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this pressed: Killed by terrorists, named a martyr: the life of Fr. Alessandro Dordi :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)


 Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it. Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it.


Fr. Alessandro Dordi. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Bergamo/diocesibg.it.

Lima, Peru, Feb 6, 2015 / 05:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On Feb. 3, Pope Francis recognized the martyrdom of Father Alessandro Dordi, an Italian priest whose work of evangelization with the poor cost him his life at the hands of a Communist terror group in Peru.

Fr. Sandro, as he was known, came to Peru in 1980, the year in which the Shining Path launched its violent campaign to bring Communism to power in the country, killing thousands. At the time, Peru was also experiencing a severe economic crisis.

via Killed by terrorists, named a martyr: the life of Fr. Alessandro Dordi :: Catholic News Agency (CNA).

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article: Porgy and Bess (Summertime with Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1958)


Porgy and Bess

The folk opera Porgy and Bess is American composer George Gershwin’s most ambitious work. Controversial since its release in 1935 for its depiction of African Americans, it tells the story of Porgy, a crippled black man living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina, and his attempts to rescue Bess from Crown, her pimp, and Sportin’ Life, a drug dealer. Which song from the show is one of the most popular cover songs ever, with an estimated 30,000 different versions recorded? More… Discuss

Summertime Miles Davis Porgy and Bess 1958

Holidays Concert at euzicasa: Rhapsody In Blue, by George Gershwin (great compositions/performances)


Rhapsody In Blue: Gershwin

Prostia_omeneasca_Povestea Drobului de Sare, de Ion Creanga


Prostia_omeneasca_Povestea Drobului de Sare_ Ion Creanga (click to access here)

Prostia_omeneasca_Povestea Drobului de Sare_ Ion Creanga (click to access here)

Beethoven / Herbert von Karajan, 1954: Overture, “Leonora, No. 3” Op. 72a – Philharmonia Orchestra



Forty-six year old Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in this 1954 recording of the Leonora Overture, Op. 72A, by Beethoven. I created this video from the LP shown above, issued in 1954 on the Angel label, serial number 35097 (British pressing). Except for those of Beethoven and those from the 1954 Billboard magazine review (5:30) of this LP, all images used to create this video were taken from the LP label (6:13) and jacket (4:54). In order to remove all doubt in the minds of those listening to these works, I use such images to establish the credibility of the source of these and similarly rare and historic recordings.