Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The San Francisco Opera's November 10, 1972 Performance Of Gottfried von Einem's 'The Visit Of The Old Lady' Was Broadcast

The San Francisco Opera's November 19, 1971 Performance Of Alban Berg's 'Lulu' Was Broadcast

On An Idea Of The German Council of Economic Advisers

'The idea, proposed by the German Council of Economic Advisers, is to pool all “excessive” debt into a eurobond and pay it back over 20 years. This is the portion of debt that is higher than the 60 per cent debt to gross domestic product ratio.'

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Hometown Siblings, Renaissance Research Celebrates Seven Years As The Golden Gate Bridge Celebrates 75 Years

Photo credit: (c) Lance Iversen and the San Francisco Chronicle 2012.  Copyright controlled.  All rights reserved.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Photo credit:  Unknown, 1892. Present day Muir Woods National Park, Northern California.  Collection of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.  Via Greg Levine website.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Noted .... (Behind The Curve Of History)


In June 2011, the University of Chicago presented Sofia Gubaidulina with an honorary degree, the first ever given to a composer by the University.
And I almost attended this music school??

Monday, May 21, 2012

Kyiv National Museum Of Ukraine Celebrates 400 Years Of European, Soviet, And Post-Modernist Ukrainian Baroque Art

Kyiv Philharmonic Celebrates Springtime With Program Of Stravinsky, Honneger, Schnittke, and Schedrin

Friday, May 04, 2012

Japan To Be Nuclear-Free For First Time Since 1966

Away to Ukraine for next two weeks.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Missing Life: Eurozone Unemployment Hits 10.9 Percent For First Time In 15 Years


10.9 percent represents 17.4 million people.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

May Day

“I, Prince Stephen, by God’s mercy leading the Country of Moldavia, son of Prince Bogdan, started to build this foundation at the Monastery of Voroneţ, dedicated to the Saint and Worshipped and Great Martyr and Victorious George, in the year 6996 (1488) the month of May, 26, the Monday after the Descent of the Holy Spirit, and completed it in the same year, in the month of September, 14”. Voroneţ Monastery, Southern Bucovina, Romania, Present-Day European Union. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Photo credit: © 2007 Metaneira