Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

Great Compositions/Performances: Ana Vidovic – Concert


Niccolo Paganini – Grande Sonata: Allegro Risoluto, Romanze, Andantino Variato
Bach – First Violin Sonata, BWV 1001: Adagio, Fuga, Siciliana, Presto
Manuel Ponce – Sonatina Meridional: Campo, Copla, Fiesta
William Walton – Five Bagatelles: Allego, Andante, Alla Cubana, Smpre Expressivo, Con Slancio
Federico-Moreno Torroba – Sonatina: Allegretto, Andante, Allegro

Start – 16:00 Paganini
16:01 – 29:40 Bach
29:42 – 38:06 Ponce
38:09 – 51:00 Walton
51:02 – End Torroba


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Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 7 in F for Three Pianos, K. 242 (Lodron)


Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 7 in F for Three Pianos, K. 242 (Lodron)

In 1776, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed three piano concertos, one of which was the Concerto in F for Three Pianos and Orchestra, No. 7, K. 242. He originally finished K. 242 for three pianos in February 1776. However, when he eventually recomposed it for himself and another pianist in 1780 in Salzburg, he rearranged it for two pianos, and that is how the piece is often performed today. The concerto is often nicknamed “Lodron” because it was commissioned by Countess Antonia Lodron to be played with her two daughters Aloysia and Giuseppa.
It has three movements:
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Rondo: Tempo di Minuetto
Girdlestone, in his Mozart and his Piano Concertos, describes the concerto and compares one of the themes of its slow movement to similar themes that turn up in later concertos – especially No. 25 (K. 503) – in more developed forms.
FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/
FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at:http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start…
ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/
and http://imslp.org/wiki/

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Violin Sonata No. 22, K. 305

Violin Sonata No. 22 in A major, K. 305 (293d) is a work composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Mannheim 1778. There are two movements:
0:00 1. Allegro di molto
4:53 2. Tema. Andante grazioso – Variations I-V – Variation VI. Allegro
The first movement is in sonata form. This movement has one of the bounciest happiest melodies to be found in his violin sonatas. The second movement is in a theme and variations form. This movement is more somber than the opening movement, being at a slower tempo and having a more subdued melody.


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Ensemble Passero – Adoramus te Christe von G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)


Adoramus te Christe von G.P. da Palestrina (1525-1594)
gesungen vom Ensemble Passero am 2. März 2013 in der Alten Kapelle zu Regensburg anlässlich des Konzertes “Glaube als Passion – Botschaften Papst Benedikts XVI. in Liedern”

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – Ana Vidovich

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: J. S. Bach, Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 – Ana Vidovich
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Pomalidomide for Multiple Myeloma – National Cancer Institute

Pomalidomide for Multiple Myeloma – National Cancer Institute.


Otto Kahler

Otto Kahler (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Multiple myeloma
Classification and external resources
Plasmacytoma ultramini1.jpg

Micrograph of a plasmacytoma, the histologiccorrelate of multiple myeloma. H&E stain
ICD10 C90.0
ICD9 203.0
ICD-O: M9732/3
OMIM 254500
DiseasesDB 8628
MedlinePlus 000583
eMedicine med/1521
MeSH D009101


Systematic (IUPAC) name
Clinical data
Trade names Imnovid, Pomalyst
Licence data EMA:LinkUS FDA:link
Pregnancy cat. (US)
Legal status POM (UK) -only (US)
Routes Oral
Pharmacokinetic data
Protein binding 12–44%
Metabolism Hepatic (mostly CYP1A2 andCYP3A4 mediated; some minor contributions by CYP2C19 andCYP2D6)
Half-life 7.5 hours
Excretion Urine (73%), faeces (15%)
CAS number 19171-19-8 Yes
ATC code L04AX06
PubChem CID 134780
ChemSpider 118785 
Chemical data
Formula C13H11N3O4 
Mol. mass 273.24 g/mol





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JUST A THOUGHT: “The thief always assumes…”

JUST A THOUGHT:  “The  thief always assumes that everybody else was dipped into the same river, or fished out from the same pond!”

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Irony in Quotations: Once Upon a Time (TV Series)/THAT STILL SMALL VOICE (2011)

"Once Upon a Time" That Still Small Voice (TV Episode 2011) Poster


Jiminy: We’re making enough from the ticket sales. Do we have to steal, too?

Martin: We don’t need to, but it’s nice. We steal from them, and they steal from someone else.

Myrna: It’s called an economy.

JUST A THOUGHT:  “The  thief always assumes that everybody else was dipped into the same river, or fished from the same pond!”
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April 29: The 25th child of a wool dyer in northern Italy, St. Catherine


April 29 Saint of the Day

April 29: The 25th child of a wool dyer in northern Italy, St. Catherine … Read More

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Duke Ellington Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue

Duke Ellington Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue

Duke Ellington – Mood Indigo

Quotation: Andrew Lang

Life’s more amusing than we thought.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Discuss

Duke Ellington – The Degas Suite (1968)

The Degas Suite is the soundtrack of an art film conceived in 1968 by producer Sam Shaw, who had already worked with Duke Ellington on the motion picture Paris Blues. Shaw had been impressed by an exhibition at Wildenstein’s of the best racetrack pictures by the impressionists and post-impressionists, and he saw the opportunity to do a film without the kind of big company interference he and Ellington had experienced in Paris. 
Ellington was enthusiastic and quickly came up with the necessary music, tailoring it skillfully to fit the paintings and drawings shown in the film. Anthony Quinn had agreed to do the narration and in turn became enthusiastic when he saw the film and heard the music, so much so that he persuaded Charles Boyer and Simone Signoret to participate with him in the narration. Alas, all this came to naught when the project ran out of money. Ellington was given the soundtrack as some recompense for his work.
Shaw felt the music was “perfection” and, had the project succeeded, intended another similar film with pictures by Matisse. 
After seeing the Degas material for the first time, Duke Ellington decided to use just four horns and piano, but the group grew in size when work began. Different titles and versions were recorded at sessions during November and December 1968, but the soundtrack, in this instance, solves the problem of deciding which takes Ellington himself considered definitive. Some performances were omitted altogether from the soundtrack and others curtailed.
The soloists are easily identifiable from the listed personnel, but it should be noted that Harold Ashby takes over from Paul Gonsalves in the last, slower section of “Daily Double“. Johnny Hodges, surely the greatest lyrical voice jazz has ever produced, exposes the beautiful main theme, “Race”, at beginning and end. The piano player is in splendid form throughout.

(Duke Ellington)

1. Introduction – Opening Titles
2. Race
3. Racing
4. Piano Pastel
5. Improvisation – Marcia Regina
6. Piano Pastel
7. Daily Double
8. Drawings
9. Promenade
10. Sonnet
11. Race

Duke Ellington – piano
Willie Cook – trumpet
Chuck Connors – bass trombone
Johnny Hodges – alto saxophone
Russell Procope – alto saxophone and clarinet
Paul Gonsalves, Harold Ashby – tenor saxophones
Harry Carney – baritone saxophone
Jeff Castleman – bass
Rufus Jones – drums

New York, November 6, 1968
except “Daily Double”, December 3, 1968

P.S. “Artwork” by Degas was me being ironic. Enjoy these great masters!

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Duke Ellington (1899)

Duke Ellington was an American jazz musician and composer. Among his best-known short works are “Mood Indigo,” “Solitude,” and “Sophisticated Lady.” He also wrote jazz works of complex orchestration for concert presentation and composed religious music, including three sacred concerts. Ellington toured Europe extensively, appeared in numerous jazz festivals and several films, and made hundreds of recordings. In 1969, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. What was his real name? More… Discuss

Track List:
1. “Stompy Jones” (Duke Ellington) 0.00
2. “Just Squeeze Me” (Fats Waller, Clarence Williams) 
3. “Big Shoe” (Jimmy Hamilton) 11:20
4. “Going Up” (D. Ellington)  16:58
5.”Just a Memory” (Lew Brown, Buddy DeSylva, Ray Henderson21:48
6. “Let’s Fall in Love” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) 27:43
7. “Ruint” (Mercer Ellington, Johnny Hodges34:32
8. “Bend One” (Hodges) 37:07
9. “You Need to Rock” (Hodges) 40:07

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