Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

great compositions/performances: Radu Lupu plays Brahms’ – Rhapsody in g minor Op. 79 No. 2 (with sheet music)


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Radu Lupu plays Brahms’ – Rhapsody in g minor Op. 79 No. 2 (with sheet music)

make music part of your life series: Lawrence Of Arabia Soundtrack Suite – Maurice Jarre


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Lawrence Of Arabia Soundtrack Suite – Maurice Jarre

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1962). Composed and Conducted by Maurice Jarre. Feel free to write comments! 🙂

Music Awards:
Academy Award – Best Original Score (1962)

Playlist:
00:00 = “Overture”
04:13 = “Main Title
06:05 = “Arrival At Auda’s Camp”
07:26 = The Voice Of The Guns”
09:24 = “Continuation Of The Miracle”
11:31 = “That Is The Desert”
12:55 = “End Title”

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great compositions/performances: Barbirolli – Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky (improved sound)


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Barbirolli – Arensky: Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky

London Symphony Orchestra
Recorded in 1947

John Barbirolli in the mid-1960s

John Barbirolli in the mid-1960s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

John Barbirolli
Born: 12/2/1899 – Holborn, London, England
Died: 7/29/1970 – London, England

Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Russian: Антон Степанович Аренский) (12 July 1861 — 25 February 1906), was a Russian composer of Romantic classical music, a pianist and a professor of music.

Anton Arensky, 1895

Anton Arensky, 1895

Arensky was born in Novgorod, Russia. He was musically precocious and had composed a number of songs and piano pieces by the age of nine. With his mother and father, he moved to Saint Petersburg in 1879, where he studied composition at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After graduating from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory in 1882, Arensky became a professor at the Moscow Conservatory. Among his students there were Alexander Scriabin, Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Gretchaninov. In 1895 Arensky returned to Saint Petersburg as the director of the Imperial Choir, a post for which he had been recommended by Mily Balakirev. Arensky retired from this position in 1901, spending his remaining time as a pianist, conductor, and composer. Arensky died of tuberculosis in a sanatorium in Perkjärvi, Finland. It is alleged that drinking and gambling undermined his health.

Pyotr Tchaikovsky was the greatest influence on Arensky’s musical compositions. Indeed, Rimsky-Korsakov said, “In his youth Arensky did not escape some influence from me; later the influence came from Tchaikovsky. He will quickly be forgotten.” The perception that he lacked a distinctive personal style contributed to long-term neglect of his music, though in recent years a large number of his compositions have been recorded. Especially popular are the orchestral Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky based on one of Tchaikovsky’s Songs for Children, Op. 54.

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this pressed: Selfie tour of Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times


Selfie tour of Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times.

Great Wall of Los Angeles

this pressed: Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED


 

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.
Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

Google Renews Battle With the NSA by Open Sourcing Email Encryption Tool | Enterprise | WIRED.

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this pressed: Multiple Myeloma: International Myeloma Foundation : • health professionals : imwg conference series : The IMWG Conference Series “Making Sense of Treatment” June 11, 2014


 

Multiple Myeloma: International Myeloma Foundation : • health professionals : imwg conference series : The IMWG Conference Series “Making Sense of Treatment” June 11, 2014.

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this pressed: Verizon tells Netflix to stop blaming it for streaming issues – Los Angeles Times


NetflixVerizon tells Netflix to stop blaming it for streaming issues – Los Angeles Times.

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this pressed: Join Us on June 5th to Reset the Net | Electronic Frontier Foundation


 

Join Us on June 5th to Reset the Net | Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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Widgets at EuZicAsa…I hope they will all take you to there!


Widgets at EuZicAsa…

I hope they will all take you to there! I tried to make them open in new window (unless I forgot… 🙂 ) still, considering that they are all made from scratch by a person who learned  by himself the art of blogging, no more than three years ago…well who could ask for anything more!

Please let me know if you find broken widgets and for sure, if you would like to see other widgets to link your to your destination website, directly from EuZicAsa!

Thank you Friends!

Cheers,

George B.

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new at EuZicAsa: Widget – Constitution of the United States – access here


Widget: Constitution of the United States - access here

Widget: Constitution of the United States – access here

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music, music music…special songs: “Time To Let Go” (Sarah Geronimo)


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Time To Let Go

Time To Let Go
by Sarah Geronimo

I don’t see the smile you used to give to me
I don’t see the same look in your eyes
I don’t know why it’s happening to us
I’m losing you forever so fast

It’s hard to keep the pieces of a broken heart
There’s no mending, there’s no brand new start
Maybe I just have to face the truth
I’m losing you and there’s nothing I can do

Maybe it’s time to let go, it’s time to move on
It is the time to forget what we have shared
I just have to learn gettin’ over all the days
We used to say “I love You”… ooohhh
I Love You

Tomorrow is a lonely day that I must face
To try and get back on my feet would be a waste
For how can I truly live without your love
A life without you is not a life at all

Maybe it’s time to let go, it’s time to move on
Maybe it’s time to forget what we have shared
Is it easy for you gettin’ over all the days
We used to say “I Love You”

There are many questions
(Many questions)
Left in my mind
I can’t find the answers
Why oh why
But I know it is true, it is time to let go

It’s the time to let go, it’s time to move on
It is the time to forget what we have shared
I just have to learn gettin’ over all the days
We used to say…
I Love You… ooohhh
I Love You

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this pressed: They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union


They Knew Our Secrets. One Year Later, We Know Theirs. | American Civil Liberties Union.

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this pressed: BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7


BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7.

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this pressed: Two-dinner Hollande hosts Obama and Putin seeking Ukraine thaw | Reuters


Two-dinner Hollande hosts Obama and Putin seeking Ukraine thaw | Reuters.U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and France's President Francois Hollande participate in the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels June 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

“Nobody can refuse French cuisine… Hope it settles well and agrees with everyone’s stomach…”

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Sur ma vie


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Sur ma vie je t’ai jurée un jour …
De t’aimer jusqu’au dernier jour de mes jours…
Et le même mot devait très bientôt…
Nous unir devant Dieu et les hommes…

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make music part of your life series: “Mona Lisa” Song by Nat King Cole


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Mona Lisa Song by Nat King Cole

 

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda).

The Mona Lisa (or La Joconde, La Gioconda). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nat King Cole’s song  “Mona Lisa” is an Academy Award-winning song written by Ray Evans and Jay Livingston for the Paramount Pictures film Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1950).

The soundtrack version by Nat King Cole spent 8 weeks as
number 1 in the Billboard chart in the USA in 1950.

Also, Cole’s version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1992. In 1987, it was used as the theme of the British film Mona Lisa. An unaccredited version of Mona Lisa plays in the background of one scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954).

The famous painting: Mona Lisa (also known as La Giaconda) is a 16th century portrait painted in oil on a poplar panel by Leonardo da Vinci throughout the Italian Renaissance.

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historic musical momants: Ravel plays Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1913 Welte Mignon Recording)


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Ravel plays Ravel – Valses Nobles et Sentimentales (1913 Welte Mignon Recording)

An excellent reproduction of Ravel’s 1913 Welte Mignon reproducing piano recording. This recording is free of the tempo hiccups and pedaling errors which hackneyed previous releases. The mechanism of the Welte Mignon reproducing piano system is not fully understood, as the inner workings of the units were a heavily guarded secret. There are no known Welte Mignon recording units still in existence. There were very few to begin with, and all were either dismantled or destroyed during World War II.

Special thanks to Professor Anatole Leikin of the University of California, Santa Cruz for recommending this fantastic recording and taking time to answer my questions about reproducing pianos. Be sure to pick up Professor Leikin’s fantastic new book, “The Performing Style of Alexander Scriabin” in which he explores the nuances of this unique composer’s performing style in the broader context of Romantic performance practice. Follow the link below to purchase this wonderful book!

Link to book:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Performing-…

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great compositions/performances: Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21


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Isaac Stern – Edouard Lalo – Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21

Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Scherzando
III. Intermezzo
IV. Andante
V. Rondo

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Saint of the Day for Thursday, June 5th, 2014: St. Boniface of Mainz


Saint of the Day

Image of St. Boniface of Mainz

St. Boniface of Mainz

Winfrith had expected to return to England from Friesland (in what is now Holland) in triumph. He had left the land where he was a respected scholar, teacher, and priest because he was convinced he … continue reading

More Saints of the Day

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today’s holiday: Seychelles Liberation Day


Seychelles Liberation Day

Less than a year after gaining independence, a coup overthrew the government in Seychelles. Two major political parties had developed, the Seychelles Democratic Party (SDP) and the Seychelles People’s United Party (SPUP). James Mancham, the leader of the SDP party, which won the majority vote, became president, and France Albert René became prime minister. René’s supporters led the overthrow and ousted Mancham on June 5, 1977, an event commemorated as a public holiday on Liberation Day. More… Discuss

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quotation: …when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Arthur Conan Doyle


…when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

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today’s birthday: Pat Garrett (1850)


Pat Garrett (1850)

When cowboy and buffalo hunter Pat Garrett decided to settle in Lincoln County, New Mexico, in 1879, he could never have imagined the dramatic turn his life was about to take. Soon after settling in, Garrett was appointed sheriff and charged with tracking down and arresting outlaw Henry McCarty, a murderer and participant in the Lincoln County War who was better known as Billy the Kid. What led Garrett to ultimately kill “the Kid,” and why did this act eventually sully his reputation? More… Discuss

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this day in the yesteryear: Brandeis Sworn in as Justice of US Supreme Court (1916)


Brandeis Sworn in as Justice of US Supreme Court (1916)

Brandeis was an American lawyer and the author of the “Brandeis Brief,” a report that detailed the impact of long working hours on women and revolutionized the practice of law. He was also a leader of the American Zionist movement. Appointed to the Supreme Court by Woodrow Wilson in 1916, he served until 1939 and was the first Jew to hold that office. Brandeis University, a liberal arts university located in Waltham, Massachusetts, is named after him. Why was he called the “people’s lawyer”? More… Discuss

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Rabies Still Claims Tens of Thousands of Lives Annually


Rabies Still Claims Tens of Thousands of Lives Annually

This may come as a surprise, but rabies still kills an estimated 55,000 people each year. This toll may seem high considering that a vaccine was developed more than a century ago, but the cost of prevention remains relatively high, and so the disease persists in poverty-stricken regions. Each year, more than 15 million people around the globe are treated for exposure to rabies. Experts argue that vaccinating animals is exponentially cheaper than treating people exposed after the fact, yet securing funding for such campaigns remains a challenge. More… Discuss

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The Mona Lisa


The Mona Lisa

One of the most famous paintings in history, Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa can be seen at the Louvre museum in Paris, where it is on permanent display. The work’s name was not chosen by the artist; rather, it was derived from a posthumously published biography of da Vinci, which identifies the subject as Lisa, wife of a wealthy Florentine businessman. Still, her identity remains the subject of debate, and theories regarding the owner of the enigmatic smile abound. What are some of them? More… Discuss

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word: ignominious


ignominious 

Definition: (adjective) Marked by shame or disgrace.
Synonyms: inglorious, shameful, opprobrious, disgraceful, black
Usage: It was an old fisherman who, with immense difficulty, at last rescued us, and we were towed back in an ignominious fashion to the boat-yard. Discuss.
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