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Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966 (great compositions/performances)


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Prokofiev – Piano sonata n°6 – Richter Locarno 1966

Sergei Prokofiev:
Piano sonata n°6 op.82

I. Allegro moderato 0:00
II. Allegretto 8:55
III. Tempo di valzer lentissimo 12:45
IV. Vivace 19:07

Sviatoslav Richter
Live recording, Locarno, 18.IX.1966

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word: gargantuan


gargantuan 

Definition: (adjective) Of immense size, volume, or capacity; gigantic.
Synonyms: elephantine, giant, jumbo
Usage: He was full to capacity after polishing off a gargantuan, five-course meal. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66


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Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Paavo Järvi

 

this pressed: Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List – ProPublica


 

Here’s One Way to Land on the NSA’s Watch List – ProPublica.

today’s birthday: John Jacob Astor (1864)


John Jacob Astor (1864)

Astor was a financier and inventor. A man of many talents, he made a fortune in real estate, built the Astoria Hotel, invented a bicycle brake and a turbine engine, and wrote the science-fiction novel A Journey in Other Worlds about life on the planets Saturn and Jupiter. His second marriage to the much younger Madeleine Talmage Force caused a scandal, and the two took an extended honeymoon abroad to wait out the controversy. On their return trip, Astor was killed in what disaster? More… Discuss

make music part of your life series: Carl Nielsen – Aladdin Suite, FS. 89 (1919)


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Carl Nielsen – Aladdin Suite,
FS. 89 (1919)

Herbert Blomstedt, San Francisco Symphony
I. Oriental Festive March 02.57
II. Aladdin’s Dream and Dance of the Morning Mist 02.48, 02:58
III. Hindu Dance 02.21, 05:46
IV. Chinese Dance 03.27, 08:08
V. The Marketplace in Ispahan 04.22, 11:36
VI. Dance of the Prisoners 03.32, 16:14
VII. Negro Dance 04.33, 19:46

make music part of your life series: Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus – Ballet Suite No. 2


The monument of the composer Aram Khachaturian...

The monument of the composer Aram Khachaturian (1903 – 1978). http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Aram_Khachaturian (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Aram Khachaturian: Spartacus – Ballet Suite No. 2

1. Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
2. Entrance of Merchants, Dance of a Roman Courtesan, General Dance 8:52
3. Entrance of Spartacus, Quarrel, Harmodius’ Treachery 13:15
4. Dance of the Pirates 19:21

Scottish National Orchestra
Neeme Järvi – conductor

The weather is like the government, always in the wrong. Jerome K. Jerome (three men in a boat)


The weather is like the government, always in the wrong.

Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927) Discuss

word: irascible


irascible 

Definition: (adjective) Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered.
Synonyms: hotheaded, quick-tempered, choleric, short
Usage: He was a singularly irascible man; any little thing would disturb his temper. Discuss.

great composions/performances: SIR THOMAS BEECHAM & ‘FAUST’ Ballet Music by Charles Gounod


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SIR THOMAS BEECHAM & ‘FAUST’ Ballet Music by Charles Gounod

This wonderfully melodic ballet music is given a superb performance by Beecham & the Royal philharmonic, the orchestra he had founded during 1946. In their time, surely Sir Thomas & Pierre Monteux where inimitable here.

word: garrulous


garrulous

Definition: (adjective) Given to excessive and often trivial or rambling talk.
Synonyms: chatty, gabby, loquacious, talkative, talky
Usage: One day the elder Pokrovski came to see us, and chattered in a brisk, cheerful, garrulous sort of way. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: Promenade. (Walking the dog). George Gershwin.


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Promenade. (Walking the dog). George Gershwin.

 

quotation: Mark Twain (on friendship)


The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

word: banality


banality 

Definition: (noun) The condition or quality of being banal; triviality.
Synonyms: unoriginality, predictability, dullness, ordinariness, staleness, vapidity, triteness
Usage: My friends pursued their course with uneventfulness; they had no longer any surprises for me; even their love-affairs had a tedious banality. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: Schubert – Das Forellen Quintett/Trout Quintet D.667 Op114 piano,violin,viola,cello & double-bass


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Schubert:Das Forellen Quintett/Trout Quintet D.667 Op114 piano,violin,viola,cello & double-bass

Franz Schubert: Das Forellen Quintett/Trout Quintet D.667 Opus 114 A Major Juhani Lagerspetz, Sini Simonen, Steven Dann, Franz Ortner, Michael Seifried at the 15th Esbjerg International Chamber Music Festival 2013. 25th August at South Denmark‘s Music Academy, SMKS, Esbjerg http://www.eicmf.dk EICMF is unique in Denmark as it invites artists to collaborate in new constellations, form new relationships, establish a foundation for exchange and annually act as a host for an international community of artists.

Fabulous musical moments: Kreisler plays Kreisler – Tambourin chinois


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Kreisler plays Kreisler – Tambourin chinois

Fritz Kreisler playing his Tambourin Chinois, op. 3 in 1936. A virtuoso piece with a touch of Oriental ambience.
The pianist is Franz Rupp.

great compositions/performances: GIULIO TAMPALINI – Mauro Giuliani: Concerto op. 30


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GIULIO TAMPALINI – Mauro Giuliani: Concerto op. 30

Giulio Tampalini plays “Concerto op. 30” by Mauro Giuliani with Polish Symphony Orchestra, conductor Krzysztof Klima.
I. Allegro
II. Siciliana
III. Polonaise
Guitar:Philip Woodfield http://www.woodfieldguitars.com

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mauro Giuliani

Mauro Giuseppe Sergio Pantaleo Giuliani (27 July 1781 – 8 May 1829) was an Italian guitarist, cellist, singer, and composer, and is considered by many[who?] to be one of the leading guitar virtuosi of the early 19th century.

quotation: No enemy is worse than bad advice. Sophocles


No enemy is worse than bad advice.

Sophocles (496 BC406 BC) Discuss

word: raconteur


raconteur 

Definition: (noun) One who tells stories and anecdotes with skill and wit.
Synonyms: anecdotist
Usage: Dave is quite the raconteur and will no doubt keep my guests entertained throughout the evening. Discuss.

“My sweet Lord” – George Harrison


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“My sweet Lord” – George Harrison

 

word: cacophony


cacophony 

Definition: (noun) Jarring, discordant sound; dissonance.
Synonyms: blare, blaring, clamor, din
Usage: I heard a cacophony of horns during the traffic jam. Discuss.

‘Voltaire’ (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)


'Voltaire' (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)

Voltaire‘ (FotoSketcher Emergence,) (My art collection)

quotation: The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society. Ralph Waldo Emerson


quotation:  The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Discuss

make music part of your life series: Stefano Grondona plays E. Granados: Danza n.5 “Andaluza”


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Stefano Grondona plays E. Granados: Danza n.5 “Andaluza”

The famous Italian guitar player Stefano Grondona plays “Danza Española n.5 ‘Andaluza'”, composed by Enrique Granados (1867-1916), original for piano, here in a transcription for guitar by Miguel Llobet (1878-1938). This is a part of a concert in Barcelona in 2006.

this pressed: Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2)


Facebook under fire over ‘creepy’ secret study (Update 2).

make music part of your life series: Franz Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt S160 no. 2


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Franz Liszt: Au lac de Wallenstadt S160 no. 2

Liszt – Années de Pèlerinage
I. Suisse
2.Au lac de Wallenstadt

word: alacrity


alacrity 

Definition: (noun) Cheerful willingness.
Synonyms: briskness, eagerness
Usage: Tom gave up the brush with reluctance in his face, but alacrity in his heart. Discuss.

It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)


It’s alright, poetic thought by George-B (the smudge and other poems Page)

Before me, before I was,
There were two ideas of me, two thoughts
In two minds…and it was alright…
Then one day they came together in one,
New string of DNA, and it was all right…
I was then immersed in the ocean bubble, until
I grew wings, and it was alright…
One day, early morning, I thought
I could leave the ocean
for the rigors of land crawling,
but I did not crawl…
not for a while…and it was alright…
Then
Everything became prosaic, and prose,
and the poetry was lost to
the mundane passage of time,
and nothing could replace that anymore…
not ever…and it’s all right…

Instead, poetic thought by George-B. (my poetry collection: “The Smudge and other poems” Page))


Instead, poetic thought by George-B.


Instead

Of heroic return to sanity
On a tree branch
I chose a steady
Pass all sane, not quite so heroic,
yet sane,
less firecrackers for the 4th,

instead, 

rather virtual kaleidoscope
paintings, and Fotoshetcher application of
Creativity, on the music of Dvorak, Chopin, and
about another few dozens composers
hundred of songs:
All love flowing
like a spring,
continuously flowing,
uninterrupted by unexpected fireworks at midnight
on the 3rd, 4th and well into the 5th:
lets keep it virtual

instead,

instead,

instead
lets keep it real instead, instead, instead…

quotation: An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo (1802-1885)


An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) Discuss

great compositions/performances: Edward Elgar – Salut d’amour Op 12 Ion Marin conduction the Berliner Philharmoniker


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Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour Op 12

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Berliner Philharmoniker – Edward Elgar Salut d’amour op. 12 2010

von der Berliner Waldbühne, Dirigent Ion Marin

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Standing Room Only


Standing Room Only

Getting up from your desk and moving around does more than just get your blood pumping—it gets your creative juices flowing. Researchers say that when employees stand rather than sit during meetings they are more aroused, less territorial, and share more information and ideas, factors that can improve overall performance on group tasks. More… Discuss

Norah Jones: Turn me on (“…My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes…”)


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Fan tribute to great artists,singer,and song.
LYRICS:
Like a flower waiting to bloom
Like a lightbulb in a dark room
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come home and turn me on

Like the desert waiting for the rain
Like a school kid waiting for the spring
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on

My poor heart, it’s been so dark since you been gone
After all, you’re the one who turns me off
You’re the only one who can turn me back on

My Hi-Fi’s waiting for a new tune
The glass is waiting for some fresh ice cubes
I’m just sitting here waiting for you
To come on home and turn me on
Turn me on

word: braggart


braggart 

Definition: (noun) One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.
Synonyms: blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter
Usage: He was generally considered a braggart, and others found it hard to be excited about his self-proclaimed successes. Discuss.

make music part of your life: Alfred Brendel, Plays Ludwig van Beethoven’s – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2


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Ludwig van Beethoven – Rondo in G major Op. 51 No. 2

Alfred Brendel, Piano

make music part of your life series: Bizet – L’Arlesienne Suite No.1 ‘Carillon’


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BizetL’Arlesienne Suite No.1 ‘Carillon’

parsimonious


parsimonious 

Definition: (adjective) Excessively unwilling to spend.
Synonyms: penurious
Usage: I had to sue my parsimonious landlord for not giving me enough heat this winter. Discuss.

my open window, poetic thought by George-B My collection of art)


 

my open window, poetic thought by George-B

From the window into my soul
See the miles long waves
rolling toward the sandy arrival
The bendin’ the wind of smoke stacks
At the highest rim top,
with the warning red light winking at
planes,
birds
clouds, oh yes!

From the window into my heart
See the love for hills,
wild mustard,
patches of wildest squash,
fallen old oak, young brush that’s never be old,
even though dry too early, oh yes!

From the window in my mind
See the music waving at you to join
in the choir,
the band,
orchestra,
instrument, voice, oh yes!

And see the poetry of words, that gather meaning
as they find themselves aligned and joined
by breath
as sole glue and string,
on the background of the cave wall,
from which all sense became to life, oh yeah!

Became to life!
Welcome to my open window!

quotation: Oscar Wilde – If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde


If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Discuss

great compositions/performances: Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nº 15 en Re mayor Opus 28 Pastoral. Daniel Barenboim, piano


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Beethoven, Sonata para piano Nr. 15 en Re mayor Opus 28 Pastoral. Daniel Barenboim, piano

greaat compositions/performances: Beethoven's Sonata for piano Nr. 15 in D major Op. 28 "Pastorale"Daniel Barenboim -piano

great compositions/performances: Beethoven’s Sonata for piano Nr. 15 in D major Op. 28 “Pastorale“Daniel Barenboim -piano

make music part of your life series: Antonín Dvořák -Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66


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Antonín Dvořák:
Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 6

make music part of your life series - Antonin Dvorak - Scherzo Capriccioso op. 66 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Paavo Jarvi

make music part of your life series – Antonin Dvorak – Scherzo Capriccioso op. 66 Royal Philharmonic Orchestra cond. Paavo Jarvi

 

quotation: Henry Fielding


LOVE: A word properly applied to our delight in particular kinds of food; sometimes metaphorically spoken of the favorite objects of all our appetites.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754) Discuss

word: extemporaneous


extemporaneous 

Definition: (adjective) Carried out or performed with little or no preparation.
Synonyms: impromptu, off-the-cuff, offhand, unrehearsed, ad-lib
Usage: Though she had not practiced for some time, Mary’s extemporaneous piano recital wowed her dinner guests. Discuss.

Bone of Time, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)


Bone of Time, poetic thought by George-B (©Always)

I’m sitting in this old place
Sometimes,
Thinking about myself,
Imagining myself being
A few years younger,
Still in the safety of the 20th
Century, one hundred years, passed now,
The safety of the memories past …
The memorialistic past, pass double dance of the safe past,
When things turned out okay, and I survived that day and
That and this, days and nights and
sometimes mornings and afternoons,
boring times extraneously boring times of nothing but boredom,
and more boredom and
sometimes the “Hi How are you?”, “Great, thanks…’n how are you?”…

Yes I’m thinking sometimes of the safety of the memories past,
of the 20th century, with more substance on the bone of time,
and less of a hatchet to grind,
with less militantism, and more substance
on the bone of humanity,
on the bone of history,
on the etherical memories of the past.

Ion Voicu – Felmake music part of your life series: Mendelssohn – Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64


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Ion Voicu – Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto In E minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64

 

Prokofiev – Romeo & Juliet – Leningrad / Mravinsky


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Prokofiev – Romeo & Juliet – Leningrad / Mravinsky

Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev – Romeo and Juliet

YouTube Copyright Basics (Global) It goes so far as to deny the owner to copy his own work: check it out! WHO”S THE OWNER OF YOUR WORK NOW, HA? Cause it sure isn’t you!)


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YouTube Copyright Basics (Global)…. actually it is Google’s policy, going so far as to deny the owner recopying! your own work!

but still: the denial of any other video format, except for the ever-so-slow and cumbersome flash (I would say down the toilet) is retardingly slow, no matter what the ISP speed is!  But again is very protective of the profits, google (uyoutube) make from denying even owner (creators) of the work to download their own youtube published videos, and comment: So tell me : WHO”S THE OWNER OF YOUR WORK NOW,  HA? Cause it sure isn’t  you!

word: abeyance — (noun) The condition of being temporarily set aside. (“I can thing of many, estecially in our political gladiator type political and economical arena”))


abeyance 

Definition:
Synonyms: suspension
Usage: Every other feeling as it rushed upon him was thrown into abeyance by pity, deep respectful pity, for the man who sat before him. Discuss.

make music part of your life series: Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn – 4 pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 – III. Capriccio


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Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn – 4 pieces for String Quartet Op. 81 – III. Capriccio  (SHARON QUARTET)

this day in history: Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Opens in New York (1960)


Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho Opens in New York (1960)

Groundbreaking in its depiction of sex and graphic violence and in its exploration of mental illness, Psycho is often seen as marking a turning point in film history, simultaneously labeled as the first slasher film and a work of cinematic art. The film’s “shower scene” has taken on an iconic status as one of the most terrifying scenes ever filmed. What blooper did Hitchcock’s wife reportedly notice during one of the film’s final screenings before its official release? More…