Daily Archives: December 19, 2013

Debussy: Arabesque II (1888)

Claude Debussy 
(1862 – 1918) 

Complete music for piano solo (in chronological order) 

Deux Arabesque : Arabesque II (1888)

Nicolò Paganini – Sonata concertata MS 2 – I Allegro spiritoso

Nicolò Paganini
for guitar and violin


«Here is a beautifully produced, entirely practical, urtext edition of this most important work in the chamber repertoire with guitar … Next time I get to do this piece it will be with these materials.
Highly recommended for anybody doing this repertoire».
Stephen Kenyon, Classical Guitar Magazine

«Rizza compie un lavoro di riordino delle parti staccate e della partitura nel più totale rispetto dell’originale … Il vero punto di forza della presente edizione Ut Orpheus sta tuttavia in almeno due aspetti: l’esaustivo e impeccabile commentario bilingue … e l’impaginazione assolutamente perfetta delle parti staccate, che consentirà d’ora in avanti ai duo violino-chitarra di non esibirsi in acrobazie da “Frecce Tricolori” in un paio di voltate rischiosissime comuni alle precedenti edizioni. Highly recommended, direbbero in Gran Bretagna».
Francesco Biraghi, il Fronimo

«Come nelle altre pubblicazioni curate da Fabio Rizza, anche qui l’impianto critico è molto ben fatto».
Franco Cavallone, Seicorde

«Insomma, un’opera da avere nella propria biblioteca e complimenti al revisore e alle edizioni per l’interessante pubblicazione».
Piero Viti, Guitart
Ingrid Barrionuevo, violin
Fabio Rizza, guitar
Recorded live in Turin, January 20th, 2006


The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs | Center for Effective Government


The Bridge to Prosperity: Reverse Reckless Cuts, Restore Our Infrastructure, and Revive Jobs | Center for Effective Government.

Demand grows for ultra-luxurious apartments in Los Angeles – latimes.com

Demand grows for ultra-luxurious apartments in Los Angeles – latimes.com.
Real estate broker Mauricio Umansky of the Agency

Target Says Data from 40 Million Cards Stolen


Target Says Data from 40 Million Cards Stolen.

Chicken Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus with Melted Gruyere


Chicken Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus with Melted Gruyere.

Quotation: Mark Twain about training

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss


Today’s Birthday: CARTER GODWIN WOODSON (1875)

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875)

Born into a poor African-American family, Woodson had little formal schooling until he was in his late teens. Yet he went on to earn a PhD and become a prominent historian, author, and journalist. He devoted his life to promoting African-American education and history, founding the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and writing, editing, and publishing books and periodicals on African-American life, history, and culture. What nationwide annual observance did he establish? More… Discuss



Operation Vijay: India Annexes Daman and Diu (1961)

Spanning less than 50 square miles (130 sq km) on the coast of India, Daman and Diu became Portuguese colonies in the 16th century, along with the port of Goa. After India gained independence from the UK in 1947, its government began working toward the return of all Indian colonies held by Portugal. Portugal, however, violently suppressed peaceful Indian activists opposed to its continued rule. After Indian forces invaded, how many days did it take for them to annex Daman and Diu? More… Discuss


Antibacterial Soaps Facing US Review

Many consumers are under the impression that regularsoap is good for getting rid of germs but that antibacterial soap is better. However, the US Food and Drug Administration says that there is currently no evidence that antibacterial soaps and washes are any more effective at preventing the spread of bacteria than plain soap and water and that they may in fact be doing harm by contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria. Furthermore, antibacterial washes may have hormonal effects. The FDA has therefore proposed that manufacturers be required to prove that their antibacterial soaps are safe and effective if they want to keep them on the market. More… Discuss



The New Guinea Singing Dog

The New Guinea singing dog is a rare type of primitive canine that is found in the wild only on the island of New Guinea. Early travelers most likely brought the ancestors of this breed to the island where, isolated from the world, their descendants developed traits not found in other canids. Most distinctive is the dog’s melodious howl, which earned it its name. The dog’s uncertain origins and unique traits have complicated efforts to classify it. What has DNA analysis revealed about “singers”? More… Discuss