Tag Archives: culture

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 (for Orchestra)



Franz Liszt (1811-1886), Magyarország / Hungary
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 (for Orchestra)
Philharmonia Hungarica
Christoph von Dohnányi

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-flat major



Franz LisztHungarian Rhapsody No. 4 in E-flat major
Happy 200th Birthday to Franz Liszt!

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.
Hungarian Rhapsodies.

The Hungarian Rhapsodies, S.244, R106, (French: Rhapsodies hongroises, German: Ungarische Rhapsodien, Hungarian: Magyar rapszódiák) is a set of 19 piano pieces based on Hungarian folk themes, composed by Franz Liszt during 1846-1853, and later in 1882 and 1885. Liszt additionally arranged versions for orchestra, piano duet and piano trio.

Piano: Artur Pizarro

 

Liszt – Spanish Rhapsody, S254 (Hough)


Franz Liszt’s sunny Rhapsodie Espagnole, played by Stephen Hough. IMO, this performance is really playful, beautiful and elegant, spiced with the feeling of improvisation, from which this piece is very likely to have come out from beneath Liszt’s fingers.

Nature of Change, poetic thought by George-B (“I’ve learned to look at the horizons…:)


 Nature of Change, poetic thought by George-B

I’ve learned to look at the horizons ahead
and clearly see the past
reenacted almost identically
like long time ago,

As if
nothing changes,
as the more things change….well,

the more they seem to stay the same:

A new generation desires change,
An old generation know that change to have been around

Once.

Already,
Then change occurs,

and change of change occurs….
And yet we’re always staying still,

Essentially,

with all that change!

Question, poetic thought by George-B


Question, poetic thought by George-B

I opened my mind to you
Hoping you would search inside
For clues about your future…

 I opened my mouth to you
Hoping you would search for clues
In the words coming out of it

I opened my thoughts to you, and put them
Neatly at the tips of my fingers,
and then forwarded them to you
Hoping you would understand my fingertips meaning

You have understood everything
Before I have done a thing…
You were living already inside of my thoughts,
and knew them,

as if you have been thinking them or
dreamed of them… 

Now, the question that remains is,
How did you accomplish that? 

++++++=====++++++=====++++++=====

Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B-flat major



Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 — July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time.

Hungarian Rhapsodies.

The Hungarian Rhapsodies, S.244, R106, (French: Rhapsodies hongroises, German: Ungarische Rhapsodien, Hungarian: Magyar rapszódiák) is a set of 19 piano pieces based on Hungarian folk themes, composed by Franz Liszt during 1846-1853, and later in 1882 and 1885. Liszt additionally arranged versions for orchestra, piano duet and piano trio.

Piano: Artur Pizarro

 

Just a Thought: “Only what’s unimportant is irreplaceable…”


Just a Thought: “Only what’s unimportant is irreplaceable… Obsolescence does the rest!” 

About publishing blogs


1. First they make you think that they may have an authority, to claim your work,   for their publishing blog

2. Then they exclude your talent, without a reason,

3. Now they got the power, and control over your work, even if you don’t see it.

4. Therefore, now you allowed them to be your creative master: Why would you let that happen? 

5. Finally now they have something you lost: your creativity, your self! 

Just a Thought…On claims of talent to find talent (or if you have no talent…use others!)


“One,

Surrounding oneself
with
Other people’s creativity
Authentic people, with authentic creativity,

Doesn’t make one more creative than a
Black Hole
In fact any vacuum cleaner is ten folds more creative!”

George B.

Leonard Cohen – Going Home


More Best of Leonard Cohen

More Best of Leonard Cohen (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 Send “Going Home” to your Cell  

Lyrics to Going Home :

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

But he does say what I tell him
Even though it isn’t welcome
He just doesn’t have the freedom
To refuse

He will speak these words of wisdom
Like a sage, a man of vision
Though he knows he’s really nothing
But the brief elaboration of a tube

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without the costume
That I wore

He wants to write a love song
An anthem of forgiving
A manual for living with defeat

A cry above the suffering
A sacrifice recovering
But that isn’t what I need him
To complete

I want him to be certain
That he doesn’t have a burden
That he doesn’t need a vision
That he only has permission
To do my instant bidding
Which is to say what I have told him
To repeat

Going home
Without my sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without my burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

Going home
Without the sorrow
Going home
Sometime tomorrow
Going home
To where it’s better
Than before

Going home
Without the burden
Going home
Behind the curtain
Going home
Without this costume
That I wore

I love to speak with Leonard
He’s a sportsman and a shepherd
He’s a lazy bastard
Living in a suit

 

 Send “Going Home” to your Cell  

This Day in the Yesteryear: THE SICILIAN VESPERS REBELLION (1282)


The Sicilian Vespers Rebellion (1282)

By 1282, the French Angevin dynasty had controlled of the island of Sicily for decades. However, at the start of the traditional vespers service on Easter Monday, an uprising spontaneously broke out following a seemingly isolated altercation in which local residents sparred with French soldiers. The revolt spread like wildfire, and soon the Sicilians had massacred almost every French person on the island. What reportedly started the confrontation between the Sicilians and the soldiers? More… Discuss

 

Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge on Intolerance


I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of toleration.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss