as the ‘Salzburg symphonies.’ Musicologist Hans Keller has given them the curious designation of ‘orchestral quartets.’ Others insist that they are indeed string quartets even if they lack the serious temper of that rarefied form. Yet (to complete the confusion) they are universally referred to as divertimentos–the one thing everyone agrees they are not.

Whatever they’re called, they are fine examples of Mozart’s early essays in chamber music…Mozart composed them in 1772, when he was 16, not long before leaving Salzburg on his third (and, as it turned out, his last) trip to Italy. He was going to Milan to produce the opera ‘Lucio Silla‘ on a commission from Count Firmian, governor-general of that city. He probably expected, from previous experience, to need music to entertain the count’s court while he was at work on the opera. So it seems likely that these three works were composed to meet that need. Mozart may have planned to present them with a small orchestra, as Einstein surmises, but here they are played by the four instruments of a string quartet.

The Divertimento in F, K. 138…is closer than [K. 136 & 137] to being what we now think of as a string quartet. The opening ‘Allegro’ is in the expansive style of the earlier pieces, but then the tone becomes more intimate. In the contemplative ‘Andante’ the first violin spins a melodic thread that ties all four strings into a close-knit, supportive quartet. This intricate ensemble work continues into the ‘Presto’ finale, a rondo that skips purposefully along with robust good humor.” – Harvey B. Loomis

Painting: Festoon of Fruit and Flowers (detail), Jan Davidsz de Heem


Sequoia Trio play Schubert’s “Nottorno” D879

Nathan Tinker (piano) Marie Schreer (violin) Lily Thornton (cello) play Franz Schubert: Adagio in Eb major “Nottorno” / “Nocturne” D897 Op. posth. 148 at St Peter‘s Church Notting Hill on 13th Feb 2012. Filmed by music-chamber.com where you can hear the whole concert for free.


How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others | Democracy Now!

How the Pentagon Papers Came to be Published By the Beacon Press Told by Daniel Ellsberg & Others | Democracy Now!.

Ceaikovski – Liturghia Sfantului Ioan Gura de Aur (O cugetare: “Un adevar neimpartasit traieste precum o minciuna: in ascuns si apasa ca o povara pe umerii constintei si clipa de clipa greutatea ei devine mai mare!)

Corul Filarmonicii “George Enescu” Ceaikovski – Liturghia Sfantului Ioan Gura de Aur (Tchaikovsky liturgy of st john chrysostom op 41)
Dirijor Iosif Ion Prunner

O cugetare: “Un adevar neimpartasit traieste precum o minciuna: in ascuns si apasa ca o povara pe umerii constintei si clipa de clipa greutatea ei devine mai mare si mai greu de carat)


Tatal Nostru – Te Deum Laudamus – The Convent Of Pater Noster in Jerusalem

Another Day, another year, another time….Same prayer of the World: “Pater Noster”, goes to all our Christian brother and sisters, especially the ones that are persecuted in the name of their rightful faith, for thousands of years! Among them are Egypt, and Syria, that have a long previous politics of acceptance and protection of Christians, values that have been replaced by persecution and slaughter of Christians! And that has to be stopped, not encouraged in any way!


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Angela Gheorghiu – Tatal nostru

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Angela Gheorghiu – Tatal nostru

Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/angelagheorgh… 
Official website: http://www.angelagheorghiu.com 
Twitter official page: http://www.twitter.com/angelagheorghiu 

Superstar Angela Gheorghiu, the most glamorous and gifted opera singer of our time, was born in Adjud, Romania. From early childhood it was obvious that her destiny was music.

Gheorghiu made her international debut in 1992 at Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Mimì, La Bohème), at the Metropolitan Opera, and at the Vienna State Opera. It was in the Royal Opera, Covent Garden that she first sang her much acclaimed La Traviata in 1994, when the BBC cleared out its schedules to broadcast the opera.

Her first exclusive recording contract was in 1995 with Decca. The second was in 1998 with EMI, for whom she made several recordings released on CD and DVD. The latest releases include the complete opera recordings of L’Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni and Fedora by Umberto Giordano (both with Deutsche Grammophon), the live performance of La Rondine at the Metropolitan Opera (2009), as well as Faust from Royal Opera House (2004), released on DVD by EMI Classics in 2011. Adriana Lecouvreur (a Royal Opera production recorded in 2010) was released on DVD in 2012.

Having always earned spectacular reviews on her career, Gheorghiu was honored with La Medaille Vermeille de la Ville de Paris and was appointed an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and by her native country Romania. In December 2010 she was awarded the honorific title of Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Arts in Iasi (Romania) and the Star of Romania, the highest decoration given by the by the President of Romania. In 2012 she received the “Nihil Sine Deo” royal decoration from HRH King Michael I of Romania.



Hair – Good Morning Starshine


What a beautiful world, indeed!

GRAND ISLE, La. —A Gulf of Mexico drilling platform experienced a blowout Tuesday and 44 workers were evacuated..

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Gulf platform experiences blowout southwest of Grand Isle

44 people evacuated on 2 life boats; all OK

UPDATED 11:43 AM CDT Jul 23, 2013

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The blowout happened about 9:50 a.m. on Hercules Platform No. 265, which is located about 40 miles south and 10 to 15 miles west of Grand Isle, according to the Coast Guard.

Officials told WDSU that 44 people were evacuated on two life boats, and all are said to be OK.

An environmental assessment has not yet taken place. Initial reports indicated the platform was designed for oil exploration, but a Jefferson Parish official describes it as a natural gas platform.

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Kafka’s America: Secret Courts, Secret Laws, and Total Surveillance

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Kafka’s America: Secret Courts, Secret Laws, and Total Surveillance

By John W. Whitehead
July 22, 2013

“Logic may indeed be unshakeable, but it cannot withstand a man who is determined to live. Where was the judge he had never seen? Where was the High Court he had never reached? He raised his hands and spread out all his fingers. But the hands of one of the men closed round his throat, just as the other drove the knife deep into his heart and turned it twice.” – Franz Kafka, The Trial

In a bizarre and ludicrous attempt at “transparency,” the Obama administration has announced that it asked a secret court to approve a secret order to allow the government to keep spying on millions of Americans, and the secret court has granted its request.

Late on Friday, July 19, 2013, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC)—a secret court which…

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Miercurea fără cuvinte – La castel

La castel in poata cine oare bate?

De-ale Irinei

Mai multe povești fără cuvinte vă oferă  Carmen.

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Snowden Is A Whistleblower . . . Just Not In The United States


228px-Picture_of_Edward_Snowden220px-Pea_WhistleThese are certain things that you will not easily find in U.S. media like Jimmy Carter declaring that we no longer have a functioning democracy in this country. Another is reading about Snowden as a whistleblower. The White House has been highly successful in telling media not to refer to Snowden as a whistleblower and enlisting various media allies to attack him as a clown and a traitor or mocking his fear of returning home. This week you had to read Moscow Times or other foreign sites (or a link on Reddit) to learn that Snowden has won this year’s Whistleblower Award established by German human rights organizations.

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