Daily Archives: February 26, 2014

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Antonin Dvorak – Symphonic Variations, Op. 78



In this 2004 studio recording, Theodore Kuchar conducts the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra.

If you’re interested in buying the 3-CD set, it is available at Arkivmusic:
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/D…

And at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Dvor%C3%A1k-Sym…

The CD set also includes Dvorak‘s Czech Suite, Carnival Overture, Golden Spinning Wheel, and Otello.
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Here is the link to the image (which isn’t mine) featured in this video:
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This recording of Dvorak’s Symphonic Variations is owned by Brilliant Classics.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco



Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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Fritz Kreisler, Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (arr. for piano), Caprice Viennois, Op. 2



Fritz Kreisler
Balazs Szokolay, Szokolay, Balazs
Caprice viennois, Op. 2 (arr. for piano)
Romantic Piano Favourites, Vol. 3
8.550107
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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Handel Concerto Grosso No.5 Op.6 in D major HWV 323, SCO



Handel Concerto Grosso No.5 Op.6 in D major HWV 323, Complete
http://www.facebook.com/groups/133188…

1. Maestoso
2. Allegro
3. Presto
4. Largo
5. Allegro
6. Menuet. Un poco larghetto

Bohdan Warchal 1st violin
Peter Hamar 2nd violin
Juraj Alexander Violoncello

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Bohdan Warchal Conductor

Slovak Chamber Orchestra
Established in 1960 by Professor Bohdan Warchal, the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has since developed into one of the most popular ensembles in the field of Slovak classical music, and one of the principal interpreters of Slovak art music abroad. Over the years the Slovak Chamber Orchestra has introduced itself on the most important concert stages and music festivals in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. It has co-operated with many prominent world-renowned soloists, and inspired the work of several Slovak composers, resulting in premiere performances of their new compositions. The ensemble has recorded more than 100 music titles originating in different periods, for domestic as well as foreign record companies.

Bohdan Warchal
(27 January 1930, Orlová, Czechoslovakia 30 December 2000, Bratislava, Slovakia) was a Slovak violinist, a member of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and founder, chief conductor and soloist of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra.

* 19571964 – concertmaster of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
* 1964 – artistic leader of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra
* 19591963 – external pedagogue at the State Conservatory Bratislava
* 1980 – pedagogue at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
* 1995 – moved from the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra to the Prague Chamber Orchestra
* 1997 – became the leader of the Slovak Chamber Orchestra again
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Using the crisis to build a United States of Europe – Nigel Farage



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European Parliament, Strasbourg, 25 February 2014

• Speaker: Nigel Farage MEP, Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Co-President of the ‘Europe of Freedom and Democracy‘ (EFD) Group in the European Parliament –http://www.nigelfaragemep.co.uk

– Blue-card Question: Phillipe Lamberts MEP (Belgium), Greens group

• Joint Debate: European Semester

1. European Semester for economic policy coordination: annual growth survey 2014
Report: Philippe De Backer (A7-0084/2014)
– Report on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: Annual Growth Survey 2014
[2013/2157(INI)]
Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

2. European Semester for economic policy coordination: employment and social aspects
Report: Sergio Gutiérrez Prieto (A7-0091/2014)
– Report on the European Semester for economic policy coordination: Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2014
[2013/2158(INI)]
Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

3. Single market governance
Report: Sergio Gaetano Cofferati (A7-0066/2014)
– Report on Single Market governance within the European Semester 2014
[2013/2194(INI)]
Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Transcript:

“Well, I’ve sat here this morning feeling like the odd man out. I mean, to me it’s beyond parody for the Greek finance minister, Mr Kourkoulas, to come along here and tell us our fortune.

“‘The policies are bearing fruit!’ 

“‘We’re going to tackle unemployment!’ 

“And no one says anything. No, because of course everybody here is tied up with the same obsession: the obsession that the euro must and will work; the obsession that you’ll use the crisis to build a United States of Europe.

“What you could have told them, Mr Koukoulas, is that according to the respected medical journal The Lancet, there are now 800,000 people in Greece without access to welfare or medical care.

“You could have told them that. But even if had they would not have listened, so obsessed are they with building the euro.

“Okay, simple listen in economics. When you have two countries that are completely at different stages of the economic cycle, one currency needs to devalue, but if those countries are pegged or tied inside the same currency and they cannot devalue you have to devalue the country. And that is what is happening to the Mediterranean. We are devaluing the Mediterranean and it’s leading towards Third World status.

“No amount of socialist state spending can mend this imbalance, and it’s about time – if people here cared for the citizens of Europe, particularly in the south – that we admitted the euro does not work for Southern Europe and it’s time that we broke it up and gave countries currencies that reflected their current economic status.”

This was followed by a ‘blue-card question’ from Belgian Greens MEP Phillipe Lamberts.
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Video source: EbS (European Parliament)
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EU Member States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom

 

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