Daily Archives: October 10, 2013

Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin Berceuse Op 57 D Flat Major

Valentina Lisitsa: Chopin Berceuse Op 57 D Flat Major


The Flight of the Bumblebee. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Juan Pablo Martinez Sierra, cello

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
El vuelo del Moscardón / Hummelflug / Le Vol du Bourdon
From the Opera “The Tale of Tsar Saltan“.

Juan Pablo Martínez Sierra, cello / violoncelle
Rodolfo Saglimbeni, conductor / chef d’orchestre
Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia

Arr. for Cello and strings Juan P. Martínez


Verdi: Nabucco – Hebrew Slaves Chorus


Leonid Kogan plays Brahms Hungarian Dance, no.1

Leonid Kogan (1924-1982), the great Russian violinist.

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Hungarian Dance (trans. Joseph Joachim)
no.1 in G minor

Andrei Mytnik, piano
Recorded in 1951-1955


Carl Maria von Weber – Polonaise Brillante, Op. 72 (arr. Franz Liszt)

Jerome Rose, piano. Philharmonia Hungarica, Richard P. Kapp.


Schubert Symphony No 1in D major Maazel Bavarian RSO


The Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82, was composed by Franz Schubert in 1813, when he was just 16 years old. Despite his youth, No. 1 is an impressive piece of orchestral music for both its time and size. The first movement opens with a stately Adagio introduction, reminiscent of the Haydn‘s 104 in its format. The short Adagio sets off a lively Allegro vivace.

The symphony is scored for 1 flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in D, 2 trumpets in D, timpani and strings. The orchestration, which is balanced between strings and winds, lends itself to small chamber orchestras, as well as larger ensembles. The trumpets are scored particularly high, as in many of Schubert’s early works. Trumpet players will find, in general, the tessitura sitting between a concert D to Concert A for most of the 1st and 4th movements. In the 4th movement, Schubert pushes them up to a high D, in a repeated fashion. Some careful planning is needed to balance the multiple doublings between horns and trumpets.


Eric Clapton/Tears in heaven

1999 live at Madison Square Garden, NewYork city


Just a Thought: “If the Humans were a Humane race…What a Wonderful World it would be! “

Just a If the Humans were a Humane race…What a wonderful World it would be!” 


War/No More Trouble | Playing for Change | Song Around The World

http://playingforchange.com – As we made our way around the world we encountered love, hate, rich and poor, black and white, and many different religious groups and ideologies. It became very clear that as a human race we need to transcend from the darkness to the light and music is our weapon of the future. This song around the world features musicians who have seen and overcome conflict and hatred with love and perseverance. We dont need more trouble, what we need is love. The spirit of Bob Marley always lives on.

This is the fourth Song Around The World video released from the CD/DVD Playing For Change: Songs Around The World and the follow up to the classics “Stand By Me,” “One Love” and “Don’t Worry.” This unforgetable track was performed by musicians around the world adding their part to the song as it traveled the globe. 

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G. Holst – The planets Op. 32 – Mercury, the Winged Messenger – Berliner Philharm. – Karajan (3/7)

The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. With the exception of Earth (the centre of all yet influentially inert astrologically[1]), all the astrological planets known during the work’s composition[2] are represented.

The suite has seven movements, each named after a planet and its corresponding astrological character (see Planets in astrology):


1.Mars, the Bringer of War
2.Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3.Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4.Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5.Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6.Uranus, the Magician
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Schubert: Military March No. 1 in D, D733 (Live)

Franz Schubert
Album: The Carnegie Hall Concert, Schubert – Piano Music for Four Hands
Performed by: Evgeny Kissin & James Levine
Year: 2006

Quotation: Friedrich Nietzsche about distrusting publishers

Thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: R. K. NARAYAN (1906)

R. K. Narayan (1906)

A leading figure of early Indian literature in English, Narayan first came to international attention in 1935, with the publication of his first novel Swami and Friends. This book and many of his later novels and short stories are set in the fictional town of Malgudi and give readers a witty, vital, and perceptive glimpse of village life in South India, where modern life and tradition often clash. Narayan also penned several nonfiction works and modern prose versions of what Indian epicsMore…Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: THE BATTLE OF TOURS (732 CE)

The Battle of Tours (732 CE)

In 661 CE, the first Islamic dynasty rose to prominence and sought to extend its power. The Muslims, seeking control of Aquitaine, were met by Charles Martel‘s Frankish forces, who were able to halt them at the Battle of Tours. It was not a decisive victory, but the Arabs retreated after their leader was killed, and some historians deem it a watershed moment in preserving Christianity in Europe. The battle greatly enhanced Martel’s prestige at the time. What nickname was bestowed on him? More… Discuss



Haitians Sue UN in US Court over Cholera Outbreak

Victims of a cholera outbreak in Haiti that has killed more than 8,300 people and sickened more than 650,000 since late 2010 have filed a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against the UN in US court. Though a UN-appointed panel concluded that it could not definitively identify the epidemic‘s source, an American investigation found strong evidence to suggest that UN peacekeepers from Nepal, where the disease is endemic, touched off the epidemic in Haiti by dumping raw sewage near a river used for drinking water. Earlier this year, the UN formally rejected victims’ requests for compensation, prompting them to take legal actionMore… Discuss


J. S. Bach – Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001 (Live)

Sonata No. 1 in G minor for solo violin, BWV 1001 (Live)

I. Adagio 0:00
II. Fuga (Allegro4:24
III. Siciliana 10:00
IV. Presto 13:13

Soloist: Julia Fischer
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

London (England). 2010. Live