Daily Archives: March 15, 2014

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Morricone. Cinema Paradiso, Main & Love themes. Verona Arena Concerto.



Ennio Morricone: Cinema Paradiso, Main & Love themes
Verona Arena Concerto
28 September 2002
Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra
Ennio Morricone (director)
Gilda Buttà (piano)

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Horowitz plays Schumann Toccata in C Major, Op.7



Robert Schumann 
Toccata in C Major, Op.7 
Vladimir Horowitz: piano

 

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SAINT OF THE DAY March 15: ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC


SAINT OF THE DAY

Deutsch: Reliquienschrein der Hl. Louise de Ma...

Deutsch: Reliquienschrein der Hl. Louise de Marillac, Paris, rue du Bac Français : Reliquaire de Sainte Louise de Marillac, Paris, rue du Bac (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ST. LOUISE DE MARILLAC
March 15: Louise de Marillac was born probably at Ferrieres-en-Brie near … Read More

 

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QUOTATION: Thomas Hardy


A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) Discuss

 

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: JACKSON’S BIRTHDAY


Jackson’s Birthday

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), the seventh president of the United States (1829-37), became a national hero during the War of 1812 when he successfully fought the British at New Orleans. The anniversary of his birth is a special observance in Tennessee, and the president of the United States usually brings or sends a wreath to be placed on Jackson’s grave in the garden at his home, near Nashville. Other tributes paid to Jackson during this week include radio speeches and newspaper editorials, school essay contests, and Jackson Day dinners sponsored by the Democratic party.More… Discuss

 

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: ZARAH LEANDER (1907)


Zarah Leander (1907)

Leander was a Swedish actress and singer. As a contracted performer with Germany‘s principal film studio, Leander made a number of successful films that contributed to the Third Reich‘s propaganda. Though Leander did not take part in official Nazi party functions, her association with Nazism caused her to be shunned in Sweden after the war. She resumed acting but never regained the popularity she had enjoyed before. Why did Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels dub her an “Enemy of Germany”? More… Discuss

 

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: ROLLS-ROYCE LIMITED IS FOUNDED (1906)


Rolls-Royce Limited Is Founded (1906)

In 1904, engineer Frederick Henry Royce made his first car and was introduced to Charles Stewart Rolls, who owned a car dealership. The pair agreed to a deal in which Royce would manufacture cars to be sold by Rolls. They decided that the cars would be called “Rolls-Royce,” and their British luxury car company was born. Though their “Silver Ghost” model brought early fame, World War I temporarily eliminated demand for luxury cars. What did Rolls-Royce do in order to stay in business? More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: INVESTORS FAVOR HANDSOME PITCHMEN


Investors Favor Handsome Pitchmen

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but investors, it seems, prefer handsome men. Researchers have found that investors are more likely to back a business if it is pitched to them by a man rather than a woman. Furthermore, physical attractiveness seems to also play a role in swaying investors, but only when the entrepreneurs are male; handsome pitchmen were more likely than their less attractive counterparts to persuade potential investors to back their ventures, whereas attractiveness was not a determining factor when it came to female entrepreneurs. More… Discuss

 

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THE MILGRAM EXPERIMENT: OBEDIENCE VS. CONSCIENCE


The Milgram Experiment: Obedience vs. Conscience

While top Nazi official Adolf Eichmann stood trial for his crimes against humanity during the Holocaust, psychologist Stanley Milgram sought to understand the Nazis‘ behavior. He launched an experiment in 1961 that investigated a person’s willingness to follow orders that conflict with his or her conscience. His method, in which subjects were ordered to administer “electric shocks” of varying intensity to people in another room, were later deemed unethical. What were Milgram’s findings? More… Discuss

 

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