Daily Archives: December 13, 2013

Major Solar Energy Project in Riverside County Could Be Doomed | Concentrating Solar | ReWire | KCET

Major Solar Energy Project in Riverside County Could Be Doomed | Concentrating Solar | ReWire | KCET.

The Latest Incredible Photos From NYC’s New Subway Project | Autopia | Wired.com

The Latest Incredible Photos From NYC’s New Subway Project | Autopia | Wired.com.
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It’s Friday the 13th: Here’s Why We Fear the Dreaded Day


It’s Friday the 13th: Here’s Why We Fear the Dreaded Day.

Alexander Scriabin Piano Concerto f-sharp minor opus 20 – II. Andante

II. Andante
piano: Anatol Ugorski
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
conducted by: Pierre Boulez

Scriabin finished his piano concerto when 24 years old. The concerto is full with elegance and brilliance. We enter the magical world of Scriabin’s psyche! It is said that Scriabin’s earlier works remind of Chopin, yet there’s no question Scriabin’s “style” is a very personal one with his own message, his own flavors and colours; – just like Mozart writing in a style that reminds of Haydn and even Pergolesi, he had his own “style” and every note was “new”!

Philadelphia Sinfonia – Astor Piazzolla “Melodia en La Menor”

Philadelphia Sinfonia 
(Youth Orchestra)
Gary D. White, Conductor & Music Director
Astor Piazzolla – Melodia en La Menor
(live performance featuring the strings of Philadelphia Sinfonia – 2009)

Philadelphia SInfonia Association includes 3 orchestras: 
Philadelphia Sinfonia – our advanced orchestra (high school & college)
Philadelphia Sinfonia Players – our intermediate orchestra (middle school & high school)
Philadelphia Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra – our strings only chamber orchestra

Our talented and dedicated students come from all over the Delaware Valley to participate in our high-level orchestral training program.

“Educating Musicians. Creating Artists.” – Philadelphia Sinfonia Association

http://www.philadelphiasinfonia.com – website
info@philadelphiasinfonia.com – email


Rachmaninoff – Vocalise For Violin

Title : Sergei Rachmaninov, Vocalise (Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14)
From Wikipedia,Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14 is a song by Sergei Rachmaninoff, published in 1912 as the last of his Fourteen Songs, Opus 34. Written for voice (soprano or tenor) with piano accompaniment, it contains no words, but is sung using any one vowel (of the singer‘s choosing). It was dedicated to soprano Antonina Nezhdanova.
Although the original publication stipulates that the song may be sung by either soprano or tenor voice, it is usually chosen to be performed by a soprano. As with many classical vocal pieces, it is transcribed in a variety of keys, allowing the performer to choose a vocal range more suitable to their natural voice, so that artists who may not have the higher range of a soprano can nevertheless perform the song. When sung by a tenor, it is sung an octave lower than the same key when sung by a soprano.


Hector Berlioz – Waverly Overture Op.1 (1828)

Estimados suscriptores,me complace presentarles:

Obra.- Waverly Overture Op.1 (1828)
Autor.- Louis Hector Berlioz

Franz Schubert – Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D 898 (Op. 99)

Israel Piano Trio, Alexander Volkov, piano. Menahem Breuer, violin. Marcel Bergman, cello.

Franz Schubert – Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D 898 (Op. 99)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante un poco mosso
III. Scherzo
IV. Rondo, allegro vivace

Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59

Ingryd Thorson & Julian Thurber, piano

Antonín Dvořák – Legends, Op. 59
1. Allegretto non troppo, quasi andantino [D minor] 3’03
2. Molto moderato [G major] 4’08
3. Allegro giusto [G minor] 4’11
4. Molto maestoso [C major] 5’30
5. Allegro giusto [A flat major] 4’16
6. Allegro con moto [C sharp minor] 4’21
7. Allegretto grazioso [A major] 2’14
8. Un poco allegretto e grazioso, quasi andantino [F major] 3’16
9. Andante con moto [D major] 2’27
10. Andante [B flat minor] 3’14


Quotation: Alexander Hamilton

The history of human conduct does not warrant that exalted opinion of human virtue which would make it wise in a nation to commit interests of so delicate and momentous a kind, as those which concern its intercourse with the rest of the world, to the sole disposal of a magistrate.

Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) Discuss

Today’s Bithday: EMILY CARR (1871)

Emily Carr (1871)

Now considered an icon of Canadian art, Carr did not receive widespread recognition for her work until later in life. She primarily painted indigenous-themed or landscape scenes, and she was relatively unknown until her work was featured in a 1927 exhibition at the National Gallery, when she was in her 50s. Carr continued to paint thereafter but had to reduce her artistic output in her 70s due to health concerns. Instead, Carr began to pursue what other talent for which she is also remembered?More… Discuss


This Day in the Yesteryear: COUNCIL OF TRENT CONVENED (1545)

Council of Trent Convened (1545)

The Council of Trent made sweeping reforms to the Catholic Church over 18 years, eliminating many abuses criticized in the Protestant Reformation. Convened by Pope Paul III at Trento, Italy—28 years after Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses—the council fixed the canon of the Old and New Testaments, set the number of sacraments at seven, defined the nature of original sin, and confirmed the doctrine of transubstantiation. How many years was it until the next ecumenical councilMore… Discuss



Satellites Find Coldest Spot on Earth

Scientists say a new record cold temperature on Earth has been recorded. On August 10, 2010, a spot inAntarctica dropped to a bitterly cold -135.8° F (-93.2° C). Previously, the coldest recorded temperature on Earthwas -128.6° F (-89.2° C), a reading taken on July 21, 1983, at Russia’s Vostok Station in Antarctica. The 2010 measurement was taken by satellite and, researchers say, is actually a preliminary figure. They expect that further examination of the data will yield a slightly colder final temperature reading. More… Discuss


The Komos

The komos was a ritualistic drunken procession performed by revelers—called komasts—in ancient Greece at events like weddings and feasts. Though its precise nature can only be guessed from its depiction in vase paintings, scholars have determined that the komos is separate from two similar processions: the formal pompe and the scripted chorus, which, unlike the komos, had a leader. The komos featured music and dancing, and komasts might have carried torches and worn what? More… Discuss