Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

Aurelian Andreescu – Of, inimioară!


Aurelian Andreescu – Of, inimioară!

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Dorina Drăghici – Cel mai frumos tango din lume!


Dorina Drăghici – Cel mai frumos tango din lume!

Dorina Drăghici – Cînd trandafirii înfloreau


Dorina Drăghici – Cînd trandafirii înfloreau

Denise Constantinescu – Violete pentru fete


Denise Constantinescu – Violete pentru fete

Margareta Paslaru si Dan Spataru “Ale tale”


Margareta Paslaru si Dan Spataru “Ale tale”

 
 
 
 
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Margareta Paslaru _ Unde s-a dus vremea? (Festival Budapesta 1967)


Margareta Paslaru _ Unde s-a dus vremea? (Festival Budapesta 1967)

Margareta Paslaru _ Chemarea marii (“Si-n apa marii”)


Margareta Paslaru _ Chemarea marii (“Si-n apa marii”)

Margareta Paslaru _ Ce frumos zambeste marea


Margareta Paslaru _ Ce frumos zambeste marea

Dorina Draghici Ce frumos imi raspunzi, Alo


Dorina Draghici Ce frumos imi raspunzi, Alo

Father grieves


Father grieves
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/03/europe/migration-crisis-aylan-kurdi-turkey-canada/index.html

Long march to Austria


Long march to Austria
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2015/09/04/hungary-migrants-walk-towards-border-damon-lkl.cnn

More than 1,000 refugees leave Budapest on foot for Austria


More than 1,000 refugees leave Budapest on foot for Austria

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http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/04/europe/migrant-crisis-country-by-country/index.html

J.S. BACH, Violin Concerto in D minor [after BWV 1052], Europa Galante


J.S. BACH, Violin Concerto in D minor [after BWV 1052], Europa Galante

historic musical bits: BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 | Duo Kontarsky | 1982 *vinyl*


BIZET Jeux d’enfants Op.22 | Duo Kontarsky | 1982 *vinyl*

today’s holiday: Roman Games


Roman Games

Like the Plebeian Games, the Roman Games were held in honor of Jupiter. They date back to the dedication of the temple to Jupiter on the Capitoline hill on September 13, 509 BCE. Originally a one-day event, by the time of Caesar the Games lasted a full 15 days beginning on September 4. A grand procession to the Circus Maximus, a huge arena just outside Rome, signalled the beginning of the festival. Events included boxing, running, and wrestling contests, occasional mock battles, and two- and four-horse chariot races. More… Discuss

Hope is the most treacherous of all human fancies. James Fenimore Cooper


Hope is the most treacherous of all human fancies.

James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851) Discuss

today’s birthday: Constantijn Huygens (1596)


Constantijn Huygens (1596)

Constantijn Huygens was a Dutch humanist and poet and the father of famed scientist Christiaan Huygens. His descriptive and satirical poems were highly esteemed, and both English and French monarchs knighted him in recognition of his genius. Thousands of his letters have survived to this day and attest to his wide acquaintance with contemporary scholars, including Descartes and Donne. Huygens was also an accomplished musician and composer. How old was he when he died? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Maiden Flight of the First US Airship (1923)


Maiden Flight of the First US Airship (1923)

The USS Shenandoah was the first American-built rigid dirigible. Its design was based on a German zeppelin downed during WWI, and it was the first ship to be filled with helium—making it safer than hydrogen-filled crafts. A year after its maiden voyage, it became the first rigid airship to cross North America. While on another tour in 1925, it passed through a storm and was torn apart. Thirteen crew members died in the crash. How did those who survived the disaster manage to do so? More… Discuss

Nursery Rhymes


Nursery Rhymes

Nursery Rhymes are generally brief, anonymously written songs or verses intended for children. Though these rhymes are thought to help develop vocabulary and counting skills, scholars have actually linked many of these rhymes to historic events. For example, some believe that “Pop Goes the Weasel” is about silk weavers bringing their shuttles or bobbins (known as “weasels”) to pawnbrokers to exchange for drinking money. What event does “Ring a Ring O’Roses” supposedly reference? More… Discuss

word: ossicle


ossicle

Definition: (noun) A small bone, especially one of the three bones of the middle ear.
Synonyms: bonelet
Usage: Because of their distinctive shapes, the ossicles in the ear are called the hammer, the anvil, and the stirrup. Discuss.