Daily Archives: September 29, 2013

“The Fifth Element” – Police scene: Police Nation (a possible “Near Future”)


 

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3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so


 

3 NSA veterans speak out on whistle-blower: We told you so.

Schubert / A. Brendel, 1961: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (Op. 15) – The Wanderer –



Wanderer Fantasy” is the popular name for Opus 15 (D 760) in C major by Franz Schubert, written in November 1822. It is a fantasy for solo piano in four movements, which sometimes even in the classical sonata form seem to stand up and form a sonata in their arrangement (which is in the typical order fast-slow-scherzo-fast clear). on the other hand, there is a close relationship between the individual sets, so that the imagination is interpreted as a major Sonata process. Accordingly would be the first sentence of the exposure, the second is a free implementation, the third one (albeit highly varied) recapitulation and the fourth would make the virtuoso coda.

 

Edvard Grieg – In Autumn, Op. 11



Title of Composition: In Autumn, Op. 11
Composer: Edvard Grieg
Created in: 1888
Orchestra: Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Jarvi
Recorded in: 1993

This specific recording of In Autumn is part of a 6-CD box set that is available for purchase at either Arkivmusic:
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/a…

Or at Amazon (MP3 is also available):
http://www.amazon.com/Grieg-Complete-…

The box set also includes Piano Concerto in A minor, Symphonic Dances, Lyric Suite, and the complete version of Peer Gynt (all of which are also composed by Grieg).

You can also find other recordings of In Autumn at Arkivmusic:
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/D…

The images in this video are not my own.
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This recording of In Autumn is owned by Deutsche Grammophon.

 

Gnossienne No.5, Piano Works, Erik Satie


Antonín Dvořák – Czech Suite, Op. 39



Janácek Philharmonic Orchestra, Theodore Kuchar

 

Quotation: Charles Dickens


We are not rich in the bank, but we have always prospered, and we have quite enough. I never walk out with my husband but I hear the people bless him … I never lie down at night but I know that in the course of that day he has alleviated pain and soothed some fellow-creature in the time of need … Is not this to be rich?

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

 

Today’s Birthday: POMPEY THE GREAT (106 BCE)


Pompey the Great (106 BCE)

Pompey was a Roman general and the rival of Julius Caesar. Along with Caesar and Crassus, he was a member of the First Triumvirate established in 61 BCE. After the death of Pompey’s wife, Caesar’s daughter Julia, Pompey and Caesar became enemies. When Pompey received the sole consulship as the leader of the senatorial party, Caesar broke with the senate and crossed the Rubicon, and a civil war began. Pompey was defeated at Pharsalus and fled to Egypt, where he was assassinated while doing what? More… Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: ÉMILE ZOLA DIES OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING (1902)


Émile Zola Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (1902)

Zola had an ardent zeal for social reform. His part in the Dreyfus Affair, notably his 1898 article “J’accuse,” was his most conspicuous public action and earned him the animosity of the anti-Dreyfus party. Prosecuted for libel, he escaped to England, where he remained until an amnesty enabled his return to France. A couple of years later, he died suddenly under suspicious circumstances, overcome by carbon-monoxide fumes in his sleep. Was it just a tragic accident or something more sinister? More… Discuss

 

US HIGH SCHOOLERS STILL “EXTREME” BINGE DRINKING DESPITE DANGERS


US High Schoolers Still “Extreme” Binge Drinking Despite Dangers

When researchers examine teen binge drinking, they often focus on episodes in which four or five alcoholic beverages are consumed on a single occasion. However, this threshold fails to take into account an even more dangerous trend: “extreme” binge drinking. In a recent study, American high school seniors were asked whether, over the prior two weeks, they had consumed 5 or more, 10 or more, or 15 or more drinks on a single occasion. About 10 percent of respondents reported having recently had 10 or more drinks, and about 5 percent said they had had 15 or more. More… Discuss