Daily Archives: August 6, 2014

Elevazione – Adagio para oboé violoncelo, orquestra de cordas e orgão. Domenico Zipoli: make music part of your life series


Elevazione – Adagio para oboé violoncelo, orquestra de cordas e orgão. Domenico Zipoli

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Recital de formatura em oboé. Oboé: Lília Reis; Cello: Rodolpho Borges.
Escola de Música de Brasília. 10/09/2009.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Domenico Zipoli (17 October 1688 – 2 January 1726) was an Italian Baroque composer who worked and died in Córdoba (Argentina). He became a Jesuit in order to work in the Reductions of Paraguay where his musical expertise contributed to develop the natural musical talents of the Guaranis. He is remembered as the most accomplished musician among Jesuit missionaries.

Early training and career

Zipoli was born in Prato, Italy, where he received elementary musical training. However, there are no records of him having entered the cathedral choir. In 1707, and with the patronage of Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, he was a pupil of the organist Giovani Maria Casini in Florence. In 1708 he briefly studied under Alessandro Scarlatti in Naples, then Bologna and finally in Rome under Bernardo Pasquini. Two of his oratorios date to this early period: San Antonio di Padova (1712) and Santa Caterina, Virgine e martire (1714). Around 1715 he was made the organist of the Church of the Gesù (a Jesuit parish, the mother church for The Society of Jesus), in Rome, a prestigious post. At the very beginning of the following year, he finished his best known work, a collection of keyboard pieces titled Sonate d’intavolatura per organo e cimbalo.

Jesuit musician-missionary

For reasons that are not clear, Zipoli travelled to Sevilla, Spain, in 1716, where, on 1 July, he joined the Society of Jesus with the desire to be sent to the Reductions of Paraguay in Spanish Colonial America. Still a novice, he left Spain with a group of 53 missionaries who reached Buenos Aires on 13 July 1717.

He completed his formation and sacerdotal studies in Cordoba (in contemporary Argentina) (1717–1724) though, for the lack of an available bishop, he could not be ordained priest. All through these few years he served as music director for the local Jesuit church. Soon his works came to be known in Lima, Peru. Struck by an unknown infectious disease, Zipoli died in the Jesuit house of Cordoba, on 2 January 1726. A previous theory placing his death in the ancient Jesuit church of Santa Catalina, in the hills of the Province of Córdoba (Argentina), has now been discredited. His burial place has never been found.

Legacy

Zipoli continues to be well known today for his keyboard music. His Italian compositions have always been known but recently some of his South American church music was discovered in Chiquitos, Bolivia: two Masses, two psalm settings, three Office hymns, a Te Deum laudamus and other pieces. A Mass copied in Potosí, Bolivia in 1784, and preserved in Sucre, Bolivia, seems a local compilation based on the other two Masses. His dramatic music, including two complete oratorios and portions of a third one, is mostly gone. Three sections of the ‘Mission opera’ San Ignacio de Loyola – compiled by Martin Schmid in Chiquitos many years after Zipoli’s death, and preserved almost complete in local sources – have been attributed to Zipoli.

Society of Jesus
The JHS or IHS monogram of the name of Jesus (...

The JHS or IHS monogram of the name of Jesus (or traditional Christogram symbol of western Christianity), derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus, Iota-Eta-Sigma (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ). Partly based on memories of church decorations. Has some degree of resemblance to a portion of the emblem of the Jesuits, due to common medieval influences (see Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus), but is not exactly the same, nor intended to be so. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

History of the Jesuits
Regimini militantis
Suppression

Jesuit Hierarchy
Superior General
Adolfo Nicolás

Ignatian Spirituality
Spiritual Exercises
Ad majorem Dei gloriam
Magis

Notable Jesuits
St. Ignatius of Loyola
St. Francis Xavier
St. Peter Faber
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Robert Bellarmine
St. Peter Canisius
St. Edmund Campion
Pope Francis

 

 

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Israeli Premier Voices Regret for Civilian Casualties, but Blames Hamas – NYTimes.com


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Death Toll in Ebola Virus Outbreak Reaches 932 – WSJ


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Crimea ditches Ukrainian mobile network


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The Ebola ‘cure’ that offers false hope


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Day in pictures: 6 August 2014


Day in pictures: 6 August 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-28672507

Day in pictures: 6 August 2014


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Facebook sued by 25,000 members


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Wikipedia names deleted search links


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‘Ebola victim’ dies in Saudi Arabia


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Putin orders retaliatory sanctions


Putin orders retaliatory sanctions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28680656

Rosetta goes into orbit around comet


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Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures: grest compositions/performances


Ottorino Respighi – Three Botticelli Pictures

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Gustavo Dudamel Johannes Brahms variations sur un thème de Joseph Haydn en si Majeur opus 56a: great compositions/performances


Gustavo Dudamel Johannes Brahms variations sur un thème de Joseph Haydn en si Majeur opus 56a

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Maxime Brisole

From Wikipedia

Les Variations sur un thème de Haydn, op. 56 (allemand : Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn) est une œuvre orchestrale en variations de Johannes Brahms, composée pendant l’été 1873. Cette œuvre est constituée d’un thème en si bémol majeur, de huit variations et d’un finale.

Le thème est extrait du choral Saint-Antoine de la Feldpartie en si bémol majeur, Hob. II/46 de Joseph Haydn. Brahms a écrit huit variations sur ce thème, plus un final. Le finale est une passacaille magnifique, dont le point culminant, une reformulation du choral, est un moment d’une grande transcendance, au point que Brahms, habituellement austère, se permet l’utilisation d’un triangle.

Deux versions existent : une version pour deux pianos, celle que Brahms a écrite en premier (mais désignée Op. 56b), et une version pour orchestre, dénommée op. 56a.

Cette dernière version est considérée comme « la première série de variations indépendantes pour orchestre dans l’histoire de la musique »1. L’orchestre contient un piccolo, deux flûtes deux hautbois, deux clarinettes, deux bassons, un contrebasson, quatre cors (2 en mi bémol, 2 en si bémol), 2 trompettes, des timbales, un triangle ainsi que la composition habituelle des cordes (premiers et seconds violons, altos, violoncelles et contrebasses).

Les Variations sur un thème de Haydn, op. 56 (allemand : Variationen über ein Thema von Haydn) est une œuvre orchestrale en variations de Johannes Brahms, composée pendant l’été 1873. Cette œuvre est constituée d’un thème en si bémol majeur, de huit variations et d’un finale.

Le thème est extrait du choral Saint-Antoine de la Feldpartie en si bémol majeur, Hob. II/46 de Joseph Haydn. Brahms a écrit huit variations sur ce thème, plus un final. Le finale est une passacaille magnifique, dont le point culminant, une reformulation du choral, est un moment d’une grande transcendance, au point que Brahms, habituellement austère, se permet l’utilisation d’un triangle.

Deux versions existent : une version pour deux pianos, celle que Brahms a écrite en premier (mais désignée Op. 56b), et une version pour orchestre, dénommée op. 56a.

Cette dernière version est considérée comme « la première série de variations indépendantes pour orchestre dans l’histoire de la musique »1. L’orchestre contient un piccolo, deux flûtes deux hautbois, deux clarinettes, deux bassons, un contrebasson, quatre cors (2 en mi bémol, 2 en si bémol), 2 trompettes, des timbales, un triangle ainsi que la composition habituelle des cordes (premiers et seconds violons, altos, violoncelles et contrebasses).

 

Agustín Barrios – Confesión César Amaro guitarra: make music part of your life series


Agustín Barrios – Confesión César Amaro guitarra

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CESAR  AMARO

(La famosa romanza compuesta en Río de Janeiro en 1919.)

 

Carl Maria von Weber/Hector Berlioz – Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65: great compositions/performances



From: Fledermaus1990

Carl Maria von Weber/Hector Berlioz – Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65

Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanz), Op. 65, J. 260, is a piano piece in rondo form written by Carl Maria von Weber in 1819. It is also well known in the 1841 orchestration by Hector Berlioz. It is sometimes called Invitation to the Waltz, but this is a mistranslation of the original.

Weber dedicated Invitation to the Dance to his wife Caroline (they had been married only a few months).[2] He labelled the work “rondeau brillante”, and he wrote it while also writing his opera Der Freischütz.

It was the first concert waltz to be written: that is, the first work in waltz form meant for listening rather than for dancing.

Conductor: Ondrej Lenard
Orchestra: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

quotation: The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. Pablo Picasso


today holiday: Jamaica Independence Day


Jamaica Independence Day

The island of Jamaica became an independent nation with loose ties to the British Commonwealth on August 6, 1962. Before that, it had been a founding member of the Federation of the West Indies. Allegiance to the British gradually gave way to the emergence of a national identity, and the federation was dissolved. A public holiday throughout the island, Independence Day is celebrated with a grand parade, traditional music and dancing, arts and crafts exhibits, and agricultural and other events as part of the Jamaica Festival. More… Discuss

today’s birthday: Alexander Fleming (1881)


Alexander Fleming (1881)

English: Alexander Fleming receives the Nobel ...

English: Alexander Fleming receives the Nobel Prize from King Gustaf V of Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Motivated by the devastating infections he saw in hospitals during World War I, Fleming, a Scottish bacteriologist, began searching for an effective antiseptic.

English: Chemical structure of Penicillin G. H...

English: Chemical structure of Penicillin G. High-resolution .PNG made with Chem3D and IrfanView — see WikiProject Chemistry – structure drawing for detailed instructions. Please drop me a note if you need the source file. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 1922, he discovered lysozyme, an antibacterial enzyme present in saliva and tears. In 1928, he isolated the substance penicillin, which became the first successful antibiotic for human bacterial infections. His work earned him a Nobel Prize and has forever changed modern medicine. In what accidental way did he discover penicillin? More… Discuss

 

 

this day in the yesteryear: End of the Holy Roman Empire: Francis II Abdicates (1806)


End of the Holy Roman Empire: Francis II Abdicates (1806)

 

English: Map of the Holy Roman Empire, 1789, t...

English: Map of the Holy Roman Empire, 1789, translated (somewhat) from original German version on Wikipedia Commons (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Francis II, the last Holy Roman Emperor, came to power just before the outbreak of war with Napoleon’s France. His armies were defeated, and he ceded the left bank of the Rhine to France in exchange for Venetia and Dalmatia. In 1798, he joined the Second Coalition against France, but he was again defeated. He eventually consented to the virtual dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire and assumed the title of emperor of Austria. Though he despised Napoleon, Francis allowed him to marry whom? More… Discuss

Low Back Pain: Paracetamol No Better than Placebo


Low Back Pain: Paracetamol No Better than Placebo

Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other common over-the-counter pain medicines, is no better than a placebo when it comes to reducing acute low back pain or shortening recovery time. Currently, paracetamol is universally recommended as the first-line analgesic for low back pain, but these recent findings suggest that this approach should be reevaluated and perhaps revised. More… Discuss

Hemophilia


Hemophilia

Hemophilia is a sex-linked genetic disease in which the body’s ability to control bleeding is impaired due to the absence or abnormality of a clotting factor in the blood. The two most common forms of the disease are caused by a genetic defect present on the X chromosome. Because females have two X chromosomes, whereas males have only one, females are more commonly carriers of the recessive disease while males tend to be the hemophiliacs. Why is hemophilia also called “the royal disease”? More… Discuss

word: allegory


allegory 

Definition: (noun) A visible symbol representing an abstract idea.
Synonyms: emblem
Usage: The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice. Discuss.

Bolivian cable car ‘a success’


Bolivian cable car ‘a success’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-28658826

East Ukraine dangers increasing – UN


East Ukraine dangers increasing – UN http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28669764

Rosetta goes into orbit around comet


Rosetta goes into orbit around comet http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28659783

The men who saved JFK’s life


The men who saved JFK’s life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28644830

Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge


Bitcoin crashes tied to search surge http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28665262

Russia gang in ‘largest data breach’


Russia gang in ‘largest data breach’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28654613

WHO starts emergency talks on Ebola


WHO starts emergency talks on Ebola http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-28673380

Mosul air strike ‘kills dozens’


Mosul air strike ‘kills dozens’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28677283

Ebola Drug From Tobacco Part of Promising Therapies – Businessweek


http://mobile.businessweek.com/news/2014-08-05/ebola-drug-from-tobacco-part-of-promising-therapies

Aspirin should be taken by all over 50s to cut thousands of cancer deaths: study – Telegraph


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11013004/Aspirin-should-be-taken-by-all-over-50s-to-cut-thousands-of-cancer-deaths-study.html

Ransomware victims given free fix


Ransomware victims given free fix http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-28661463

Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce


Kerry in talks plea amid Gaza truce http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-28669031