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Great Musical Moments: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – Debussy – Préludes, Book 1



Claude Debussy
Préludes, Book 1

00:00 I Danseuses de Delphes. Lent et grave
03:08 II Voiles. Modéré
07:07 III Le vent dans la plaine. Animé
09:19 IV Les sons es les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir. Modéré
12:55 V Les collines d’Anacapri. Très modéré
16:09 VI Des pas sur la neige. Triste et lent
20:13 VII Ce qu’a vu le vent d’Ouest. Animé et tumultueux
23:51 VIII La fille aux cheveux de lin. Très calme et doucement expressif
26:17 IX La sérénade interrompue. Modérément animé
28:53 X La cathédrale engloutie. Profondément calme
35:17 XI La danse de Puck. Capricieux et léger
38:12 XII Minstrels. Modéré

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

 

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DEKOTORA


Dekotora

A uniquely Japanese phenomenon, Dekotora—or “Decoration Trucks”—are dump trucks, tractor-trailers, or buses that have been customized with large amounts of lights, metallic ornamentation, and elaborate artwork. Popularized in the 1970s, Dekotora are retrofitted to reflect their owners’ tastes, incorporating intricate chrome and steel work and designs ranging from dragons to flowers, mountain scenes, Buddhist symbols, pop stars, and anime characters. What 1975 film made Dekotora popular? More…Discuss

 

ANTONIN DVORÁK – SINFONIE NO. 8 IN G-DUR OP. 88 – WIENER PHILHARMONIKER – HERBERT VON KARAJAN



I. Allegro con brio[0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker – 
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung –
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien
Januar/Februar 1985

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
Symphony No. 8
by Antonín Dvořák
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Title page of the autograph score
Key G major
Catalogue
  • Op. 88
  • B. 163
Style Romantic
Composed 26 August 1889 – 8 November 1889 –Vysoká u Příbramě
Dedication Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts
Published 1890
Movements 4
Premiere
Date 2 February 1890
Location Prague
Conductor Antonín Dvořák
Performers Orchestra of the National Theatre

The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u PříbraměBohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Continue reading

Russian Sailors Dance from The Red poppy



By Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956) Transcribed for band by Erik Leidzen.
The Red Poppy was a ballet written for the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 1927, by Ukrainian-born Reinhold Gliere. The ballet tells the story of the up-rising of Chinese workers in a seaport, a Russian captain who tries to help, and a young woman worker who falls in love with him. Gliere uses many of his native folk tunes in the ballet, the most famous of which is the Sailors Dance. Based on a folk song known as Yablochka (little angel), the piece is a theme and variations that gains speed and energy as it reaches its conclusion.

 

The Sleeping Beauty Op.66 (Ballet) – Full Suite Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Soundtrack Movie 1959



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Sleeping Beauty Soundtrack HD Op.66 Ballet Full Suite Greatest The Best Version Original Soundtrack Movie Walt Disney 1959 Philharmonia Orchestra Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский Pyotr Ilyich Chaykovsky (Dornröschen, 睡美人, La Bella Durmiente, La Bella Addormentata, Belle au Bois Dormant, Śpiąca Królewna, 眠れる森の美女, Uyuyan güzel, Спящая красавица, Ωραία Κοιμωμένη Continue reading

Today’s Birthday: P. T. BARNUM (1810)


P. T. Barnum (1810)

Barnum may be best known for the circus he formed with James Bailey in 1881, but this took place late in his life and was neither his first, nor sole, line of work. The splashy showman was also an author and, oddly enough, a politician. Yes, the man who may have said “There’s a sucker born every minute” was elected to office—more than once. Apparently fond of seeing his name in print, Barnum published his autobiography in 1855 and even got a newspaper to oblige him in what way before his death?More… Discuss

 

Arthur Conan Doyle on deception of the obvious


There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Discuss

This Day in the Yesteryear: FIRST “WITCH” EXECUTED IN THE BRITISH AMERICAN COLONIES (1647) (WAS IT ERGOT?)


First “Witch” Executed in the British American Colonies (1647) (OR the laws of the lawless!)

Nearly 50 years before the infamous trials that resulted in the execution of 20 people as witches in Salem, Massachusetts, Alse Young of Windsor, Connecticut, became the victim of the first recorded execution for witchcraft in the American colonies. Although she may have had a daughter who was also accused of witchcraft 30 years later, very little is known about Young’s life, except that she was hanged at Meeting House Square in Hartford. A mention of her execution is recorded in whose diary? More… Discuss
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Missy Higgins Where I Stood



KCRW (Morning Becomes Eclectic)2007-10-17

MISSY HIGGINS LYRICS

“Where I Stood” (Missy Higgins)

I don’t know what I’ve done
Or if I like what I’ve begun
But something told me to run
And honey you know me it’s all or none

There were sounds in my head
LIttle voices whispering
That I should go and this should end
Oh and I found myself listening

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

See I thought love was black and white
That it was wrong or it was right
But you ain’t leaving without a fight
And I think I am just as torn inside

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood

And I won’t be far from where you are if ever you should call
You meant more to me than anyone I ever loved at all
But you taught me how to trust myself and so I say to you
This is what I have to do

‘Cos I don’t know who I am, who I am without you
All I know is that I should
And I don’t know if I could stand another hand upon you
All I know is that I should
‘Cos she will love you more than I could
She who dares to stand where I stood
Oh, she who dares to stand where I stood

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