Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber by Paul Hindemith (PLU Wind Ensemble)



Dr. Edwin Powell conducting the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble. This was recorded during a concert at Pacific Lutheran University’s Lagerquist Hall on 9 May, 2010.

I. Allegro 0:00
II. Scherzo (Turandot): Moderato-Vivo 3:52
III. Andantino 11:07 (Flute Solo 14:34)
IV. Marsch 16:06

The Weber themes are taken from incidental music Weber wrote for a play by Carlo Gozzi based on the same Turandot legend that later inspired Giacomo Puccini and others. Hindemith and his wife used to play Weber’s music for two pianists, and Hindemith used some of these little-known pieces—Op. 60/4 (no. 253 in the Jähns catalog of Weber’s works) (first movement), Op. 10/2 (J. 82) (third movement), and Op. 60/7 (J. 265) (fourth movement) for the themes of the other movements. Weber’s piano duets were written around 1801 and 1818–19, his Turandot music in 1809.

 

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Edvard Grieg – Lyric Suite / Suite Lyrique



Edvard Grieg (1843-1907), Norge

Lyric Suite, Op. 54

– Shepherd Boy
– Bell-Ringing
– Norwegian March
– Notturno
– March of the Trolls

Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Neeme Järvi

 

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


Mark Farago plays 
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)

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson about first journeys discoveries, a fool’s paradise


Traveling is a fool’s paradise. Our first journeys discover to us the indifference of places.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: DADABHAI NAOROJI (1825)


Dadabhai Naoroji (1825)

Naoroji was an Indian nationalist leader who moved to England at age 30 and worked for the improvement of British policies toward India. He wrote and lectured extensively on the “drain” of wealth from India to England, which he saw as the principal cause of Indian poverty. His work helped to stimulate economic nationalism in India, and the younger generation of nationalist leaders hailed him affectionately as the “Grand Old Man of India.” He was the first Indian to do what in England? More…Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: “CROCODILE HUNTER” KILLED WHEN STINGRAY BARB PIERCES HIS HEART (2006)


“Crocodile Hunter” Killed When Stingray Barb Pierces His Heart (2006)

Australian wildlife expert and conservationist Steve Irwin shot to fame with his wildlife documentary television series The Crocodile Hunter, earning an international following with his exuberance and oft-repeated catchphrase “Crikey!“. The beloved naturalist was snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef, filming a segment for a documentary, when he was fatally pierced in the chest by a poisonous stingray barb. He was just 44 and is survived by his wife and two children. Where is he buried? More… Discuss

 

PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE


Planned Obsolescence

Planned obsolescence is a policy of deliberately limiting the life of a product in order to encourage the purchaser to replace it, thereby stimulating sales. Now applied to many different products, notably computer software, the concept first emerged in the 1920s when companies began to analyze every aspect of mass production. Planned obsolescence can refer to both technical failures and to “style” obsolescence. What are some examples of modern products that are designed to become obsolete? More… Discuss

 

Our Silence, poetic thought by George-B


Our Silence, poetic thought by George-B

Our silence is shouting louder
than a hurricane,
the sea at war with the wins,
the jet in take off and  landing,
louder than the cricket in the middle of the hot sleepless night;

We got to stop this deafening silent tag of indifference, 
the lack of verbal solution, this sacrilegious introversion..

I think we both know what our silence is all about
we never talk, we just go walk dark we just go silent…

McCain playing poker on his iPhone


 

McCain playing poker on his iPhone.

WikiLeaks’ Assange leads offbeat race to Australia polls – FRANCE 24


 

WikiLeaks’ Assange leads offbeat race to Australia polls – FRANCE 24.

Syria chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad, but where’s the evidence? – CBS News


 

Syria chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad, but where’s the evidence? – CBS News.

Turkey finds Sarin Gas in Homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – May Report | Global Research


Turkey finds Sarin Gas in Homes of suspected Syrian Islamists – May Report | Global Research.

Syria Govenrnment’s: “No evidence has been shown” they are responsible for attack


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57601138/strike-on-syria-may-unleash-more-turmoil-u.n-secretary-general-ban-ki-moon-warns/

Syria gov’t: “No evidence has been shown” they are responsible for attack

September 3, 2013, 12:22 AM

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister tells CBS NewsElizabeth Palmer that “armed groups” were behind Damascus attack which killed hundreds, and Washington should put forward credible evidence to prove their case that the Syrian government used chemical weapons.

Strike on Syria may unleash more turmoil, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns – CBS News


Strike on Syria may unleash more tuInsert an Imagermoil, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns – CBS News.

 

New Widget at euzicasa: Environmental Working Group: The Power of Information


TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

What you can’t see can be deadly: virtually invisible, yet absolutely lethal asbestos fibers lead to environmental and occupational diseases that claim the lives of 30 Americans every day.

The time is now for the Senate to draft and pass meaningful legislation to overhaul the outdated and ineffective Toxic Substances Control Act  of 1976 and protect children from asbestos and dangerous toxic chemicals such as bisphenol A, an endocrine-disrupting chemical in some plastics and food can linings, and flame retardants infused into car seats, nap pads and other kid goods.

 

Real Chemical Reform Must Ban Asbestos | Environmental Working Group


 

Real Chemical Reform Must Ban Asbestos | Environmental Working Group.

Nations agree first global treaty to ban mercury emissions


 

Nations agree first global treaty to ban mercury emissions.

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – Latest news


 

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons – Latest news.

Ban: Any Syria Strike Must Get Security Council OK – ABC News


 

Ban: Any Syria Strike Must Get Security Council OK – ABC News.

United Nations News Centre – United Nations marks International Day against Nuclear Tests


 

United Nations News Centre – United Nations marks International Day against Nuclear Tests.

Valentina Lisitsa plays for passengers at St Pancras International Station (from the musical front)



While Valentina Lisitsa was busy in the UK with promotion for Rachmaninov, there were some problems with bad weather so her Eurostar train back to Paris had to be cancelled and she ended up stuck at St Pancras International for some time! However, the delay did not deter her from taking to one of the station’s Street Pianos and performing for passers-by in the station!

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Rachmaninoff Concerto No.3 “Solo” Version 1st mov. (with ossia Cadenza ) Valentina Lisitsa



If you think this is fun, I can’t wait for you to hear the 
REAL DEAL 🙂 With Orchestra ! With London Symphony 🙂
It is released today in digital. Be the first to hear it !
Amazon US http://tinyurl.com/aakjorf
Amazon UK http://tinyurl.com/bdr9us7
iTunes US https://itunes.apple.com/album/rachma…
A message in a bottle for anybody who worried it’s too fast, please check Rachmaninoff playing his own 3rd Concerto :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA0kXD…
Admittedly he was supposed to know which tempos he wanted for this piece 🙂
FROM WIKIPEDIA:

The first movement revolves around a diatonic melody that soon develops into complex pianistic figuration. The second theme opens with quiet exchanges between the orchestra and the piano before fully diving into a slower theme in a major key. The first part of the first theme is restated before the movement is pulled into a loud development section which opens with toccata like quavers in the piano and reaches a loud chordal section. The whole development exhibits features similar to a canon, such as an eighth note passage in the piano in which the left hand and the right hand play overlapping figures. The movement reaches a number of ferocious climaxes, especially in the cadenza. Rachmaninoff wrote two versions of this cadenza: the chordal original, which is commonly notated as the ossia, and a second one with a lighter, toccata-like style. Both cadenzas lead into a quiet solo section including the flute, clarinet and horn accompanied by delicate arpeggios in the piano. The piano then restates the first theme in its entirety and closes with a tutti, silent, rippling coda reminiscent of the second theme.

 

Rachmaninov – Piano concerto no 3 in d op.30 (Argerich – Chailly RSO Berlin LIVE 1982)


John Kerry Claims Sarin Was Used In Syria By Assad. AS Turkish Police Arest Syrian Rebels caught in possession of weaponized Sarin gas


Family Survival Protocol - Microcosm News

John Kerry Sarin Was Used In Syria By Assad. Meet The Press

Les Grossman

Published on Sep 1, 2013

john kerry says assad used sarin gas on his people,john kerry joins meet the press to talk assad use of sarin on civilians,

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Kerry: Samples from Syria tested positive for sarin

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that samples collected by first responders after the reported August 21 chemical weapons attack in Syria have tested positive for the nerve agent sarin.

“In the last 24 hours, we have learned through samples that were provided to the United States that have now been tested from first responders in east Damascus and hair samples and blood samples have tested positive for signatures of sarin,” Kerry said on NBC’s Meet The Press. “So this case is building and this case will build.”

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Water preseving garden (my photo collection)


 

BALDASSARE GALUPPI.-1706-1785.- 4 concerto a quattro Nº 1- 2- 3- 4.



BALDASSARE GALUPPI.-1706-1785.-

4 concerto a quattro Nº 1- 2- 3- 4- G-moll-G-dur-D-dur-Cmolll

1- Concerto a quattro Nº1 in G-moll
Grave e Adagio – Spiritoso- Allegro.

2- Concerto a quattro Nº2 in G-dur
Andante- Allegro- Andante- Allegro assai

3- Concerto a quattro Nº3 in D-dur
Maestoso- Allegro- Andantino

4- Concerto a quattro Nº4 in C-moll
Grave- Allegro- Andante.

English Chamber Orchestra

Director: José Luis García

 

Frederic Chopin – Variations on a Theme by Rossini – Flute & Piano



Flutist Jonathan Brahms and pianist Kenneth Gartner perform Chopin’s Variations on a Theme of Rossini, opus posthumous, at The Kosciusko Foundation in New York City on February 18, 1989. The theme is from “La Cenerentola” (Cinderella).

Tema: Andantino
Variation 1: Allegretto
Variation 2: Andante
Variation 3: Allegretto 
Variation 4: Allegro assai

 

Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)


Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)

Landscapes Series Oil Painting (my art Collection)

“A traverse” oil Painting (my Art Collection)


Colimateur en vert, beige et bleu oil Painting (my Art Collection)

“A traverse” oil Painting (my Art Collection)

Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44



September 9, 2012. The RNO’s Fourth Grand Festival. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.
Antonín Dvořák. Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor Op. 44, B. 77.
I. Moderato, quasi marcia;
II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto;
III. Andante con moto;
IV. Finale. Allegro molto;

London Winds & Russian National Orchestra joint ensemble:
Michael Collins, clarinet;
Dmitry Aizenstadt, clarinet;
Gareth Hulse, oboe;
Olga Tomilova, oboe;
Julie Price, bassoon;
Andrei Shamidanov, bassoon;
Elizaveta Vilkovyskaya, double bassoon;
Laurence Davies, horn;
Alexei Serov, horn;
German Bushuev, horn;
Alexander Gotgelf, cello;
Rustem Gabdullin, double bass.

 

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More impressions from the Trail: September 3, 2013 (My Photo Collection)

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BBC News – Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert


 

BBC News – Zaatari refugee camp: Rebuilding lives in the desert.

Fixing Chemical Security after West, Texas | Center for Effective Government


Fixing Chemical Security after West, Texas | Center for Effective Government.

Mad men, lonely hearts and cigarettes in Venice – FRANCE 24


 

Mad men, lonely hearts and cigarettes in Venice – FRANCE 24.

▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 3 – YouTube



▶ Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, September 3 – YouTube
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La justice égyptienne condamne 11 Frères musulmans à la perpétuité – ÉGYPTE – FRANCE 24


 

La justice égyptienne condamne 11 Frères musulmans à la perpétuité – ÉGYPTE – FRANCE 24.

Bernstein Beethoven Leonore Overture Nº3



Leonore Overture Nº 3 in C major, Op. 72b

The Amnesty International Concert

Orchestra: Bavarian Broadcast Symphony Orchestra
Venue: Munich, Germany.
Date: 17/10/1976

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)
Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990)

 

Robert SCHUMANN Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52 – Sinfonietta Sofia Orchestra conducted by Christo Pavlov



Robert SCHUMANN
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52

1. Overture – 00.05
2. Scherzo – 07.13
3. Finale – 11.30

Sinfonietta Sofia Orchestra conducted by Christo Pavlov

New Concert Hall, 01 Oct 2011
Sofia, Bulgaria

 

Ippolitov-Ivanov – Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1


Ippolitov-Ivanov – Caucasian Sketches Suite No. 1
Arthur Fagen and National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
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Massenet – Seven Dances from Le Cid performed by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra



This is a live performance of Jules Massenet‘s Seven Dances from the second act of his opera “Le Cid” by the Victoria Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Darryl One. This performance took place at the Victoria Fine Arts Center on October 15, 2011.

 

Carulli – Concerto in E minor, Op 140, I – Allegro ‘guitar & orchestra’


 

Antonin Dvorak – Slavonic Dances [Op. 46 & Op. 72]



The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Opus 46 and Opus 72 respectively; they were inspired by Johannes Brahms’s own Hungarian Dances.

The types of dances upon which Dvořák based his music include the furiant, the dumka, the polka, the sousedská, the skočná, the mazurka, the odzemek, the špacírka, the kolo and the polonaise.

Opus 46
0:00 No. 1 in C major: Presto (Furiant)
3:38 No. 2 in E minor: Allegretto scherzando (Dumka)
8:21 No. 3 in A-flat major: Poco allegro (Polka)
12:31 No. 4 in F major: Tempo di Minuetto (Sousedská)
20:19 No. 5 in A major: Allegro vivace (Skočná)
23:31 No. 6 in D major: Allegretto scherzando (Sousedská)
28:05 No. 7 in C minor: Allegro assai (Skočná)
31:19 No. 8 in G minor: Presto (Furiant)

Opus 72
34:58 No. 1 (9) in B major: Molto vivace (Odzemek)
38:33 No. 2 (10) in E minor: Allegretto grazioso (Starodávný)
43:42 No. 3 (11) in F major: Allegro (Skočná)
46:51 No. 4 (12) in D-flat major: Allegretto grazioso (Dumka)
51:48 No. 5 (13) in B-flat minor: Poco adagio (Špacírka)
54:08 No. 6 (14) in B-flat major: Moderato, quasi Minuetto (Starodávný -“Ancient”-)
57:43 No. 7 (15) in C major: Allegro vivace (Kolo)
1:00:51 No. 8 (16) in A-flat major: Grazioso e lento, ma non troppo, quasi tempo di Valse (Sousedská)

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**I’m talking about the recordings**

 

Sviatoslav Richter – Haydn – Piano Sonata No 32 in B minor, Hob XVI-32


 

 

Quotation: H.G. Wells


There is—though I do not know how there is or why there is—a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven.

H.G. Wells (1866-1946) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: MARGUERITE HIGGINS (1920)


Marguerite Higgins (1920)

An American journalist, Higgins covered major world events, including the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp and the Nuremberg Trials, and was the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize. While reporting on the Korean War, she was expelled from Korea by US General Walton Walker—who said the military had no time to prepare accommodations for women—but when she appealed to General Douglas MacArthur, the ban was lifted. Higgins’s life was cut short by a disease contracted while covering what? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: MULTIMILLIONAIRE ADVENTURER STEVE FOSSETT GOES MISSING (2007)


Multimillionaire Adventurer Steve Fossett Goes Missing (2007)

After earning millions as a stockbroker and investment consultant, Fossett began a second career as a sports adventurer. He swam the English Channel in 1985 and set many sailing records, but he is best known for his long-distance solo aviation triumphs, like becoming the first person to fly solo nonstop around the world in a balloon in 2002. He disappeared while flying a private plane in Nevada in September 2007 and was declared dead five months later. When was his crash site finally discovered? More…Discuss

 

POVERTY BURDENS THE BRAIN AND CUTS IQ


Poverty Burdens the Brain and Cuts IQ

Research on sugarcane farmers in rural India and low and middle-income shoppers at a US mall suggests that financial concerns tax the brain, leading to a drop in cognitive function. Worrying about money costs people up to 13 IQ points—an effect comparable to missing an entire night’s sleep—and makes them more prone to errors, which in turn can exacerbate their financial problems and make it even harder to escape from povertyMore… Discuss

 

CERAMIC KNIVES


Ceramic Knives

Ceramic knives provide certain advantages over metal blades. They are harder than steel and hold their edge longer. On the rare occasion when a ceramic knife needs sharpening, a grinding wheel coated in diamond dust must be used. Their nonconductive, nonmagnetic properties make them useful in bomb disposal, and their resistance to corrosion is ideal for scuba divers. However, ceramic knives are also more brittle and shatter more easily than metal ones. Why is metal often used in their handles? More… Discuss