Daily Archives: May 25, 2014

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1 (my art collection)

FotoSketcher - manastirea sambata de sus - pencil sketch 1

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – pencil sketch 1

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FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – emergence 2 (my art collection)

FotoSketcher - manastirea sambata de sus - emergence 2

FotoSketcher – manastirea sambata de sus – emergence 2

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Pope Francis Pilgrimage to Middle East: The Important Details

Pope FrancisPope Francis Pilgrimage to Middle East: The Important Details


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make music part of your life series: Kayla Wong Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Part 4


Kayla Wong Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 Part 4


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Beethoven Piano Concerto n.3 op.37 – Kempff – Bernstein – NYP (Live 1966)


Beethoven Piano Concerto n.3 op.37 – Kempff – Bernstein – NYP (Live 1966)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Title page, first edition

The Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1800 and was first performed on 5 April 1803, with the composer as soloist. The year for which the concerto was composed (1800) has however been questioned by contemporary musicologists.[1][2] It was published in 1804. During that same performance, the Second Symphony and the oratorio Christ on the Mount of Olives were also premiered.[3] The composition was dedicated to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia. The first primary theme is reminiscent of that of Mozart’s 24th Piano Concerto.

The concerto is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E-flat, 2 trumpets in C, timpani, strings and piano soloist.

As is standard for Classical/Romantic-era concertos, the work is in three movements:

  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Largo
  3. Rondo. Allegro

I. Allegro con brio


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This movement is known to make forceful use of the theme (direct and indirect) throughout.

Orchestral exposition: In the orchestral exposition, the theme is introduced by the strings, and used throughout the movement. It is developed several times. In the third section (second subject), the clarinet introduces the second main theme, which is in the relative major key, E-flat major.

Second exposition: The piano enters with an ascending scale motif. The structure of the exposition in the piano solo is similar to that of the orchestral exposition.

Development: The piano enters, playing similar scales used in the beginning of the second exposition, this time in D major rather than C minor. The music is generally quiet.

Recapitulation: The orchestra restates the theme in fortissimo, with the wind instruments responding by building up a minor ninth chord as in the exposition. For the return of the second subject, Beethoven modulates to the tonic major, C major. A dark transition to the cadenza occurs, immediately switching from C major to C minor.

Cadenza: Beethoven wrote one cadenza for this movement. The cadenza Beethoven wrote is at times stormy and ends on a series of trills that calm down to pianissimo.

Coda: Beethoven subverts the expectation of a return to the tonic at the end of the cadenza by prolonging the final trill and eventually arriving on a dominant seventh. The piano plays a series of arpeggios before the music settles into the home key of C minor. Then the music intensifies before a full tutti occurs, followed by the piano playing descending arpeggios, the ascending scale from the second exposition, and finally a resolute ending on C.

II. Largo



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The second movement, which is in E major, opens with the solo piano. The opening is marked with detailed pedalling instructions.

III. Rondo – Allegro

The finale is in a sonata rondo form. The movement begins in C minor with an agitated theme played only by the piano. The movement ends with a C major coda marked presto.

First performance

Cadenza of the first movement

The score was incomplete at its first performance. Beethoven’s friend, Ignaz von Seyfried, who turned the pages of the music for him that night, later wrote:[3]

I saw almost nothing but empty pages; at the most, on one page or another a few Egyptian hieroglyphs wholly unintelligible to me were scribbled down to serve as clues for him; for he played nearly all the solo part from memory since, as was so often the case, he had not had time to set it all down on paper.


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Johann Joseph Fux. Ouverture in D minor. E 109


Johann Joseph Fux. Ouverture in D minor. E 109

Johann Joseph Fux

Ouverture in D minor. E 109

I. Grave – Allegro – Grave
II. Menuet
III. Aria
IV. Fuga
V. Lentement
VI. Gique
VII. Aria

Armonico tributo Austria
Lorenz Duftschmid, director
Recording; September 1997

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Going Home Antonin Dvorak BYU Choir


Going Home Antonin Dvorak BYU Choir

William Arms Fisher, a pupil of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, wrote the lyrics to and adapted the music to the theme of Dvorak’s 2nd Movement to the New World Symphony. These are his words now sung by the BYU Choir.

“Goin’ home, goin’ home, I’m a goin’ home;
Quiet-like, some still day, I’m jes’ goin’ home.

It’s not far, jes’ close by,
Through an open door;
Work all done, care laid by,
Goin’ to fear no more.

Mother’s there ‘spectin’ me,
Father’s waitin’ too;
Lots o’ folks gather’d there,
All the friends I knew,
All the friends I knew.
Home, I’m goin’ home!”

NSRW Antonin Dvorak

NSRW Antonin Dvorak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Largo, with its haunting English horn solo, is the outpouring of Dvorak’s own home-longing, with something of the loneliness of far-off prairie horizons, the faint memory of the red-man’s bygone days, and a sense of the tragedy of the black-man as it sings in his “spirituals.” Deeper still it is a moving expression of that nostalgia of the soul all human beings feel. That the lyric opening theme of the Largo should spontaneously suggest the words ‘Goin’ home, goin’ home’ is natural enough, and that the lines that follow the melody should take the form of a negro spiritual accords with the genesis of the symphony.

— William Arms Fisher, Boston, July 21, 1922.

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Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin


Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor by Irving Berlin

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor

Words by Emma Lazarus
Music by Barbara Klaskin Silberg ©2000

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Credinta, poetic thought by George-B

Credinta, poetic thought by George-B

Credinta nu-i oarba:
Ea are un ochi ascuns, inautrul fiintei
de vede tot ce va sa fie…
E doar un suspin, fara alinare,
Sau poate un respir putin prea scurt,
ce parca cere mai mult,
un cascat, un pic de aer mai mult…

credinta nu-i oarba:
precum un magnet nevazut,
un instinct indrumator,
un memento in DNA, cine stie cat de batran…
credinta nu-i oarba.


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make music pat of your life series: BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia


BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia

Alexander Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia 7:27

Exlusive BBC Studio Recording
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Recorded in Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
on 28 April 2007

The BBC Music Magazine Collection
Vol.16 No.3

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Historic musical moments: Brahms – Symphony No. 2 – Wiener Philharmoniker – Leonard Bernstein – 1982


Brahms – Symphony No. 2Wiener PhilharmonikerLeonard Bernstein – 1982

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

I. Allegro non troppo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (00:42)
II. Adagio non troppo – L’istesso tempo, ma grazioso . . . (21:53)
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) . . . . . . . . . . . . (34:41)
IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (40:13)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein

Recorded live at the Große Musikvereinssaal
Vienna, 1-6 September 1982

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Saint of the Day – May 25: St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

Saint of the Day

May 25 Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi
May 25: It would be easy to concentrate on the mystical experiences God … Read More

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quotation: “A friend is a second self”. Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

A friend is a second self.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Disc

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today’s holiday: Argentine National Day

Argentine National Day

Argentina was one of a number of Spanish colonies controlled by the Spanish viceroy in Lima, Peru. On May 25, 1810, Buenos Aires declared its independence from the viceroyalty but continued to pledge loyalty to the Spanish crown. May 25 is observed throughout the country as the anniversary of the revolution; independence from Spain wasn’t declared until July 9, 1816. Both days are national holidays and are observed with religious services at the cathedral and special performances at the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires. More… Discuss

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today’s birthday: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803)

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803)

Emerson was a poet and essayist who established himself as a leading spokesman for transcendentalism. He developed his own philosophy combining German idealism, Neo-Platonism, and Asian mysticism, and dominated the American lecture circuit of the 1830s with his winter lecture tours, which included the notable essaysThe Over-Soul” and “Self-Reliance.” Although he published many volumes of essays and poetry, his lectures provided most of his income. What famous philosopher was Emerson’s godson? More… Discuss

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this day in the yesteryear: Edict of Worms Declares Martin Luther an Outlaw and Heretic (1521)

Edict of Worms Declares Martin Luther an Outlaw and Heretic (1521)

The Diet of Worms was an assembly opened by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to deal with the question of Martin Luther’s recalcitrant behavior. Luther was asked to retract his teachings condemned by the pope, but he refused. Various theologians argued with him for a week, but he would not change his position. On May 25, Luther was formally declared an outlaw in the Edict of Worms, and the lines of the Reformation were thereby hardened. Who hid Luther to protect him from the edict’s enforcers? More… Discuss

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news: Measles Virus Used to Wipe Out Cancer (multiple myeloma)

Measles Virus Used to Wipe Out Cancer

Researchers are cautiously optimistic about an experimental cancer treatment that uses a modified measles virus to target and kill cancerous cells. Two out of six multiple myeloma patients who were treated with extremely high doses of the engineered viruses responded to the treatment, with one appearing to enter into complete remission. These two patients were found to have few or no circulating measles antibodies, important because this affords the virus a chance to attack the cancer cells before the patient’s immune system begins fighting off the virus. More… Discuss

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article: Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is the process by which patients at risk of developing or transmitting an inherited disorder are advised of the nature and consequences of the disorder, the probability of developing it or passing it on, and the available treatment options. Typically, people seek counseling because they have a family history of genetic disorders or because their job or lifestyle exposes them to health risks like radiation or chemicals. What are some of the conditions commonly screened for? More… Discuss

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word: despotism


Definition: (noun) Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority.
Synonyms: authoritarianism, Caesarism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, totalitarianism, tyranny, absolutism
Usage: The despotism of heaven is the one absolutely perfect government. Discuss.
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