1 Yr Ago on Mar 31, 2019

I’ve decided to just re-post the entire year ago today post from Mar 31, 2019. Too lazy to edit it down as I did the previous 2 days’ “year-ago” posts. A year ago, I still hadn’t been categorizing or adding tags to my posts (making me virtually invisible to the WordPress community). Tagging these “mixed category” posts of the past is a pain.


So, polling indicates a preference for this format instead of playlists by 2 to 0. Allows me to mix YouTube and other vids in any sequence. Guess I’ll stick with this.


Maestro, a little Debussy guitare if you please.

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Here’s the Other People’s Videos featured one year ago.


It’s Saturday Night at the Video Trough

Let’s start with something everyone can enjoy
unless you hate dancing and dogs.

h/t naturalfake commenting on Ace of Spades


GLOSSED-OVER NEWS NUGGETS
Liz Wheeler’s unearthing of buried news. Always odd to hear about what “mainstream media” won’t tell me, since I so rarely see MSM except in mocking video clips online.


Mark Dice on the Crazy Green Deal


Amazing Lucas: Next Up: Separate Drinking Fountains?
Lucas goes after the “Black Press Only” event in Georgia.
Have to wonder: Paper bag test?


Europe Since the 1300s Course
Well, I haven’t been following the Crash Courses, and I haven’t seen Hank Green’s brother for a long time. Nice thing about Hank and the science shows is, except when they wander into PC climate and other ideas, they’re apolitical, as science should be. John’s inclinations are always showing.  But this is still a good 6-minute overview. Even if I never watch the rest of the series.


Pulsars and Superbugs
Here’s brother Hank with the Science news. Crazy space stuff and sanitary metal. Isn’t science amazing?

J.S. Bach: Toccata & Fugue in D minor – Stokowski at 90

adam28xx – Mar 29, 2014 – 11:11
h/t Mary Poppins’ Practically Perfect Piercing on A♠

In 1972, Leopold Stokowski visited Prague to conduct two concerts with the Czech Philharmonic. By now a very frail 90-year-old, the Maestro’s taxing programme (played on two successive evenings) consisted of six of his Bach Transcriptions, followed after the interval by Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” and Scriabin’s “Poem of Ecstasy,” plus a couple of encores. It was recorded ‘live’ in ‘Phase 4 Stereo’ and for the first concert the TV cameras were on hand to capture Stokowski for almost the last time in his long career.

The programme opened with his own transcription of Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, a work he had first performed and recorded in the 1920s. He had played it many times over the years but this is the last film to show him conducting his most famous Bach arrangement in public.

Stokowski soon gave up concerts altogether, due to his clearly evident frailty, but continued to make records until he was 95. His final studio recording of the Toccata and Fugue in D minor was made with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1974 for RCA / BMG.