Daily Archives: January 24, 2015

Mozart Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, ‘Elvira Madigan’ K.467 by Keith Jarrett , great compositions/performances


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Franz Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade” Op.2, D-118


Mozart – Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 (Haffner) , great compositions/performances


Mozart – Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 (Haffner)

Uploaded on Feb 23, 2012

Symphony No. 35 in D major, K. 385, was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1782 and is also called the Haffner Symphony. It was commissioned by the Haffners, a prominent Salzburg family, for the occasion of Sigmund Haffner’s ennoblement. The Haffner Symphony should not be confused with the eight-movement Haffner Serenade, another piece Mozart wrote on commission from the same family in 1776. The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in D and G, 2 trumpets in D, timpani, and strings. Mozart’s choice of key for the Haffner Symphony is an aspect that catches one’s attention. According to Cuyler, “the key of D major, which was so felicitous for the winds, served Mozart more often than any other key, even C, for his symphonies,” including the Paris (No. 31) and Prague (No. 38) symphonies. The key is also indicative of the work’s serenade origins as all of Mozart’s orchestral serenades are scored in D major. Hence, it is not surprising that the Haffner Symphony was written in the key of D major. The symphony is in four movements:
1. Allegro con spirito, 4/4
2. Andante, 2/4
3. Menuetto, 3/4
4. Presto, 2/2.
The Haffner Symphony usually runs somewhere around 20 minutes in length. A recording by George Szell with the Cleveland Orchestra (Sony SBK 46333) runs 19.11; one by Iona Brown with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (Haenssler CD 94.003) is 21.09; and one by Sir Neville Marriner also with the same ensemble (Philips 420 486-2) runs 21.34.
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Antonín Dvořák – Bagatelles, Op. 47 , great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák – Bagatelles, Op. 47

Great men talking: Leonard Cohen’s: Prince Of Asturias Award Speech (Quote: “Poetry comes from a place that no one commands, that no one conquers.”


Leonard Cohen‘s Prince Of Asturias Speech – No Overdubbing

thinking of a song: Leonard Cohen & U2 : Tower Of Song (I’m your man), QUOTE: “And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed But I feel so close to everything that we lost We’ll never, we’ll never have to lose it again”


Leonard Cohen & U2 : Tower Of Song

thinking of a song: Dance me to the end of love, LEONARD COHEN


Dance me to the end of love, LEONARD COHEN

thinking of a tune: Leonard Cohen – Did I Ever Love You (Lyric Video)


Leonard Cohen – Did I Ever Love You (Lyric Video)

Thinking of a tune: Leonard Cohen – In My Secret Life


Of Ill Deeds, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems page)


Of  Ill Deeds, poetic thought by George-B
(the smudge and other poems page)

The answers are within protected by the shell – viscera
life is  so strong so death is not thought of-
hatred makes victims somewhere outside,
in  coward devotion, hatred makes drum-roll to tormented minds: 
cowardice attacks
the innocent

weak
feeble
the sick
the innocent – how else to hurt
life
hope
a smile
a tear of joy
but by denying their right to exist.

So mortal of spirit in hatred collects
pain for redemption,
immortality
promised by the  master of hatred and lies- promises of  golden stars,
untouched things…
the hater of life maladjusted,  the exception
is promised things by the master of lies.

-George-B.

Copyright © 2015 [George Bost]. All Rights Reserved.

The Temple on the Hilltop_emergence-2_ FotoSketcher (My Art Collection)


The Temple on the Hilltop_emergence-2_ FotoSketcher (My Art Collection)

The Temple on the Hilltop_emergence-2_ FotoSketcher (My Art Collection) (click to enlarge to full splendor)

The Temple on the Hilltop_emergence-2_ FotoSketcher (My Art Collection) (click to enlarge to full splendor)

Expressions: Shyness Controlled-emergence-2_fotoSketcher (My Art Collection)


Expressions: Shyness Controlled-emergence-2_FotoSketcher (My Art Collection)

Expressions: Shyness Controlled-emergence-2_fotoSketcher

Expressions: Shyness Controlled-emergence-2_FotoSketcher ) (My Art Collection) (click to enlarge)

“Search all you want for the answer without, you’ll find it within -George-B”: 12 Hours Sublime Flute Relaxation – Living Mandala Video -Gentle Music – Relax Reading Meditation


12 Hours Sublime Flute Relaxation – Living Mandala Video -Gentle Music – Relax Reading Meditation

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra , great compositions/performances



Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1966)

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Introspection_emergence 2-FotoSketcher (my art Collection)


Introspection_emergence 2-FotoSketcher (my art Collection)

Introspection_emergence 2-FotoSketcher

Introspection_emergence 2-FotoSketcher (my art Collection) (click to enlarge)

Japanese Twitter Users Mock ISIS With Internet Meme


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/japanese-twitter-users-mock-isis-internet-meme-n291591

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New Saudi King Takes Throne, Updates Twitter Profile


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-saudi-king-salman-tweets-1-3-million-followers-after-n291976

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Filmmakers Blur Lines with Virtual Reality at Sundance


http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/filmmakers-blur-lines-virtual-reality-sundance-n292216

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Beautiful Celebrity Portraits Are Made Entirely of Emoji


http://nbcnews.to/1yDPRv4

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Terror Attacks Throw Spotlight on ‘Jailhouse Islam’


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-magazine-attack/did-prison-life-create-charlie-hebdo-kosher-supermarket-terrorists-n290271

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‘Unforgivable’: Japan Condemns Purported ISIS Execution Video


http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/japan-condemns-purported-isis-execution-video-n292806

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis http://n.pr/1EBLFwM

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From NPR News


App Links Sex Assault Survivors To Help, But Who Downloads It? http://n.pr/1ECrD5l

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From France 24


Independent Greeks emerge as Syriza coalition option

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A voice from Guantanamo: ‘I can’t breathe…’

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Matthias Corvinus


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Matthias Corvinus
Matthias Corvinus.jpg
King of Hungary and Croatia
Reign 1458–1490
Coronation 29 April 1464
Predecessor Ladislaus V
Successor Vladislaus II
Regent Michael Szilágyi (1458)
King of Bohemia
contested till 1471 by George of Poděbrady, from 1471 by Vladislaus II
Reign 1469–1490
Predecessor George of Poděbrady
Successor Vladislaus II
Duke of Austria
contested by Frederick V
Reign 1487–1490
Predecessor Frederick V
Successor Frederick V
 
Spouse Elizabeth of Celje
Catherine of Poděbrady
Beatrice of Naples
Issue John Corvinus (illegitimate)
House House of Hunyadi
Father John Hunyadi
Mother Elisabeth Szilágyi
Born 23 February 1443
Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary (now Cluj-Napoca in Romania)
Died 6 April 1490 (aged 47)
Vienna, Holy Roman Empire
Burial Székesfehérvár
Religion Roman Catholic

Matthias Corvinus, also called Matthias I (Hungarian: Hunyadi Mátyás, Romanian: Matia Corvin; 23 February 1443 – 6 April 1490), was King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458. After conducting several military campaigns, he was elected King of Bohemia in 1469 and adopted the title Duke of Austria in 1487. He was the son of John Hunyadi, Regent of Hungary, who died in 1456. In 1457, Matthias was imprisoned along with his older brother, Ladislaus Hunyadi on the orders of King Ladislaus V of Hungary. Ladislaus Hunyadi was executed, causing a rebellion that forced King Ladislaus to flee Hungary. After the King died unexpectedly, Matthias’s uncle Michael Szilágyi persuaded the Estates to unanimously proclaim Matthias king on 24 January 1458. He began his rule under his uncle’s guardianship, but he took control of government within two weeks.

As king, Matthias waged wars against the Czech mercenaries who dominated Upper Hungary (today parts of Slovakia and Northern Hungary) and against Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, who claimed Hungary for himself. In this period, the Ottoman Empire conquered Serbia and Bosnia, terminating the zone of buffer states along the southern frontiers of the Kingdom of Hungary. Matthias signed a peace treaty with Frederick III in 1463, acknowledging the Emperor’s right to style himself King of Hungary. The Emperor returned the Holy Crown of Hungary with which Matthias was crowned on 29 April 1464. In this year, Matthias invaded the territories that had recently been occupied by the Ottomans and seized fortresses in Bosnia. He soon realized he could expect no substantial aid from the Christian powers and gave up his anti-Ottoman policy.

Childhood (1443–1457)

The house where Matthias Corvinus was born

 
The house where Matthias Corvinus was born in Kolozsvár (present-day Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
John Hunyadi

 Matthias’ father, John Hunyadi

Matthias was born in Kolozsvár (now Cluj-Napoca in Romania) on 23 February 1443.[1] He was the second son of John Hunyadi and his wife, Elisabeth Szilágyi.[1][2] John Hunyadi was a pre-eminent military commander and political leader of the Kingdom of Hungary, who spent most of his life away from the family estates. Because of his father’s absence, Matthias’s education was tasked to his mother.[1] Many of the most learned men of Central Europe—including Gregory of Sanok and John Vitéz—frequented John Hunyadi’s court when Matthias was a child.[3] Gregory of Sanok, a former tutor of King Vladislaus III of Poland, was Matthias’s only teacher whose name is known.[4] Under these scholars’ influences, Matthias became an enthusiastic supporter of Renaissance humanism.[5][6]

As a child, Matthias learnt many languages and read classical literature, especially military treatises.[4] According to Antonio Bonfini, Matthias “was well versed in all the tongues of Europe”, with the exceptions of Turkish and Greek.[7] Although this was an exaggeration, it is without doubt that Matthias spoke Hungarian, Latin, Italian, Polish, Czech, and German.[4][7]

Ladislaus V

 

According to a treaty between John Hunyadi and Đorđe Branković, Despot of Serbia, Matthias and the Despot’s granddaughter Elizabeth of Celje were engaged on 7 August 1451.[8][9] Elizabeth was the daughter of Ulrich II, Count of Celje, who was related to King Ladislaus V of Hungary and an opponent of Matthias’s father.[10][11] Because of new conflicts between Hunyadi and Ulrich of Celje, the marriage of their children only took place in 1455.[12] Elizabeth settled in the Hunyadis‘ estates but Matthias was soon sent to the royal court, implying that their marriage was a hidden change of hostages between their families.[10] Elizabeth died before the end of 1455.[10]

John Hunyadi died on 11 August 1456, less than three weeks after his greatest victory over the Ottomans in Belgrade.[13] John’s elder son—Matthias’s brother—Ladislaus became the head of the family.[10][14] John’s conflict with Ulrich of Celje ended with Ulrich’s capture and assassination on 9 November.[15][16][17] Under duress, the King promised he would never take his revenge against the Hunyadis for Ulrich’s killing.[18] However, the murder turned most barons—including Palatine Ladislaus Garai, Judge royal Ladislaus Pálóci, and Nicholas Újlaki, Voivode of Transylvania—against Ladislaus Hunyadi.[18] Taking advantage of their resentment, the King had the Hunyadi brothers imprisoned in Buda on 14 March 1457.[16][19] The royal council condemned them to death for high treason and Ladislaus Hunyadi was beheaded on 16 March.[20]

Matthias was held in captivity in a small house in Buda.[18][21] His mother and her brother Michael Szilágyi staged a rebellion against the King and occupied large territories in the regions to the east of the river Tisza.[18][19] King Ladislaus fled to Vienna in mid-1457, and from Vienna to Prague in September, taking Matthias with him.[16][22][23] The civil war between the rebels and the barons loyal to the monarch continued until the sudden death of the young King on 23 November 1457.[18] Hereafter the Hussite Regent of Bohemia—George of Poděbrady—held Matthias captive.[24]

Sir Granville Bantock ~ Hebridean Symphony ~ Complete , great compositions/performances


Sir Granville Bantock ~ Hebridean Symphony ~ Complete

Anton Arensky – Suite for Two Pianos No. 1 in F, Op. 15 (Bruk & Taimanov)


Anton Arensky – Suite for Two Pianos No. 1 in F, Op. 15 (Bruk & Taimanov)

Antonín Dvořák – Le Rouet d’or, poème symphonique B. 197 (op. 109) , great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák – Le Rouet d’or, poème symphonique B. 197 (op. 109)

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


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

Published on Aug 9, 2013

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

Antonín Dvořák – Le Rouet d’or, poème symphonique B. 197 (op. 109), great compositions/performances


Antonín Dvořák – Le Rouet d’or, poème symphonique B. 197 (op. 109)

Puccini : Storiella d’amore Ponchielli: Noi leggevamo insieme Rosalind Plowright & G. Parsons piano, great compositons/performances


Puccini : Storiella d’amore Ponchielli: Noi leggevamo insieme Rosalind Plowright & G. Parsons piano

Today In History. What Happened This Day In History


Today In History. What Happened This Day In History

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on this day in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened today in history.

January 24

41   Shortly after declaring himself a god, Caligula is assassinated by two Praetorian tribunes.
1458   Matthias Corvinus, the son of John Hunyadi, is elected king of Hungary.
1639   Representatives from three Connecticut towns band together to write the Fundamental Orders, the first constitution in the New World.
1722   Czar Peter the Great caps his reforms in Russia with the “Table of Rank” which decrees a commoner can climb on merit to the highest positions.
1848   Gold is discovered by James Wilson Marshall at his partner Johann August Sutter’s sawmill on the South Fork of the American River, near Coloma, California.
1903   U.S. Secretary of State John Hay and British Ambassador Herbert create a joint commission to establish the Alaskan border.
1911   U.S. Cavalry is sent to preserve the neutrality of the Rio Grande during the Mexican Civil War.
1915   The German cruiser Blücher is sunk by a British squadron in the Battle of Dogger Bank.
1927   British expeditionary force of 12,000 is sent to China to protect concessions at Shanghai.
1931   The League of Nations rebukes Poland for the mistreatment of a German minority in Upper Silesia.
1945   A German attempt to relieve the besieged city of Budapest is finally halted by the Soviets.
1946   The UN establishes the International Atomic Energy Commission.
1951   Indian leader Nehru demands that the UN name Peking as an aggressor in Korea.
1965   Winston Churchill dies from a cerebral thrombosis at the age of 90.
1980   In a rebuff to the Soviets, the U.S. announces intentions to sell arms to China.
1982   A draft of Air Force history reports that the U.S. secretly sprayed herbicides on Laos during the Vietnam War.
Born on January 24
1712   Frederick II (the Great), King of Prussia, noted for his social reforms and leading Prussia in military victories.
1732   Pierre de Beaumarchais, French dramatist (The Barber of Seville, The Marriage of Figaro).
1862   Edith Wharton, U.S. novelist who wrote Ethan Frome and The Age of Innocence.

George Gershwin – An American in Paris, (performed in 1959 by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.), great compositions/performances


George Gershwin – An American in Paris

today’s picture: Gold Discovered at Sutter’s Mill



Gold Discovered at Sutter’s Mill
At John A. Sutter’s sawmill near where the American and Sacramento rivers converge in California, carpenter James W. Marshall found gold on January 24, 1848. Marshall, Sutter and their workers tried to keep the discovery quiet but gold-seekers quickly began pouring into California, raising the state’s non-Indian population to about 20,000 in 1848, 100,000 in 1849 and twice that amount by 1852. Gold mining was a multi-million-dollar industry, but so many people had come to claim their fortunes–from other states and other countries–that few of them actually became rich. Miners, like those shown above, often found that searching for gold was more difficult work than they had expected.

Image: Library of Congress

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Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 24th, 2015: St. Francis de Sales


today’s holiday: Alasitas Fair (2015)


Alasitas Fair (2015)

Each year on this day, a large marketplace in La Paz, Bolivia, is full of merchants who traditionally call out “Alasitas,” an Aymara word meaning “buy from me,” to potential buyers of their miniature wares. Shoppers can find tiny replicas of just about every kind of object—cars, houses, foods, furniture, clothes, tools, household goods, and, especially, money—and seek those which represent items they would like to have in the coming year. Presiding over all this downsized commerce is Ekeko, an Aymara god of material wealth, fertility, and good luck. More… Discuss

quotation: No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness. Mary Shelley


No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.Mary Shelley (1797-1851) Discuss

today’s birthday: Frederick II of Prussia (1712)


Frederick II of Prussia (1712)

Frederick the Great was the Hohenzollern King of Prussia from 1740 to 1786. One of the “enlightened despots” of 18th-century Europe, he instituted numerous economic, civil, and social reforms, was tolerant in religious matters, and promoted education and the arts. He was also an excellent military commander and tactician under whose leadership Prussia became a recognized power in Europe. Why did Frederick’s father have him arrested at 18 and force him to watch the beheading of his friend? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Original Apple Macintosh Computer Released (1984)


Original Apple Macintosh Computer Released (1984)

Named after the McIntosh variety of apple, the original Macintosh computer was released by Apple Inc. in 1984. Using a graphical user interface and mouse instead of the then-standard command line interface, the “Mac” garnered an immediate, enthusiastic following, especially among tech neophytes. One of the Mac’s major breakthroughs was the ability to delete a file by dragging it to an on-screen trashcan, rather than by typing in a command. How did Apple officially announce the Mac’s launch? More… Discuss

Littering Singapore Smoker Slapped with $15,000 Fine


Littering Singapore Smoker Slapped with $15,000 Fine

A Singapore man recently racked up a record $15,000 in fines, and five hours of community service, after surveillance cameras caught him throwing 34 cigarette butts out of his apartment window over a four-day period. Such drastic measures are not uncommon in Singapore, which is known for its fastidiousness—caning is a typical punishment for vandalism, and the import of chewing gum is banned altogether, to avoid gunking up city streets. Singapore’s National Environment Agency claims to have doled out 206 punishments in 2014 to high-rise litterers captured on some 600 surveillance cameras. More… Discuss

The Black Watch


The Black Watch

The Black Watch—or Royal Highland Regiment—is a Scottish infantry regiment of the British Army. Its first companies were originally raised in 1725 to occupy and watch the rebellious Scottish highlands, in order to keep the peace. The regiment was formed about 15 years later and became known as the Black Watch, after the dark colors of the regimental tartan. In 2006, a military reorganization made the Black Watch the 3d Battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland. What is the regiment’s motto? More… Discuss

word: nascent


nascent

Definition: (adjective) Coming into existence; emerging.
Synonyms: beginning
Usage: The nascent republic had to formulate its laws while continuing its war for independence. Discuss.

From BBC: Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015


Week in pictures: 17-23 January 2015 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30935205

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From BBC: 10 things we didn’t know last week


10 things we didn’t know last week http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-30933170

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From BBC: The man trapped in constant deja vu


The man trapped in constant deja vu http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30927102

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From BBC: Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff


Viewpoint: The hazards of too much stuff http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-30849473

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From BBC: Spain arrests jihadist suspects


Spain arrests jihadist suspects http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30965660

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Greece Could Shift to Left in Election


http://www.voanews.com/A/2610779.html

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