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Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph


 

By Telegraph Video, Video source: Amnesty International

 

6:35PM BST 02 Jun 2015

 

Watch as Edward Snowden answers questions from a British audience via video link at an Amnesty International event tonight.

 

The former NSA contractor was granted a three-year residence permit in Russia in 2014, a year after he sensationally leaked top-secret documents on mass surveillance in the US and worldwide.

 

Snowden is expected to appear on screen before an audience at Amnesty’s London headquarters.

 

He will answer questions about his whistleblowing and the ramifications of the leaks.

 

• Edward Snowden cost British taxpayer money, says Theresa May

 

• Edward Snowden admits to John Oliver: I didn’t read all of leaked NSA material

 

• Edward Snowden: the true story behind his NSA leaks

 

People following the live-stream can ask questions to Snowden by tweeting @AmnestyUK using the has tag #AskSnowden.

 

via Video: Watch: Edward Snowden Q&A live stream – Telegraph.

 

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Merkava


Merkava

The Merkava series of main battle tanks is developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries, Ltd for the Israel Defense Forces. It is designed to ensure crew survival, battle perseverance, and quick revival in case of bad damage, though it is still is vulnerable to remotely operated land mines. The heavily shielded engine is placed at the front of the tank, while the crew is able to escape through doors at the rear. When and why did Israel decide to develop the Merkava? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Victory Day (1945)


Victory Day (1945)

Still celebrated in most of the Soviet successor states, Victory Day marks Nazi Germany‘s capitulation to the USSR in WWII. Signed on the evening of May 8, 1945—May 9 in Moscow’s time zone—the surrender followed Germany’s initial capitulation to the Allies. When the first surrender document was being signed, only one Soviet representative was present, and he had no instructions from Moscow nor any means of immediate contact with Soviet leaders. Was he punished or lauded for deciding to sign it? More… Discuss

Historic musical bits: VICTOR MERZHANOV – Liszt. Six Grandes Études de Paganini (1851), S.141, great compositions/performances


VICTOR MERZHANOV – Liszt. Six Grandes Études de Paganini (1851), S.141

Mikhail Glinka – A Life for the Tsar – III. Waltz


Mikhail GlinkaA Life for the Tsar – III. Waltz

Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile for Cello and String Orchestra


Tchaikovsky – Andante Cantabile in B major,  for Cello and String Orchestra

Christoph Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide, Wq. 40: VIII. Gavotte in A Major


Iphigénie en Aulide, Wq. 40: VIII. Gavotte in A Major

Scenes de Ballet for Orchestra in A Major, Op. 52, VII Valse, VIII Polonaise , great compositions/performances


Scenes de Ballet for Orchestra in A Major, Op. 52, VII Valse, VIII Polonaise

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra , great compositions/performances



Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49 Herbert Von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1966)

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this day in the yesteryear: Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia (1547)


Ivan the Terrible Crowned Tsar of Russia (1547)

Following his parents’ deaths, Ivan IV became the first ruler of Russia to assume the title “czar” and to pursue a czarist autocracy by limiting the power of the Russian nobility. He also expanded Russian influence by conquering Kazan and Astrakhan, acquiring Siberia, and seeking better access to the Baltic Sea. A serious illness and the death of his wife, however, caused Ivan to become increasingly tyrannical and volatile. Why did Ivan murder his son—and only viable heir—in 1581? More… Discuss

Melodie for cello and orchestra Op.20 No.1 by Alexander Glazunov


Melodie for cello and orchestra Op.20 No.1 by Alexander Glazunov

this presses: for your right to know (publicat pentru dreptul de a stii: Ukraine Being Watched by Moldova


The former Soviet Union State of Moldova is holding an election next weekend and will vote to make a decision about if it will continue down the road to European integration, opposing Russia and risking war like Ukraine is. Moldova is being watchful of the happenings between Russia and Ukraine since their former Soviet sibling may show them what to expect by defying the Russian wishes.

Moldova is one of the smallest countries in eastern Europe and one of the poorest. The country, located on the western edge of what use to be the Soviet Union, has made large strides towards integration into the West and separating themselves from the Russian way more than any other ex-Soviet states.

The parliamentary election will take place on November 30 and as it gets closer, polls showing the opinion of Moldova’s citizens appear divided on if they should remain loyal to Russia or continue moving towards inclusion with the European Union (EU) nations. The decision is not a simple one, and one that has already hurt the country and its people.

Moving towards inclusion in the EU, the three-party group that comprises the Alliance for European Integration that formed in 2009 has earned the landlocked country a ban on imports of wines, meats and vegetables from Russia. This has affected the 3.5 million people living in Moldova, which is bordered by Romania, a member of the EU, and Ukraine.

via Ukraine Being Watched by Moldova

Google translator (Romanian)

Fostul stat sovietic a Moldovei organizează alegeri viitor week-end și va vota pentru a face o decizie cu privire la cazul în care va continua pe drumul spre integrarea europeană, opunându-Rusia și riscul de război ca Ucraina este. Moldova fiind atentă a ce se intampla dintre Rusia și Ucraina de la fostul lor frate sovietic putea arăta ce să se aștepte de sfidarea dorințele rusești.

Moldova este una dintre cele mai mici țări din Europa de Est și unul dintre cele mai sărace. Țara, situat la marginea de vest a ceea ce folosesc pentru a fi Uniunea Sovietică, a făcut pași mari către integrarea în Occident și se separă de modul rus mai mult decât orice alte state ex-sovietice.

Alegerile parlamentare vor avea loc la 30 noiembrie și cum se apropie, sondajele arată opinia cetățenilor Republicii Moldova par împărțite asupra în cazul în care ar trebui să rămână loiali Rusia sau de a continua deplasarea spre includere cu Uniunea Europeană (UE) națiuni. Decizia nu este una simplă, și una care a rănit deja țara și oamenii ei.

Mutarea spre includere în UE, grupul trei partide care cuprinde Alianța pentru Integrare Europeană, care a format în 2009, a câștigat țara fără ieșire la mare o interdicție asupra importurilor de vinuri, carne și legume din Rusia. Acest lucru a afectat 3,5 milioane de oameni care trăiesc în Republica Moldova, care este marginita de România, membră a Uniunii Europene, și Ucraina.
prin Ucraina Fiind urmarit de Republica Moldova.

Russia says Ukraine monitors biased


Russia says Ukraine monitors biased http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-30056604

TODAY: Laura Poitras on @citizenfour, her new Edward Snowden and surveillance film— Democracy Now! (@democracynow)


this day in the yesteryear: Boris Yeltsin Orders Tanks to Storm Russian Parliament (1993)


Boris Yeltsin Orders Tanks to Storm Russian Parliament (1993)

As president of an independent Russia, Boris Yeltsin sought to end state control of the economy but clashed with parliament, which was controlled by former Communists. When Yeltsin suspended the parliament, it retaliated by naming Vice President Aleksandr Rutskoi as acting president, and anti-Yeltsin forces barricaded themselves inside the parliament building. The military interceded on Yeltsin’s side and, after a bloody battle, troops recaptured the parliament building. What was the death toll? More… Discuss

Franz Schubert – “Andantino with Variations” – Klavierduo Burshtin / Kharmats: make music part of your life series


Franz Schubert – “Andantino with Variations” – Klavierduo Burshtin / Kharmats

this day in the yesteryear: Two Plus Four Agreement Signed in Moscow (1990)


Two Plus Four Agreement Signed in Moscow (1990)

The Two Plus Four Agreement, also known as the Treaty on the Final Settlement With Respect to Germany, was the final peace treaty negotiated between West Germany and East Germany—the “Two”—and the four powers that occupied Germany at the end of World War II: France, the UK, the US, and the Soviet Union. The treaty paved the way for the German reunification, which took place less than a month later, on October 3. What rights did the four powers renounce under the treaty’s terms? More… Discuss

this pressed: Moscow will review its military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force – The Washington Post


Moscow will review its military strategy in face of NATO plan for rapid-reaction force –

The Washington Post.

this pressed: Ukraine: Nato hält Niederlage für Kiew für sicher – SPIEGEL ONLINE (Analysis of the military situation: NATO sees Ukraine as already loser)



Ukraine: Prorussische Separatisten auf dem Vormarsch

Ukraine: Nato hält Niederlage für Kiew für sicher – SPIEGEL ONLINE.

(Analysis of the military situation: NATO sees Ukraine as already loser)

Excerpts from article:  “Kiev / Moscow NATO has changed its military assessment of the situation in eastern Ukraine fundamentally. A week ago, the strategists of the Alliance assumed that Russia has strengthened the separatists with covert troops only because the pro-Russian rebels had to retreat under pressure of the Ukrainian army.

When the generals of the alliance but then late last week to a crisis meeting on the situation of the army of the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko came together, they painted a grim picture. Militarily, the conflict for Kiev is already lost,” stated a senior NATO general. Poroshenko, the judgment, were really only talks to withdraw his men alive from the pliers of the Russians“.

The location descriptions behind closed doors were far more dramatic than the few images that NATO published mid-week. On large maps were marked with thick arrows Russian units, which now from the north, the west and the south on the border of eastern Ukraine are at least 20 Battalions  with a minimum of 500 men and heavy guns are the scouts of NATO.”
(translation from German to English with the aid of Google Translate online service)

this pressed watch video here: Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of ‘counteroffensive’ – The Washington Post (“davai ceas, davai palton”…) the never ending story


Ukraine detains Russian paratroopers; U.S. ambassador warns of ‘counteroffensive’ – The Washington Post.

Rachmaninov – Suite for two pianos n°1 – Rudenko / Lugansky: make music part of your life series



From:

Rachmaninov – Suite for two pianos n°1 – Rudenko / Lugansky

Sergei Rachmaninov:  Suite for two pianos n°1 op.5:

I. Allegretto. Barcarolle 0:00
II. Adagio sostenuto. La nuit… L’amour 7:35
III. Largo di molto. Les larmes 13:53
IV. Allegro maestoso. Pâques 19:24

Vadim Rudenko
Nikolai Luganski
Live recording, Moscow

this day in history: Boris Yeltsin Elected President of Russia (1991)


Boris Yeltsin Elected President of Russia (1991)

Yeltsin served as Russia’s first democratically elected president. He directed the Russian Federation‘s secession from the USSR and the formation of a new, decentralized confederation, the Commonwealth of Independent States, with himself as its leader. As president, Yeltsin instituted a radical reform program that consisted of the mass privatization of state-run enterprises, after which the country experienced inflation, heavy taxes, and a protracted economic depression. Who succeeded Yeltsin? More… Discuss

great compositions/performances: Horowitz: Scriabin Etude for piano in minor, Op. 2/1 & Etude for piano in D minor, Op. 8/12


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Horowitz: Horowitz in Moscow
7. Alexander Scriabin: Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1
8. Alexander Scriabin: Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12

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this pressed: BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7


BBC News – Ukraine crisis: Russia must engage with Kiev, says G7.

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press this: UPDATE 2-Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border – top general | Reuters


 

UPDATE 2-Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border – top general | Reuters.

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: Ho Chi Minh (1890)


Ho Chi Minh (1890)

Ho was a Vietnamese nationalist leader, president of North Vietnam, and one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th century. Near the end of World War I, he went to France and became a founding member of the French Communist Party. He studied revolutionary tactics in Moscow and organized revolutionaries in Indochina. During World War II, Ho returned to Vietnam and declared it a republic. Why was news of his death in 1969 initially withheld from the North Vietnamese people? More… Discuss

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DEATHS CLIMB IN UKRAINE UNREST


Deaths Climb in Ukraine Unrest

Clashes between pro- and anti-Russian activists in Odessa in southwestern Ukraine claimed dozens of lives on Friday, while in the eastern, rebel-held city ofSlovianskseparatists shot down two Ukrainian army helicopters involved in operations to take back the city. Moscow condemned the “punitive” operations in Sloviansk, saying Ukraine had violated a peace deal by firing on civilians from the air, but Kiev countered saying that the use of missiles to bring down its helicopters proves that Russian forces had already infiltrated the area. More… Discuss

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: PAN AMERICAN DAY


Pan American Day

The International Union of American Republics (now called the Pan American Union)—general secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS)—designated April 14 as Pan American Day in 1930. Although each member country holds its own celebration, it is at the Pan American Union building in Washington, D.C., that one of the largest observances takes place. Students from all over the Western Hemisphere travel to Washington where, against a backdrop of flags in the courtyard of the House of the Americas, they perform folk songs and dances. More… Discuss

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: COSMONAUTS DAY


Cosmonauts Day

On April 12, 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to travel in outer space. April 12 was declared Cosmonauts Day in Gagarin’s honor. Official ceremonies on this day begin in the Moscow suburb of Korolyov, well known as the center of Russian rocket production, where officials and former cosmonauts lay flowers at a statue of Gagarin. The general public celebrates the day in a less formal manner: some place flowers at statues of Gagarin in various cities, while others attend space-themed art and film exhibitions. More… Discuss

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Corigliano: Suite from “The Red Violin” / Rachlevsky • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin



Corigliano: Suite from “The Red Violin” / Misha Rachlevsky • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin

Recorded at the Chamber Hall of the Moscow International House of Music, with Mr. Corigliano in the audience, March 2003. Russian premiere. With author’s permission, Misha Rachlevsky amended the Suite with other episodes from the film’s score, giving every violinist of the orchestra a chance to shine.

Our website: http://KremlinOnTour.com/

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Edvard Grieg. “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1, Op. 46



Edvard Grieg. “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1, Op. 46
1. Morning Mood 
2. The Death of Åse
3. Anitra’s Dance
4. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor
Gintaras Rinkevicius

Was recorded by “Culture”-TV channel on 15 October 2012 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow)

Эдвард Григ. Сюита “Пер Гюнт” №1, Op. 46
1. Утро
2. Смерть Озе
3. Танец Анитры
4. В пещере горного короля

Новосибирский академический симфонический оркестр, художественный руководитель и главный дирижёр Гинтарас Ринкявичус

Запись телеканала “Культура” с концерта 15 октября 2012 года в Концертном зале имени Чайковского (Москва)

 

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Great Performances: Leonid Kogan – Cantabile, Paganini



  • Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. He is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing. Wikipedia

 

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Sviatoslav Richter plays Grieg Lyric Pieces – Op.65 No.6 ‘Wedding day at Troldhaugen’


Sviatoslav Richter plays Grieg Lyric Pieces – Op.65 No.6 ‘Wedding day at Troldhaugen

  • The image of Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richte...

    The image of Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter (1915-1997) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

    Sviatoslav Richter

    Pianist
  • Sviatoslav Teofilovich Richter was a Soviet pianist well known for the depth of his interpretations, virtuoso technique, and vast repertoire. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Wikipedia
 

 

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Fabulous Music: Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)



Cover of "Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)"

Cover of Far (Special Edition CD/DVD)

Regina Spektor: Far (Full Album 2009)

Blue Lips 0:00
Dance Anthem of the 80’s 3:34
Eet 7:17
Folding Chair 10:18
Genius Next Door 13:53
Human of the Year 19:00
Laughing With 23:08
Machine 26:26
Man of a Thousand Faces 30:21
One More Time With Feeling 33:32
The Calculation 37:33
Two Birds 40:42
Wallet 44:01
“Far” is available on Amazon and iTunes.

  • Regina Spektor
    Singer-songwriter

 

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2014 Taipei Midnight Fireworks | New Year’s Eve Fireworks Full Show HD Demonstration


Published on Dec 31, 2013

Fireworks Display in Taipei 101 Full show Full HD Full show!
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New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2013 | Taipei Taiwan | Australia [31 Dec 2012]

12 AM Midnight Taipei New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2013 With Awesome Fireworks! [Televised Program]

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Happy New Year – Welcome 2013
Date Of Shooting – 31 Dec 2012
Time – 12 am Midnight
Location – Taiwan Sydney Melbourne Tokyo Taipei Hong Kong China Beijing Thailand Moscow Москва Новый год Фейерверки Spain fuegos artificiales London Dubai / Burj Khalifa Paris New York Time Square Vancouver Montreal Seattle San Francisco Los Angeles SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL Rio De Janeiro استراليا

2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei, Taiwan (Full Show) (HD) 
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei, Taiwan (Full Show) (HD) 
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei, Taiwan (Full Show) (HD) 
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei, Taiwan (Full Show) (HD) 

2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei
2012-2013 Midnight Fireworks | Taipei

Taipei Real New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2013 年台北101跨年煙火
Taipei Real New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2013 年台北101跨年煙火
Taipei Real New Year’s Eve Fireworks 2013 年台北101跨年煙火

 

Fabulous Performers: VICTOR MERZHANOV Plays – Beethoven’s Sonata no. 10 in G Major, op. 14, no. 2



VICTOR MERZHANOV, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven. Piano Sonata no. 10 in G Major, op. 14, no. 2
1. Allegro 
2. Andante variations 06:21
3. Scherzo: Allegro assai 11:09
Recorded in 1954.

 
 The Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2, composed in 1798–1799, is an early-period work by Ludwig van Beethoven, dedicated to Baroness Josefa von Braun. A typical performance lasts 15 minutes. While it is not as well known as some of the more original sonatas of Beethoven’s youth, such as the ‘Pathetique’ or ‘Moonlight’ sonatas, Tovey[1] described it as an ‘exquisite little work.’

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
 
Victor Merzhanov
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Victor Merzhanov at Moscow Conservatory (2010)
Background information
Birth name Victor Karpovich Merzhanov
Born August 15, 1919
TambovRussia
Died December 20, 2012 (aged 93)
MoscowRussia
Genres Classical
Occupations PianistPedagogue
Instruments Piano

Victor Karpovich Merzhanov (Russian: Ви́ктор Ка́рпович Мержа́нов) (August 15, 1919 – December 20, 2012) was a Russian pianist

Merzhanov was born in Tambov and studied at Tambov Musical College with Solomon Starikov and Alexander Poltoratsky. Between 1936-1941 he studied at the Moscow Conservatory in the classes ofSamuil Feinberg (piano) and Alexander Goedicke (organ), graduating with distinction.

 

He achieved international recognition as a pianist in 1945 when he won the first prize (shared withSviatoslav Richter) at the Third All-Soviet-Union Piano Competition. In 1949, he was placed tenth at theInternational Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw. Merzhanov became a Moscow Philharmony soloist in 1946.

 

Merzhanov was a Professor at the Moscow Conservatory from 1947 until his death. Among his students are prize-winners of international competitions: Vladimir Bunin, Oleg Volkov, Igor Girfanov, Yuri DidenkoMikhail OlenevHideyo HaradaNazzareno CarusiTatiana ShebanovaRuslan SviridovIrina KhovanskayaAnna YarovayaAnahit NersesyanElena Ulyanova and many others. His name is inscribed on the Moscow Conservatory’s marble wall along with those of Alexander Scriabin andSergei Rachmaninoff. He was also a professor at the Tambov Rachmaninov Institute.

 

During his 60-year stage career, Merzhanov gave more than 2,000 recitals and concerts in Russia, Europe, the United States, China, and other countries, with such conductors as Lorin MaazelKurt SanderlingKirill Kondrashin, Nikolai Anosov, Aleksandr GaukGennady RozhdestvenskyYuri Temirkanov and Yevgeny Svetlanov.

 

His recordings (on major labels in the United States, Italy, Japan and the USSR) show his repertoire, including works from the Baroque period to contemporary music, from works by Bach and Beethoven to those by Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

 

 

Great Performances: Chopin – Valentina Igoshina – Fantasie Impromptu



This is Valentina Igoshina playing Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptu in C Sharp Minor, Op. 66. Apologies for the shoddy editing! Check out my channel for information about Valentina and her music

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Valentina Igoshina
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Valentina Igoshina in March 2010 at Rickman Auditorium in Arnold, Missouri
Background information
Born November 4, 1978 (age 35)
Origin Russia
Genres classical
Occupations classical pianist
Instruments piano
Labels Warner Classics International
Website www.valentina-igoshina.com

Valentina Igoshina (b. 4 November 1978 BryanskBryansk OblastRussia) is a Russian classical pianist.

Valentina Igoshina began studying piano with her mother,[1] and first took lessons at home at the age of four. At the age of twelve she began attending the Moscow Central School of Music and became a student of Sergei Dorensky and Larissa Dedova at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.[2]

Igoshina has also served as a teacher of piano at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Between recitals and concerts, she currently divides her time between Moscow and Paris.[3] Her home in France is near Giverny in Haute-Normandie.

 

 

 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64



Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Wiener Philharmoniker Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

 

Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44



September 9, 2012. The RNO’s Fourth Grand Festival. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.
Antonín Dvořák. Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor Op. 44, B. 77.
I. Moderato, quasi marcia;
II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto;
III. Andante con moto;
IV. Finale. Allegro molto;

London Winds & Russian National Orchestra joint ensemble:
Michael Collins, clarinet;
Dmitry Aizenstadt, clarinet;
Gareth Hulse, oboe;
Olga Tomilova, oboe;
Julie Price, bassoon;
Andrei Shamidanov, bassoon;
Elizaveta Vilkovyskaya, double bassoon;
Laurence Davies, horn;
Alexei Serov, horn;
German Bushuev, horn;
Alexander Gotgelf, cello;
Rustem Gabdullin, double bass.

Regina Spektor – Interview (There is a lot for every ear, in this interview!)



Regina Ilyinichna Spektor (Russian: Реги́нa Ильи́нична Спе́ктор, IPA[rʲɪˈɡʲinə ˈspʲɛktər]/rɨˈnə ˈspɛktər/; born February 18, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. Her music is associated with the anti-folk scene centered on New York City‘s East Village.

Regina Spektor
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Regina Spektor playing an electronic piano in 2006
Background information
Native name Regina Ilyinichna Spektor
Born February 18, 1980 (age 33)
MoscowRussian SFSRSoviet Union
Origin New YorkU.S.
Genres Anti-folkindie folkbaroque pop,jazzindie pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer
Instruments Vocalspianoguitarbass guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sire/Warner Bros. Records
Associated acts Only SonSondre LercheBen FoldsKill KenadaThe Strokes,Dufus
Website http://www.reginaspektor.com
Notable instruments
Steinway & Sons piano
Epiphone Wildkat guitar

Edvard Grieg. “Peer Gynt” Suite No. 1, Op. 46



Edvard Grieg. “Peer GyntSuite No. 1, Op. 46
1. Morning Mood 
2. The Death of Åse
3. Anitra’s Dance
4. In the Hall of the Mountain King

Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Artistic Director and Chief Conductor
Gintaras Rinkevicius

Was recorded by “Culture”-TV channel on 15 October 2012 at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall (Moscow)

 

Michael Collins, London Winds & RNO. Dvorak Serenade for wind instruments, cello and bass op.44



September 9, 2012. The RNO’s Fourth Grand Festival. Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Moscow, Russia.
Antonín Dvořák. Serenade for wind instruments, cello and double-bass in D minor Op. 44, B. 77.
I. Moderato, quasi marcia;
II. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto;
III. Andante con moto;
IV. Finale. Allegro molto;

London Winds & Russian National Orchestra joint ensemble:
Michael Collins, clarinet;
Dmitry Aizenstadt, clarinet;
Gareth Hulse, oboe;
Olga Tomilova, oboe;
Julie Price, bassoon;
Andrei Shamidanov, bassoon;
Elizaveta Vilkovyskaya, double bassoon;
Laurence Davies, horn;
Alexei Serov, horn;
German Bushuev, horn;
Alexander Gotgelf, cello;
Rustem Gabdullin, double bass.

 

Horowitz plays Schubert: Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op.142/3


The “last Romantic” Vladimir Horowitz plays Schubert’s Impromptu in B-flat Major, Op.142 no. 3 (D.935)
From the Moscow recital (1986)

Piotr Ilich Ceaicovski: 1812 OvertureFamous and very spectacular performance with chorus by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy.


Famous and very spectacular performance with chorus by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy.

The Year 1812, Festival Overture in E flat major, Op. 49,[1] popularly known as the 1812 Overture or the Overture of 1812 is an overture written by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1880 to commemorate Russia‘s defense of Moscow against Napoleon‘s advancing Grande Armée at the Battle of Borodino in 1812. The overture debuted in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on August 20 [O.S. August 8] 1882.[2] The overture is best known for its climactic volley of cannon fire, ringing chimes, and brass fanfare finale.
(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1812_Overture)

Stanislav Petrov


Stanislav Petrov

Petrov is a retired lieutenant colonel of the Soviet Air Defense Forces. In September 1983, during a tense era in US-Soviet relations, Petrov deviated from standard Soviet protocol by correctly identifying a missile attack warning as a false alarm. His decision may have prevented an erroneous retaliatory nuclear attack on the US and its allies. Investigation of the satellite warning system later confirmed that the system had malfunctioned. What happened to Petrov after the incident? More… Discuss