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November 17, 2009

Gheorghe Mogosan 8.XII.1957 - 13.XI.2009

Vazandu-i sicriul si auzindu-i glasul de pe inregistrare, stiind ca acea voce puternica si expresiva nu se va mai auzi niciodata am avut cea mai cutremuratoare experienta din viata mea. Tata, sper doar ca plecarea ta nu a fost o intamplare. Am sa iti cinstesc memoria si voi face tot ce-mi sta in putiinta sa realizez ce ti-ai dorit tu pentru mine.... Imi aduc aminte la inmormantarea unchiului meu cum tatal meu dusese la capela incapatoare si sonora o combina muzicala. pe atunci nu stiam eu diferenta intre Verdi si Mozart, stiam doar numele lor din auzite, de la cei mari, tin minte ca muzica de Requiem rasuna, ca preludiu pentru slujba religioasa, si ca si hrana pentru sufletele celor indurerati, inclusiv al sau. Si azi imi aduc aminte ca eram, chiar si la acea varsta frageda profund impresionat cum are puterea sufleteasca pentru a face asta, fara sa intrebe pe nimeni, a facut ce a simtit, cand trupul neinsufletit al fratelui sau mai mare zacea in fata sa. Sper doar ca am putut sa-l onorez cu aceasi demnitate, si ca i-a placut Requiemul German de Brahms, precum ii placea cand il ascultam acum 8 luni pe masina mergand catre Bucuresti, unde avea sa primeasca un diagnostic neconcludent. Incercam sa-mi indepartez gandurile ca intr-o zi i-as pune acea muzica precum si coralul final din Matthaus Passion de J.S.Bach la inmormantarea sa. Vineri am pierdut un prieten, un tata, un erou.

Mogosan Gheorghe. 8.XII.1957 - 13.XI.2009

Vazandu-i sicriul si auzindu-i glasul de pe inregistrare, stiind ca acea voce puternica si expresiva nu se va mai auzi niciodata am avut cea mai cutremuratoare experienta din viata mea. Tata, sper doar ca plecarea ta nu a fost o intamplare. Am sa iti cinstesc memoria si voi face tot ce-mi sta in putiinta sa realizez ce ti-ai dorit tu pentru mine.... Imi aduc aminte la inmormantarea unchiului meu cum tatal meu dusese la capela incapatoare si sonora o combina muzicala. pe atunci nu stiam eu diferenta intre Verdi si Mozart, stiam doar numele lor din auzite, de la cei mari, tin minte ca muzica de Requiem rasuna, ca preludiu pentru slujba religioasa, si ca si hrana pentru sufletele celor indurerati, inclusiv al sau. Si azi imi aduc aminte ca eram, chiar si la acea varsta frageda profund impresionat cum are puterea sufleteasca pentru a face asta, fara sa intrebe pe nimeni, a facut ce a simtit, cand trupul neinsufletit al fratelui sau mai mare zacea in fata sa. Sper doar ca am putut sa-l onorez cu aceasi demnitate, si ca i-a placut Requiemul German de Brahms, precum ii placea cand il ascultam acum 8 luni pe masina mergand catre Bucuresti, unde avea sa primeasca un diagnostic neconcludent. Incercam sa-mi indepartez gandurile ca intr-o zi i-as pune acea muzica precum si coralul final din Matthaus Passion de J.S.Bach la inmormantarea sa. Vineri am pierdut un prieten, un tata, un erou.

November 4, 2009

Mobile Blogging

Testing, testing, 1,2,3.


...seems to work just fine.

F.M.

October 17, 2009

Musical Moment

Romanian composer Nicolae Kirculescu and one of his "Musical Moments" for piano and orchestra, which was used as the credits music for one of the oldest and long-lasting shows in romanian television (Teleenciclopedia)


Nicolae Kirculescu - Moment Muzical [Teleenciclopedia]
Asculta mai multe audio Muzica

Saturday Morning Symphonic

This is a weekly column. I will choose a symphonic piece every Saturday as i see fit.

For this week, i chose Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.



The Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (Op. 55) by Ludwig van Beethoven (known as the Eroica which is Italian for "heroic") is a musical work sometimes cited as marking the end of the Classical Era and the beginning of musical Romanticism.

Beethoven had originally conceived of dedicating the symphony to Napoleon Bonaparte. The biographer Maynard Solomon relates that Beethoven admired the ideals of the French Revolution, and Napoleon as their embodiment. In the autumn the composer began to have second thoughts about that dedication. It would have deprived him of a fee that he would receive if he instead dedicated the symphony to Prince Franz Joseph Maximillian Lobkowitz. Nevertheless, he still considered giving the work the title of Bonaparte.

When Napoleon was proclaimed Emperor of the French in May 1804, Beethoven became disgusted and went to the table where the completed score lay. He took hold of the title-page and scratched the name Bonaparte out so violently with a knife that he created a hole in the paper.[1] He later changed the title to Sinfonia eroica, composta per festeggiare il sovvenire d'un grand'uomo ("heroic symphony, composed to celebrate the memory of a great man"). His assistant Ferdinand Ries tells the story in his biography of Beethoven:

In writing this symphony Beethoven had been thinking of Buonaparte, but Buonaparte while he was First Consul. At that time Beethoven had the highest esteem for him and compared him to the greatest consuls of ancient Rome. Not only I, but many of Beethoven's closer friends, saw this symphony on his table, beautifully copied in manuscript, with the word "Buonaparte" inscribed at the very top of the title-page and "Ludwig van Beethoven" at the very bottom. …I was the first to tell him the news that Buonaparte had declared himself Emperor, whereupon he broke into a rage and exclaimed, "So he is no more than a common mortal! Now, too, he will tread under foot all the rights of man, indulge only his ambition; now he will think himself superior to all men, become a tyrant!" Beethoven went to the table, seized the top of the title-page, tore it in half and threw it on the floor. The page had to be re-copied and it was only now that the symphony received the title "Sinfonia eroica."[2]

However, the road to titling of the work Eroica had further turns. After completing the work, Beethoven wrote to his publisher in the summer of 1804 that "The title of the symphony is reallyBonaparte." The final title was not applied to the work until the parts were published in October, 1806. In fact, Schindler tells us that upon hearing of the French Emperor's death in Saint Helena in 1821, Beethoven proclaimed "I wrote the music for this sad event seventeen years ago" - referring to the Funeral March (second movement).

Beethoven wrote most of the symphony in late 1803 and completed it in early 1804. The symphony was premiered privately in summer 1804 in his patron Prince Lobkowitz's castle Eisenberg (Jezeri) in Bohemia. The first public performance was given in Vienna's Theater an der Wien on April 7, 1805 with the composer conducting.


Beethoven is regarded as one of the pioneers of the Romantic era.
This is a very interesting example of harmonic breakthrough (or lunacy, for that respective time) [5:35 in first video]
Bar 1: f#-7 6
3: C 6/4
5 F7+ (or a6m with a strong emphasis on 6 -the f- from the horns and trumpets).
9 B9
11 B

Guinness Classical 1000: the top 1000 recordings of all time
quote:
"The Romantic symphony's rightful father, Promethean in its scope, revolutionary in its structure and
with an implied moreal subtext: Beethoven's first impulse was to name Napoleon Bonaparte as dedicatee,
but when Napoleon named himself Emperor - Beethoven destroyed the dedication.
The Eroica's ground-plan incorporates a mighty first movement (that plays for anything up to 20 minutes),
a noble Funeral March, an effervescent Scherzo and a colorful theme with variations.
Beethoven's Third Symphony exceeds the lenght of his Second by roughly half as much again.
Recommended: Cleveland Orchestra / George Szell / Sony Classical Analogue
With nearly 100 CD versions to choose from, the Eroica will not be pinned down (or indeed comprehensively
represented by) a single interpretation. Szell's performance is stronger, more precise, better played and
better balanced than most, but i'd be irresponsible not to mention Toscanini (especially his shattering 1939 RCA recording, mono),
Furtwängler (a mighty reading, but only as recorded live, preferably the 1952 version on Tahra)
or Klemperer (stoical and strong, especially in his 1955 EMI recording). All three are in mono. There are others, too (Nikolaus Harnoncourt [Teldec]
and Sir Colin Davis [Philips] offer the best digital versions),
but you won't go far wrong with our four basic recommendations."

September 11, 2009

"Mood" Quartett





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Cristian

Vlad

Adriana

Anca

Mood Quartett

August 17, 2009

August 8, 2009

Movits! - Wrong side of the garden

Very original and funky piece from the sweedish swing/hip-hop group Movits!
You can't not like them, the beats are too cool, and if you thought i'd leave you with a cool sound and confused about what could it all mean, you were wrong.
Here are the lyrics (courtesy of lyricwiki):
Coming from the wrong part of the yard, from the other side of the track
I grew up with gypsies
playing accordion
wanting to tell my future
while my dad emptied a bottle of explorer [cheap vodka]
taught myself to play guitar and those chords
djangos quintett playing from the grammophone
with second hand suits in the closets
and brass bands live every night in the garden

it started out good but then the problems came
stepped in the shit early, and the tax bill
i mean the responsibilities
rights
governments
the justice system
the likelihood is small, the unemployment office admits
maybe one should change name or
sell the mobile home or
knock out the gold tooth
but some time the prejudice must be caught up with

You can call me an outsider
because i didn’t do what the others did when they did what people did back in the days
excuse if I interrupt
no, im not the neighbour above
but the old lady calls the cops every time and says that i make the noise

Coming from the right side of town
Thats the problem
I grew up in the nicest neighbourhoods
My daddy's a designer and more
My other dad is already late
Me, I was just a kid and adopted
So school was very hard and complicated
Because my classmates thought it was wrong that
And the teacher would soon retire
Not their fault that
Things turned out the way they did
according to recommendations from the holy scripture

johans dad “watch out, he’s the anti christ!”
according to miss teacher who tried to explain it sure
maybe we should have shot’er
or carried her out of th’re
now she’s dead and lies in the urn
but in some way the words still live on
Peace out

I barely have any time to listen to your criticism
not Lykke Li
but pretty happy [Lycklig]
so lady please give me a chance and listen to my music
but no
Not “when in rome”

If the spoon is silver I”ll take it when I come
They've said so many times
So thanks but no thanks, I”ll find the exit
But everything is just a dream

I’m swedish, so I skip the queue
I’m a man, too and I have a higher wage
As long as I'm not sitting unemployed

I like the opposite sex
So kid I’m hardly what you call a fag
But kid I might be what you call slow
cause I don’t understand what you’re saying even if I hear you

Dance Wedding

Just in case you haven't seen this yet...
Being the season of weddings, the following video is getting alot of attention on youtube:

Today i've discovered this shocking (wink) sequel:

July 25, 2009

The best from the slideshow

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dog


mio & friend


alexandra


rafael


luiza


alexandra


mia


flora


raul


mio & anda


deedee


alexandra


georgiana


alexandra


guest at a wedding


alina


octavia


Grim playground & a potrait of a wire grass

Click for larger view to really see the pictures.




July 19, 2009

Google Voice

Google Voice
It's gonna be HUGE.
Basically: all people can have one general number that can be theirs forever and ever and ever (cause that's how long Google is going to last) and they can customize where they get their calls. I'll redirect my friends to my cell and people who i loathe to google voicemail which is so cool cause it's online, and everyone knows everything is better online.

Very nice move for Google, if they pull this off, they're going to be twice as huge!

Dinner chat

Something i found. I guess it's stand-up comedy, but with rhythm. I like it.


If any of you can relate to "storm" from this poem, i want to dedicate this next song to you:

July 16, 2009

The slideshow in HD



This youtube version is much better.
Details like strands of hair or textures can now be observed.
Sound is also alot better. It's certainly worth the wait to load in HD.

July 15, 2009

A new Slideshow

I've just created a slideshow using some portraits i dug up from my photo archive, most of the people in them are acquaintances or friends. I spent most of the time editing the photos and then just as much thinking what would be the best order. I guess somehow the picture fits the verse if you are imaginative.
The songs from Miike Snow inspired me to do this. I love this band. I can't say if they are the next a-Ha, but i will say this is the best band to come out of the viking's land since Röyksopp.

Songs are: Black and Blue and Song for no one.

Enjoy!

July 14, 2009

Just resign please...



If i ever get this illiterate please just hit me on the back of the head.

April 25, 2009

March 17, 2009

The (not so) Blue Danube


Red/Green Shore


Fisherman's Cape


The Sun Sometimes Shines Better on Serbia


Fishing boat


Fishing Docks


Fishing Docks II


Fishing Port at Shimian

Photographs taken in Şimian, near Drobeta-Turnu Severin

Bucureşti


Atheneul Român


Blue


Şcoala de Arhitectură


Proteste scrise împotriva presupusei crize


Lipscani I


Lipscani II


Lipscani III


The street photographer in her natural emviorement: Lipscani


Grafitti


Dâmboviţa


Aici sunt banii dumneavoastră!


Casa Poporului - Nice...


C.Pop.


Atheneul - interior


Concert la Atheneu


Atheneul seara