Daily Archives: May 13, 2014




Michael Faraday’s story shows us how just one stroke of genius can change the world.

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Civitas Lipsiarum Early Music from Leipzig


Civitas Lipsiarum Early Music from Leipzig

1. Sethus Calvisius Freut euch und jubiliert, motet
Ein Tag in deinen Vorhöfen
2. Symphonia
Jacob Weckmann
3. Ein Tag in dein Vorhöfen ist besser …
Jacob Weckmann
4. Ich will lieber der Tür hüten …
Jacob Weckmann
5. Denn Gott der Herr is Sonn und Schild.
Jacob Weckmann
6. Herr Zebaoth …
Jacob Weckmann
7. Alleluja
Jacob Weckmann
8. Barmherzig und gnädig ist der Herr
Johann Schelle
9. Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, hymn for 4 voices (& continuo) (Cantional…)
Johann Hermann Schein
10. Welt ade, ich bin dein müde
Johann Rosenmüller
11. Siehe der Gerechte kömpt umb
Tobias Michael
12. O nomen Jesu, nomen dulce
Johann Rosenmüller
13. Paduana 17 zu fünf Stimmen
Werner Fabricius

Herr, strafe mich nicht in deinem Zorn
14. Sonata
Sebastian Knüpfer
15. Herr, strafe mich nicht …
Sebastian Knüpfer
16. Wird wohl ein Mensch …
Sebastian Knüpfer
17. Denn dein Pfeile stecken …
Sebastian Knüpfer
18.Es wird auf mich vom Himmel abgeschicket …
Sebastian Knüpfer
19. Ich kann es nicht …
Sebastian Knüpfer
20. Allein für dir ist alles mein Begehren …
Sebastian Knüpfer
21. Ich harre auf Gott
Sebastian Knüpfer
22. Drum wirst du mich …
Sebastian Knüpfer
23. Paduana Nr. 43 zu fünf Stimmen
Werner Fabricius
24. Proprium-Stücke zum Epiphaniasfest (from Thomaskirche Gradual, 14th cent.)
Anonymous, German
25. Ecce dilectus meus
Heinrich Isaac

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Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?


Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?

Published on May 11, 2014

©2014 Leigha Cohen Video Production http://www.leighacohenvideo.com/

Noam Chomsky talks about: What is the Meaning of the Term National Interests as it refers to those who have impacted and created United States domestic policies? Secondarily, Chomsky talks about how these interests;are often of those who are economically the most advantaged who have impact also on our foreign policies in the Middle Eastern in countries such as Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia and other countries like Cuba since 1945.

This was part of a larger program that Noam Chomsky gave “Prospects for Palestine” that was held at MIT in Boston, Ma. on May 5, 2014 which was sponsored at MIT by the Palestine@MIT group pal_exec@mit.edu & http://palestine.mit.edu/ and https://www.facebook.com/palestineatmit and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEpn6…

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series – Enjoy: Spanish Guitar – Tárrega, Albéniz, Rodrigo


Spanish Guitar: Tárrega, Albéniz, Rodrigo

The Strings of Time
resound brightly today,
as they’re trying to say,
listen to Me, Soul of Mine.

Part 1 (Guitar Solo)
(00:00) 01. Capricho Arabe (Serenata, Tárrega) [Wulfin Lieske, guitar]
(05:09) 02. Lágrima (Prelude, Tárrega)
(06:46) 03. Maria (Gavotte, Tárrega)
(08:18) 04. Mazurka in G (Tárrega)
(10:04) 05. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, I En el Mar (Barcarola, Albéniz) [Julian Byzantine, guitar]
(15:45) 06. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, II Asturias (Leyenda, Albéniz)
(22:50) 07. Recuerdos de Viaje Op.71, V Puerta de Tierra (Bolero, Albéniz)
(26:23) 08. Andaluza (Danza Española No. 5, Granados) [Eliot Fisk, guitar]
(30:59) 09. Cancon del Lladre (Llobet) [Wulfin Lieske, guitar]
(32:31) 10. Romance (Anon, arr. Yepes) [Pierre Laniau, guitar]

Part 2 (Guitar and Orchestra)
(35:03) 11. Concierto Madrigal, I Fanfarre (Allegro Marziale, Rodrigo) [Alfonso Moreno & Deborah Mariotti, guitars – London Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz]
(37:03) 12. Concierto Madrigal, II Pastoral (Allegretto, Rodrigo)
(40:44) 13. Concierto Andaluz, I Tiempo de Bolero (Allegro Vivace, Rodrigo) [Alfonso Moreno, Minerva Garibay, Cecilia Lopez & Jesus Ruiz, guitars – Mexican State Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Batiz]
(49:21) 14. Fantasia para un Gentilhombre, IV Canario (Rodrigo) [Ernesto Bitetti, guitar – Philharmonia Orchestra, Antoni Ros-Marba]

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Great Compositions/Performances: Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops play “The Mikado” Overture


Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops play “The Mikado” Overture

Recorded June 8, 1951


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Rossini – The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture


Rossini – The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture

Gioachino Rossini – Rossini – The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture (performed by US Army Band)

Gioachino Antonio Rossini (Italian: [d??oa?ki?no an?t??njo ros?si?ni]; Giovacchino Antonio Rossini in the baptismal certificate; 29 February 1792 — 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. His best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell. A tendency for inspired, song-like melodies is evident throughout his scores, which led to the nickname “The Italian Mozart”. Until his retirement in 1829, Rossini had been the most popular opera composer in history.



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Great Compositions/Performances: Chopin, Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Martha Argerich, piano
Wiener KammerOrchester
Dir. Erwin Ortner
Vienna – May 16, 2010

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Great Compositions/Performances: Agustín Barrios Mangoré – Confesión


Agustín Barrios Mangoré – Confesión

Barrios himself plays a version of this composition, from the boxset “Agustin Barrios: The Complete Guitar Recordings, 1913-1942.” The elegant main theme of the piece suggested to me the human form somehow, and I decided to represent it and accompany it with various nudes, culled from both photography and painting, both men and women. Obviously this will be a bit NSFW.

The images are:
1) Sheila Metzner
2) Otto Greiner, “Nude Actor with a Mask,” 1896.
3) Bill Brandt, “Reclining Nude,” 1957.
4) Konstantin Somov, “The Lovers”
5) Wayne R. Lazorik
6) Jeffrey Catherine Jones
7) Unknown, Ballet Dancers
8) Unknown, the work of Studio P.C. around 1920

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Just a Thought: ignorance

Ignorance is bliss only for the ignorant…the rest of us are learning no matter what the cost!

Today’s Holiday: Garland Day

Garland Day

On Old May Day, the children of the Dorset fishing village of Abbotsbury still “bring in the May” by carrying garlands from door to door and receiving gifts in return. Each garland is constructed over a frame and supported by a broomstick, which is carried by two young people around the village. Later, the garlands are laid at the base of the local war memorial. At one time this was an important festival marking the beginning of the fishing season: fishermen rowed out to sea after dark and tossed the garlands to the waves with prayers for a safe and plentiful fishing season. More… Discuss

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Quotation: Charles Darwin

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.

Charles Darwin (1809-1882) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: Ole Worm (1588)

Ole Worm (1588)

Worm was a Danish physician and antiquarian who was the personal physician of King Christian IV of Denmark and served Copenhagen during plague epidemics. Worm’s chief contributions to medical science were in embryology. As a natural philosopher, he assembled a vast collection of stuffed and mounted animals, fossils, and other curiosities. A collector of early Scandinavian literature and texts written in the runic alphabet, he wrote extensively on rune stones. What are the Wormian bones? More… Discuss

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This Day in History: Ecuador Gains Independence from Gran Colombia (1830)

Ecuador Gains Independence from Gran Colombia (1830)

Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, Ecuador was controlled by the Inca empire. Francisco Pizarro‘s subordinate, Benalcázar, entered the area in 1533. Not finding the wealth of the mythical El Dorado, he and other conquistadors moved restlessly on, and the region became a colonial backwater. Ecuador remained under Spanish control until 1822, when it was joined to Gran Colombia. With the dissolution of that union in 1830, Ecuador gained its independence. Why is 1859 called the “Terrible Year”? More… Discuss

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“Nagged to Death” Not Just a Figure of Speech

“Nagged to Death” Not Just a Figure of Speech

Frequent arguments with your partner, children, friends, or other relatives could be taking years off your life. Research shows an association between stressful social relations and increased mortality risk. Men appear to be more vulnerable to the effects of this sort of stress than women. The effects are also stronger in those who are unemployed. The findings are not all that surprising given that stress is known to have physiological effects that increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, but they may cause us to think twice the next time we find ourselves on the verge of nagging a loved one over some minor matter. More… Discuss

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The Breakers

The Breakers

Built to serve as the summer home of American socialite and businessman Cornelius Vanderbilt II, the Breakers is a 70-room mansion in Newport, Rhode Island. The home was constructed in the 1890s at a cost of more than $12 million and is deemed the archetype of the Gilded Age, during which socially ambitious Americans sought to imitate the European aristocracy. Today, it is Rhode Island‘s most visited attraction. Why did Vanderbilt insist that wood not be used in the Breakers’ construction? More… Discuss

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EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten’: Google must amend results on request | Technology | theguardian.com

EU court backs ‘right to be forgotten’: Google must amend results on request | Technology | theguardian.com.Google logo

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