Daily Archives: February 11, 2014

encore: Great Compositions/Performances: Valentina Lisitsa Plays Paganini-Liszt “La Campanella”


Paganini-Liszt La Campanella

Live from Seoul. Encore #1. Liszt “La Campanella”
Buy La Campanella video http://www.amazon.co.uk/Live-Royal-Al..

 

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TODAY’S SAINT: Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


Saint of the Day for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Image of St. Paschal

St. Paschal

Paschal was the son of Bonosus, a Roman. He studied at the Lateran, was named head of St. Stephen’s monastery, which housed pilgrims to Rome, and was elected Pope to succeed Pope Stephen IV (V) on … http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=809

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY (PRESIDENTS’ DAY)


Lincoln’s Birthday

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born on Feb. 12, 1809. A wreath-laying ceremony and reading of the Gettysburg Address at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., are traditional on Feb. 12. Lincoln’s actual birthday is a legal holiday in 11 states: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and West Virginia. In most other states, Lincoln’s and George Washington’s birthdays are combined for a legal holiday on the third Monday in February calledPresidents’ DayMore… Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: “One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.” (George Eliot)


One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.

George Eliot (1819-1880) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: JAN SWAMMERDAM (1637)


Jan Swammerdam (1637)

Dutch naturalist Jan Swammerdam was a pioneer in the use of the microscope and made valuable contributions to the understanding of human anatomy and the future of anatomical study. He was the first person to observe and describe red blood cells, and he improved techniques for examining, preserving, and dissecting cadavers. However, his primary focus was the study of insects, many of which he described and drew in great detail. What led him to eventually abandon his scientific pursuits? More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: LADY JANE GREY, “THE NINE DAYS’ QUEEN,” BEHEADED (1554)


Lady Jane Grey, “The Nine Days’ Queen,” Beheaded (1554)

A tragic figure in English history, Lady Jane Grey was a pretty, intelligent young girl whose life was cut short due to the political machinations of those closest to her. When she was just 15, she was wed to the son of a duke. Her father-in-law then persuaded the dying King Edward VI, still a boy himself, to name Lady Jane his successor. She reigned for just nine days before stepping down. Though she was convicted of high treason, she might never have been executed had her father not done what? More… Discuss

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NEWS: FAMILY FINDS UNCLASSIFIED GIANT JELLYFISH


Family Finds Unclassified Giant Jellyfish

Jellyfish are frightening enough when they’re the size of a dinner plate, so imagine coming across one that is nearly as big across as a human adult is tall! A family walking on the beach in Tasmania last month found a 5-foot (1.5-meter) jellyfish that had washed ashore. Experts have yet to classify the species, which appears to be of the lion’s mane variety. These are not the largest jellyfish known to science. Cyanea arctica, which makes its home in the waters of the North Atlantic and the Arctic, can grow to be 10 feet (3 meters) across. More… Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: THE GOSECK CIRCLE


The Goseck Circle

Hailed as “the German Stonehenge,” the Goseck circle is a Neolithic structure in Goseck, Germany. It is the oldest such structure known today, built about 7,000 years ago—and pre-dating Stonehenge by almost 2,000 years. Rediscovered during an aerial survey in 1991, the site consists of a circular ditch 246 feet (75 m) across surrounding two concentric palisade rings with gates in spots aligned with the sunrise and sunset on the winter solstice. When was the Goseck Circle re-opened to the public? More… Discuss

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Choral from Cantata No.147 (Jesu bleibet meine Freunde) by Johann Sebastian Bach. Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.


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Bach – BWV 147 – 7 – Jesus bleibet meine Freude

Choral from Cantata No.147 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt.

High Quality: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mn1ib…

Jesus bleibet meine Freude,
Meines Herzens Trost und Saft,
Jesus wehret allem Leide,
Er ist meines Lebens Kraft,
Meiner Augen Lust und Sonne,
Meiner Seele Schatz und Wonne;
Darum lass ich Jesum nicht
Aus dem Herzen und Gesicht.

1 – Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben http://youtube.com/watch?v=wraO_FOpFJ4
2 – Schäme dich, o Seele, nicht http://youtube.com/watch?v=QgLmLuRSDl8 
3 – Bereite dir, Jesu, noch itzo die Bahn http://youtube.com/watch?v=hIDRf-YlQVc
4 – Wohl mir, daß ich Jesum habe http://youtube.com/watch?v=3jFxeO63fj8
5 – Hilf, Jesu, hilf http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ae9trX3jKX4
6 – Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen http://youtube.com/watch?v=bKrsqh-H5YU

 

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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring


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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring is the most common English title of the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723. Written during his first year in Leipzig, Germany, this chorale movement is one of Bach’s most enduring works.

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring,

Holy wisdom, love most bright;

Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring

Soar to uncreated light.

Word of God, our flesh that fashioned,

With the fire of life impassioned,

Striving still to truth unknown,

Soaring, dying round Thy throne.

Through the way where hope is guiding,

Hark, what peaceful music rings;

Where the flock, in Thee confiding,

Drink of joy from deathless springs.

Theirs is beauty’s fairest pleasure;

Theirs is wisdom’s holiest treasure.

Thou dost ever lead Thine own

In the love of joys unknown.

Enjoy, It’s all good!

 

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Years Of Censoring `Oz’ – Chicago Tribune


The-Wonderful-Wizard-of-Oz

Years Of Censoring `Oz’ – Chicago Tribune.

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SHAKESPEARE NAVIGATOR A MUST HAVE WIDGET!

SHAKESPEARE NAVIGATOR A MUST HAVE WIDGET! (YOU ARE ONE CLICK AWAY!)

 

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Encore: Compositions/Performances: Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)


Great Compositions/Performances:  Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21 by Masur, LGO (1997)
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture Op.21
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Kurt Masur, Conductor
Live at Gewandhaus, Leipzig

visit:  http://www.shakespeare-navigators.com/dream/quotesdream.html
for quotes, like the one bellow,  from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

So quick bright things come to confusion.—Lysander again speaks to Hermia of the fragility of happiness. (“Confusion” means darkness and destruction.)

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Great compositions/Performances: Bach: Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring



Culture Studies: Classical Music: Bach
(A series of well-known classical music pieces one should known about.)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750)
Style/Period: Late German Baroque (w/eclectic German, French & Italian elements); German, Leipzig-based from 1723

Bach Cantata, BWV 147, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

 

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Great compositions/Performances: “Impromptu, Op. 90 D899 No. 3 in G-Flat Major” by Franz Schubert



Great compositions/Performances:  “Impromptu, Op. 90 D899 No. 3 in G-Flat Major” by Franz Schubert performed by Alexandre Tharaud as heard in Michael Haneke‘s Palme d’Or winner “Amour

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Kempff plays Brahms Intermezzo op.117 no.1 in E flat



Johannes Brahms, Intermezzo op.117 no.1 in E flat.

Wilhelm Kempff, piano.
Recorded in 1950.

Great Compositions/Performances: Barenboim plays Franz Liszt: Liebestraum no. 3 in Ab S.541 no. 3


BBC News – School students play part in Philippines typhoon recovery


Mike WooldridgeBy Mike WooldridgeWorld Affairs correspondent

elementary school at Binon-An in Batad municipality, Iloilo province, Panay island
BBC News – School students play part in Philippines typhoon recovery.

No, ‘The Day We Fight Back’ is not like the SOPA/PIPA fight. It’s a bigger challenge.


Members of the protest group Code Pink, Sarah Harbi (L) and Cayman MacDonald (R) protest against U.S. President Barack Obama and the NSA before his arrival at the Department of Justice in Washington, January 17, 2014. Obama banned U.S. eavesdropping on the leaders of close friends and allies on Friday and began reining in the vast collection of Americans' phone data in a series of reforms triggered by Edward Snowden's revelations.  REUTERS/Larry Downing   (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)No, ‘The Day We Fight Back’ is not like the SOPA/PIPA fight. It’s a bigger challenge..

TRANSPARENCY TO REPLACE SPYING!

Tom Brokaw diagnosed with multiple myeloma – Multiple Myeloma Forums


Tom Brokaw diagnosed with multiple myeloma – Multiple Myeloma Forums.

Obama: Choosing between France, Britain like choosing between daughters


Aaron BlakeAaron Blake covers national politics at the Washington Post, where he writes regularly for the paper’s Post Politics and The Fix blogs. A Minnesota native and graduate of the University of Minnesota, Aaron has also written for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and The Hill newspaper. He joined the Post in 2010. Aaron, his wife, Danielle, and his dog, Mauer, live in Northern Virginia. Follow him on Twitter at @AaronBlakeWP.

President Obama (R) laughs as his French counterpart Francois Hollande makes a statement to the media following their tour Monticello. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty ImagesObama: Choosing between France, Britain like choosing between daughters.

Five surveillance myths stalling NSA reform, debunked | Michelle Richardson | Comment is free | theguardian.com


 

Five surveillance myths stalling NSA reform, debunked | Michelle Richardson | Comment is free | theguardian.com.

Malware at MadAds Disrupts Blogs, News Sites, Even Guardian Liberty Voice


 

Malware at MadAds Disrupts Blogs, News Sites, Even Guardian Liberty Voice.

Maps: Diabetes Around the World – WSJ.com


 

Maps: Diabetes Around the World – WSJ.com.

from nyt: Holder Urges States to Lift Bans on Felons’ Voting – NYTimes.com


Holder Urges States to Lift Bans on Felons’ Voting – NYTimes.com.

Viata, cugetare poetica de George-B


Viata, cugetare poetica de George-B

precum corfa de rachita
sant amintirile împletiturii
în care ne petrecem 

Gallery

Impressions from the trail

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Spring (Impressions from the trail)


CAM01494 Spring

CAM01494 Spring

DOINA DU-TE DOR IN MUNTI DE PIATRA (Taragot: Dumitru Farcas)


Balada Populara – Miorita (Ciprian Porumbescu)


Balada Populara – Miorita (Ciprian Porumbescu)

Great Compositions/Performances: Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3 (Sir Neville Marriner and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra)


Great
Ottorino Respighi (1879 – 1936)
Ancient Airs and Dances / Antiche arie e danze per liuto
Suite No. 3 (1932)

I. Italiana (0:00)
II. Arie di corte (1:55)
III. Siciliana (8:39)
IV. Passacaglia (12:18)

Sir Neville Marriner
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
(1976)

Buy “Ancient Airs and Dances (1996 Digital Remaster), Suite No. 3: IV. Passacaglia (Ludovico Roncalli)” on

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  • Artist
    Sir Neville Marriner

 

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: OTTORINO RESPIGHI – TRILOGIA ROMANA



PINI DI ROMA – FONTANE DI ROMA (Orchestre symphonique de Montréal dir. Charles Dutoit) – FESTE ROMANE (The Philadelphia Orchestra dir. Riccardo Muti)

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The world’s 10 oldest living trees | MNN – Mother Nature Network


 

The world’s 10 oldest living trees | MNN – Mother Nature Network.

Haïku – About old trees, by George-B


Haïku – About old trees, by George-B

old trees know it all
-witnesses of  history-
allow for reverence. 

Bristlecone pine tree, Great Basin National Park, Nevada

Right Brain vs. Left Brain


Right Brain vs. Left Brain

Do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise?

According to this article, if you see the girl turning clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning anti-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

(When I first look at it, I see the dancer turning clockwise, but after a few seconds, it flips to counterclockwise, go figure.)
I started by seeing the girl spinning clockwise (from left to right) and then anti clockwise: THis is a good exercise to keep your brain alert, and balanced: share it with your grandparents too!SpinningGirl

 

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Engrénage Stationaire


Illusions


 

Illusions.

Brain exercise: what do you see?


Brain exercise: what do you see? It takes a few seconds until you can shift your attention from one image to the other (there are two, I promise). You can actually feel the shifting in your head) (quite cool!)

Brain Health, Neuroplasticity and Neurotechnology News

Young-oldWhat do you see?-If you see an old lady, can you also see a young lady?
-If you see a young lady, can you also see an old lady?

Both are there! Lesson: there are frequently different, and equally valid, ways to read a situation. We better listen to complementary perspectives and ensure constructive teamwork.

Enjoy the day.

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MARIA TANASE – CANTEC DE NUNTA DIN FAGARAS (un cantec vechi cat lumea, si nou de mii de ani: “…Tine soare ziua mare C-am o fata calatoare,…”) | euzicasa


 

MARIA TANASE – CANTEC DE NUNTA DIN FAGARAS (un cantec vechi cat lumea, si nou de mii de ani: “…Tine soare ziua mare C-am o fata calatoare,…”) | euzicasa.

MIODRAG – Tot Banatu-i Fruncea



MIODRAG – Tot banatu-i fruncea (FULL HD)
Filmari: Brian IMAGE
http://www.brian-image.com

8-year-old boy creates device for diabetics


 

8-year-old boy creates device for diabetics.

Make Music Part of Your Life – Series: Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141


Antonín DvořákSymphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141
1. Allegro maestoso 12’42
2. Poco adagio-F major 10’21
3. Scherzo, vivace poco meno mosso 7’49
4. Finale, allegro 9’49
****The work, at approximately 40 minutes in length, is scored for an orchestra of 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A and B♭, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in D and F, 2 trumpets in C, D, and F, 3 trombonestimpani and strings***

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Zdenek Kosler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 

Title page of the score of Dvořák’s seventh symphony, with portrait of Hans von Bülow

Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70, B. 141, by Antonín Dvořák (published as No. 2) was first performed in London on April 22, 1885 shortly after the piece was completed on March 17, 1885.

Composition history

Dvořák’s work on the symphony began on December 13, 1884. Dvořák heard and admired Brahms‘s new 3rd Symphony, and this prompted him to think of writing of a new symphony himself. So it was fortuitous that in that same year the Philharmonic Society of London invited him to write a new symphony and elected him as an honorary member. A month later, after his daily walk to the railway station in Prague, he said “the first subject of my new symphony flashed in to my mind on the arrival of the festive train bringing our countrymen from Pest”. The Czechs were in fact coming to the National Theatre in Prague, where there was to be a musical evening to support the political struggles of the Czech nation. He resolved that his new symphony would reflect this struggle. In doing so the symphony would also reveal something of his personal struggle in reconciling his simple and peaceful countryman’s feelings with his intense patriotism and his wish to see the Czech nation flourish.

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Make Music Part of Your Life-Series: Henri Herz – Variations on ‘Non piu mesta’ from Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – EARL WILD



Make Music Part of Your Life-Series: Henri Herz – Variations on ‘Non piu mesta’ from Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) – EARL WILD

Played by Earl Wild, 1964.

 

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HERZ Henri-CAVATINE DE LA CENERENTOLA – Op.60-plays Milan JELEN.wmv


Henri Herz (Vienna, 6 January 1803 — Paris, 5 January 1888) was a pianist and composer, Austrian by birth, and French by domicile.

Herz was born Heinrich Herz in Vienna. He was Jewish by birth, although he asked the musical journalist Fétis not to mention this in the latter’s musical encyclopaedia,[1] perhaps a reflection of endemic anti-semitism in nineteenth-century French cultural circles.

As a child Herz studied with his father and in Coblenz with the organist Daniel Hünten. In 1816 he entered the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied under Victor Dourlen and Anton Reicha. His brother Jacques Herz (1794-1880) was a fellow-pupil at the Conservatoire, and also became a noted pianist and teacher
A celebrated pianist, Herz traveled worldwide, including tours in Europe, Russia, South America, and in the United States of America in 1846-50, where he concertised all the way to San Francisco, California, where his performances were compared to the more extravagant manner of Leopold de Meyer, concertising in the United States during the same period (1845-47)..[2] He wrote a book about his experiences abroad, Mes voyages en Amérique (Paris: Achille Faure, 1866).[3]
Herz taught at the Conservatoire (1842-74). (Of his pupils, only Marie-Aimée Roger-Miclos (1860-1950) recorded, in the early 1900s, for Dischi Fonotipia.)
In 1842 he built the Salle des Concerts Herz on the rue de la Victoire. This was used for performances by Berlioz and Offenbach.[4] In 1851 he founded his own piano factory in Paris
Herz composed many pieces including eight piano concertos. Among his many musical works, he was involved with the composition of Hexaméron (the fourth variation on Bellini’s theme is his). Many however found his piano style showy and shallow, and Robert Schumann was amongst those who criticized it.

 

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Make Music part of your life – Series: Johann Joachim Quantz -Concerto in G Major -Claudio Barile -Alberto merenzon -live 1993-


Johann Joachim Quantz -Concerto in G Major -Claudio Barile -Alberto merenzon -live 1993-

Astor Piazzolla – Libertango


Aram Gharabekian conducts the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia – the orchestral version of the Astor Piazzolla Libertango at the Zvartnots Monument-Complex Gala Concert in 2006 in Armenia.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life -Series: Nikolaj Rimski-Korsakov – Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 1


Nikolaj Rimski-KorsakovSymphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 1

Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: CAMEROON YOUTH DAY


Cameroon Youth Day

This national holiday in the west-African nation ofCameroon celebrates the country’s young people. School children and youth groups participate in parades, often accompanied by university students in marching bands. Businesses sell food and merchandise along the parade routes. Many schools and youth groups also organize art exhibits and sports activities. The theme of Youth Day is to encourage Cameroon’s young people to renounce violence and other unsavory behaviors and to embrace education, sports, and artistic activities. More…Discuss

 

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QUOTATION: Charles Dickens – “I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.”


I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: FAROUK I OF EGYPT (1920)


Farouk I of Egypt (1920)

Farouk ascended Egypt’s throne in 1936, as the country was transitioning from British rule to total independence. His administration was plagued by internal rivalries, but it was his alienation of the military, especially after its loss to Israel in 1948, that brought about his downfall. A 1952 coup led by officer Gamal Abdel Nasser forced Farouk to abdicate. He was briefly succeeded by his infant son, after which Egypt became a republic. What furniture style did the profligate king popularize? More… Discuss

 

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