Daily Archives: July 26, 2014

Depth of Gaza devastation becomes clear after cease-fire – The Washington Post


Chicago Tribune – U.S. doctor contracts Ebola in Liberia


House Republicans: Libya mess reflects failed U.S. policy


‘Plundered treasure’ back at graves

‘Plundered treasure’ back at graves http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-28486128

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies

Sierra Leone Ebola escapee dies http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28505061

Strip Russia of World Cup – Clegg

Strip Russia of World Cup – Clegg http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28508509

Africa ‘needs green revolution’

Africa ‘needs green revolution’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28419484

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy

Brazil frees up $13bn for economy http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28490310

Fiddler’s 50-year stage appeal

Fiddler’s 50-year stage appeal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-28428344

Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions

Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28488024

The people who want to be near a tornado

The people who want to be near a tornado http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28469361

FBI: Information on child migrants stolen in scam – Houston Chronicle


Fox News – Breaking News Updates | Latest News Headlines | Photos & News Videos


Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk


Amid Outcry Abroad, A Wealth of Backing In Israel for Netanyahu – NYTimes.com


Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor – Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker: great compositions/performances

Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor – Bernstein / Wiener Philharmoniker

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No.4 in E minor, Op.98

I. Allegro non troppo (00:00)
II. Andante moderato (13:33)
III. Allegro giocoso (27:19)
IV. Allegro energico e passionato (33:47)

Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

September 8, 1988, Luzern



Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) – iii.: make music part of your life series

Ernst von Dohnányi Piano Quintet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 1 (1895) – iii.

Adagio quasi andante
Danielle de Swert Hahn (pno), Vilmos Szabadi, Luke Wedge (vls), Szilvia Kovács (vla), Charlie Powers (vlc)
National Gallery of Art Washington D.C.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The native form of this personal name is Dohnányi Ernő. This article uses the Western name order.

Ernő Dohnányi

Ernő Dohnányi (Hungarian: [ˈɛrnøː ˈdohnaːɲi]; July 27, 1877 – February 9, 1960) was a Hungarian conductor, composer and pianist. He used a German form of his name, Ernst von Dohnányi, on most of his published compositions. The “von” implies nobility, and, according to the biography by his third wife, his family was ennobled in 1697 and given a “seal,” which she describes in some detail.[1]

Vasily Kalinnikov – The Cedar and the Palm, symphonic picture (1898): make music part of your life series

Vasily Kalinnikov – The Cedar and the Palm, symphonic picture (1898)

Picture: Monet – A palm tree at Bordighera

Vasily Kalinnikov / Васи́лий Серге́евич Кали́нников (January 13 [O.S. January 1] 1866. Oryol Governorate — January 11, 1901 [O.S. December 29, 1900], Yalta) was a Russian composer of two symphonies, several additional orchestral works and numerous songs, all of them imbued with characteristics of folksong.

Work: The Cedar and the Palm / Кедр и пальма / Le Cèdre et le palmier, symphonic picture after Heinrich Heine (1898)

Orchestra: Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor: Neeme Järvi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov (Russian: Васи́лий Серге́евич Кали́нников; January 13 [O.S. January 1] 1866. Oryol Governorate – January 11, 1901 [O.S. December 29, 1900], Yalta) was a Russian composer of two symphonies, several additional orchestral works and numerous songs, all of them imbued with characteristics of folksong. His symphonies, particularly the First, were frequently performed in the early 20th century.

His younger brother Viktor Kalinnikov (1870–1927) was also a composer, mainly of choral music.

  • In 1812 (В 1812 году) (1899–1900); incomplete
  • Fugue in D minor (1889)
  • Nymphs (Нимфы), Symphonic Picture after Ivan Turgenev (1889)
  • Serenade (Серенада) in G minor for string orchestra (1891)
  • Suite (Сюита) in B Minor (1891–1892)
  • Bylina (Былина: Эпическая поэма), Epic Poem (Overture) (c. 1892)
  • Overture in D minor (1894)
  • Symphony No. 1 in G minor (1894–1895)
  • Symphony No. 2 in A major (1895–1897)
  • Intermezzo No. 1 (Интермеццо № 1) in F minor (1896)
  • Intermezzo No. 2 (Интермеццо № 2) in G major (1897)
  • The Cedar and the Palm (Кедр и пальма; Le Cèdre et le palmier), Symphonic Picture after Heinrich Heine (1897–1898)
  • Tsar Boris (Царь Борис), Incidental Music to the tragedy by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy (1898)
  • Moderato in E minor
  • Polonaise on a Theme from Symphony No. 1 (Полонез на темы Симфонии № 1) in B major for piano 4-hands
  • Scherzo in F major (1888–1889)
  • Chanson triste (Грустная песенка) in G minor (1892–1893)
  • Nocturne (Ноктюрн) in F minor (1892–1893)
  • Élégie (Элегия) in B minor (1894)
  • Minuet (Менуэт) in E major (1894)
  • Russian Intermezzo (Русское интермеццо) in F minor (1894)
  • Waltz (Вальс) in A major (1894)
  • Come to Me (Приди ко мне) for soprano, alto, baritone and piano; words by Aleksey Koltsov
  • I Am Yours, My Darling (Я ли тебя, моя радость) for voice and piano; words by Heinrich Heine
  • I Would Like to Make My Songs into Wonderful Flowers (Я желал бы своей песней) for voice and piano; words by Heinrich Heine
  • On the Old Burial Mound (На старом кургане) for voice and piano (1887); words by Ivan Savvich Nikitin
  • On Your Lovely Little Shoulder Dear (На чудное плечико милой; An Liebchens schneeweisse Schulter) for voice and piano (1887); words by Heinrich Heine in translation by Vasily Pavlovich Fyodorov (1883–1942)
  • When Life Is Weighed Down with Suffering (Когда жизнь гнетут страданья и муки) for voice and piano (1887); words by Polivanov
  • 16 Musical Letters (16 Музыкальных писем) for voice and piano (1892–1899)
  • Bright Stars (Звёзды ясные) for voice and piano (1894); words by Konstantin Fofanov
  • The Gentle Stars Shone Down on Us (Нам звёзды кроткие мерцали) for voice and piano (1894); words by Aleksey Pleshcheyev
  • There Was an Old King (Был старый король) for voice and piano (1894); words by Heinrich Heine in translation by Aleksey Pleshcheyev
  • A Present for 1 January 1900 for voice and piano (1899)
  • Bells (Колокола) for voice and piano (1900); words by K. R.
  • Prayer (Молитва: “О Боже мой”) for voice and piano (1900); words by Aleksey Pleshcheyev
  • Do Not Ask Why I Smile in Thought (Не спрашивай, зачем…) for voice and piano (1901); words by Alexander Pushkin
  • The Triumph of Lilliput for chorus and piano
  • Cherubic Hymn No. 1 (Херувимская песнь № 1) for chorus (1885)
  • Cherubic Hymn No. 2 (Херувимская песнь № 2) for chorus (1886)
  • The Mountain Tops (Горные вершины) for chorus (1887)
  • Christe Eleison for chorus (1889)
  • Lord, Our Lord for chorus (1889)
  • Ioann Damaskin (Иоанн Дамаскин), Cantata for soloists, chorus and orchestra (1890); words by Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
  • A Beautiful Girl Sits by the Sea (Баллада: Над морем красавица дева сидит), Ballade for female chorus and orchestra (1894); words by Mikhail Lermontov

It’s hot in LA…what can I say: GLAZUNOV: The Seasons – ‘Summer’ – Philharmonia Orchestra – Yevgeny Svetlanov: great compositions/performances

GLAZUNOV: The Seasons – ‘Summer’ – Philharmonia Orchestra – Yevgeny Svetlanov

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (1865-1936 : Russia)

The Seasons (Ballet, Op.67)

Scene III. Summer

Scene Three depicts the height of summer in a wheatfield.
The Spirit of Corn (Kschessinska’s role) dances in the heat of
the day. Naiads carrying blue veils symbolize the coolness of
streams. Satyrs invade the field and attempt to carry off the
spirit of Corn who is protected by Zephyr and the flowers.
From booklet notes

I: Waltz 00:06
II: Barcarole 02:18
III: Variation 05:15
IV: Coda 06:38

Philharmonia Orchestra
Yevgeny Svetlanov, conductor

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1986 © Angel Records

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov
Yevgeny Svetlanov
Philharmonia Orchestra
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this pressed: Mozilla: Firefox is faster than Chrome – Computerworld

Mozilla: Firefox is faster than Chrome – Computerworld.

Unknown Soldier by The Doors – Vietnam War Music Video

Unknown Soldier by The DoorsVietnam War Music Video

Uploaded on Apr 26, 2009/1,460,800 views

****Update July 3, 2013 – Glad to see the views still coming. Over one million views is awesome. Thank you guys 🙂

****Update Jan 17, 2012 – Thanks for over 500k views! Please refrain from rude comments, and also, please refrain from rude comments towards rude commentators. Positive conflict is encouraged.

****Update Nov 27, 2010 – 175k views?? Holy crap, I didn’t mean for this video to get so many views! Honestly, I put it on YouTube so I wouldn’t lose the video. Thanks so much for the positive input.

This was a project that I did as a sophomore in high school for history class. The pictures are a little out of sync with the beat, but that’s because movie maker sucks. Hopefully you enjoy the video because The Doors are amazing, and in my opinion, the Vietnam War is the most interesting war to study since the people and media were so involved!

Disclaimer: All footage was taken legally from education websites for educational purposes and the song Unknown Soldier by The Doors is not intended to infringe copyright laws. All material is solely for educational purposes.

the doors (according to wikipedia)

The Doors

This article is about the band. For the album, see The Doors (album). For other uses, see Door (disambiguation).
The Doors
Doors electra publicity photo.JPG

Promotional photo of The Doors in late 1966
(l–r: Densmore, Krieger, Manzarek and Morrison)
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Psychedelic rock, blues rock, acid rock, hard rock, jazz rock[1]
Years active 1965–1973
(Reunions: 1978, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2011)
Labels Elektra, Rhino
Associated acts Rick & the Ravens, The Psychedelic Rangers, The Butts Band, Nite City, Manzarek–Krieger
Website thedoors.com
Past members Jim Morrison
Ray Manzarek
John Densmore
Robby Krieger

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore and guitarist Robby Krieger. The band took its name from the title of Aldous Huxley‘s book The Doors of Perception,[2] which itself was a reference to a William Blake quotation, from his famous work The Marriage of Heaven and Hell: “If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.”[3] They were among the most controversial, influential and unique rock acts of the 1960s and beyond, mostly because of Morrison’s wild, poetic lyrics and charismatic but unpredictable stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971, the remaining members continued as a trio until finally disbanding in 1973.[4]

They were signed to Elektra Records in 1966. The 1967 release of The Doors was the first in a series of top ten albums in the United States, followed by Strange Days (1967), Waiting for the Sun (1968), The Soft Parade (1969), Morrison Hotel (1970), Absolutely Live (1970) and L.A. Woman (1971), with 21 Gold, 14 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone.[5]

Although the Doors’ active career ended in 1973, their popularity has persisted. According to the RIAA, they have sold 36.6 million certified units in the US[6] and over 100 million records worldwide,[7] making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.[8] The Doors has been listed as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines, including Rolling Stone, which ranked them 41st on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[9] The Doors were the first American band to accumulate eight consecutive gold and platinum LPs.[10]

Three of the band’s studio albums, The Doors (1967), L.A. Woman (1971), and Strange Days (1967), were featured in the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, at positions 42, 362 and 407 respectively.

The band, their work, and Morrison’s celebrity continue to be considered inexorably embedded within the larger counterculture of the 1960s.[11][12][13][14][15]

In 1993, The Doors were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Morrison’s death

Jim Morrison’s grave at the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris

Morrison died on July 3, 1971. In the official account of his death, he was found in a Paris apartment bathtub by his girlfriend Pamela Courson. Pursuant to French law, no autopsy was performed because the medical examiner claimed to have found no evidence of foul play. The absence of an official autopsy and the death certificate’s having no reason of death besides heart failure, have left many questions regarding the cause of death. Morrison was buried in the “Poets Corner” of Père Lachaise Cemetery on July 7. The epitaph on his headstone bears the Greek inscription “ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ”, literally meaning “According to his own daimōn” and usually interpreted as “True to his own spirit”.[63][64]

Morrison died at age 27, the same age as several other famous rock stars in the 27 Club. In 1974, Morrison’s girlfriend, Pamela Courson, also died at the age of 27.

RAY CHARLES – IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (make music part of your life series)


Killer tenor sax – understated Hammond and Ray’s soulful vocal !What’s not to like?

CAR: Where rumours can kill

CAR: Where rumours can kill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-28498667

‘New virus’ discovered in human gut

‘New virus’ discovered in human gut http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28440006

US ‘will send migrant youths home’

US ‘will send migrant youths home’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28490544

Cancer blood test moves step closer

Cancer blood test moves step closer http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28443865

Isis ‘may be on UN war crimes list’

Isis ‘may be on UN war crimes list’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28498661

McDonald’s declared unsanitary and unhealthy by Russian food standards as political tensions continue | Mail Online


great compositions/performances: Hélène Grimaud plays Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F

Gershwin : Piano Concerto (Hélène Grimaud)

George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
“Concerto In F For Piano & Orchestra”

I. Allegro (00:00)
II. Adagio (13:53)
III. Allegro agitato (25:45)

*** Hélène Grimaud, piano

*** David Zinman & Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

(Recorded on May 24 1997, at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore, Unites States.)

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595 (make music part of your life series)

Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat, K. 595

The Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595, is a concertante work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for piano and orchestra. It is the last piano concerto he wrote. The manuscript is dated 5 January 1791. However, Alan Tyson’s analysis of the paper on which Mozart composed the work indicated that Mozart used this paper between December 1787 and February 1789, which implies composition well before 1791. Simon Keefe has written that the composition of the work dates from 1788. By contrast, Wolfgang Rehm has stated that Mozart composed this concerto in late 1790 and early 1791. Cliff Eisen has discussed the controversy over the time of composition in his review of the published facsimile of the score. The work followed by some years the series of highly successful concertos Mozart wrote for his own concerts, and by the time of its premiere Mozart was no longer so prominent a performer on the public stage. The concerto may have been first performed at a concert on 4 March 1791 in Jahn’s Hall by Mozart and by a clarinetist Joseph Bähr. If so, this was Mozart’s last appearance in a public concert, as he took ill in September 1791 and died on 5 December 1791. Another possibility is that it was premiered by Mozart’s pupil Barbara Ployer on the occasion of a public concert at the Auersperg palace in January 1791. The work is scored for flute, two oboes, two bassoons, two horns, solo piano and strings, which makes it thinner than Mozart’s other late concertos, all of which except for No. 23 have trumpet and timpani.
It has the following three movements:

1. Allegro
2. Larghetto in E-flat major
3. Allegro
Although all three movements are in a major key, minor keys are suggested, as is evident from the second theme of the first movement (in the dominant minor), as well as the presence of a remote minor key in the early development of that movement and of the tonic minor in the middle of the Larghetto.
Another interesting characteristic of the work is its rather strong thematic integration of the movements, which would become ever more important in the nineteenth century. The principal theme of the Larghetto, for instance, is revived as the second theme of the final movement (in the 65th measure). The principal theme for finale was also used in Mozart’s song “Sehnsucht nach dem Frühling” (also called “Komm, lieber Mai”) , K. 596, which immediately follows this concerto in the Köchel catalogue.
Mozart wrote down his cadenzas for the first and third movements.
Simon Keefe has discussed the concerto in detail, with emphasis on the distinctive character and experiments in style of the concerto compared to Mozart’s other concerti in this genre.
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/
NOTE: I do not know who the performers of this are, nor the place and date of recording!!! Any suggestions are welcome.
ENJOY!!!! 😀

Saint of the Day for Saturday, July 26th, 2014: Sts. Joachim and Anne

Image of Sts. Joachim and Anne

Sts. Joachim and Anne

By tradition Joachim and Anne are considered to be the names of the parents of Mary, the Mother of God. We have no historical evidence, however, of any elements of their lives, including their names. … continue reading


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today’s birthday: Mick Jagger (1943)

Mick Jagger (1943)

As lead singer of the British rock band the Rolling Stones, Jagger became one of rock music‘s biggest icons in the 1960s. He was widely regarded as a countercultural figure, fronting a band of defiant troublemakers. Borrowing from earlier American blues artists, Jagger helped redefine rock music and create some of the genre’s greatest anthems, including “Satisfaction,” “Sympathy for the Devil,” and “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” How did Jagger meet Stones guitarist Keith Richards? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Liberia Gains Independence (1847)

Liberia Gains Independence (1847)

Situated on the west coast of Africa, Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS), a controversial group of white Americans—including both slaveholders and abolitionists—who aimed to colonize Africa with freed slaves. ACS officials obtained Cape Mesurado in 1821, and the first African-American immigrants arrived a year later. By the 1840s, however, the ACS was facing bankruptcy, and Liberia became independent in 1847. What African country had Britain settled similarly? More… Discuss

Bubonic Plague Death Prompts Quarantine in China

Bubonic Plague Death Prompts Quarantine in China

The bubonic plague has a prominent place in history books, having killed about a quarter of the European and Asian population in the 14th century in a pandemic now known as the Black Death, but its story does not end there. Periodic outbreaks on a much smaller scale have taken place since that time, with 60 succumbing to the disease in Madagascar not long ago. Thus, when a man in Yumen city, China, died of the plague last week, officials acted quickly to quarantine anyone he had contact with—151 people—and establish four quarantine zones in the city, setting up checkpoints to ensure the areas remain sealed off until they are certain the danger has passed. More… Discuss



Obsidian is a very shiny volcanic glass that is sometimes used as a semiprecious stone. Though it is formed by the rapid cooling of viscous lava, obsidian is only slightly harder than window glass. It is typically jet black, but the presence of hematite produces red and brown varieties, and tiny gas bubbles may create a golden sheen. Obsidian was used by Native Americans for weapons, implements, tools, and ornaments and by the ancient Aztecs and Greeks for mirrors. What is snowflake obsidian? More… Discuss




(adjective) Having a harsh, unpleasant sound; discordant.


jarring, grating, raucous, strident, dissonant, inharmonious


The school’s cafeteria was as cacophonous as a hen yard. Discuss.

this pressed: Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide – ProPublica

Thank You for Your Service: How One Company Sues Soldiers Worldwide – ProPublica.