Daily Archives: September 17, 2013

Edvard Grieg – Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16

Allegro Molto Moderato (0:02) [13.11]
Adagio (13:14) [6.05]
Allegro Moderato Molto E Marcato Quasi Presto Andante Maestoso (19:20) [10.20]

This concerto in three movements was composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868.
Performer Dubravka Tomsic
Radio Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana
Conductor: Anton Nanut

Music of The Orchard Music, APM Music and IODA


Fauré – Violin Sonata No. 1 Op. 13 – Allegro quasi presto – Live at Wigmore Hall

Fauré – Violin Sonata No. 1 Op. 13 – Allegro quasi presto – Live at Wigmore Hall
Some of France‘s best living musicians performed in two concerts solely works by Gabriel Fauré at London’s Wigmore Hall, formerly Bechstein Hall. Renaud Capuçon (violin) and Michel Dalberto (piano) played the Violin Sonata No. 1 Op. 13 on May 2, 2013. It was an extraordinary interpretation, so that we are proud to have the possibility to publish the “Allegro quasi presto” of this performance.
Michel Dalberto performed on a C. Bechstein grand piano D 282, that was serviced by the famous piano technician Denijs de Winter. By the way all musicians (and the C. Bechstein grand piano) had also been involved in the recording of Fauré’s complete chamber music, a set of CDs on the Virgin label that has won several prizes.

Filming: Alexander Rupprecht; Editing: Simon Stalker
For more information about the project, the musicians and the Wigmore Hall please follow the links:


Quotation: George Eliot on communicating feelings

Examine your words well, and you will find that even when you have no motive to be false, it is a very hard thing to say the exact truth, even about your own immediate feelings.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss



Sir Frederick William Mallandaine Ashton (1904)

Ashton is best known as the founding choreographer of England‘s Royal Ballet. He was drawn to dance at age 13 after attending a performance by the legendary Anna Pavlova in Peru, where he grew up. While studying dance with Léonide Massine and Marie Rambert, he began staging works. In the 1930s, he joined what would later become the Royal Ballet as its chief choreographer. Ashton is largely responsible for the elegantly reserved style of English classical dance. What are his most famous works? More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: “IS PAUL MCCARTNEY DEAD?” (1969)

“Is Paul McCartney Dead?” (1969)

If one is to believe the rumors, the real Paul McCartney died at the height of Beatlemania and was secretly replaced by a double. The precise origins of this urban legend are unknown, but it gained traction at around the time that the band was breaking up. This is attributed in part to an article published in an Iowa university student newspaper addressing the rumors and pointing to supposed clues in the band’s music and album artwork that alluded to the rocker’s death. What are some examples? More…Discuss


Eat Your Veggies!

Eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or cabbage might slow the progression of—or even prevent—osteoarthritis. In mice, sulforaphane, a compound created in these vegetables when they are eaten, blocked a key cartilage-damaging enzyme. Researchers are now investigating whether sulforaphane will do the same for humans. For two weeks before knee surgery, 20 arthritis sufferers will eat a specially bredbroccoli variety that contains high levels of glucoraphanin, the compound that becomes sulforaphane. The tissue that is removed will then be examined for signs of sulforaphane’s benefits. More… Discuss


September Morning Nature shots in Bellflower, California (my Photocollection0