Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

“Take One” – Rachmaninoff Concerto #3 Recording Session at Abbey Roads 2nd mov. Lisitsa



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No, it should never be called a “recording session“. What recording sessions are usually about is being extra cautious, hitting all the right notes at the right time, clean, clinical 🙂 Since it was a self-funded “enterprise” operating on a shoestring budget , I could afford a little tiny bit more risk ;  -) Nothing to lose other than a house ( and thank you, friendly bank, for letting me borrow money against my house ). After such a decision playing Rach #3 is not really scary 🙂 Particularly with great London Symphony Orchestra, arguably the one of the very best on this planet. And with equally brave brilliant maestro Michael Francis – who at that time was “doubling” as a double-bass player at LSO , now heading skywards with a major conducting career:-)

 

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Valentina Lisitsa: “Name the mystery piece – win tickets to one of my next gigs”



To celebrate 100K subscribers (THANK YOU ALL MY FRIENDS AND FANS!) a little quiz ! Name the mystery piece – get TWO tickets to any of my upcoming gigs listed at the beginning of the clip. Even if you don’t live close by – if you win you get to make a nice gift to someone who does. The first comment in timeline that correctly identifies the piece wins it. READY, SET, GO!

 

O melodie, o poezie …


Hai-Hui prin Sufletul Folkului

ducu bertzi 1

 

Ducu Bertzi

Cand s-o-mpartit norocul

 

Si-asa-mi vine cateodata, dorule,
Si-asa-mi vine cateodata, dorule,
Sa dau cu cutatu-n chiatra.
Sa dau cu cutatu-n chiatra.

Din chiatra sa iasa foc, mai dorule,
Din chiatra sa iasa foc, mai dorule,
Daca-n viata n-am noroc.
Daca-n viata n-am noroc.

Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’, mai dorule,
Cand s-o-mpartit norocu’, mai dorule,
Fost-am eu dus la lucru.
Fost-am eu dus la lucru.

Si la toti le-o dat cu caru’, dorule,
Si la toti le-o dat cu caru’, dorule,
Numa’ mie cu paharu’.
Numa’ mie cu paharu’.

Nici acela n-o fo plin, mai dorule,
Nici acela n-o fo plin, mai dorule,
Jumatate-o fo venin.
Jumatate-o fo venin.

Nici acela nu fo ras, mai dorule,
Nici acela nu fo ras, mai dorule,
Jumatate-o fo nacaz.
Jumatate-o fo nacaz.

‘Nalt ii ceriul si senin, mai dorule,
‘Nalt ii ceriul si senin, mai dorule,
D’a ma parte norii vin.

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Philippine Farmers Destroy Monsanto/Syngenta Genetically Modified ‘Golden Rice’ Fields: Outnumbering Police 13:1.


Political Vel Craft

MONSANTO GMO
Press Release by APC
Thursday, August 2013 – 04:15

More than 400 farmers coming from Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon staged a surprise attack on the field testing site in protest against field trials of genetically modified (GM) rice. About 30 policemen failed to stop the farmers from uprooting the golden rice.

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Vlad Tepes


BBC News – The search for Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart


 

BBC News – The search for Suleiman the Magnificent’s heart.

Labor’s Thomas Perez: ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs’ – The Washington Post


 

Labor’s Thomas Perez: ‘Jobs, jobs, jobs’ – The Washington Post.

Egypt court advised to dissolve Brotherhood NGO | Reuters


Egypt court advised to dissolve Brotherhood NGO | Reuters.
A man walks past graffiti depicting the Deputy Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Khairat Al-Shater in downtown Cairo September 2, 2013. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com


 

Business & Financial News, Breaking US & International News | Reuters.com.

World Water Week in Stockholm – World Water Week


 

World Water Week in Stockholm – World Water Week.

U.S. spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico: report | Reuters


U.S. spied on presidents of Brazil, Mexico: report | Reuters.

How GMO Foods Will be Eradicated – Dr. Mercola Interviews Jeffrey Smith : Conscious Life News


How GMO Foods Will be Eradicated – Dr. Mercola Interviews Jeffrey Smith : Conscious Life News.

 

Insight: As Obama blinks on Syria, Israel, Saudis make common cause | Reuters


 

Insight: As Obama blinks on Syria, Israel, Saudis make common cause | Reuters.

Danza Española #6 Ensamble de Guitarras EIA3 INBA, 30 Marzo 2012



Danza Española #6 (Enrique Granados) Ensamble de Guitarras EIA3 INBA, 30 Marzo 2012
Conjuntos Instrumentales I y II:
Emmanuel Martínez, José Luna, Octavio Cruz, Aldo Chávez, Bruno Jiménez, Edgar Trejo, Daniel Trejo, Martín Ortega, Ricardo Soto
Clase del Profesor: Fernando Cornejo López

 

Ludvig van Beethoven: 5 variationen über “Rule Britannia” (für klavier d-dur, 1803), WoO 79



komponiert von Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Yoshio Watanabe, fortepiano [Ferdinand Hofmann (1756-1829), Vienna c.1790]

 

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Grande Fantasia su temi popolari russi Op 4


Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev Grande Fantasia su temi popolari russi Op 4

Slavonic Dance No. 2, Op. 46 Antonin Dvorak (and the Lesser Traveled Road…A perfect marriage!)


"Lesser Traveled Road'-oil painting (my Art Collection)

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)


This song is performed by the “Berlin Festival Orchestra”, and Composed by Antonin Dvorak. He was a Czech composer of Romantic music, who employed the idioms of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. His works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works include his New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, “American” String Quartet, and Cello Concerto in B minor.

Dvorak was commissioned by the publisher Simrock to compose a sequel to the Brahms “Hungarian Dances“, since that collection had put a considerable chunk of change into his pocket, and he relished the idea of repeating the pleasurable experience with the less expensive composer.

 

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)


"Lesser Traveled Road'-oil painting (my Art Collection)

“Lesser Traveled Road’-oil painting (my Art Collection)

‘Of Hills and Ravines’ oil painting (my art collection)


Of Hills and Ravines oil painting (my art collection)

Of Hills and Ravines oil painting (my art collection)

Quotation: Oscar Wilde about history, gossip and morality


Gossip is charming! History is merely gossip. But scandal is gossip made tedious by morality.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: CHRISTA MCAULIFFE (1948)


Christa McAuliffe (1948)

McAuliffe, a high school history teacher, was among the seven crew members killed when the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded soon after its launch in 1986. She had been selected to be the first civilian in space from a field of more than 11,000 applicants to NASA’s Teacher in Space program, and she was slated to teach two lessons during the flight. In 2004, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor. What happened to the teacher chosen as McAuliffe’s backup? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: PADDY ROY BATES FOUNDS HIS OWN NATION (1967)


Paddy Roy Bates Founds His Own Nation (1967)

The Principality of Sealand is a purported micronation located on Roughs Tower, a World War II-era British sea fort located in the North Sea six miles (10 km) off the coast of Suffolk, England. Since 1966, the installation has been occupied by the associates and family of Paddy Roy Bates, a former British Army major and pirate radio broadcaster who claimed it as a sovereign and independent state in 1967. What is the international community’s position on the fort’s status as a sovereign nationMore… Discuss

 

MEASLES-LIKE VIRUS LIKELY BEHIND DOLPHIN DEATHS


Measles-Like Virus Likely Behind Dolphin Deaths

Scientists believe they have finally figured out what is causing the extensive dolphin die-off along the US east coast: a measles-like virus. In the past two months, more than 300 bottlenose dolphins have washed up dead or dying on beaches stretching from New York to North Carolina, about 10 times the average for this period. An outbreak of cetacean morbillivirus, which suppresses the immune system and leaves those affected vulnerable to other diseases, is thought to be responsible for the “unusual mortality event,” as it has been designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationMore… Discuss

 

More impressions from the trail: Over 105 and humid? We”ll see you there! (my photo collection)