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make music part of your life series: , Ottorino Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III



O. Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III.

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Ancient Airs and Dances (Italian: Antiche arie e danze) is a set of three orchestral suites by Italian composer Ottorino Respighi. In addition to being a renowned composer and conductor, Respighi was also a notable musicologist. His interest in Italian music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries led him to compose works inspired by the music of these periods.

Suite No. 3 (1932)

Suite No. 3 was composed in 1932. It differs from the previous two suites in that it is arranged for strings only and somewhat melancholy in overall mood. It is based on lute songs by Besard, a piece for baroque guitar by Ludovico Roncalli, and lute pieces by Santino Garsi da Parma and additional anonymous composers.

  1. Italiana (Anonymous: Italiana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  2. Arie di corte (Jean-Baptiste Besard: Arie di corte (Sec.XVI) – Andante cantabile – Allegretto – Vivace – Slow with great expression – Allegro vivace – Vivacissimo – Andante cantabile)
  3. Siciliana (Anonymous: Siciliana (Fine sec.XVI) – Andantino)
  4. Passacaglia (Lodovico Roncalli: Passacaglia (1692) – Maestoso – Vivace)
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Today’s Birthdays in Music Wednesday, June 3rd 2015


Today’s Birthdays in Music

Birthdays in Music for Wednesday 3rd June 2015

Birthdays 1 – 57 of 57

1657 – Manuel de Egues, composer
1660Johannes Schenck, Dutch born composer, born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Baptism date)
1738 – Johann Christoph Oley, composer
1746 – James Hook, composer
1750 – Frederic Thieme, composer
1773 – Michael Gottard Fischer, composer
1801 – Frantisek Jan Skroup, composer
1819 – Thomas Ball, US, sculptor/painter/singer
1828 – Jean Alexander Ferdinand Poise, composer
1828 – Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer
1829 – Alfonse Charles Renaud de Vilback, composer
1832 – Alexander Charles Lecocq, composer
1841 – Eduardo Caudella, composer
1844 – Emile Paladilhe, composer
1867 – Bela Anton Szabados, composer
1868 – Lvar Henning Mankell, composer
1887 – Emil Axman, composer
1888 – Tom Brown, American musician (d. 1958)
1897 – Memphis Minnie, rocker
1904 – Jan Peerce, [Jacob Pincus Perelmuth], tenor (NY Met Opera), born in NYC, New York
1906 – Josephine Baker, American dancer/Parisian night club owner (Folies-Bergere) in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1975)
1907 – Antonio Emmanvilovich Spadavecchia, composer
1922 – Ivan Patachich, composer
1924 – Jimmy Rogers, Ruleville, Mississippi, Blues musician (Muddy Waters’ Band), (d. 1997)
1926 – Carlos Veerhoff, composer
1926 – Janez Maticic, composer
1927 – Boots Randolph, Paducah KY, saxophonist (Yakety Sax)
1930 – Dakota Staton, American jazz singer (d. 2007)
1931 – Francoise Arnoul, actress/composer (French Cancan, Jacko & Lise)
1932 – Dakota Staton, [Rabia Aliyah], US jazz singer (In the Night)
1935 – Ted Curson [Theodore], Jazz Trumpeter, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
1939 – David Frederick Stock, composer
1942 – Anita Harris, singer/actress (Follow that Camel)
1942 – Curtis Mayfield, rock vocalist (Freddie’s Dead, Superfly), born in Chicago, Illinois
1943 – Mike Dennis, rocker (Dovells)
1944 – Michael Clarke, rock drummer (Byrds-Turn! Turn! Turn!), born in NYC, New York
1946 – Eddie Holman, rocker
1946 – Ian Hunter, England, rocker (Mott the Hoople-All the Young Dudes)
1947 – Mickey Finn, British guitarist and percussionist (T. Rex) (d. 2003)
1949 – Stephen Ruppenthal, composer
1950 – Suzi Quatro[cchio], singer (Stumblin’)/actress (Happy Days), born in Detroit, Michigan
1951 – Deniece Williams, [Chandler], IN, singer (Love Wouldn’t Let Me Wait)
1954 – Dan Hill, rocker (Sometimes When We Touch)
1956 – Danny Wilde, rocker (Rembrandts)
1964 – Kerry King, American musician (Slayer)
1964 – Doro Pesch, German singer
1965 – Mike Gordon, American musician
1965 – Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
1968 – Samantha Sprackling, Nigerian singer
1969 – Hiroyuki Takami, Japanese musician
1970 – Esther Hart, Dutch singer
1970 – Julie Masse, French Canadian singer
1970 – Peter Tägtgren, Swedish musician (Hypocrisy) and producer

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1974 – Kelly Jones, Welsh singer (Stereophonics)
1976 – Yuri Ruley, American drummer
1978 – Lyfe Jennings, R&B singer and song-writer
1987 – Lalaine, American actress and singer

Tanglewood


Tanglewood

Tanglewood is an estate and music venue in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and is the home of the annual summer Tanglewood Music Festival and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. It has been the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home since 1937. Its summer school is one of the world’s preeminent training grounds for composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. The name “Tanglewood” pays homage to what American author who spent time in the region? More… Discuss

Obama’s New Order Urges Companies to Share Cyber-Threat Info With the Government


Obama’s New Order Urges Companies to Share Cyber-Threat Info With the Government

Obama’s New Order Urges Companies to Share Cyber-Threat Info With the Government (gently click to access wired story)

read more               HERE

this day in the yesteryear: Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)


Edgar Allan Poe Publishes “The Raven” (1845)

Like Poe’s other works, “The Raven” conveys the dreamlike and often macabre forces that pervaded the author’s sensibility. While his wife suffered from a protracted illness, Poe composed this poem, which became an instant sensation when it appeared in the Evening Mirror in 1845. In the poem, the speaker, who is mourning the death of his love, Lenore, is mysteriously visited by a talking raven and asks the bird a series of questions. What is the raven’s one-word response to each query? More… Discuss

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

on beautiful minds, poetic thought by George-B (the Smudge and other poems page)


On Beautiful Minds, poetic thought by George-B
(the Smudge and other poems)


beautiful minds are in search of bodies

beautiful minds are dressed in starry thoughts

beautiful minds will shy at the glamor of stage,
beautiful minds have stage fright
beautiful minds perform best in a choir,
beautiful minds sing together, are harmonic, beautiful minds.

Oh, the beauty of the beautiful minds embodied in the bodies of beautiful minds.

Beautiful minds do not fear the ridicule, yes, beautiful minds care just for love, love they care for, is their sole protection
against the eye of ridicule,

ridicule that knows no blacklist, blacklists don’t apply
in the search for subjects of ridicule…,
or other life and death occurrences.

Oh the innocence of beautiful minds.

-©George-B. All Rights Reserved

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A picture that shook the world. Read the #story and share it — Daniel Gennaoui (@DanielGennaoui)


German soldiers being shown what their government had done after the war.— Daniel Gennaoui (@DanielGennaoui)


 

Guess what!!!: Judge won’t allow delay of Boston Marathon bombing trial due to the recent attacks in Paris — Newsweek (@Newsweek)|


New Antibiotic Could Stop Superbugs


New Antibiotic Could Stop Superbugs

Scientists this week announced the discovery of an antibiotic that could prove to be effective against drug-resistant infections caused by superbugs like MRSA. The antibiotic, called teixobactin, works by binding to multiple targets, which may slow the resistance process. Derived from uncultured bacteria, teixobactin has been patented by NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals. Although the antibiotic has shown promise in trials on mice, experts say it is yet to be determined whether it will be effective in humans. More… Discuss

quotation: Nathaniel Hawthorne


Great men need to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas or perform their great deeds. That is, there must be an atmosphere of greatness round about them. A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) Discuss

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?


Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?

Greatest Unsolved Mysteries: Did Lizzie Borden Whack her Parents?

this day in the yesteryear: Jackie Robinson Retires (1957)


Jackie Robinson Retires (1957)

Robinson, a vocal member of the Civil Rights movement, was the first African-American baseball player in the modern major leagues and the first African American to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. In 1949, he led the National League in both stolen bases and batting average and was named its most valuable player. In recognition of his accomplishments both on and off the field, Major League Baseball retired Robinson’s number in 1997. How many times did he “steal home” during his career? More… Discuss

photograaph of the day: Photographers Frances and Mary Allen



Photographers Frances and Mary Allen
Sisters Frances and Mary Allen of Deerfield, Massachusetts, began their careers as schoolteachers, but when deafness forced a change of profession, they turned to photography. Their work shows everyday activities in a rural community, like this photo of Margaret Tombs Jones churning butter. Self-taught in their craft, the Allen sisters achieved remarkable success. During their photography career from 1885 to 1920, their work appeared in numerous books and magazines as covers, illustrations and frontispieces.

*****Image: Memorial Hall Museum Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Deerfield, Mass.

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Photographers Frances and Mary Allen

Artistic Photography:  Photographers Frances and Mary Allen

Adoration of the Magi. @BLMedieval Egerton 2125 f. 182v — Melibeus (@melibeus1): trei crai de la rasarit


Grupul psaltic Tronos-Trei crai de la rasarit.

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Fili...

Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and ...

The Adoration of the Magi, tapestry, wool and silk on cotton warp, 101 1/8 x 151 1/4 inches (258 x 384 cm.), Manchester Metropolitan University (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giot...

The Adoration of the Magi (circa 1305) by Giotto, purportedly depicting Halley. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Adoration of the Magi

The Adoration of the Magi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mystery: What happened to the Lost Dauphin – Life Greatest Unsolved Mysteries


What happened to the Lost Dauphin - Life greatest Unsolved Misteries

What happened to the Lost Dauphin – Life greatest Unsolved Mysteries

Man in the Iron Mask National Geographic Channel

J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT – D-Dur BWV 243 (1723,1730) Monteverdi Chor: great compositions/performances


J.S. Bach: MAGNIFICAT [complete version]

SLEIGH RIDE John Williams & The Boston Pops (Live): Happy Christmas! (great compositions/performances) Learn more about Leroy Anderson here at euzicasa


SLEIGH RIDE John Williams & The Boston Pops (Live)

A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops


A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops

Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and String Quartet. James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet: make music part of your life series


Schubert Rondo in A for Violin and String Quartet. James Buswell and Carpe Diem String Quartet.

Johnny Cash – When The Man Comes Around


Johnny Cash – When The Man Comes Around ((Original Version))

Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik, German Handel Soloists, cond. Holger Speck: great compositions/performances


Georg Friedrich Händel: Feuerwerksmusik (Fireworks music)

quotation: The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. Gustave Flaubert


The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.

Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) Discuss

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Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012


Jonathan Gruber at Noblis – January 18, 2012

most retweets / favores — Best Quotes (@QuoteAficionado) November 11, 2014


Boston Could Someday Be the Venice of North America


Boston Could Someday Be the Venice of North America

Sinking land and rising sea levels have cities along the US east coast facing an uncertain future. Planners in Boston, Massachusetts, are so concerned that they are considering flooding the city intentionally. Well, not quite flooding so much as creating a system of canals that would crisscross the low-lying Back Bay area. While it seems unlikely that officials will elect such a drastic approach over simply shoring up foundations and raising infrastructure in anticipation of potential flooding, the plan to bring canal systems to North America has raised awareness of the challenges Boston and cities like it will face in the coming decades. More… Discuss

Banana Peels and Pork Strips Earn Ig Nobel Honors


Banana Peels and Pork Strips Earn Ig Nobel Honors

The winners of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes have been announced, and included among them are a team studying the slipperiness of banana peels, another investigating the ability of pork strips to stop nosebleeds, and yet another gauging how reindeer react to humans in polar bear suits. The aforementioned honorees took home the physics, medicine, and arctic science prizes, respectively. The award in public health went to a team investigating whether it is mentally hazardous to own a cat, while the psychology award went to a team that found that night owls tend to be more psychopathic than early risers. Prizes were also awarded in several other categories. More…

today’s birthday: Henry Knox (1750)


Henry Knox (1750)

A bookseller, Knox became active in the colonial militia in the lead-up to the American Revolution. Upon the outbreak of war with England, he volunteered for the revolutionary forces and soon proved himself a capable tactician and leader. He was so highly regarded that he was chosen to succeed George Washington as commander of the army at the war’s end and later served as the first US secretary of war. What did Knox accidentally swallow that caused an infection that claimed his life? More… Discuss

today’s holiday: Bunker Hill Day


Bunker Hill Day

Observed primarily in Boston, Massachusetts, Bunker Hill Day commemorates the Revolutionary War battle of June 1775 between 2,200 British troops and half that number of Americans. It was, in fact, Breed’s Hill that was fortified, not nearby Bunker Hill, and that is where the British attacked the rebels three times. Although the Americans were driven from their fortification and lost some 450 men, it has always been looked upon as one of the great heroic battles of the Revolution. A 221-foot granite obelisk in Charlestown, north of Boston, marks the site of battle. More… Discuss

devotional music: Dvorak Psalm 149 op 79 Boston Ozawa


Dvorak Psalm 149 op 79 Boston Ozawa

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Going Home Antonin Dvorak BYU Choir


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Going Home Antonin Dvorak BYU Choir

William Arms Fisher, a pupil of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, wrote the lyrics to and adapted the music to the theme of Dvorak’s 2nd Movement to the New World Symphony. These are his words now sung by the BYU Choir.

“Goin’ home, goin’ home, I’m a goin’ home;
Quiet-like, some still day, I’m jes’ goin’ home.

It’s not far, jes’ close by,
Through an open door;
Work all done, care laid by,
Goin’ to fear no more.

Mother’s there ‘spectin’ me,
Father’s waitin’ too;
Lots o’ folks gather’d there,
All the friends I knew,
All the friends I knew.
Home, I’m goin’ home!”

NSRW Antonin Dvorak

NSRW Antonin Dvorak (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Largo, with its haunting English horn solo, is the outpouring of Dvorak’s own home-longing, with something of the loneliness of far-off prairie horizons, the faint memory of the red-man’s bygone days, and a sense of the tragedy of the black-man as it sings in his “spirituals.” Deeper still it is a moving expression of that nostalgia of the soul all human beings feel. That the lyric opening theme of the Largo should spontaneously suggest the words ‘Goin’ home, goin’ home’ is natural enough, and that the lines that follow the melody should take the form of a negro spiritual accords with the genesis of the symphony.

— William Arms Fisher, Boston, July 21, 1922.

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Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?


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Noam Chomsky (2014): What Does National Interests Actually Mean?

Published on May 11, 2014

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Noam Chomsky talks about: What is the Meaning of the Term National Interests as it refers to those who have impacted and created United States domestic policies? Secondarily, Chomsky talks about how these interests;are often of those who are economically the most advantaged who have impact also on our foreign policies in the Middle Eastern in countries such as Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia and other countries like Cuba since 1945.

This was part of a larger program that Noam Chomsky gave “Prospects for Palestine” that was held at MIT in Boston, Ma. on May 5, 2014 which was sponsored at MIT by the Palestine@MIT group pal_exec@mit.edu & http://palestine.mit.edu/ and https://www.facebook.com/palestineatmit and can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEpn6…

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today’s holiday: Boston Pops


Boston Pops

Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that in the summer, “concerts of a lighter kind of music” should be presented. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as “the Pops,” a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States. More… Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834)


Charles William Eliot (1834)

Eliot was an educator and the president of Harvard from 1869 to 1909. Under his administration, Harvard developed from a small college with attached professional schools into a great modern university. Several notable reforms were introduced during his tenure: the elective system was extended, the curriculum was enriched, written exams became mandatory, and the faculty was enlarged. Eliot opposed football and tried unsuccessfully to abolish the game at Harvard. Why did he object to the sport? More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: MOBILE DEVICES DISTRACTING PARENTS AT MEALTIMES


Mobile Devices Distracting Parents at Mealtimes

Face-to-face interactions with their caregivers are crucial to children’s cognitive, linguistic, and emotional development, yet the allure of mobile devices is increasingly pulling parents’ attention away from their kids at valuable bonding times, like meals. Researchers observed a number of families dining at fast food restaurants in various Boston, Massachusetts, neighborhoods and found that nearly three-quarters of the adults used a mobile device during the meal, with about a third using the device throughout. More… Discuss

 

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ARTICLE: EARLY ANTIRETROVIRAL INTERVENTION HAS SECOND SUCCESS


Early Antiretroviral Intervention Has Second Success

A second baby may have been cured of HIV as a result of early, intensive antiretroviral drug therapy. One year ago, doctors reported the case of a baby who was believed to have been cured of HIV following aggressive antiretroviral therapy begun when she was just a day old. Now, doctors are reporting similar success with a second child. She was administered her first antiretroviral drugs just four hours after birth and, though she remains on a cocktail of these drugs to this day, doctors are optimistic that the lack of detectable HIV in her blood indicates that her infection is at the very least in remission if not cured. More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: SUPERSONIC JET’S DESIGNERS ELIMINATE WINDOWS


Supersonic Jet’s Designers Eliminate Windows

When is a window seat not a window seat? When the plane’s cabin has no windows. An aerospace company is in the process of designing a new supersonic jet, and it is planning to eliminate cabin windows entirely. Such windows, while offering passengers breathtaking views, create drag and require additional structural support that adds weight to an aircraft. This poses a challenge when building a jet meant to fly from New York to London in under four hours. Thus, in place of windows, the craft will have display screens embedded in the cabin walls that are linked to cameras mounted on the aircraft’s exterior. More… Discuss

 

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Noam Chomsky “A People Centered Society” (2013)



Bridgewater, MANoam Chomsky will talk about social justice and a people-centered movements when he speaks on Thursday at the Unitarian Universalist Church.”

Organiser Michael Louis Ippolito of Bridgewater hopes Thursday’s talk also raises awareness of a movement to amend the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would abolish the legal personhood of corporate entities.

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Noam Chomsky (2014) “How to Ruin an Economy; Some Simple Ways”


Filmed and edited by Leigha Cohenhttp://www.leighacohenvideo.com/

Noam Chomsky spoke at Third Boston Symposium on Economics on February 10th 2014, sponsored by the Northeastern University Economics Society in Boston, MA.

Chomsky argued that certain factors, among them cutting federal funding for research and development and the growing gap between the richest 1 percent and everybody else, have led to the country’s current economic climate.

“The system is so dysfunctional that it cannot put eager hands to needed work using the resources that would be available if the economy were designed for human needs,” Chomsky said. “These things didn’t just happen like a tornado, they are the results of deliberate policies over roughly the past generation.”

Chomsky focuses on what economic actions that government, the super rich and corporations are doing that insures the US and other economies fail for the overwhelming majority of people. We’re a nation whose leaders are pursuing policies that amount to economic suicide. 

This video also includes an extended 14 minute question and answer period with Dr. Chomsky..

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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: THE GREAT BRINK’S ROBBERY (1950)


The Great Brink’s Robbery (1950)

After months of planning a heist on Boston’s Brink’s building, a band of 11 robbers put the plan in motion on January 17, 1950. Seven men dressed like Brink’s workers—but with masks and gloves—entered the building around 7 PM and left with $2.7 million about 30 minutes later. The robbers conspired not to touch the bulk of the money until the statute of limitations expired. It appeared to be the perfect crime, but the gang members were arrested in 1956. How did they get caught? More…

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This Day in the Yesteryear: THE COCOANUT GROVE NIGHTCLUB FIRE (1942)


The Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire (1942)

The deadliest nightclub fire in US history, the Cocoanut Grove fire claimed 492 lives. When the fire broke out, the Boston, Massachusetts, club was packed well beyond capacity. About 1,000 people were inside, with limited avenues of escape. Side doors had been locked to prevent patrons from skipping out on tabs, and the main entrance, a revolving door, was rendered useless by the crush of the crowd, as were other unlocked doors that opened inward. What is one theory as to what sparked the fire? More…Discuss

Gerald Finzi – Eclogue for Piano and Strings Op. 10


To my surprise, I first came upon this piece only last year (2009). And I really don’t know how that happened given my love of English music, and also of Finzi‘s nods to the Baroque idiom throughout this work. I was driving home from Boston to Worcester along the (hideous) Massachusetts Turnpike when I heard “Eclogue” for the first time on the radio (NPR I think). I was so affected, I had to take the nearest off-ramp. It immediately seized my heart and mind. “If this doesn’t break your heart, you haven’t got a heart to break” as one reviewer has said of this piece. Finzi gave this work an early Opus number (perhaps misleadingly in terms of his evolution as a composer) even though he revised it towards the end of his life. His “Elegy” for violin and piano, which shares elements of “Eclogue” is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_qKAi… My pics here are of a snowy Derbyshire Peak District at Christmas 2009. Again, these photos are centred on the village of Great Longstone, of its lovely medieval church and some of the surrounding landscape. I shall get better with the timings! For more videos and other information about the Peak District please visit Let’s Stay Peak District at http://www.peakdistrict-nationalpark.com Piano: Peter Donohoe Northern Sinfonia Conducted by Howard Griffiths A Naxos Recording

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident



This week Fairewinds Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen participated in two panel discussions in Boston and New York City entitled “The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident: Ongoing Lessons” Other panelists included Ralph Nader, Peter Bradford, Naoto Kan, Gregory Jaczko and Jean-Michel Cousteau.

The video above is a recording of Arnie’s speech entitled “Forty Good Years And One Very Bad Day.” To watch the entire NYC presentation, visit:
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Leonard Bernstein conducts Claude Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune


 

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“I will not tolerate civil disobedience in the city of Boston”-Statement by Mayor Thomas_ OccupyBoston


I will not tolerate civil disobedience in the city of Boston-Statement by Mayor Thomas

I will not tolerate civil disobedience in the city of Boston-Statement by Mayor Thomas

Reference articles: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_disobedience

Democracy Now: Update on “Occupy Wall Street” Movement


700 Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week Protests Grows Nationwide

700 Arrested on Brooklyn Bridge as Occupy Wall Street Enters Third Week Protests Grows Nationwide (click on picture to access and read this story)

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests in the financial district took a dramatic turn on Saturday when protesters tried to march across the Brooklyn Bridge. When police arrested 700 of the demonstrators, the event quickly turned into one of the largest arrests of non-violent protesters in recent history. Some protesters claim police lured them onto oncoming traffic on the bridge’s roadway; others said they did not hear instructions from police telling them to use the pedestrian walkway. Meanwhile, similar “Occupation” protests have spread to other cities, including Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles, where hundreds of protesters are now camped out in front of City Hall. We host a roundtable discussion with Marisa Holmes, an organizer with the main organizing group of Occupy Wall Street, called the General Assembly, Marina Sitrin, an attorney who is part of Occupy Wall Street’s legal working group, and Laurie Penny, a writer and journalist who reported on protests in London earlier this summer [Transcript to come. Check back soon.]
(Source: http://www.democracynow.org/)