Daily Archives: September 2, 2014

this pressed: Moscow will review its military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force – The Washington Post

Moscow will review its military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force –

The Washington Post.

Justin Bieber charged with assault

Justin Bieber charged with assault http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/29028038

Allergy mistakes ‘risking lives’

Allergy mistakes ‘risking lives’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29031986

The battle for anonymity on the web

The battle for anonymity on the web http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29032399

Fukushima workers sue over pay

Fukushima workers sue over pay http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29041403

Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks

Obama in Europe for Ukraine talks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29040079

Ebola Sickens a Third American Missionary – WSJ


Netflix (Finally) Understands You Don’t Want to Share Everything on Facebook



U.S. sending military personnel to Iraq


Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring’s human toll


All diets ‘have similar results’

All diets ‘have similar results’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29031985

Islamic State holding British captive

Islamic State holding British captive http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29040550

‘Cartel links’ mayors to be charged

‘Cartel links’ mayors to be charged http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29031933

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks

Cockatoos teach tool-making tricks http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28990335

Economics ‘driving language loss’

Economics ‘driving language loss’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29037168

Monkey leaders have different brains

Monkey leaders have different brains http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29013592

Nigerian army’s pride wounded

Nigerian army’s pride wounded http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29014513

Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable

Viewpoint: How to make Afghan army sustainable http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-29028332

How to find fast food menu secrets

How to find fast food menu secrets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28990400

Paris ‘Gestapo’ plaque to be restored

Paris ‘Gestapo’ plaque to be restored http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29035203

How to protect yourself in the cloud

How to protect yourself in the cloud http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29032400

Corruption ‘costs millions of lives’

Corruption ‘costs millions of lives’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-29040793

DNA overturns 30-year US convictions

DNA overturns 30-year US convictions http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29039964

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051: make music part of your life series

J.S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat Major, BWV 1051

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture (Solti, CSO): great compositions/performances

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture (Solti, CSO)

Jeff Malashock- The Old Sorehead by Julius Fucik: Make music part of your life series

Jeff Malashock- The Old Sorehead by Julius Fucik

G. Holst – The planets Op. 32 – Venus, the Bringer of Peace – Berliner Philharmoniker- Karajan: great compositions/performances

G. Holst – The planets Op. 32 – Venus, the Bringer of Peace – Berliner Philharmoniker- Karajan (2/7)

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The Planets, Op. 32, is a seven-movement orchestral suite by the English composer Gustav Holst, written between 1914 and 1916. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character as defined by Holst. With the exception of Earth (the centre of all yet influentially inert astrologically[1]), all the astrological planets known during the work’s composition[2] are represented.

From its premiere to the present day, the suite has been enduringly popular, influential, widely performed and frequently recorded. The work was not heard in a complete public performance, however, until some years after it was completed. Although there were four performances between September 1918 and October 1920, they were all either private (the first performance, in London) or incomplete (two others in London and one in Birmingham). The premiere was at the Queen’s Hall on 29 September 1918, conducted by Holst’s friend Adrian Boult before an invited audience of about 250 people. The first complete public performance was finally given in London by Albert Coates conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on 15 November 1920.


The work is scored for an exceptionally large orchestra:
Woodwind: 4 flutes (3rd doubling 1st piccolo; 4th doubling 2nd piccolo and a “bass flute in G”, actually an alto flute), 3 oboes (3rd doubling bass oboe), an English horn, 3 clarinets in B-flat, a bass clarinet in B-flat, 3 bassoons and a contrabassoon
Brass: 6 horns in F, 4 trumpets in C, 3 trombones (2 tenor and 1 bass), a “tenor tuba” (euphonium in B-flat) and a bass tuba
Keyboards: a celesta, and an organ
Percussion: 6 timpani (2 players, 3 drums each except in “Uranus” having 4 drums for 1st and 2 drums for 2nd), a bass drum, a snare drum, cymbals, a triangle, a tam-tam, a tambourine, a glockenspiel, a xylophone, and tubular bells
Strings: 2 harps, 1st and 2nd violins, violas, cellos, and double basses
Voices: (“Neptune” only), 2 three-part women’s choruses (SSA) located in an adjoining room which is to be screened from the audience

The suite has seven movements, each named after a planet and its corresponding astrological character (see Planets in astrology):

1.Mars, the Bringer of War
2.Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3.Mercury, the Winged Messenger
4.Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5.Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6.Uranus, the Magician
7.Neptune, the Mystic

The Planets (Los planetas) op. 32, es la obra más conocida del compositor inglés Gustav Holst y fue compuesta entre 1914 y 1918. Es una suite de siete movimientos a cada uno de los cuales Holst le dio el nombre de un planeta (y su correspondiente deidad en la mitología grecorromana).

The Planets, como reza su subtítulo, es una suite “para gran orquesta”. Instrumentos nada habituales, como la flauta baja o el oboe barítono o bajo y unos nutridos efectivos de percusión (bombo, batería, platillos, Triángulo (instrumento musical), tambor militar, pandereta, gong, campanas, xilófono y glockenspiel, así como dos timbalistas) y metal (6 trompas, 4 trompetas, 3 trombones, tuba tenor y tuba bajo) forman, entre otros, la nómina de la suite. Es quizás la orquesta más grande empleada jamás por Holst.


La suite está formada por los siguientes movimientos:
Marte, el portador de la guerra.
Venus, el portador de la paz.
Mercurio, el mensajero alado.
Júpiter, el portador de la alegría.
Saturno, el portador de la vejez.
Urano, el mago.
Neptuno, el místico.

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet no. 2 in D: Great compositions/performances

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet no. 2 in D

Appeals court grills U.S. lawyer on NSA phone collection


Golan UN captors ‘issue demands’

Golan UN captors ‘issue demands’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29034453

Gayet wins new French privacy case

Gayet wins new French privacy case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29028334

Ebola response ‘lethally inadequate’

Ebola response ‘lethally inadequate’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29031987

Celebrity leaks ‘no breach’ – Apple

Celebrity leaks ‘no breach’ – Apple http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29039294

Islamic State ‘kills US hostage’

Islamic State ‘kills US hostage’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29038217

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal

Halliburton agrees oil spill deal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29034050

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia

Terror suspects held in Saudi Arabia http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29035030

Million ‘have fled Ukraine conflict’

Million ‘have fled Ukraine conflict’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29029060

this pressed: BBC News – Ebola outbreak: West Africa food harvests ‘at risk’

BBC News – Ebola outbreak: West Africa food harvests ‘at risk’.

Another flight was diverted after passengers fought over a reclining seat – The Washington Post


In Liberia, Burial Practices Hinder Battle Against Ebola – WSJ


Kremlin says Putin’s ‘I can take Kiev’ remark misquoted


Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group?

Islamic State: Who supports the jihadist group? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29004253

EU’s Mogherini calls for Nato muscle

EU’s Mogherini calls for Nato muscle http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29030736

Spain returns Colombian treasure

Spain returns Colombian treasure http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29024437

Embarking on the path to jihad

Embarking on the path to jihad http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-28958980

Saving America’s honeybees

Saving America’s honeybees http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28983709

Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences

Windows XP: Your upgrade experiences http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28973025

US ‘targets al-Shabab’s leader’

US ‘targets al-Shabab’s leader’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29026049

Egypt police killed in Sinai attack

Egypt police killed in Sinai attack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29029726