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this day in the yesteryear: Director Skips Bail and Flees to France (1978)


Director Skips Bail and Flees to France (1978)

The films of renowned director Roman Polanski are marked by dramatic situations presented with irony and a cool lack of sentimentality. Born in Paris and educated in Poland, he moved to Hollywood in 1968 to pursue his filmmaking career. His pregnant wife was murdered by the Manson “family” shortly thereafter. In 1978, he fled to France to avoid sentencing after pleading guilty to statutory rape. A survivor of the Holocaust, he recently received an Academy Award for what World War II film? More… Discuss

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Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014: St. Pope John Paul II


 

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons … continue reading

Beatificazione Giovanni Paolo II – Beatification of Pope John Paul II – Karol Józef Wojtyla1/3

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Georges Bizet – Carmen suite No. 2: make music part of your life series


MAKE MUSIC PART OF YOUR LIFE SERIES: Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218


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Mozart – Violin Concerto No. 4 in D, K. 218

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major K. 218 was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1775 in Salzburg. The autograph of the score is preserved in Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Kraków. The concerto has the usual fast-slow-fast structure and lasts around 23 minutes. The movements are:
1. Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
and 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso – Allegro ma non troppo).
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FREE .mp3 and .wav files of all Mozart’s music at: http://www.mozart-archiv.de/
FREE sheet music scores of any Mozart piece at: http://dme.mozarteum.at/DME/nma/start…
ALSO check out these cool sites: http://musopen.org/
and http://imslp.org/wiki/
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NOTE: I do not know who the performers of this are, nor the place and date of recording!!! Any suggestions are welcome.

Ave Maria – Karol Wojtyla from 1976 (Blessed Pope John Paul II)


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Ave Maria – Karol Wojtyla from 1976

Ave Maria sung by Karol Wojtaya (Blessed Pope John Paul II) from 1976

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