Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

Ave Maria – Karol Wojtyla from 1976 (Blessed Pope John Paul II)


Ave Maria – Karol Wojtyla from 1976

Ave Maria sung by Karol Wojtaya (Blessed Pope John Paul II) from 1976

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Fabulous Musical Moments: AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha


AMÁLIA canta ” AVÉ MARIA FADISTA ” de Gabriel de Oliveira e Música: Vianinha

Amália Rodrigues

Avé Maria Fadista

Letra: Gabriel de Oliveira
Música: Francisco Viana ( Vianinha )


Avé Maria Fadista

Avé Maria sagrada
Cheia de graça divina
Oração tão pequenina
De uma beleza elevada.

Nosso Senhor é convosco,
Bendita sois vós, Maria.
Nasceu vosso Filho, um dia,
Num palheiro humilde e tosco.

Entre as mulheres bendita,
Bendito é o fruto, a luz,
Do vosso ventre, Jesus,
Louvor e graça infinita.

Santa Maria das Dores,
Mãe de Deus, se for pecado,
Tocar e cantar o fado,
Rogai por nós pecadores.

Nenhum fadista tem sorte,
Rogai por nós Virgem Mãe.
Agora, sempre e também
Na hora da nossa morte’


Hail Mary Fadista*

Sacred Hail Mary 1
Full of grace
This is a tiny prayer
Of great beauty.

The Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou, Mary.
Your Son was born one day
In a humble and rough haystack.

Blessed among the women,
Blessed is the fruit, the light,
Of thy womb, Jesus,
Praise and infinite grace.

Our Lady of Sorrows,
Mother of God, if it is sin
Playing and singing fado2,
Pray for us sinners.

No singer is lucky,
Pray for us Virgin Mother
Now, always and also
At the hour of our death.


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GreatCompositions/Performances: Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]


Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]

– Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op. 13 [Emil Gilels, piano]


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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Chopin – Rondo à la Krakowiak, Op. 14


Chopin – Rondo à la Krakowiak, Op. 14

Compositor: Frédéric Chopin.
Obra: Rondo à la Krakowiak, Op. 14.

Pianista: Garrick Ohlsson.
Regente: Jerzy Maksymiuk.
Orquestra: Sinfônica Nacional da Rádio Polonesa .

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ p.1


Tomaso Albinoni

Tomaso Albinoni (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751) Adagio in G minor for Strings and Organ p.1

Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan
David Bell, Orgel – Leon Spierer, Violine

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GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES: Boléro – Maurice Ravel – Münchner Philharmoniker – Sergiu Celibidache


BoléroMaurice Ravel – Münchner Philharmoniker – Sergiu Celibidache

Sergiu Celibidache dirigiert die Münchner Philharmoniker; Maurice Ravel: Boléro

Inhaltsangabe der TV-Zeitschrift “Gong“:
Anläßlich des Geburtstages von Sergiu Celibidache am 28. Juni zeigt das ZDF eine Aufzeichnung des glanzvollen Interpretation von Maurice Ravels “Bolero” von 1983.

(VHS-Mitschnitt, ZDF, 1987)

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Great Compositions/Performances: Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 – Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli


Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 – Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli

Robert Schumann Kreisleriana op.16 Phantasien für das Pianoforte – Enrica Ciccarelli

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Listen to all the extracts from “Visioni”: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?featu…

SFEM and Enrica Ciccarelli were originally brought together by a shared passion for music and uncompromising quality: this is the basis of their artistic marriage.

The resulting project, involving SFEM’s Team and italian Pianist Enrica Ciccarelli kicked off in 2011 and aims to reissue some of Enrica’s earlier recordings, as well as new ones, especially arranged for this series and coproduced by Musicassoluta.

Since May 2013, when the project was officially presented at La Scala Shop in Milan, the first two recordings are available in shops and on Amazon.

This is an extrat from “Visioni”.
The two sections of this cd are entirely different and yet connected.

Schumann’s Kreisleriana is the musical expression of a delirious world of madness and desperate obsessions, hallucinations and shattered emotions. Imprisoned by the sheer force of its own genius, the composer’s mind swings wildly between opposite extremes, at times feverish or resigned, dreamy or terrified, tormented by nightmarish visions.

Mussorgsky‘s Pictures at an Exhibition are not as frightening or intimidating and yet they are vivid images that come to life in music These images, though, are more firmly rooted in the real world. Hartmann’s drawings provided the inspiration for this collection: Mussorgsky shaped them into sound, conjuring up an exhibition of musical portraits. Visual perceptions occasion intimate reflections on life, death and art.

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TODAY’S SAINT: St. Bernardine of Siena – Feastday May 20

Saint of the Day

May 20 Saint of the Day

St. Bernardine of Siena
May 20: In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest … Read More

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: East Timor Independence Day

East Timor Independence Day

On May 20, 2002, about half of a small island in the Lesser Sundra group became the Democratic Republic of East Timor, after being an unwilling and brutalized province of Indonesia for the previous two decades, and under Portuguese rule for hundreds of years before that. Among the approximately 200,000 attendees at the independence ceremony in the capital city of Dili were Bishop Carlos Belo and Jose Ramos Horta, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1996 for their efforts toward building the peaceful independence of this Roman Catholic region within Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world. More… Discuss

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QUOTATION: Andrew Lang

A book is a friend whose face is constantly changing. If you read it when you are recovering from an illness, and return to it years after, it is changed surely, with the change in yourself.

Andrew Lang (1844-1912) Discuss

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Cher (1946)

In a career spanning almost 50 years, Cherilyn Sarkisian, better known as Cher, has established herself as an enduring pop culture icon and one of the most popular female artists in music history. Cher first rose to prominence in the 1960s as one half of the pop duo Sonny and Cher. In 1965, their first hit, “I Got You Babe,” topped US and UK charts. Cher went on to become an accomplished solo artist as well as a TV and film actress. What was the biggest-selling single of her career? More… Discuss

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: US President Lincoln Signs Homestead Act into Law (1862)

US President Lincoln Signs Homestead Act into Law (1862)

The Homestead Act was a federal law that sought to shape the American West by populating it with farmers. The act provided for the transfer of 160 acres of unoccupied public land to each homesteader at $1.25 an acre after six months of residence or for a nominal fee after five years. However, the generous law became subject to fraud and corporate abuse. The settlers did not fare much better, given the harsh land and arid conditions out West. Who was the last person to take advantage of the law? More… Discuss

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Red Wine Compound Not Linked to Longer or Healthier Life

Red Wine Compound Not Linked to Longer or Healthier Life

In recent years, much has been made about the health benefits of red wine. Research showed that resveratrol, a natural compound present in grapes and, by extension, red wine, has antioxidant, antimutagen, and anti-inflammatory properties that protect against cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, in 2012, one of the field’s leading researchers was accused of fabricating data, and now a new study has found no association between the compound and these purported health benefits. More… Discuss

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Nicotine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nicotine, a naturally occurring constituent of tobacco, is the addictive, active ingredient in tobacco smoke. Although nicotine is highly toxic—it is used as an insecticide, fumigant, and vermifuge and in large doses can cause respiratory paralysis and even death in humans—the amount inhaled when smoking a cigarette is relatively small, about 3 mg. Depending on how it is inhaled, nicotine can act as a stimulant or as a tranquilizer. What is a lethal dose of nicotine for humans? More… Discuss

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WORD: inchoate


Definition: (adjective) Only partly in existence; imperfectly formed.
Synonyms: incipient
Usage: Dave looked at Mr. James Ward wonderingly, until that gentleman broke his train of inchoate thought. Discuss.
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3 Ways to Lower Triglycerides – wikiHow


3 Ways to Lower Triglycerides – wikiHow.

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