Daily Archives: November 10, 2017

Christmas tree in Verona, Italy !

Christmas tree in Verona, Italy !

Christmas tree in Verona, Italy !

BBC News: French politicians protest over Muslim street prayers in Paris

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

French politicians protest over Muslim street prayers in Paris – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41950826

Allahists gotta go

BBC News: Saudis ‘declared war on Lebanon’ – Hezbollah leader

I saw this on the BBC and thought you should see it:

Saudis ‘declared war on Lebanon’ – Hezbollah leader – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-41946310

Everliving music : Maestrul Sergiu Celibidache: Watch “Best Classical Music: Dvořák Symphony No 9 “New World” Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker, 1991″ on YouTube

The title page of the autograph score of Dvořák's ninth symphony

The title page of the autograph score Dvořák’s ninth symphony

The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, “From the New World”, Op. 95, B. 178 (Czech: Symfonie č. 9 e moll „Z nového světa“), popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular of all symphonies. In older literature and recordings, this symphony was often numbered as Symphony No. 5. Neil Armstrong took a recording of the New World Symphony to the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969. The symphony was completed in the building that now houses the Bily Clocks Museum.

“New World Symphony” redirects here. For the Miami-based orchestra, see New World Symphony (orchestra).

Title page of the autograph score of Dvořák’s ninth symphony

Opening English horn theme from the second movement of the work
This symphony is scored for the following orchestra:

2 flutes (one doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (one doubling English horn)
2 clarinets in B flat & A
2 bassoons
4 horns in E, C and F
2 trumpets in E, C and E♭
2 tenor trombones
Bass trombone
Tuba (second movement only)
Triangle (third movement only)
Cymbals (fourth movement only)

I. Adagio — Allegro molto
II. Largo
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro con fuoco
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The piece has four movements:

Adagio, 4
8 — Allegro molto, 2
4, E minor
Largo, , D♭ major, then later C♯ minor
Scherzo: Molto vivace — Poco sostenuto, 3
4, E minor
Allegro con fuoco, , E minor, ends in E major
Dvořák was interested in Native American music and the African-American spirituals he heard in America. As director of the National Conservatory he encountered an African-American student, Harry T. Burleigh, later a composer himself, who sang traditional spirituals to him and said that Dvořák had absorbed their ‘spirit’ before writing his own melodies. Dvořák stated:

I am convinced that the future music of this country must be founded on what are called Negro melodies. These can be the foundation of a serious and original school of composition, to be developed in the United States. These beautiful and varied themes are the product of the soil. They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them.
The symphony was commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, and premiered on December 16, 1893, at Carnegie Hall conducted by Anton Seidl. A day earlier, in an article published in the New York Herald on December 15, 1893, Dvořák further explained how Native American music had been an influence on this symphony:

I have not actually used any of the [Native American] melodies. I have simply written original themes embodying the peculiarities of the Indian music, and, using these themes as subjects, have developed them with all the resources of modern rhythms, counterpoint, and orchestral colour.
In the same article, Dvořák stated that he regarded the symphony’s second movement as a “sketch or study for a later work, either a cantata or opera … which will be based upon Longfellow’s [The Song of] Hiawatha” (Dvořák never actually wrote such a piece). He also wrote that the third movement scherzo was “suggested by the scene at the feast in Hiawatha where the Indians dance”.

In 1893, a newspaper interview quoted Dvořák as saying “I found that the music of the negroes and of the Indians was practically identical”, and that “the music of the two races bore a remarkable similarity to the music of Scotland”. Most historians agree that Dvořák is referring to the pentatonic scale, which is typical of each of these musical traditions.

In a 2008 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, prominent musicologist Joseph Horowitz asserts that African-American spirituals were a major influence on Dvořák’s music written in America, quoting him from an 1893 interview in the New York Herald as saying, “In the negro melodies of America I discover all that is needed for a great and noble school of music.” Dvořák did, it seems, borrow rhythms from the music of his native Bohemia, as notably in his Slavonic Dances, and the pentatonic scale in some of his music written in America from African-American and/or Native American sources. Statements that he borrowed melodies are often made but seldom supported by specifics. One verified example is the song of the Scarlet Tanager in the Quartet. Michael Steinberg writes that a flute solo theme in the first movement of the symphony resembles the spiritual “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”. Leonard Bernstein averred that the symphony was truly multinational in its foundations.

Dvořák was influenced not only by music he had heard, but by what he had seen, in America. He wrote that he would not have composed his American pieces as he had, if he had not seen America. It has been said that Dvořák was inspired by the American “wide open spaces” such as prairies he may have seen on his trip to Iowa in the summer of 1893. Notices about several performances of the symphony include the phrase “wide open spaces” about what inspired the symphony and/or about the feelings it conveys to listeners.

Dvořák was also influenced by the style and techniques used by earlier classical composers including Beethoven and Schubert. The falling fourths and timpani strokes in the New World Symphony’s Scherzo movement evokes the Scherzo of Beethoven’s Choral Symphony. In his fourth movement, Dvořák’s use of flashbacks to prior movements is reminiscent of Beethoven quoting prior movements as part of the opening Presto of the last movement.

At the premiere in Carnegie Hall, the end of every movement was met with thunderous clapping and Dvořák felt obliged to stand up and bow. This was one of the greatest public triumphs of Dvořák’s career. When the symphony was published, several European orchestras soon performed it. Alexander Mackenzie conducted the London Philharmonic Society in the European premiere on June 21, 1894. Clapham says the symphony became “one of the most popular of all time” and at a time when the composer’s main works were being welcomed in no more than ten countries, this symphony reached the rest of the musical world and has become a “universal favorite.” It was performed [as of 1978] more often “than any other symphony at the Royal Festival Hall, London” and is in “tremendous demand in Japan.”

The song “Goin’ Home”
The theme from the Largo was adapted into the spiritual-like song “Goin’ Home” (often mistakenly considered a folk song or traditional spiritual) by Dvořák’s pupil William Arms Fisher, who wrote the lyrics in 1922.

More information: Tap to expand …
Further reading
Brown, A. Peter (2003). The symphonic repertoire. 4. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. pp. 410–436. ISBN 0-253-33488-8.
Goepp, Philip Henry (1913). Symphonies and their meaning: Third series: Modern symphonies. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. pp. 195–207.
Kurt Honolka (2004). Dvořák. London: Haus Publishing. ISBN 1-904341-52-7.
External links
Symphony No. 9: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
Score from Indiana University
Score from Mutopia Project
Free recording by the Columbia University Orchestra
A visual analysis of the first movement on YouTube
True Story of “Goin’ Home” – From Bohemia to Boston
Lyrics and Discussion on “Going Home”
Performance of “Goin’ Home” by the New York Festival of Song from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in MP3 format
“New World Symphony : Complete listing of the recordings” (in French). MusicaBohemica.
Original manuscript parts at the New York Philharmonic Archives

Watch “I’ll Surely Die – The Rubens -” on YouTube

The Rubens

“I’ll Surely Die”

It’s cold outside, and I’m not quite
Ready for the morning light
My hands are tied, cause if I tried
To leave this place I’d surely die
I’d surely die

[Chorus x2:]
Hey, hey, hey
I’d surely die
I’d surely die

The stories of way back when
A guy got out and made it there
I think I’m gonna give it a try
Even though I’d surely die
I’d surely die

[Chorus x2]

[Chorus x2]

Watch “Antony: “If It Be Your Will” (RIP MY BARD!)” on YouTube

☆The Antony part in the Leonard Cohen documentary – “I’m your Man.”


“If It Be Your Will”

If it be your will
That I speak no more
And my voice be still
As it was before
I will speak no more
I shall abide until
I am spoken for
If it be your will
If it be your will
That a voice be true
From this broken hill
I will sing to you
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing
From this broken hill
All your praises they shall ring
If it be your will
To let me sing

If it be your will
If there is a choice
Let the rivers fill
Let the hills rejoice
Let your mercy spill
On all these burning hearts in hell
If it be your will
To make us well

And draw us near
And bind us tight
All your children here
In their rags of light
In our rags of light
All dressed to kill
And end this night
If it be your will

If it be your will.

Watch “Zorba The Greek – Sirtaki (HQ Music)” on YouTube

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Watch “Man of La Mancha – Dulcinea (1972)” on YouTube

Alla fine del giorno tieni nella tua vita solo ciò che è vero. Tutto il resto regalalo al vento. V. Santoro

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Alla fine del giorno tieni nella tua vita solo ciò che è vero.
Tutto il resto regalalo al vento.

~V. Santoro~

Sound and Light to Mark WWI Armistice: Video news and international news – France 24


Sound and Light to Mark WWI Armistice

Latest update : 2017-11-10

At least three injured in vehicle attack near Toulouse, police say – France 24


Article text by FRANCE 24

A man deliberately ran his car into a group of Chinese students outside a high school near Toulouse in southern France on Friday, police sources said, injuring at least three people, two of them seriously.

The driver of the vehicle, a 28-year-old man who was known to police for minor offences, was arrested at the scene, the sources said.

The driver, who was arrested in the city’s Blagnac suburb, acted “deliberately” but was not on a list of known extremists, one source said, asking not to be named.

France has been the target of a series of vehicle attacks by extremists inspired by the Islamic State group, but there was no immediate confirmation of the driver’s identity nor motive.

The BFM news channel said officers were checking reports that the perpetrator suffered from psychological problems.

All three of Friday’s victims were in their twenties, with a 23-year-old woman the most seriously injured and two men aged 22 and 23 also hurt.

Vehicle attacks have become increasingly common in France and around the world. A pickup driver killed eight people in New York on October 31, mowing down cyclists and pedestrians before striking a school bus and coming to a halt. Five of the victims were Argentinians visiting the city as part of a school reunion.

A driver ploughed into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on August 17, killing 15 people, followed hours later by a car attack that left another dead in the seaside resort town of Cambrils.

Berlin, London, Nice, Paris and Stockholm have all seen perpetrators drive vehicles into crowds with the intent of maiming or killing their victims.

>> Car ramming attacks: Cheap, deadly and hard to prevent

(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP and REUTERS)

An interesting website, with websight you will enjoy visiting : 10 Signs You’re Still Living in Your Lower Three Chakras(3D Reality) by Christina Sarich; The Mind Unleashed


Watch “Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467 / Yeol Eum Son” on YouTube

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7 Years Anniversary Achievement

7 Years Anniversary Achievement

7 Years Anniversary Achievement