Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

Schumann: Pianotrio in g kl.t., op.110



Inon Barnatan, piano
Julian Rachlin, viool
Torleif Thedéen, cello

Schumann: Piano Trio in g minor, op.110

27 december 2010, Internationaal Kamermuziekfestival Utrecht, Vredenburg

 

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Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt – La Campanella


Natalia Kartashova plays Liszt La Campanella 
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Audio and video by Umberto Belfiore

 

Quotation: Herman Melville


Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss

 

This Day in the Yesteryear: RUSSIAN JOURNALIST AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST MURDERED (2006)


Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist Murdered (2006)

Anna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist and human rights activist well known for her opposition to the Russian government’s role in the Chechen conflict and her criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin, notably in her book Putin’s Russia. Her controversial work sparked numerous death threats against her, and she was shot to death in an elevator in her apartment building on October 7, 2006. Her murder, which remains unsolved, coincided with what other occasion? More… Discuss

THE DOG ATE MY…


The Dog Ate My…

The “dog ate it” excuse may not cut it in the classroom, but the US Treasury is apparently more receptive to this explanation than the typical schoolteacher, and for that at least one person can be grateful. A Montana man who mailed in the remnants of what he claimed were five $100 bills eaten by his one-eyed dog received a $500 check to replace the currency. The pet owner was nothing if not committed, following his dog around for days after the incident, collecting its droppings and eventually picking out and washing the digested bill fragments. Unpleasant as they were, his efforts ultimately paid off. More… Discuss

 

ENGROSSING


engrossing 

Definition: (adjective) Capable of arousing and holding the attention.
Synonyms: absorbingfascinatinggrippingriveting
Usage: The book was so engrossing that I did not notice when the lights were turned out in the library. Discuss.

 

THE EVIL EYE


The Evil Eye

The people of the world have many superstitions, but one in particular is shared by a number of cultures, especially those of the Mediterranean and Middle East: the evil eye. Traditions and beliefs surrounding the evil eye vary, but it is generally thought to stem from envy and malice toward prosperity and beauty. Thus, in many cultures, unguarded praise of one’s possessions or children is thought to invite misfortune. Who is typically thought to be most vulnerable to the evil eye? More… Discuss