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Beethoven’s 5th Piano E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor) – Daniel Barenboim, great compositions/performances


© Beethoven’s 5th Piano E-flat major, Op. 73 (Emperor) – Daniel Barenboim (whole concert)

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Beethoven piano sonata no. 18, op. 31, in E flat major, Piano: Wilhelm Kempff , great compositions/performances


Beethoven piano sonata no. 18 op. 31 in E flat major

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Live in The Greene Space , great compositions/performances


Beethoven: String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Live in The Greene Space

Beethoven – Turkish March (arr. for 8 pianos; Larrocha, Bolet, etc.) , great compositions/performances


Beethoven – Turkish March (arr. for 8 pianos; Larrocha, Bolet, etc.)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 Op.19 in B flat major


Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.2 Op.19 in B flat major

Happy Birthday Mozart Week: Piano Concerto No.8 ‘Lützow’ in C major, (KV 246) , great compositions


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No.8 ‘Lützow’ in C major, (KV 246)

today’s holiday: Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)


Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday (2015)

Born in Boston on this day in 1706, Benjamin Franklin helped edit, and was a signer of, the Declaration of Independence. He also helped to frame the Constitution. When he died in 1790 in Philadelphia, he was given the most impressive funeral that city had ever seen: 20,000 people attended. In Philadelphia, the Franklin Institute Science Museum holds a two-day “birthday bash” that often involves people dressing as Franklin. The celebration takes place on the weekend preceding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is the Monday after January 15. More… Discuss

quotation: “…coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something…”: E. M. Forster


Very notable was his distinction between coarseness and vulgarity, coarseness, revealing something; vulgarity, concealing something.

E. M. Forster (1879-1970) Discuss

word: antipathy


antipathy 

Definition: (noun) A strong feeling of aversion or repugnance.
Synonyms: aversion, distaste
Usage: He divined the fanatical love of freedom in her, the deep-seated antipathy for restraint of any sort. Discuss.

quotation: I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them. Mark Twain


I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

o got tTHIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ADOPTED AS LAW IN THE US (1918)


Daylight Saving Time Adopted as Law in the US (1918)

Daylight saving time (DST) is the system of advancing clocks forward one hour near the start of spring to increase “usable” hours of daylight in the afternoon. Though Benjamin Franklin proposed the idea in 1784, DST was not widely adopted until World War I. It was first used in Western European countries like Germany and England, and Newfoundland became one of the first North American jurisdictions to adopt DST in 1917. The US followed suit a year later. Which two US states do not observe DST? More… Discuss

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