Daily Archives: August 10, 2013

André Rieu – Boléro (Ravel)

André Rieu & the Johann Strauss Orchestra performing Ravel’s Boléro live in Maastricht.
Taken from the DVD/Blu-Ray “André Rieu – Under the Stars – Live in Maastricht 5.”

For tour dates visit: http://www.andrerieu.com

Fritz Kreisler Caprice Viennois Op 2

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia – Svetlanov

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia – Musical picture

USSR Symphony Orchestra
Evgeny Svetlanov, conductor
Rec. 1966

The musical picture “In Central Asia” was written in 1880 and premiered in St.Petersburg under Rimsky Korsakov’s baton that year.

Mark Farago plays Prokofiev 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet Op.75

Prokofiev: 10 Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op.75

1. National Dance
2. Scena
3. Minuet
4. Juliet as a young girl
5. Masks
6. Montagues and Capulets
7. Friar Laurence
8. Mercutio
9. Dance of the girls with the lilies
10. Romeo and Juliet before parting

Mark Farago, piano
Recorded live on 23.03.2003 at the University of Szeged (Hungary)


Rachmaninoff: Suite nr.2 opus 17 voor twee piano’s – Romance en Tarantelle – Live Concert –

Binnenkort kunt u het volledige concert bekijken. Houd onze website in de gaten: http://klassiek.avro.nl

Mariana Izman en Nino Gvetadze, piano
Rachmaninov: Suite nr. 2 op. 17 voor twee piano’s, Romance in As gr.t. en Tarantelle in c kl.t.

Opgenomen in ‘De Duif‘ in Amsterdam op 13 oktober 2012
Met dank aan The Young Pianist Foundation (http://www.ypf.nl)

The full concert will be available soon. Check our website:http://klassiek.avro.nl

Mariana Izman and Nino Gvetadze, piano
Rachmaninoff: Suite nr. 2 op. 17 for two pianos, Romance in A flat. and Tarantella in c minor

Recorded in ‘De Duif’ in Amsterdam on 13 oktober 2012
With many thanks to The Young Pianist Foundation (http://www.ypf.nl) for their cooperation


Claude Debussy, Sarabande pour le Piano, L95. Claudio Arrau, piano

Claude Debussy, 
Sarabande pour le Piano, L95. 
Claudio Arrau, piano.

Automatic License Plate Reader Documents: Interactive Map | American Civil Liberties Union

Automatic License Plate Reader Documents: Interactive Map | American Civil Liberties Union.

Almost 30,000 federal employees appeal furloughs

Almost 30,000 federal employees appeal furloughs.
Protesters hold signs at a demonstration against sequestration in front of the US Department of Labor in Washington, DC, on March 20, 2013. Budget cuts would cause federal employees to have mandatory furlough days, where work and pay are suspended. AFP PHOTO/NICOLE SAKINNICOLE SAKIN/AFP/Getty Images

Robert Schumann/Fritz Kreisler – Fantasy op. 131 in C major

Robert Schumann (arr. Fritz Kreisler) – Fantasy op. 131 in C major, with original cadenza. Alejandro Drago, violin. Sonja Radojkovic, piano. Opening of the Constantinus Festival – Niš, Serbia, May 30, 2010.

Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D, K. 285

The Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major, K. 285, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for flute, violin, viola, and cello, the first of three quartets for the amateur Ferdinand De Jean, was probably written between 1777 and 1778. It is in three movements :
1. Allegro, common time
2. Adagio, B minor, 3/4
3. Rondeau: [Allegro], 2/4
Ludwig van Beethoven borrowed from the first movement for his Duo for clarinet and bassoon of 1792. The “distinguished Adagio in B minor, [is] a romantic troubadour song which, in the brevity of its thirty-five bars, hints at the future slow movement of the A major piano concerto (K.488).” There are a number of different editions. The edition of G. Schirmer was edited by Louis Moyse, while that for International music was edited by Jean-Pierre Rampal. The piece has also been arranged for flute and guitar. 


Larry Graham – One In A Million – Lyrics Video

*Thanks For A Million Views*
Love had played its games on me so long
I started to believe I’d never find anyone
Doubt had tried to convince me to give in, said, ‘You can’t win’
But one day the sun came a shinin’ through
The rain had stopped and the skies were blue
And oh, what a revelation to see
Someone was saying ‘I love you’ to me

A one in a million chance of a lifetime
And life showed compassion
And sent to me a stroke of love called ‘You’
A one in a million you

I was a lonely man with empty arms to fill
Then I found a piece of happiness to call my own
And life is worth livin’ again
For to love you to me is to live

A one in a million chance of a lifetime
And life showed compassion
And sent to me a stroke of love called ‘You’
A one in a million you

A one in a million chance of a lifetime
And life showed compassion
And sent to me a stroke of love called ‘You’
A one in a million you

A one in a million you


Quotation: Jerome K. Jerome on time and human experience

Everything looms pleasant through the softening haze of time. Even the sadness that is past seems sweet.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: CLARENCE LEONIDAS “LEO” FENDER (1909)

Clarence Leonidas “Leo” Fender (1909)

Few people in recent history have transformed popular musicrock and roll in particular—the way Leo Fender did. A self-taught radio repairman, Fender began inventing electronic instruments in the 1940s and is responsible for the first mass-produced solid-body electric guitar, the first widely used electric bass, and many other revolutionary instruments. His Fender Musical Instruments Corporation remains a leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and amplifiers. What are Fender “Nocasters“? More…Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: EUROPEAN HEAT WAVE: UK’S HOTTEST DAY ON RECORD (2003)

European Heat Wave: UK’s Hottest Day on Record (2003)

The European heat wave of 2003 resulted in the deaths of more than 40,000 people. In France, where summers are usually very mild and many homes do not have air conditioning, nearly 15,000 people died from heat-related issues—at a time when many physicians were on summer holiday. So many died that undertakers ran out of room in their own facilities and had to keep corpses in off-site warehouses. The UK, meanwhile, suffered through violent storms and experienced what record high temperature? More… Discuss



The Tree That Owns Itself

At the corner of Finley and Dearing Streets in Athens, Georgia, you will find a tree that, according to most accounts, has legal ownership of itself and all land within 8 ft (2.4 m) of its base. Sometimes called the “Son of the Tree That Owns Itself,” the tree currently standing on this spot was grown from an acorn of the original white oak, which fell in 1942. The earliest known record of the tree’s tale comes from an 1890 newspaper article. How did it explain a tree having ownership of itself? More… Discuss