Daily Archives: December 27, 2015

Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op.77, Itzhak Perlman


Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op.77, Itzhak Perlman

Published on Aug 8, 2015

Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op.77
1. Allegro non troppo (Cadenza by Joachim)
2. Adagio 24:41
3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 34:52
Itzhak Perlman, Violin
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Carlo Maria Giulini, Conductor
Rec.: 1986

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F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Suite ‘Ein Sommernachtstraum’ / A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61 (Live)


F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy – Suite ‘Ein Sommernachtstraum’ / A Midsummer Night’s Dream Op. 61 (Live)

great compositions/performances: Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44


Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44

historic musical bits: Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein


Franz Schubert Symphony No.8 “Unfinished” D 759, Leonard Bernstein

today’s holiday: St. John the Evangelist’s Day


St. John the Evangelist’s Day

John the Evangelist was thought to be not only the youngest of the Apostles but the longest-lived, dying peacefully of natural causes at an advanced age. Although he escaped actual martyrdom, St. John endured considerable persecution and suffering for his beliefs. He is said to have drunk poison to prove his faith, been cast into a cauldron of boiling oil, and at one point banished to the Greek island of Patmos. He remained miraculously unharmed throughout these trials and returned to Ephesus, where it is believed he wrote the Gospel according to John. More… Discuss

quotation: Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man…No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F. Kennedy


Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man…No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Discuss

today’s birthday: Jakob Bernoulli (1654)


Jakob Bernoulli (1654)

Bernoulli was a Swiss mathematician who, with his brother Johann, pioneered German mathematician Gottfried Leibniz’s calculus. The first to use the word “integral” in solving Leibniz’s problem of the isochronous curve, Jakob used calculus to study the forms of many curves arising in practical situations. In 1713, he wrote Ars Conjectandi, or The Art of Conjecture, an important treatise on the theory of probability that contained the Bernoulli numbers, which are what? More… Discuss

this day in history: The Flushing Remonstrance Signed (1657)


The Flushing Remonstrance Signed (1657)

While serving as governor of the Dutch colony of New Netherland, Peter Stuyvesant became known for his harsh rule and intolerance of religious dissenters. In 1657, several citizens petitioned Stuyvesant to remove his ban on Quaker worship. Now known as the Flushing Remonstrance—named for the town of Flushing that is today a part of Queens, New York—the petition is considered a precursor to the US Constitution’s provision on freedom of religion in the Bill of Rights. How did Stuyvesant respond? More… Discuss

The Seven Summits


The Seven Summits

The Seven Summits are the highest mountains of each of the world’s seven continents. Richard Bass compiled this list in the 1980s and established as a mountaineering challenge the summiting of all seven. Reinhold Messner, another climber, proposed substituting one of the mountains with New Guinea’s Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m). From a mountaineering standpoint, Messner’s list is considered the more challenging one. As of March 2007, how many climbers had scaled all of the peaks on both lists? More… Discuss

word: lyceum


lyceum

Definition: (noun) A school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12.
Synonyms: secondary school, Gymnasium, lycee, middle school
Usage: “That lyceum has ruined him,” she added, remembering the insistence with which the chevalier had spoken of the evils of education in such schools. Discuss.
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Seal Beach, River End Cafe


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Today’s Duck


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La Prière feat. Louise Lhermitte (George Brassens cover) – SoundCloud


Listen to La Prière feat. Louise Lhermitte (George Brassens cover) by CeeHam #np on #SoundCloud

France 24 : Demos banned in Corsica after anti-Arab protests


Demos banned in Corsica after anti-Arab protests

http://f24.my/1On1Bpl

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Apusul la Calbor, Braşov


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Mânătirea Tismana


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Jesus-Marie -Joseph: Sainte Famille


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France 24 : Austrian police tighten security after terror warning


Austrian police tighten security after terror warning

http://f24.my/1NR4tvm

France 24 : Boko Haram make deadly Christmas Day attack


Boko Haram make deadly Christmas Day attack

http://f24.my/1NR4FdX

France 24 : Pope slams terrorist ‘atrocities’ in Christmas Day message


Pope slams terrorist ‘atrocities’ in Christmas Day message

http://f24.my/1OOKSM4

From NPR News


States Deny Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs To Most Medicaid Patients http://n.pr/1UDqO48

BBC News: Iraqi forces ‘enter Islamic State Ramadi stronghold’


Iraqi forces ‘enter Islamic State Ramadi stronghold’ – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35186105

Fabuloasa descoperire a Sarmizegetusei,  în The New York Times: „Oraşul legendar al lui Decebal arată cât de mult era conectată cultura dacilor cu a celţilor“


http://m.adevarul.ro/locale/hunedoara/fabuloasa-descoperire-sarmizegetusei–the-new-york-times-orasul-legendar-decebal-arata-cultura-dacilor-era-conectata-cea-celtilor-1_567ef7af37115986c6d7f442/index.html

CBCP News » Migrants’ Christmas party in Brunei


http://www.cbcpnews.com/cbcpnews/?p=69989