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quotation: The wise man does at once what the fool does finally. Niccolo Machiavelli


The wise man does at once what the fool does finally.

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today’s holiday: Haile Selassie’s Birthday


Haile Selassie’s Birthday

Haile Selassie I (1892-1975), emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974, was born Tafari Makonnen; he became Prince (or Ras) Tafari in 1916. Among the Jamaicans known as Rastafarians, Selassie was believed to be the Messiah, and Ethiopia was identified with heaven. Ethiopians still celebrate Haile Selassie’s birthday. During the years of his reign as emperor, Selassie would stand on the balcony of his palace in Addis Ababa and greet the thousands of well-wishers who gathered there on his birthday. More… Discuss

MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books


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MACHIAVELLI: THE PRINCE – FULL Audio Book | Greatest Audio Books | Niccolo Machiavelli | Business | Wealth | Strategy | Politics – – ll Principe (The Prince) is a political treatise by the Florentine writer Niccolò Machiavelli, originally called “De Principatibus” (About Principalities). It was written around 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not actually representative of his published work during his lifetime, but it is certainly the best remembered one. (summary from Wikipedia.org)
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Chapter listing and length:

00 – The Prince – Front matter — 00:33:54

01 – The Prince – Ch. 01-03 — 00:22:25

02 – The Prince – Ch. 04-06 — 00:17:33

03 – The Prince – Ch. 07-08 — 00:30:33

04 – The Prince – Ch. 09-11 — 00:19:59

05 – The Prince – Ch. 12-13 — 00:25:19

06 – The Prince – Ch. 14-16 — 00:15:37

07 – The Prince – Ch. 17-18 — 00:17:31

08 – The Prince – Ch. 19 — 00:24:37

09 – The Prince – Ch. 20-22 — 00:25:04

10 – The Prince – Ch. 23-26 — 00:27:29

11 – The Prince – Appendix 1 — 00:16:46

12 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 1 — 00:32:12

13 – The Life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca – Part 2 — 00:39:19

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of “The Prince”, by Nicolo Machiavelli


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Title: The Prince
Author: Nicolo Machiavelli
Translator: W. K. Marriott
Release Date: February 11, 2006 [EBook #1232]
Last Updated: November 5, 2012
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THE PRINCE

by Nicolo Machiavelli

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Quotation: Niccolo Machiavelli “If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.”


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If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) Discuss

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TODAY’S BIRTHDAY: NICCOLÒ MACHIAVELLI (1469)


Niccolò Machiavelli (1469)

Machiavelli was a prominent Florentine author and statesman. He entered political service in 1498 and became acquainted with power politics through diplomatic missions, but he eventually fell out of favor and died embittered. His best-known work, The Prince, describes the means by which a leader may gain and maintain power. The adjective “Machiavellian” has since come to describe amoral cunning and justification by power. Did Machiavelli write the work as serious advice or as satire? More… Discuss

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Crossing Jordan Theme



Crossing Jordan Themes” by Wendy & Lisa. This Video is a fan project only. Please mind, that the Copyright of Music and Film scenes belong to Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman and the NBC Universal, inc.

 

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Sergei Prokofiev – Cinderella – Duet of the Prince and Cinderella



Sergei Prokofiev – Cinderella – Duet of the Prince and Cinderella Op. 87 

Direction: Vladimir Ashkenazy
The Cleveland Orchestra

 

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QUOTATION: Niccolo Machiavelli


There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless.

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QUOTATION: Niccolo Machiavelli: He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.


He who blinded by ambition, raises himself to a position whence he cannot mount higher, must thereafter fall with the greatest loss.

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Gian Carlo Menotti – Sebastian (1944) ballet suite (very enticing music: Tonight, Dancing!)



Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Sebastian Suite (1944), ballet

I. Introduction
II. Barcarole
III. Street Fight
IV. Cortege
V. Sebastian’s Dance 0:00
VI. Dance of the Wounded Courtesan 2:36
VII. Pavane 7:17

Spoleto Festival Orchestra/Richard Hickox

Menotti composed this ballet score to his own libretto in 1944. The choreography of the original production was considered unsuccessful, but with restagings later it became a success. Sebastian is a Moorish slave, secretly in love with a courtesan. She, in her turn, shares love with the Prince of their Italian kingdom. The prince’s sisters, desiring to end the affair, steal the courtesan’s veil, which allows them to work black magic on her, which they can do with a life-sized wax figure covered with the veil; firing arrows into it will kill her. Sebastian learns of the plot, substitutes himself for the wax figure, and is shot with the arrows. The sacrifice breaks their spell over the courtesan, and she is reunited with her beloved. 
Menotti’s music is ardent and romantic, sort of an Italian Prokofiev in style and sound. It is very listenable, a fine score of its type. When the work was first heard in New York, critic, Mark Schubart, reporting for The New York Times stated that the music “is prettily orchestrated, and the more violent portions are filled with elaborate percussion effects, flutter-tonguing on the brasses and carefully balanced, effective sonorities.” He noted also the “attractive melodies, simple in intent and immediate in appeal”. There is a suite in seven movements drawn from the score.

Picture: “Martyrdom of St Sebastian” (detail) by Antonio Giorgetti (pre-1670)