Daily Archives: March 19, 2019

Horoscope ♉: 03/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/19/2019

Discussions with close friends could lead to ideas for creative projects of some kind, Taurus. Although the projects themselves may center on writing, music, drama, graphics, or teaching, today’s brainstorming is likely to center more on business and marketing than artistic matters. Nonetheless, you could walk away feeling inspired and motivated. Write down your ideas.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Holiday: Tunisia Independence Day


Today’s Holiday:
Tunisia Independence Day

Independence Day is a public holiday commemorating a treaty signed on this day in 1956 that formally recognized Tunisia’s independence from France. It had been a French colony since the 1880s. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Henrik Ibsen (1828)


Today’s Birthday:
Henrik Ibsen (1828)

Ibsen, a Norwegian playwright, is considered the father of modern theater. Emphasizing character over plot, he explored psychological conflicts stemming from frustrated love and destructive family relationships, and he addressed social problems such as political corruption and the changing role of women. Many considered his plays scandalous, but he earned a worldwide audience with powerful studies of middle-class morality, such as A Doll’s House. What, allegedly, were Ibsen’s last words? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Dutch East India Company Established (1602)


This Day in History:
Dutch East India Company Established (1602)

Chartered by the parliament of the Netherlands to expand trade and assure close ties between the government and its colonial enterprises in Asia, the Dutch East India Company was the world’s first multinational corporation. It had quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, and wrested control of the Spice Islands trade from Portugal. However, it was plagued by corruption and insolvency in the late 18th century and was dissolved. What issues contributed to its decline? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: John F. Kennedy


Quote of the Day:
John F. Kennedy

Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Hangzhou Bay Bridge


Article of the Day:
Hangzhou Bay Bridge

The Hangzhou Bay Bridge in eastern China is the longest trans-oceanic bridge in the world, stretching 22 miles (35.7 km) across Hangzhou Bay and consisting of six traffic lanes and a central cable-stayed portion. Opened to the public in 2008, the bridge links the municipalities of Jiaxing and Ningbo in the Zhejiang province and cuts travel time between Shanghai and Ningbo from 4 to 2.5 hours. According to most definitions, it is the second longest bridge in the world. What is the longest? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: blow up (one’s) phone


Idiom of the Day:
blow up (one’s) phone

To call someone repeatedly and/or send someone a lot of text messages. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: exhume


Word of the Day:
exhume

Definition: (verb) Dig up for reburial or for medical investigation; of dead bodies.

Synonyms: disinter

Usage: Hoping to uncover evidence of foul play, the police chief ordered that the body be exhumed.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Watch “Walt Fritz: Lumbar Myofascial Release Lift to Reduce Lumbosacral Tightness” on YouTube


Extraordinary compositions: Watch “Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”” on YouTube


Dvorak – String Quintet No 3 In E flat Major, Opus 97, B 180 “American”

Vlach Quartet – Ladislav Kyselak, viola

  1. Allegro non tanto
  2. Allegro vivo 9:38
  3. Larghetto 15:56
    4. Finale: Allegro giusto 26:48

Background:

String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, “American”

The String Quintet in E-flat major, Op. 97, B. 180, was composed by Antonín Dvořák during the summer he spent in Spillville, Iowa in 1893.
It is a “Viola Quintet” in that it is scored for string quartet with an extra viola.
It was completed in just over a month, immediately after he wrote his American String Quartet.
Like the Quartet, the Quintet finely captures the inflection of Dvořák’s Bohemian idiom with American inspirations.
The Quintet was premiered by the Kneisel Quartet in New York 13 January 1894 along with the second performance of the Quartet and very favorably reviewed, as comparable to Mozart.

The String Quintet consists of four movements:

1. Allegro non tanto

2. Allegro vivo

3. Larghetto, in double variation form.

4. Finale. Allegro giusto

Watch “Antonín Dvořák – Requiem” on YouTube


Watch “Jacqueline du Pré – Dvořák Cello Concerto – London Symphony Orchestra cond. Daniel Barenboim” on YouTube


Watch “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622 (Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet)” on YouTube


Watch “Immortal Music: Schubert Piano Quintet D667/The Trout/Jacqueline du Pré, Barenboim, Perlman, Pinchas” on YouTube


Horoscope ♉: 03/19/2019


Horoscope ♉:
03/19/2019

Discussions with close friends could lead to ideas for creative projects of some kind, Taurus. Although the projects themselves may center on writing, music, drama, graphics, or teaching, today’s brainstorming is likely to center more on business and marketing than artistic matters. Nonetheless, you could walk away feeling inspired and motivated. Write down your ideas.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Holiday: San José Day Festival


Today’s Holiday:
San José Day Festival

The San José Day Festival at Laguna Pueblo, New Mexico, used to take place only on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. Today it is also celebrated on September 19, when freshly harvested crops can be sold and festivities enjoyed in the summer weather. The fiesta’s events reflect both traditional Laguna events and the Roman Catholic influence common to the pueblos. There are Catholic masses and processions honoring St. Joseph as well as traditional Laguna dancing. Attendees, including other native peoples, can also enjoy a carnival with rides, numerous food stands, and sporting events. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Today’s Birthday: Wyatt Earp (1848)


Today’s Birthday:
Wyatt Earp (1848)

Earp was an American frontiersman. In the 1870s, he worked as a police officer in Wichita and Dodge City, Kansas, where he befriended gunmen Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. He later worked as a guard for Wells, Fargo & Company. By 1881, he had moved to Tombstone, Arizona, living as a gambler and a saloon guard. His brother Virgil became town marshal, and his other brothers bought real estate and businesses. A feud with the Clanton gang ended in a shootout at the O.K. Corral, where what happened? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)


This Day in History:
René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Murdered by His Own Men (1687)

La Salle was a celebrated French explorer of North America. He began exploring the Great Lakes in 1679, setting up forts in the region and organizing a federation of native American tribes to fight the Iroquois. Given power to colonize the region between Lake Michigan and the Gulf of Mexico, he set sail in 1684 for the mouth of the Mississippi River, which he was ultimately unable to locate. Beset by losses of men and ships, La Salle was killed by mutineers after having mistakenly landed where? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: E. M. Forster


Quote of the Day:
E. M. Forster

I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Article of the Day: Bird Banding


Article of the Day:
Bird Banding

Bird banding is the practice of attaching small, individually numbered tags to the legs or wings of wild birds so that they may be identified and studied in the future. Information gleaned from banding includes data about migration, longevity, mortality, population, territoriality, and other aspects of avian life. The practice of marking birds dates back to the 3rd century BCE, but doing so for scientific purposes only began in 1899. What surprising facts have been learned through banding? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: two a penny


Idiom of the Day:
two a penny

Very common, ordinary, or widespread. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: champ


Word of the Day:
champ

Definition: (verb) To bite or chew upon noisily.

Synonyms: chomp

Usage: When my dog gets a bone, he just sits there all night happily champing on it.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch