Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

HJSO 2011 – Benjamin Britten, Simple Symphony Op. 4

Fragment van de dvd “Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest 2011”
Benjamin BrittenSimple Symphony Op. 4 (live)
1. Boisterous Bourree
2. Playful Pizzicato
3. Sentimental Saraband
4. Frolicsome Finale

Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest o.l.v. Jan-Ype Nota
De Oosterpoort, Groningen 
4 juni 2011


Beethoven – Sonata No. 15 D-dur – Valery Afanasiev, piano

Не правда ли, необычное (как бы странное) исполнение (интерпретация)?
Конец сонаты в этом моём ТВ-рипе, к сожалению, обрезан (отсутствует).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Valery Afanassiev (Russian: Валерий Павлович Афанасьев, Valerij Pavlovič Afanasiev; born 8 September 1947) is a Russian pianist, writer and conductor.



Quotation: Herman Melville

Why did the old Persians hold the sea holy? Why did the Greeks give it a separate deity … ? Surely all this is not without meaning … But that same image, we ourselves see in all rivers and oceans. It is the image of the ungraspable phantom of life; and this is the key to it all.

Herman Melville (1819-1891) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: JAMES NAISMITH (1861)

James Naismith (1861)

While teaching physical education in 1891, Naismith was tasked with creating a safe and inexpensive indoor sport to occupy his students during the Massachusetts winter. His game involved throwing a soccer ball through suspended half-bushel peach baskets, hence the name “basketball”—though “Naismith Ball” was briefly considered before the inventor rejected it. The game took off on campus and quickly spread across the US and around the globe. What other sports invention is credited to Naismith? More… Discuss



Teen Athletes Tight-Lipped about Blows to the Head

Despite growing evidence of the dangers of returning to the field following a concussion, young US athletes remain reluctant to admit having suffered a head injury, often because they do not want to be benched or fail to grasp the seriousness of such an injury. Part of the problem is that there remains a lack of consensus about how to prevent concussions, or at the very least minimize risk, as well as how to treat them, how long it takes to recover from them, and what their long-term effects are. More… Discuss



Voters Reject Proposal to Establish Australia as a Republic (1999)

The British began settling Australia in 1788, and before long, the entire continent was a British dependency. Over the years, Britain’s role in Australian government has been progressively restricted, yet Australians remain reluctant to entirely cut ties, as evidenced by the 1999 referendum in which voters rejected a plan to establish Australia as a republic and replace the British monarch as head of state with a president elected by parliament. What other measure did they strike down? More… Discuss



Cult of Personality

Often associated with dictators, cults of personality arise when an individual uses mass media and propaganda to create an idealized public image through unquestioning flattery and praise. As democracy expanded in the 19th century, political leaders lost absolute power and sought to regain it through cults of personality, aided by the emergent fields of photography and advertising. Cults of personality are not just limited to politics, however. What athlete is said to have created one? More… Discuss