Tag Archives: john adams

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Samuel Adams (1722)


Samuel Adams (1722)

Samuel Adams was an American Revolutionary leader and patriot. In the mid-1760s, he drafted protests against Great Britain’s Stamp and Townshend Acts and authored pamphlets designed to stir up sentiment against the British. Adams helped organize the revolutionary Sons of Liberty, was the chief instigator of the Boston Tea Party, served on the Continental Congress, and signed the Declaration of Independence. How was he related to John Adams? More… Discuss

Advertisements

image of the day: Flag Day



Flag Day

America’s Flag Day, celebrated on June 14, commemorates the date in 1777 when John Adams spoke the following words before the Continental Congress in Philadelphia. ‘Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.’ Over the years, there have been 27 versions of the American flag. The present version was adopted on July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state.

This photo was taken on September 11, 2003 at the Baghdad International Airport (BIA), Baghdad, Iraq, US Air Force (USAF) as personnel from the 447th Air Expeditionary Group (AEG) Command Staff raise an American flag during a memorial service dedicated to those who lost their lives September 11th, 2001.

Photo: Photographer A1C BRIAN FERGUSON, USAF, Department of Defense

Historic Musical bits, 12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45, Serkin/Casals, great compositions/performances


12 Variations in G Major on “See, the Conquering Hero Comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabeus for Cello and Piano, WoO 45

Lucia Popp – Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben (Mozart, Zaide)


Lucia Popp – Ruhe Sanft, Mein Holdes Leben (Mozart, Zaide)

Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir (“be, thou, with me) BWV 508 , great compositions/performances


Johann Sebastian Bach – Aria: Bist Du bei mir “be, thou, with me”, BWV 508

today’s birthday: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756)


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756)

Mozart is considered one of the greatest composers of European classical music, having written an astonishing number of works in almost every musical genre during his short life. A child prodigy, he began composing music by the age of five and was touring and performing before royalty within a year. He later settled in Vienna, where he reached the height of his success. At the age of 35, he succumbed to an unknown illness that remains a source of speculation. What are some of the theories? More… Discuss

Maurice Ravel – Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet(1905) : Great compositions/performances|Art by Jean-Léon Gérôme


Maurice Ravel – Introduction & Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet & String Quartet(1905)

Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite n°2 (Seiji Ozawa),: GREAT COMPOSITIONS/PERFORMANCES


Ravel – Daphnis et Chloé, Suite n°2 (Seiji Ozawa)

QUOTATION: John Quincy Adams


Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: John Adams – Grand Pianola Music (1982)



performed by the CalArts Contemporary Music Ensemble, under the direction of Stephen Mosko
images
common people? not very much…
I published another video with the same music, directed by the author himself  here: 
http://youtu.be/-pycrSsBqUc

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Quotation: John Quicy Adams on Freedom of the Press


The freedom of the press should be inviolate.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

Quotation: John Quincy Adams: aquring knowledge for life enhancing


To furnish the means of acquiring knowledge is . . . the greatest benefit that can be conferred upon mankind. It prolongs life itself and enlarges the sphere of existence.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss

Quotation of the Day: John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)


 

Their zeal might sometimes be too ardent, but it was always sincere.

John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) Discuss