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Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455, Piano: Harumi Hanafusa

李斯特 第一號鋼琴協奏曲
Liszt, Franz 
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455
1. » Allegro maestoso
2. » Quasi adagio
3. » Allegro marziale animato

Piano: Harumi Hanafusa
鋼琴: 花房晴美

Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
指揮: 華爾貝格

NHK Symphony


Great Performances: Kyoko Oyagi Plays BORODIN’S “In the steppes of Central Asia”

Legendary virtuoso,Kyoko Oyagi,japanese female pianist (International competition Viotti 1st prize) plays Borodin arranged for solo-piano by herself.1999/Tokyo,Japan,Live recording.Most successful Asian descendant pianist of Emil Sauer who combined Franz liszt’s and Russian pianism.Hans Kann’s favorite disciple,大八木恭子.


event horizon (poetic thought by George-B)

event horizon (poetic thought by George-B)

Point of no return…
Lives on the  downward spiral

Faster, faster, faster –
The event horizon ahead,
for sole destination
a captive perimeter, a vortex

blessing –
nowhere in sight

Game: Gravity Well
Title: Event Horizon
Composer: The Humble Brothers

Tell me about Yourself Award: Thanks Maarit (the world of Alexander the Great blog))

Today, my friend Maarit Johanna nominated this blog for Tell Me About Yourself Award.  She is a dear friend of mine, i love all her blogs and i invite you to visit all.You can learn a little history on History of the Ancient World or something about an amazing person, Alexander The Great.  Thank you very much, Maarit for everything and welcome back on WordPress.

The rules for this award :

1.Thank the person who nominated you : Again thank you, Maarit !

2.Tell Seven things about yourself that you haven’t shared yet :

  1.  Yesterday I biked 42 Miles. Upon returning to Liberty Park  where I parked my car, I walk for another 1 hour. 
  2. Today i reached 85% of my WordPress space so I acquired another 10 10 GB (Now that will expire in one year…Got that, ONE YEAR!)
  3. Today I jogged 6 miles ( no, not indoors.) 
  4. The thing is: I’m addicted to roasted almonds (but only to those I personally roast)
  5. If you are interested to know how I do it, I can share that with you right here:                                        
  6. Another new addiction is cocoa beans: guess what I roast htem with: yes the same old Wear-ever popcorn popper!
  7. I’m going to Disneyland! (this weekend)  

3. Nominate 7 bloggers.

Congratulations  friends ! (I hope you can access the post  http://wp.me/p1bDM9-5Pr)


“~ October Morning ~ morning of October” Collection Pieces lyrical Girokku

  • From:  http://www.youtube.com/user/rithm55: 

“Morning of October · · · · · · freely enjoy … mind chatter and bird … wind will embrace you … close your eyes to the whisper of the trees … the windows open”

Adrian Străulea – Învârtită de la Sibiu- Fecioreaca fetelor de la Arpasu de Jos

Today’s Birthday: ALAIN-FOURNIER (1886)

Alain-Fournier (1886)

Henri-Alban Fournier, who published as Alain-Fournier, was a French novelist known for his single full-length work, Le Grand Meaulnes. The poetic novel about a youthful search for the ideal was published in 1913 and is now considered a classic of French literature. Set in an imaginary locale, it is a blend of the author’s own childhood and his mystical ideas. Though he began work on a second novel in 1914, he was killed in action in WWI that year. When was his body finally identified? More… Discuss

Find the book at “Project Gutenberg which you can access thrugh the Widget on my website, or here  

Watch the  movie:

Kate Walsh – Snow, The Baker (beautiful music, give it a try!)

Regina Spektor – Ballad of a Politician/Lovable Dictator live at Other Music, NYC [02/09]


This post is dedicated to the most costly, and worthless fight for power over the war on American society, and to the next lovable dictator!: In short Elections 2012 _ “You can’t fool billion of people all the time!”

A man inside a room is shaking hands with other men
This is how it happens
Our carefully laid plans

Shake it, shake it baby
Shake your ass out in that street
You’re gonna make us scream someday
You’re gonna make it big

You love so deep, so tender
Your people and your land
You love ’em ’till they can’t recall
Who they are again

Work it, work it baby
Work your way ’round that room
You’re gonna make it big some day
You’re gonna make a boom

But I am
But I am
But I am not a number, not a name

But I am
But I am
But I am a carefully laid plan

Shake what your mama gave you
You know that it won’t last
You’re gonna taste the ground real soon
You’re gonna taste the grass

A man inside a room is shaking hands with other men
This is how it happens
Our world under command

Shake it, shake it baby
Shake your ass out in that street
You’re gonna make us scream someday
You’re gonna make us weak

You’re gonna make us scream someday
You’re gonna make it big

(read/add comments to the meaning of this song       Here)


Johannes Brahms – Lullaby, Celtic Woman and Nana Moskouri

Johannes Brahms – Op.49 No.4 Wiegenlied / Lullaby

John Williams: Theme from ‘The Accidental Tourist’ (piano solo …

John WilliamsTheme from ‘The Accidental Tourist‘ (piano solo 

John Williams (1932- ) – the composer not the guitarist – needs no introduction from me. This transcription of the main theme from William’s Oscar-nominated score for the 1988 William Hurt / Kathleen Turner/ Geena Davis movie appears in the ‘John Wiliams Antholocy compilation (ISBN 723188617746). The portion of the sountrack most frequently recorded is the closing credits music, and I have not actually heard the orchestral version of this particular extract. but the piece is very pianistic. The transcriber is not identified but may well the the same person who did the excellent transcription of the theme from ‘Presumed Innocent’ which appears in the same anthology and is prepared to a similarly high standard . Williams’ music seems to me a fascinating (and incredibly successful) blend of elements from Copland, Barber, Bernstein and Rachmaninov (and perhaps Prokofiev in pieces like the ‘Parade of the Ewoks‘). –

– Played by Philiip Sear-  http://www.psear.co.uk

John Williams, composer of the first three fil...

John Williams, composer of the first three films and creator of Hedwig’s Theme. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MARIA TANASE – CANTEC DE NUNTA DIN FAGARAS (un cantec vechi cat lumea, si now de mii de ani)

A Romanian folklore song as old as the world while thousand of years young

Iese muma miresii,
In mijlocul curtii,
Si se roaga Soarelui:

Tine soare ziua mare
C-am o fata calatoare,
Peste munti, la alte curti,
La parinti necunoscuti,
La surori fara durori,
Si la frati ne-intrebati…

Ia-ti mireasa ziua buna
De la tata de la muma,
De la frati de la surori,
De la frati de la surori,
De la palanul cu flori
De la palanul cu flori,

De la fir de busuioc,
de la ficiorii din joc

De la ficiorii din joc,

Ca la muma-ta ai fost
un mar mare si frumos,
dar la soacra-ta vei fi
ca vatrariul dupa usa,
ca matura dupa usa,
ca vatrariul din cenusa…

Iese muma miresii,
In mijlocul curtii,
Si se roaga Soarelui…                                                                                                    

Nunta in Tara Fagarasului in anii ’30. Imagini filmate de elevii Scolii sociologice a lui Dimitrie Gusti in cadrul cercetarilor monografice efectuate in satul Dragus din Tara Fagarasului.


up and Down on San Gabriel Bike trail

The trail has been resurfaced and it is a wonderful ride. Today I did the upper part: From Liberty Park in Cerritos (mile 8.5)to the end of the trail in (mile 39.5) and (of course) back, for a 60 miles trip (quite a ride) 12.9 miles/hour, average.

Cause We’re Born This Way 

Word from  http://www.youtube.com/user/1OneStyleProduction:
One style production (www.onestyleproduction.com) presents : 

The Biggest Flash Mob ever of Lady Gaga in the Bayonne’s festival in France.
(Vidéo officielle Flash Mob des Fêtes de Bayonne 2011)

This flash mob took place the 31st of July in the front of the city-hall of Bayonne where around 2000 people danced on the lady gaga song : “Born this way”.

We really enjoy to share with you these magic moments.

Huge thanks to the flashmob’s staff, especially Philippe who let me participate to this wonderful adventure.

Huge thanks to the dancers, you did it well guys !

And Huge thanks to my friends (video’s staff) for their helps, actually, it thanks to you, guys, if today I could make this short movie, I hope that you’ll enjoy.

To be continued, next year…

(merci aussi à Julien Navaux alias le Now )

Bob Dylan’s I Shall Be Released (to all those who carry around a conscience, like a ball and chain, building the pass to TRUTH)

They say evrything can be replaced,
Yet evry distance is not near.
So I remember evry face
Of evry man who put me here.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

They say evry man needs protection,
They say evry man must fall.
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above this wall.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd,
Is a man who swears he’s not to blame.
All day long I hear him shout so loud,
Crying out that he was framed.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

The Band and Friends performing an incredible tune, “I Shall Be Released”, during their last concert with the original lineup.

JAMES “JIMMY” DORSEY (1904) – – – Clarinet Polka Jimmy Dorsey and his Orchestra

James “Jimmy” Dorsey (1904)

Dorsey was a prominent jazz musician and big band leader. He began performing as a youth, first learning the trumpet before 

taking up his signature instruments, the clarinet and alto saxophone. He formed several bands with his brother, and the duo became so popular that they later starred in a fictionalized film biography, The Fabulous Dorseys. After they parted ways in 1935, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra had several number-one hits. What was the name of his first post-split hit recordMore… Discuss


Paganini Rhapsody (Rachmaninoff) – Arthur Rubinstein –

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Op. 43 in A minor
Sergei Rachmaninoff

Soloist: Arthur Rubinstein
Conductor: Alfred Wallenstein

Interview with Artur Rubinstein: One of those moment when one lives up to his humanity!

One of those moment when one lives up to his humanity: 

Polski: Artur Rubinstein (1887-1982) – polski ...

Polsky: Arthur Rubinstein (1887-1982) (Image via Wikipedia)

“Life is what it gives you, what is in front of you!” Nothing more.”