Daily Archives: August 16, 2013

Frederick Delius – Summer Night on the River

Beethoven – Piano Trio in Bb-Major, op.11 – ATOS Trio

Mikhail Glinka – Kamarinskaya / Камаринская

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), Россия
Камаринская / Kamarinskaya (1848): Fantasy on Russian Folk Songs for Orchestra 
Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra (Filharmonie Brno)

Arthur Rubinstein – Chopin Mazurka, Op. 24 No. 1

F.Shubert, Rondo A dur for violin & string, D 438

NCE “Kyiv Soloists”, conductor – B.Kotorovych, soloist – T.Yaropud

Romanian Folk Dances – Bela Bartok (orchestral version)

Tom Van den Eynde conducting the Chamber Orchestra Mechelen in the Romanian Folk Dances of Bela Bartok (Jocul Cu Bâta, Brâul, Pe Loc, Buciumeana, Poarga Româneascâ & Mâruntel). 
Live recording 2 october 2011 Culturel Center Mechelen.

The belgian born conductor Tom Van den Eynde (1980) studied classical guitar, violin, piano, harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatory of Mechelen. When he was fifteen he started taking private conducting lessons with Silveer Van den broeck. 
At the age of eighteen, he went to the Netherlands (Maastricht & Rotterdam) to continue his musical studies : orchestral conducting with Sir Jan Stulen and classical guitar with Cees Dirkx. After three years, he finished his guitar studies as a teaching and performing musician. 

In June 2000, he conducted the Dutch première of Previns « Concerto for guitar and orchestra ». In September 2000, he also assisted his present teacher Jan Stulen in « Le jongleur the Notre-Dame », a church opera of Peter Maxwell Davies which was broadcasted by the Dutch radio and television. 

Tom joined in July 2001 the Wiener Meisterkurse with Sir Salvador Mas Conde. There he was one of the few applicants to conduct the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria) at the final concert in Vienna. 

One year later, he conducted the Orquestra Sinfónica del Vallès in Barcelona during the International Conducting Course Igualada with maestro Antoni Ros Marba (July 2002). 

In August 2002, Tom made his debut with the Brabant Orchestra (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) conducting the Franck Symphony during the final concert of a masterclass with maestro Marc Soustrot. A year later, he conducted this orchestra for a second time in a Beethoven program. 

Tom also have been conducting the Dutch Promenade Orchestra (Amsterdam) in concert for several times. 

From 1998 till 2003, Tom was serving as assistant-conductor of the Flemish Symphony Orchestra. In November 2003, he finished his conducting studies at the Conservatory of Maastricht by conducting the University Orchestra of Louvain (Belgium) in “Harold in Italy” (Berlioz) and Symphony n°9 “From the New World” (Dvorak). 

In april 2004 he founded the Mechels Chamber Orchestra. It is a semi-professional orchestra of 35 musicians. In a short time, Tom raised this orchestra into a high level. Many international soloists as André De Groote (piano), Luc Tooten (cello), Marc Tooten (viola), Olsi Leka (cello), Jean-Luc Votano (clarinet), etc, have been working together with the orchestra and praised the orchestra for their enthousiasm and precise playing. 

In august 2007 Tom made his first CD recording in Slovak Republic. Together with guitarist Wim Brioen and recording engineer Jaroslav Stranavksi (Brilliant Classics), he made a recording of three excellent flemish guitarconcerto’s. For this opportunity, Tom conducted the Slovak State Chamber Orchestra of Zilina.


Zoltan Kodály — Galantai tancok (Dances of Galanta) 1/2

Czeco-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava), Adrian Leaper, conductor

Berlioz · Marche hongroise · Barenboim

Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Op. 24 – Marche hongroise (Rákóczi March) · Orchestre de Paris · Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Quotation: Lucy Maud Montgomery

There’s such a difference between saying a thing yourself and hearing other people say it … You may know a thing is so, but you can’t help hoping other people don’t quite think it is.

Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874-1942) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: MARCUS GARVEY (1887)

Marcus Garvey (1887)

Garvey was a Jamaican-born American proponent of black nationalism. His Universal Negro Improvement Association, established in 1914 to promote racial pride, quickly spread in black communities throughout the US, the Caribbean, and Central America, and Garvey became the most influential black leader of the early 1920s, with a following some two million strong. However, his movement foundered after his 1922 indictment for mail fraud. What religious movement considers Garvey one of its prophets? More… Discuss



Double Eagle II Becomes First Balloon to Cross the Atlantic (1978)

By 1978, there had been at least 14 failed attempts to cross the Atlantic by balloon, during which five people died. One of the failures was that of the Double Eagle Iin 1977. A year later, however, Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson, and Larry Newman landed the Double Eagle II in a field in Miserey, France, 137 hours after leaving Presque Isle, Maine. After their successful flight, the trio drew straws to determine who would get to sleep in a bed at the US Embassy once slept in by whom? More… Discuss



Swallowable Sensor to Track Pill Use

People make mistakes, even when it comes to the most critical aspects of their lives. About half of all people fail to take medicines correctly, endangering their lives and costing health care systems millions of dollars. There are countless companies developing advanced technologies to help patients stick to their prescribed drug regimens, including one that is working on an ingestiblesensor that is embedded in a pill and activated when it comes in contact with stomach acid. The sensor then sends a signal to a patch, which passes it on to an application, identifying what medication was taken, when it was taken, and even what effect it is having. More… Discuss


The Cheerio Effect

Have you ever wondered why bits of cereal floating in milk tend to clump together or cling to the sides of a bowl? In fluid mechanics, this phenomenon is humorously called the “Cheerio effect,” though it applies to any small, wettable object that floats, not just breakfast cereal. It is caused by a combination of buoyancy—the upward force a fluid exerts on an object of lower density—and surface tension—the elastic-like property of a liquid’s surface. Where else might one observe this effect?More… Discuss


Sutha Thai Cuisine in Downey: Nice Eatery, if you enjoy eating out!

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More Photos from the trail (TURNBULL CYN. ) (MY PHOTO COLLECTION)

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QUOTATION: Ralph Waldo Emerson about Truth being handsomer than the affectation of love.

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Quotation: Ralph Waldo Emerson about truth handsomer than love

Truth is handsomer than the affectation of love.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: DAME MARY GILMORE (1865)

Dame Mary Gilmore (1865)

Gilmore was a prominent Australian socialist poet and journalist who gained a reputation as a champion of the working class and the oppressed. In the late 1890s, she moved to the New Australia utopian socialist settlement in Paraguay, but she returned to Australia following its failure. In 1908, she became an editor of the Australian Workers’ Union newspaper, and she published her first volume of poems two years later. On what denomination of Australian currency does her image and poetry appear? More… Discuss


This day In the Yesteryear: THE PETERLOO MASSACRE (1819)

The Peterloo Massacre (1819)

On August 16, 1819, 60,000 men, women, and children gathered at St. Peter‘s Field in Manchester, England, to protest unemployment and high food prices. To disperse the gathering, city officials sent in the untrained volunteer cavalry, which attacked the unarmed crowd with sabers. At least 11 people were killed and hundreds more were wounded. The incident, likened to the Battle of Waterloo, sparked widespread indignation. In 2007, a memorial plaque at the site was changed to include what? More… Discuss


ART THIEVES PROPOSE DEAL TO RETURN STOLEN WORKS: (Innocence stolen…can ever be returned?)

Art Thieves Propose Deal to Return Stolen Works

A gang of suspected art thieves on trial in Romania for breaking into Rotterdam’s Kunsthal museum last October and stealing masterpieces by Picasso,GauguinMonet, and others are offering to return five of the seven works in exchange for moving their trial to the Netherlands. The proposition offers a glimmer of hope that many, if not all, of the paintings have survived. There had been fears that the mother of one of the suspects destroyed a number of the pieces following his arrest. It remains to be seen whether authorities will agree to the deal and whether the thieves can actually produce the paintings as promised. More… Discuss


Twin Studies

Identical twins share virtually all of their genes, and fraternal twins share about 50%. This makes twins ideal subjects for behavioral geneticists, since they can compare how each individual in a pair is influenced by genes, shared family environment, and individual experience. One of the pioneers of twin studies was 19th-century scientist Sir Francis Galton, who was influenced by the work of his cousin, Charles Darwin. What fundamental misconception colored the research of early twin scholars?More… Discuss


A Word Each Day: HO-HUM


Definition: (adjective) So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
Synonyms: boringdeadeningirksometedioustiresomewearisome,dullslow
Usage: Lectures on human psychology always pique my interest, but this ho-hum speaker put me right to sleep. Discuss.

Antonín Dvořák – Czech Suite in D major, B. 93, Op. 39 – II. Polka

Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Katowice), Antoni Wit. Paint, A Village In Winter by Adrianus Eversen

Jean Sibelius – “The Swan of Tuonela” (from Lemminkainen Suite, Op. 22)

Neeme Jarvi conducts the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in this 1985 studio recording. Bjorn Bohlin is the English Horn soloist. 

Frederic Chopin Polonaise in A flat Major, Op.40 No.1 “Military” Vladimir Horowitz: piano

Frederic Chopin
Polonaise in A flat Major, Op.40 No.1 “Military”
Vladimir Horowitz: piano

Edvard Grieg – Sigurd Jorsalfar Suite, Op. 56 – Homage Mars

Benny Golson – Autumn Leaves [from 1959 album Gone With Golson]

Benny GolsonGone With Golson
Year: 1959
Label: New Jazz

Tenor Sax: Benny Golson
Trombone: Curtis Fuller
Piano: Ray Bryant
Bass: Tommy Bryant
Drums: Al Harewood

Shortly before the formation of The Jazztet, tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson and trombonist Curtis Fuller teamed up for this quintet set with pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant and drummer Al Harewood. Although Golson contributed three of the six songs (“Blues After Dark” is the best-known one), the emphasis is on his playing; the tenor is quite heated on the uptempo blues “Jam for Bobbie.” The CD reissue adds “A Bit of Heaven” (originally on a sampler but part of the same session) to the original program, a fine example of hard bop of the late ’50s.


malaguena salerosa chingon

i’m just a lucky so and so / melody express

Egypt: scores killed in ‘day of rage’ | World news | The Guardian


Egypt: scores killed in ‘day of rage’ | World news | The Guardian.

Headlines for August 16, 2013 | Democracy Now!

Headlines for August 16, 2013 | Democracy Now!.

Area 51 mapped: CIA shows where it is, details Cold War missions – latimes.com

Area 51 mapped: CIA shows where it is, details Cold War missions – latimes.com.

In the Name of God, or Baby ‘Messiah,’ Competing Claims of Religious Freedom – NYTimes.com

In the Name of God, or Baby ‘Messiah,’ Competing Claims of Religious Freedom – NYTimes.com.

Obama Vows to Finalize Carbon Standards, Other Safeguards in Climate Change Plan | Center for Effective Government


Obama Vows to Finalize Carbon Standards, Other Safeguards in Climate Change Plan | Center for Effective Government.

NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds – The Washington Post


NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year, audit finds – The Washington Post.