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Bird on a wire-Perla Batalla_ Special_Features “I’m Your Man”


Leonard Cohen‘s Bird on The Wire:

The most beautiful interpretation of “Like The Bird On The Wire”, ever. Perla flies like a dove above all, off a wire up in the skies, and dive on the winds of the accordion, so divinely played. Perla Batalla is the priestess of freedom and joy of life everlasting in this magnificent scene: Sweet like nectar, and the salt of the Earth. If Leonard is the man, Perla is the woman, the lover, enchanter, charmer, the voice.

Like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Like a worm on a hook
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee

If I, if I have been unkind
I hope that you can just let it go by
If I, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you

Oh, like a baby, stillborn
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me

But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee

I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch
He said to me, “You must not ask for so much”
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door
She cried to me, “Hey, why not ask for more?”

Oh, like a bird on the wire
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free

Songwriters
COHEN, LEONARD

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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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.

February 13

167   Polycarp, a disciple of St. John and bishop of Smyrna, is martyred on the west coast of Asia Minor.
1542   Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
1689   British Parliament adopts the Bill of Rights.
1692   In the Glen Coe highlands of Scotland, thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are murdered by soldiers of the neighboring Campbell clan for not pledging allegiance to William of Orange. Ironically the pledge had been made but not communicated to the clans. The event is remembered as the Massacre of Glencoe.
1862   The four day Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, begins.
1865   The Confederacy approves the recruitment of slaves as soldiers, as long as the approval of their owners is gained.
1866   Jesse James holds up his first bank.
1914   The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is founded.
1936   First social security checks are put in the mail.
1945   The Royal Air Force Bomber Command devastates the German city of Dresden with night raids by 873 heavy bombers. The attacks are joined by 521 American heavy bombers flying daylight raids.
1949   A mob burns a radio station in Ecuador after the broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.”
1951   At the Battle of Chipyong-ni, in Korea, U.N. troops contain the Chinese forces’ offensive in a two-day battle.
1953   The Pope asks the United States to grant clemency to convicted spies Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.
1968   The United States sends 10,500 more combat troops to Vietnam.
1970   General Motors is reportedly redesigning automobiles to run on unleaded fuel.
1972   Enemy attacks in Vietnam decline for the third day as the United States continues its intensive bombing strategy.
1984   Konstantin Chernenko is selected to succeed Yuri Andropov as Party General Secretary in the Soviet Union.
Born on February 13
1599   Alexander VII, Roman Catholic Pope.
1682   Giovanni Piazzetta, painter (Fortune Teller).
1764   Charles de Talleyrand, Napoleon’s foreign minister.
1849   Lord Randolph Churchill, English politician, Winston Churchill’s father and member of Parliament.
1873   Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer.
1892   Grant Wood, painter (American Gothic).
1902   Georges Simenon, novelist.
1910   William B. Shockley, physicist, co-inventor of the transistor.
1919   Tennessee Ernie Ford, country and gospel singer.
1922   Harold “Hal” Moore Jr., US Army lieutenant general, author; led 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment at 1965 Battle of Ia Drang Valley; his best-known book, co-authored with combat journalist Joe Galloway, is “We Were Soldiers Once . . . And Young,” an account of that battle.
1923   Charles “Chuck” Yeager, American test pilot, the first man to break the sound barrier.
1933   Kim Novak, actress.

– See more at: http://www.historynet.com/today-in-history#sthash.lqoisQWw.dpuf

Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov – Fantasia on Russian Themes / Фантазия на русские темы , great compositions/performances


Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov – Fantasia on Russian Themes / Фантазия на русские темы

Mozart – Alla Turca – Turkish March (60 Minutes Version)


Mozart – Alla Turca – Turkish March (60 Minutes Version)

Published on Jul 17, 2014/214,439

Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart in a 60 minutes rendition from a very rare LP recording featuring piano and orchestra with a repetition of the piece for more than 10 times. This version of the Alla Turca, also known as the Turkish March is the only one accompanied by a symphony orchestra with a more soothing and deep sound of this true master piece by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The melodic lines in the orchestra are more in the style of Beethoven & Tchaikovsky than Mozart, and remind a little bit of the James Bond Theme, but the concept of the piece is originally followed. Let’s say that this is a modern version of the Turkish March enhanced with the rich orchestral sound.

Enjoy and relax while listening to this really long and calming version of Rondo alla Turca, which can be used for various occasions like music for healing, reading, homework, learning, relaxing, stress relief and even for a musical ambiance if you have some guests at home and when doing any other useful things as well.

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Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov,Symphonic Suite:”Antar” (Symphony No.2) , great compositions/performances


Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov,Symphonic Suite:”Antar” (Symphony No.2).


Rimsky-Korsakov – Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 (1888), played on period instruments

quotation: You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw


You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Discuss