Daily Archives: August 22, 2013

Democracy Now: HEADLINES AUGUST 22, 2013


Democracy Now: HEADLINES AUGUST 22, 2013

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Shackleton: From EpicFail to TrulyEpic



Sometimes it takes epic failure to reach history-making victory. Find out how famed 20th-century explorer Ernest Shackleton achieved success despite three doomed voyages to Antarctica.

Read more about failure—and why it’s important—in the September 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine:http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/201….

Dawkins Debunks and DESTROYS the ridiculous idea of NOAHS ARK (another Errata to the bookofbooks)



Dawkins Debunks and DESTROYS the ridiculous idea of NOAHS ARK

richard dawkins talks about evolution and the ridiculous idea that noah had a arch and over 40% of americans believe him 🙂

noah evolution theology rickard dawkins god bible religion fable american faith school silk road penguin funny ridiculous congress government athist athism theology agnostic marsupials…

Tarantella Alberobello 3 agosto 2013 XXX Festival Folklorico Internazionale “Città dei Trulli” Gruppo Lu Scattusu – Brindisi


Ion Voicu – Wieniawski – Concertul nr 2 in re minor (1 mvt)



PARTEA A DOUA (2 MVT):

Orchestra de cameră “Bucureşti”

Ion Voicu – Balada de Ciprian Porumbescu



Ion Voicu (October 8, 1923–February 24, 1997) was a Romanian violinist and orchestral conductor. 

Hundreds of excellent concerts all over the world have brought out in bold relief Ion Voicu’s brilliancy as a Romanian violinist of international reputation, one of the greatest masters of our time. Continue reading

Antonín Dvořák – Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57



Bohuslav Matousek, violin. Petr Adamec, piano

Antonín Dvořák – Violin Sonata in F major, Op. 57
1. Allegro ma non troppo 11’45
2. Poco sostenuto 6’45
3. Allegro molto 5’46

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11



Rudolf Firkusny, piano. Ruggiero Ricci, violin. Zara Nelsova, cello. Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Walter Susskind

Antonín Dvořák – Romance for Violin & Orchestra in F minor, Op. 11 9’51

Arthur Rubinstein plays Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor with London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn



Frédéric Chopin Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor:

– Maestoso
Larghetto
– Allegro Vivace
Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:    The Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minorOp. 21, is a piano concerto composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age. It was first performed on 17 March 1830, in WarsawPoland, with the composer as soloist. It was the second of his piano concertos to be published (after the Piano Concerto No. 1), and so was designated as “No. 2”, even though it was written first. Continue reading

Joseph Szigeti plays Berlioz Rêverie et caprice op.8


Jacqueline du Pré plays Schumann – Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129



Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

I. Nicht zu schnell –

In this 1967 live performance at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré plays the cello concerto by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). She is accompanied by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.


Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

II. Langsam –
III. Sehr lebhaft

In this 1967 live performance at Avery Fisher Hall in New York, legendary cellist Jacqueline du Pré plays the cello concerto by Robert Schumann (1810-1856). She is accompanied by Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Quotation: Mark Twain about faultfinding


It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: DENIS PAPIN (1647)


Denis Papin (1647)

Unappreciated in his time, Papin was a French physicist and inventor who significantly advanced the development of steam power. In 1679, he invented a steam digester that was the forerunner of the pressure cooker, in the process demonstrating the influence of atmospheric pressure on boiling points. His observations of his digester then led him to design a steam-driven piston that became the basis for early steam engines. Despite his innovations, he died in relative obscurity. Where is he buried? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST SUCCESSFUL TRIAL RUN OF A STEAMBOAT (1787)


First Successful Trial Run of a Steamboat (1787)

John Fitch was a man plagued by misfortune. His first foundry was a failure and his second was destroyed in the American Revolution. During a short-lived career as a surveyor in the early 1780s, he was captured by Native Americans. His luck finally seemed to turn around in 1786, when he built the first steamboat in the US, and in 1787, when he demonstrated his aptly named Perseverance on the Delaware River for an audience from the Constitutional Convention. Was his good fortune to last? More… Discuss

 

INCISION-FREE AUTOPSY IN DEVELOPMENT


Incision-Free Autopsy in Development

As our understanding of the human body has evolved, so too has our approach to post-mortem examinations. However, one fundamental aspect of autopsies has remained constant over the millennia, and that is the act of cutting the body open to perform the exam. For thebereaved, the knowledge that a recently deceased loved one will be subjected to such a procedure can be heartwrenching, but one entrepreneur hopes to ease their emotional burden by removing the scalpel from the process entirely. He is developing a digital autopsy process that uses existing imaging technologies to visualize the corpse in three dimensions without the need for a single incision. More… Discuss

KAYFABE


Kayfabe

Borrowed from carnival slang, “kayfabe” is a term used in professional wrestling to describe the portrayal of staged events as real. Breaking kayfabe is frowned upon, but it can occasionally be unavoidable, as when a wrestler suffers an unscripted injury. The line between reality and kayfabe is sometimes blurred, such as when real-life spouses “Macho Man” Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth “wed” in the ring. What was the Montreal Screwjob, perhaps the most infamous kayfabe-breaking moment? More…Discuss