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Joe Martinez61,582My Favorite People & Brand Pages on Google+ - June 2014All these people are amazing and fun (hence why I follow them)! :) If you are looking for people to follow then this is definitely the circle for you! There is a little bit of everything here! From people who love photography, tech, music, art... the list is endless! Enjoy!!  Some of the awesomesauce in this circle:  +Hanna Silver, +DJ Spin, +Tanya Muse Diaz, +Tiffany Henry, +Ant J, +anthony feliciano, +jessi roman, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Renata Sherwin, +Cynthia K Seymour, +Natascha Otero, +Daria Musk, +Kamal Tailor, +Emily Jiménez, +Carms Perez, +Christopher Lira, +Eleanor Hoh, +Chris Pirillo, +2014-06-23 04:01:3650139639CC G+
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:53:52479001CC G+
Elijah Novikov0Sharing circles....Обмен кругами:#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления 2014-05-31 14:18:11500108CC G+
Chris Robinson40,732Musicians on G+ Community Circle 4/14Each month we are circling engaging musicians in the +Musicians on G+ community (http://goo.gl/4lRNe), and then sharing this circle on G+. Here are the engaging musicians for the month of April.2014-05-06 15:34:13130241948CC G+
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 21:02:16501000CC G+
Shinta putri anggun2291. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle! #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional #artisticgoogle  2014-04-26 16:19:094049526CC G+
Blog Guns Community583#CircleSharing #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google+ #Google #Engagers #SharedCircleOfTheDay #EngagersCircle #PublicSharedCircles #Share #SocialMedia #FriendsShareFriends #Marketing #Circles #PublicCircle #Magic2014-04-26 07:32:27501104CC G+
Blog Guns Community580#CircleSharing #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #SharedPublicCircles #GooglePlusTips #buy_GooglePlus_followers#Google+ #Google #Engagers #SharedCircleOfTheDay #EngagersCircle #PublicSharedCircles #Share #SocialMedia #FriendsShareFriends #Marketing #Circles #PublicCircle #Magic2014-04-25 14:29:58501104CC G+
Yoga Imawan889Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#circles#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle#Koło2014-04-20 21:54:435019922CC G+
Yoga Imawan889IMPORTANT CIRCLE#addcircle#buy_GooglePlus_followers#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagersshowcasecircle#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#Magic#Marketing#motivateme#publiccircle#PublicSharedCircles#sharedcircle#SharedCircleOfTheDay#SharedCircles#SharedPublicCircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#TopEngagers2014-04-20 18:05:56501547CC G+
Shinta putri anggun201please1.share2.click +13.comment thank you #artists   #indonesia #circlesharing   #circleshare #adult   #tourism #facebookmarketing   #facebook #googleplustips  2014-04-19 13:16:385010121CC G+
Svetlana Yegorova90Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:07:235007314CC G+
Jessica Anggoela0This is a group of individuals that has personally shared four of my best circle sharing circles in the last month (or so).  They also include a mix of new circle sharers and some that are just trying to learn it for the first time. :) :) :0)They are individuals, to a large degree, that are very interested in not just circle sharing (which is great), but also engaging with you in a meaningful way (which is awesome)!!!Guidelines for Core Multipliers- Share the circle to stay in the circle- Have some fun!- If you are new and want in the circle, share the circle.This is a great group.  Enjoy this circle and have an awesome Thursday!*if you were somehow missed/ not included in the circle, please let me know and it will be corrected on the next share. My apologies ahead of time! :)**For those coming from multiplying circle, we are not inviting new folks here, you can privately message them or ping them when you share the circle on your public feed. Thanks!#corecircle #multiplyingcircle #coremultipliers #sharedcircles #circleshare #bestsharedcircle   #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #CircleQueen   #CircleMaster   #GPlusList   #Circle   #Circleshare   #Circlesharing   #PublicSharedCircles2014-04-06 08:16:36501404CC G+
Chris Robinson40,244Musicians on G+ Community Circle 3/14Each month we are circling engaging musicians* in the +Musicians on G+ community (http://goo.gl/4lRNe), and then sharing this circle on G+. Feel free to add this circle if you want to add engaging musicians to your stream.Upcoming Events 4/6 +Song Show with musical guest +Tom Strasser (http://goo.gl/wEW3R2)*Engaging musicians take part in some (or all) of the following activities. They write up introductions when posting to the community (e.g., a few sentences introducing themselves or the music), they reply when people comment on their posts, they use hangouts or HOAs to engage the community, and/or they take the time to comment on other people's posts.2014-04-01 17:09:48117111124CC G+
Сергей Новиков472 Расшариваем круги и добавляем новые подписки :)#ГуглПлюс #Делюськругом #Круг #КругДня #Круги #Круглим #Круглы #Кругляши #ОткрытыйКруг #Люди #ВзаимныеЛюди #Взаимный #ВзаимныйФолловинг #Группа #Группы #Гугл #Добавить #Други #Друзья #Знакомства #Интересно #Интернет #КлубВзаимногоЧтения #КогоПочитать #Новости #Обмен #Общество #Объявления2014-03-12 11:55:44501337CC G+
Chris Robinson39,924Musicians on G+ Community Circle 2/14Each month we are circling engaging musicians* in the +Musicians on G+ community (http://goo.gl/4lRNe), and then sharing this circle on G+. There's a lot of interaction in this circle! Click Add people to check it out!Upcoming Events 3/2 +Song Show with +Jonathan Blackshire (http://goo.gl/jIF5e9)*Engaging musicians take part in some (or all) of the following activities. They write up introductions when posting to the community (e.g., a few sentences introducing themselves or the music), they reply when people comment on their posts, they use hangouts or HOAs to engage the community, and/or they take the time to comment on other people's posts.2014-02-28 19:04:351302937CC G+
Businessmens1,109Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-02-06 10:27:37501459CC G+
Businessmens959Циркуляция сообщества!1. Добавь себе этот круг.2. Добавь в него себя.3. Поделись кругом (запись должна быть видна всем) и скопируй в комментарий это сообщение.Каждый следующий человек будет добавлять тебя в круги, тем самым увеличивая кол-во твоих подписчиков! (плюс ответные добавления от ранее добавленных)ЗЫ: иллюстрированная инструкция тут - https://plus.google.com/photos/110423182607385092010/albums/5750111506919621249?authkey=CNLZ5N_77cOEjgE#ActiveUsers #Add #AddCircle #AddFriends #AddMeToYour #AddMeToYourCircles #AddPeople #Affiliate #afo #AllSortsOfPeople #Art #AstroPhotography #AuthorCircle #Authorshelpingauthors #AutoFollow #AutoFollowBack #Awesome #AwesomeArt #AwesomeCircle #awesomecircles #AwesomeDay #AwesomeFace #AwesomeIdeas #AwesomeIndividuals #AwesomeJuice #AwesomeNess #AwesomePeople #AwesomePublick #AwesomePublickCircle #AwesomeSauce #BeautifulPhotographs #BeautifulPictures 2014-02-01 17:23:355015410CC G+
Musicians on G+4,597Musicians on G+ Community Circle 1/14This is a new shared circle series coming out of the Musicians on G+ Community (link to community, http://goo.gl/4lRNe). Each month we will circle some of the engaging musicians in the community and share this circle with you. Click on Add people to check them out! Not a big fan of adding shared circles. No problem. You can search this circle for individual musicians sorted by genre (http://goo.gl/llxGEw) or check out the +Musicians on G+ database (http://goo.gl/CQA96V).Upcoming Events 2/2 +Song Show with +Jonathan Blackshire (http://goo.gl/i2RnPt)2/13 Hangin' with Musicians on G+ (http://goo.gl/MBDqQf)2014-01-31 15:10:426851626CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky63,015Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 02:07:25499361558CC G+
Artur M.35,689A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-01-20 07:58:29390361268CC G+
Syra Khan3,329#circles   #sharedcircles  2014-01-17 10:19:275016322CC G+
Artur M.34,220A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-08 15:24:56421401863CC G+
Alexandra Bolzer1,453sharing with you my updated handselected p h o t o g r a p h e r circle A-LAmateurs and Professionals.. great unique works (04.01.2014)take them, add them, share them if you want #circleshare   #circlesharing   #photography   #photographer   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2014-01-04 08:49:02435281725CC G+
Alexandra Bolzer1,004here you find my updated handselected PHOTOGRAPHER A-L #circle- they are the best of the best.. amateur and professionals  updated 26.12.2013you are welcome to share as much you like!enjoy! #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #photography   #fineartphotography  2013-12-26 21:37:31393211116CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky59,452This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-26 04:10:46500421768CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,777Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-08 11:43:39493524276CC G+
Andrey Mashnich102,869Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-23 15:58:42462452984CC G+
Refurio Anachro1,770engagers circle: logistic map frenzyThank you all who showed interest in the topic! I'll be preparing more about the logistic map for another #diagram  post or two, so stay tuned!This circle has (i hope) everyone who has reshared my post, directly liked the origin, or has commented intelligently. It was nice reading the thoughts some of you shared, thanks! As a special gift i added my current favorites who mostly post about math!Direct links to the reshares that had something to add:Special thanks to Richard Green, your share started it! This gives me the opportunity to experiment with your engagers-circle concept. Also thanks for the kind words!https://plus.google.com/101584889282878921052/posts/bCWCuCo1irbAndrew Reidhttps://plus.google.com/113591358584964808233/posts/FyRPg3d1n8fPiotr Parafiniukhttps://plus.google.com/107586274027142920972/posts/U3xGdXSft26philippe rouxhttps://plus.google.com/118331054304456615935/posts/FWPbueRRDnQFrank Nestelhttps://plus.google.com/105661541109472601976/posts/VHpqT1KMAgQW Adenhttps://plus.google.com/104501258233057661239/posts/DqpetshuPMHScienceSundayhttps://plus.google.com/109783903175191665261/posts/MHdX5mK98j8Chomvong Deanhttps://plus.google.com/109290454330797281871/posts/5VtiJFw3hNoAli Orhun Akkirmanhttps://plus.google.com/+AliOrhunAkkirman/posts/FjygxsfCJk8Carlos Castillo-Garsowhttps://plus.google.com/117081920039282965770/posts/7hEadyQEisKDax Solomon Umaminghttps://plus.google.com/102027494320630470417/posts/71Jy84b7cED #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #engagerscircle   #thankyoucircle   #sciencecircle   #logisticmap  2013-11-19 22:42:11138736CC G+
Silvio De Rossi4,316#happyhalloween Circle! Thanks +Andrey Mashnich! #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing  2013-10-31 14:24:2740124928CC G+
Andrey Mashnich100,957Circle of people, with active life position in Google+ Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+ 2013-10-31 13:37:11396391866CC G+
Pradeep Sanyal120,484The 500 Best of the Best on Google+!Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheday  2013-09-27 04:31:395009512CC G+
Jonathan Blackshire558I was just shared in a circle of very talented musicians that I'm proud to be included in.  I highly recommend you add and check out everyone in this circle!2013-07-23 05:16:49251115CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,968A circle based on +Richard Green's last creation! Add it to yours, share it! They all have some wonderful spark in them!If you're notified, you're in! Sorry to disturb you with the notification! If you want out, just say so :)2013-06-19 09:59:4539032733CC G+
Steven Krohn1,616The Popular Choice Circle________________________Richard Green originally shared:Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +César Bustíos Benites, +Andrea Orselli, +Katherine Vucicevic, +Networx, +Rome Heels, +Thumb up your Followers ►, +AyJay Schibig, +Zbynek Kysela, +Ewart Corrigan, +Hamilton Carter, +Don Dobbie, +Brian Buckley, +Wajahat Khan, +Crazy Circles, +Laurent Jean Philippe, +Maria Leoni and +Wolfgang Wodeck.  I'd especially like to thank +Scott Buehler, +Ludovic Moreeuw and +Science on Google+: A Public Database for including me in some particularly exciting circles: the Hyperball, the VIIP Circle and the Smokin' Science Circle, respectively.And now the surprise feature: I invite everyone to leave a comment on (the original post of) this circle share containing a link to one of your own posts. Ideally, this should be something that you posted recently and that you are particularly pleased with. (Don't post spam though; I will delete it.)2013-06-18 14:06:1838425937CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu4,802I have added version 2 of +Richard Green's  Popular Choice, re-freshed with my nucleus of Invincible circle and brushed of inactive accounts :)If you are notified, you're in, of course :)Thank you for sharing!2013-06-17 10:29:4338924937CC G+
Richard Green16,268Here's version 2 of my Popular Choice circle. The members of this circle were nominated for inclusion here (http://goo.gl/vY07d). Anecdotal evidence suggests that this circle is a pretty good one to add: after the last share, somebody that I follow made the comment:I have to admit I have never had so many people add me back so shortly after adding a shared circle.As guest members of the circle this time, I'm including everyone who has created a circle with me in it in the last four weeks, including +Chris Cota, +Steven Krohn, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Leo Walsh, +Cesare Riccardo, +Michael Bennett, +1212Scenery, +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Gai Xinh, +Mithu Hassan, +Daniel Stock, +Marino Puletti, +Christy Sandhoff, +Johnathan Yesson, +Roleta Anedotas, +Linda Dee, +Mariusz Zapart, +2013-06-17 04:33:32384693082CC G+
matthew rappaport165,364Fun, Funny, Techy and Random #awesomesauce  +Shared Circles on G+ In this circle, YOU+ will find Amazing Plussers to circle that will lead you to everyone that is Epic  and not in this #sharedcircle  through comments, +Reshare s and +mention s!Also, circle anyone that comments below that they weren't inthis circle and Add them to a circle named Oopsy Daisies FTW!+G+ Achievement Unlocked :P2013-06-04 08:41:55450512864CC G+
Christy Sandhoff10,119Richard Green originally shared:Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-04 04:14:1033821830CC G+
Richard Green15,407Remember the Much Better than the Average Circle circles I used to share?  Well, this circle is much better even than those.  The people in this circle were recommended for inclusion in response to my call for nominations, and there are some really interesting profiles in here.  If you've never added a circle before, this one would make a good Starter Circle.I'd especially like to thank +Dirk Talamasca, +Ed Ross, +Korinne M Jackman, +Nina MJ and +Tim Utzig, each of whom suggested a large number of profiles for the circle.  I think I added everyone who was tagged in the nomination post; sorry if I missed anyone.And here's the circle.2013-06-02 14:20:43338532176CC G+
Joe Martinez49,987The 500 Best of the Best on Google+ - May/June 2013!I know it's been awhile since I've shared this circle but here we go again! Make sure to share and add this circle so others can know about it! This circle includes really fun, interesting, and engaging people that you definitely want to follow! Here is a sneak peek at some of the awesomesauce that's included in this circle share: +Muse TD, +Euro Maestro, +Tiffany Henry, +Renata Sherwin, +Amanda Blain, +Krystyn Chong, +Chris Pirillo, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Hanna Silver, +Casey McKinnon, +Gisel Ocañas, +jessi roman, +Derek Ross, +Bronwyn McGuckin, +Chris Hadfield, +Mike Stenger, +Amanda Rosenberg, +2013-05-30 00:33:42500705466CC G+
Stephanie Calahan842FABULOUS WOMEN ON G+ Part 2 of 4My goal was to crowdsource a list of Fabulous Woman on G+ that are Actively posting and Engaging on Google+.  I had originally expected maybe 50 names.  Much to my surprise and #Gratitude, I received over 400+ comments filled with love and positive energy to help curate this list of well over 1311 beautiful people. I would say this was a success and now I'm sharing with everyone PUBLIC.  I hope you will share it far and wide too.  #Google+ will only allow me to share 500 at a time, so the list has been broken down in to 4 circles.  Groups 1-4 do not indicate any specific preference to any woman.  I would have shared one massive circle if I was allowed.Fabulous Women on G+ Part 1 Can be found here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117590169633617507930/posts/Srvv4xzeuYmWhat You Can Do Now------------------------------------* Add these circles to your own circles by pressing the "View shared circle" button below. Then you can either add it to an existing circle of yours or add it as a new circle by giving it a new name. I've labeled mine "Fabulous Women on G+".  (You won't be able to see the circle on mobile or ipad -- you must be on a desktop or laptop.)  See other G+ quirks below.* Once you've added it, I recommend visiting the stream for this circle and browsing through it to see what you find interesting, encouraging, and enlightening. Then, share some love by commenting, +1ing or sharing the posts of your sisters!* Please note, this is a very diverse group of women.  You're likely to see some people in these circles who will see, understand, or experience things differently than you.  They may or may not share your similar interests.  With that in mind, a few suggestions:     -- If you disagree with someone's views, you can very easily remove them from your circle.     -- Please post public vs to these circles directly.  Each of us has separate preferences on notifications and we want to lift one another up, not bog down notifications.  I hope you all see some increased activity, make some new and inspired connections, and lift one another up as we share each other's brilliance.#fabwomenonG+ #womenongplus #womenonline #womenongoogleplus #women #activeusers #activedirectory #activeengagers #fabfems #googleplusengagers #femalesongoogleplus #female 2013-05-09 17:30:57362381135CC G+
Martijn van der Meulen5,976A few people have asked me about my Chrome OS circle, so here you go. The best Google+'ers you can find here that know about all things Chrome OS, Chromium OS, Chromebooks and Chromeboxes.Shout if you want to be included or if you recommend someone.2013-03-03 14:16:5024231224CC G+
Musicians on G+3,182Classical MusiciansView bands/musicians in this circle: http://goo.gl/i2RVwView underlying database: http://goo.gl/a30yTView most recent shared circles: http://goo.gl/EhCJaMusicians on G+ Community: http://goo.gl/4lRNeAdd a band/musician (any genre) to databaseFill out this form (http://goo.gl/aWK4w). Musicians who actively share their music on Google+ will be added to the database and to shared circles.#classical #classicalmusic #music #sharedcircles #publiccircles #musicmonday #musiceveryday #musicbomb #MBPDCircles2013-03-01 01:16:3760021CC G+
Joe Martinez44,982Best of the Best on Google+ - February 2013 Shared CircleI did some major cutting, trimming, and added some fresh new faces! This circle is perfect to add if you are new to Google+ and want to follow people with fresh ideas, amazing photography, music that will make your ears happy, and some of the most thought provoking & fun people on Google+! Feel free to share and add these amazing people! Some of the wonderful people you'll meet in the circle share are: +Tiffany Henry, +Chris Pirillo, +Krystyn Chong, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Amanda Blain, +Daria Musk, +Chris Hadfield, +Renata Sherwin, +Trev Warth, +Casey McKinnon, +Muse TD, +Michelle Marie, +Marques Brownlee, +Philip Plait, +Mohamed Mansour, +Emily SiXx, +Hanae Kimura, 2013-02-28 06:40:0650137941CC G+
Kelly Bergman2,120Here is a list of my top Google+ friends for engagement. #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-02-25 15:30:5749026726CC G+
Ram bo0I was a long time not here, therefore I want share a circle with you, with a lot of fun and interesting people. please add and share it2013-02-21 09:39:35467235CC G+
Matty James10,584my music lovers circle.....if you love music then plus one and share and comment and then i will add you too2013-02-14 09:02:5882213CC G+
Nothing but Circles8,892Welcome to +Nothing but Circles   Note:  If you have been shared in  this circle before, you will not be included in another. The circle is of people that just started following our page and every welcome circle will have different people in them.PLEASE take the time to read the about page, I will not answer any questions that have already been answered on the about page.The Welcome circles will be larger than normal until I get caught up...2013-02-08 15:21:10500201031CC G+
Joe Martinez42,309The Best of the Best on Google+ - January 2013 Circle Share!Here we go again! The first circle share for 2013 is jam packed with some of most interesting and engaging people to follow on Google+! If you are new this is definitely a circle you want to add! Feel free to share and add the circle! Some of the awesomesauce you can find in this circle: +Tiffany Henry, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Jaana Nyström, +DJ Spin, +Euro Maestro, +Ant J, +Hanna Silver, +Mike Elgan, +Daria Musk, +Aaron Wood, +Monika Ljubičić, +Amanda Blain, +Linda Lawrey, +Idrialis Castillo, +Em Wells, +Renata Sherwin, +Sze Liu, +Alida Brandenburg, +2013-01-11 01:23:22501211021CC G+

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2014-04-17 07:05:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#bacon

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2014-07-28 15:19:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the death of the French dramatist Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619–28 July 1655).

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Cyrano de Bergerac is more famous for the fictional works about his life, and perhaps for his large nose, which was probably not all that big really, than for his own work. His wooing of the lovely Roxanne has been the inspiration for many stories of unrequited love.

The Italian composer Franco Alfano (1875–1954) is best known for completing Puccini's Turandot (although his ending was completely destroyed by Toscanini). Most of Alfano's own operas have been ignored, lost, not performed, dismissed out of hand. Hardly anyone even knows Alfano's name.

But in 1936 Alfano wrote a four-act opera, Cyrano de Bergerac, to a libretto by Henri Cain that was based on Edmond Rostand's famousdra... more »

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2014-05-02 14:57:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

It's a "Private Way" . . .

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2014-07-28 15:19:31 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the death of the French dramatist Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac (6 March 1619–28 July 1655).

http://classic-online.ru/uploads/86300/86230.mp3

Cyrano de Bergerac is more famous for the fictional works about his life, and perhaps for his large nose, which was probably not all that big really, than for his own work. His wooing of the lovely Roxanne has been the inspiration for many stories of unrequited love.

The Italian composer Franco Alfano (1875–1954) is best known for completing Puccini's Turandot (although his ending was completely destroyed by Toscanini). Most of Alfano's own operas have been ignored, lost, not performed, dismissed out of hand. Hardly anyone even knows Alfano's name.

But in 1936 Alfano wrote a four-act opera, Cyrano de Bergerac, to a libretto by Henri Cain that was based on Edmond Rostand's famousdra... more »

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2014-07-24 13:46:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch (24 July 1880–15 July 1959).

http://grooveshark.com/s/America+An+Epic+Rhaspsody/5eJhxG?src=5

Bloch was so happy to have emigrated to the United States that he decided to write an orchestral work as a tribute to his new country. He often said that the minute he saw the Statue of Liberty, the idea for this work began to formulate in his mind. The result, America, an Epic Rhapsody, won the top prize in a 1927 contest sponsored by Musical America.

America, an Epic Rhapsody, is in three movements. The first movement, titled "1620," begins with a musical depiction of a "primeval mist," and the musical quotations, including folksongs, Native American melodies, and hymn tunes, bring to mind the first settlers. The sections of this first movement are called The Soil; TheInd... more »

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2014-07-19 18:30:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Edgar Degas (19 July 1834–27 September 1917).

ROBERT LE DIABLE - GIACOMO MEYERBEER - 1985 ( PARIS )

Degas is best known for his paintings of dancers. He did produce a series of paintings at the Paris Opéra, including some of a performance of the "Ballet of the Nuns" from Giacomo Meyerbeer's grand opera Robert le diable.

Robert le diable is widely considered to be the first French grand opera, and it is also notable for the Romantic ballet at the end of the third act. The ballet was so famous that Hans Christian Andersen even wrote about it: "By the hundred they rise from the graveyard and drift into the cloister. They seem not to touch the earth. Like vaporous images, they glide past one another ... Suddenly their shrouds fall to the ground. They stand in all their voluptuous nakedness, and there begins abac... more »

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2014-07-16 18:40:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the death of the English countertenor Alfred Deller (31 May 1912 – 16 July 1979).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Music+For+A+While+Music+For+A+While/30YW5A?src=5

Deller is one of the musicians credited with reintroducing the countertenor of Renaissance and Baroque music to 20th-century audiences. His voice sounded particularly high even for a countertenor; there is a story, perhaps apocryphal, about a performance that he gave early on in his career. A French woman said to him after he sang, "Monsieur, vous êtes eunuque, " to which Deller replied, "I think you mean 'unique,' madam."

In 1948, Deller formed the Deller Consort, and with this group he recorded dozens of works by 16th- and 17th-century English composers as well as Bach and Handel. He also recorded solo songs from the same period. Much of this music had not beenhe... more »

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2014-07-15 12:26:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

On 15 July 1240, Prince Alexander Nevsky led the army of the Republic of Novgorod to victory over the Swedes in the Battle on the Neva.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Alexander+Nevsky+Op+78+II+Song+About+Alexander+Nevsky/531gLb?src=5

Prince Alexander Yaroslavich of Novgorod, who was just 19 years old in 1240, was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1574 for his role in defending Russia against German and Swedish invaders. The prince received the name "Nevsky" (a form of Neva) as a tribute to his leadership in the Battle of the Neva.

In 1938, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein released his film Alexander Nevsky, with a score by Sergei Prokofiev. Eisenstein very much enjoyed working with Prokofiev: "‘At noon you’ll have the music,’ Prokofiev says as we are coming out of a small projection room. And although it’s now midnight, I’m quitecalm. At ... more »

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2014-07-14 19:05:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the British composer Gerald Finzi (14 July 1901–27 September 1956).

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Lo+The+Full+Final+Sacrifice+Op+26/4xj5fH?src=5

Finzi once said, ". . . as surely as birds must sing, so long as words exist and man is capable of feeling, there will be song." He certainly made sure of that in his part songs and other vocal and choral works.

According to Cameron Rose, "On June 6, [1946] Finzi was contacted by the Reverend Walter Hussey, vicar of St. Matthew’s in Northampton, for a commission to be performed on September 21 at the church’s annual founder’s celebration. Hussey had long supported the musical and visual arts feeling it was his personal mission 'to help re-forge the ancient link between the Church and the Arts'.”

The result was the extraordinary Lo, the full finalsacrifice.... more »

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2014-07-12 14:18:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great Wagnerian soprano Kirsten Flagstad (12 July 1895–7 December 1962). Desmond Shawe-Taylor said: "No one within living memory surpassed her in sheer beauty and consistency of line and tone." And here she is singing the role of Brunnhilde.

There's something slightly surreal about an operatic performance being introduced by Bob Hope; however, once the music starts, and then you hear her extraordinary voice, that's all forgotten.

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2014-07-09 17:47:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Ottorino Respighi (9 July 1879–18 April 1936).

http://grooveshark.com/s/The+Birds/3jHHag?src=5

Ottorino Respighi composed his Gli uccelli (The Birds) for small orchestra in 1927. He based the music on 18th-century melodies, meant to represent birdsong.

The five-movement suite begins with a Prelude based on an opera aria by Pasquini. The second movement, "The Dove," is based on music by de Gallot, and begins with a solo oboe followed by string trills representing wings. "The Hen," based on music by Rameau, begins with music that sounds like a hen clucking. "The Nightingale" is based on 18th-century English music. Finally, "The Cuckoo" is based on an 18th-century harpsichord work by Pasquini, and this ends with a repeat of the Prelude theme.

My classical musicp... more »

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2014-07-08 19:29:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Australian composer Percy Grainger (8 July 1882–20 February 1961).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Shepherd+s+Hey/2Pulss?src=5

Grainger is best known for collecting British folk tunes and incorporating them into his music. He loved to experiment in his compositions and his use of harmony is often quite inventive. His Shepard's Hey shows some of this and it is a lovely and lively little work. 

Many people have played and commented on this piece:

"Shepherd's Hey is generally heard in either the full orchestra or military band version. Grainger said he 'dished it up' in many different ways. The version for a 'room-music twelve'some' dates from 1908-1909 and is scored for flute, clarinet, horn (at will), baritone English (chromatic) concertina, 3 fiddles, 2 middle fiddles (viola), 2 bass-fiddles(&... more »

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2014-07-05 18:17:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the American composer George Rochberg (5 July 1918–29 May 2005).

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Rochberg+Violin+Concerto+Fantasia/4HajXt?src=5

According to his publisher, "'All human gestures are available to all human beings at any time.' This became George Rochberg’s credo in the years following his famous change of compositional style. Rochberg’s music following this change was, as musicologist Richard Taruskin puts it, 'to challenge the whole idea of stylistic obsolescence. And to challenge that idea was to put in question the ‘necessity’ of the twentieth century’s stylistic revolutions—the most sacred of all modernist dogmas.' In Taruskin’s view, Rochberg’s later music does not depend on the 'sophisticated irony' that was becoming commonplace in the 1970s and 80s, but rather a 'disconcertingsincerity.' I... more »

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2014-07-04 12:54:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Happy Fourth of July!

http://grooveshark.com/s/New+England+Holidays+Holidays+Symphony+For+Orchestra+The+Fourth+Of+July/2onFWq?src=5

Charles Ives (1874–1954) was an American modernist composer, the first American composer of international renown. His music was ignored during his lifetime for the most part. Ives combined American popular and church music traditions of his youth with European art music. His compositions display a variety of musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatoric elements, and quarter tones; he used many of these techniques before they were widely adopted by composers in the 20th century. Music that can be heard in Ives' compositions include hymn tunes and traditional songs, the town band at a parade, the fiddlers at a Saturday night dance, patriotic songs, sentimental parlor ballads, and the melodies of Stephen Foster.more »

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2014-07-03 18:16:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Czech composer Leoš Janáček (3 July 1854–12 August 1928).

http://grooveshark.com/#!/s/Idyll+For+Strings+Adagio/3dgA3i?src=5

Janáček is considered to be one of the three most important Czech composers, along with Dvořák and Smetana. He is best known for his operas, which incorporate Czech folk music and stories, but he also wrote some beautiful orchestral and chamber music that isn't performed as often. My classical music post for today is the Adagio from his Idyla (Idyll), written in 1888 for string orchestra. There are some extraordinary harmonies in this gentle work.

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2014-07-01 11:40:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#paintusa  

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2014-06-08 16:01:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Annie Haslam (born 8 June 1947)!

http://grooveshark.com/s/At+The+Harbour/4FW5NL?src=5

"Wait a minute," I can hear you say. "Isn't this meant to be a Daily Classical Music Post? Annie Haslam is a rock singer!!!"

Well, Annie Haslam was the lead singer of one of the best bands of all time, Renaissance. They were part of the progressive rock movement of the early 1970s. They incorporated classical music in their songs, and sometimes used an orchestra to accompany the band.

I remember when Ashes Are Burning was released. I listened to the record over and over again. There is not one bad song on the entire album, but the most extraordinary one in my opinion is "At The Harbor." It begins with John Tout playing Debussy's La Cathédrale Engloutie, then the song begins, then more Debussy with Annie's extraordinary... more »

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2014-06-06 15:58:44 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Armenian composer Արամ Խաչատրյան  (Aram Ilyich Khachaturian) (6 June 1903–1 May 1978).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Khachaturian+Cello+Concerto+In+E+Minor+I+Allegro+Moderato/4FLOyC?src=5

Khachaturian's music often contains elements of Armenian folk music as well as Russian classical music; of course, he spent much of his life in an Armenia that was part of the Soviet Union. He was a member of the Communist Party, although in the late 1940s he fell out of favour. The work that led to his temporary "exile" was, ironically, written as a tribute to communism -- his Symphonic Poem, later called the Third Symphony.

He was in good company, however; the Zhdanov decree in 1948 named him as well as Shostakovich and Prokofiev, and the three of them had to apologise to the Soviet elite for their apparent formalismand anti-popula... more »

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2014-06-05 15:46:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett (5 June 1850–29 February 1908), the American Old West lawman who is most famous for killing Billy the Kid.

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Billy+The+Kid/98492963

Aaron Copland already had a reputation for composing works the really captured the essence of the American West, so when the ballet impresario Lincoln Kirstein came up with the idea for a ballet based on the life of the American outlaw Billy the Kid, he immediately thought of Copland. As Rovi Staff says: "Copland, having already composed works evocative of the American west and Mexico like El Salon Mexico (1933-1936) and Saga of the Prairies (1937), was well prepared for this 'cowboy ballet.'"

The ballet, composed in 1938, is in seven movements: Introduction: The Open Prairie; Street in a Frontier Town; Mexican Dancea... more »

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2014-06-03 15:11:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the French Fauvist painter Raoul Dufy (3 June 1877–23 March 1953).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Double+Canon+for+String+Quartet/3ryRgU?src=5

I have always loved Dufy's colourful paintings, and I love the simplicity of his work. His French Riviera scenes of yachting and the sea are so gentle and calming. He also painted one of the largest paintings ever, a huge ode to electricity, the fresco La Fée Electricité, for the 1937 Exposition Internationale in Paris.

Many years ago, I also discovered his paintings of the orchestra and orchestral musicians. And I also discovered that Stravinsky wrote a work in memory of Dufy, the Double Canon for String Quartet (Raoul Dufy in memoriam) , although they never actually met.

Stravinsky expanded this quartet from a short work for flute and clarinet composed in Venice in 1959. Thishig... more »

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2014-06-02 14:07:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great English composer Sir Edward Elgar (2 June 1857–23 February 1934).

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/The+Dream+Of+Gerontius/98403328

Most Americans know Elgar without realising it; graduation ceremonies have been accompanied by his Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 for decades. And although he is considered to be one of the towering English composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, he is much less "English" than many of his contemporaries. Elgar was much more influenced by Continental musical styles than the other composers writing at the same time.

Elgar always wanted to compose an opera, but he claimed that he could not find a suitable subject or librettist. The most promising collaboration was with the celebrated English novelist Thomas Hardy; strangely enough, Hardy also was born on 2 June (in 1840)!.B... more »

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2014-06-01 13:54:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Russian composer Михаи́л Ива́нович Гли́нка (Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka) (1 June 1804–15 February 1857).

http://grooveshark.com/s/The+Patriotic+Song/2u8llS?src=5

Glinka is considered to be the father of Russian classical music. He was able to incorporate the traditional dissonances of Russian folksong into Western classical forms, and this gives his music a special quality not heard in any other classical music of his time. He once said, "Music is my soul," a sentiment that many musicians will understand.

His operas A Life for the Tsar and Ruslan are among his most well-known works, particularly the overtures. I really love his "Патриотическая Песня" ("Patriotic Song"), which was written in 1833 for a national anthem contest. It was originally called"Motif de chant national" (educat... more »

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2014-05-17 15:07:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the French composer Erik Satie (17 May 1866–1 July 1925).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Sonatine+Bureaucratique/2oMIoe?src=5

Satie was a true eccentric. He called himself as a "phonometrician" (meaning "someone who measures sounds") rather than a "musician" after he was described as "a clumsy but subtle technician" in a 1911 book on contemporary French composers.

Satie wrote his Sonatine bureaucratique in 1917 as a spoof of Muzio Clementi's Sontatina Op. 36 No. 1. This neoclassical piece is full of funny moments, and even the title of the third movement, Vivache, is a joke (Clementi's third movement was VIvace, and vache means cow in French). According to Michael Kennedy, the Sonatine bureaucratique can be seen as the composition with which Satie concluded his series of "funny"t... more »

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2014-05-12 13:56:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the French composer Gabriel Fauré (12 May 1845–4 November 1924).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Offertoire/2MerQC?src=5

Fauré is one of my favourite composers of all time. His music really is the link between the end of Romanticism and the start of 20th-century modernism. Just think of this: When Fauré was born, Chopin was still composing, and by the time of his death it was the age of jazz and atonal music. And what Fauré produced in between is among the most beautiful music ever written.

The article on Fauré in Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians says: "Fauré's stature as a composer is undiminished by the passage of time. He developed a musical idiom all his own; by subtle application of old modes, he evoked the aura of eternally fresh art; by using unresolved mild discords and special coloristic effects, heanticip... more »

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2014-05-10 16:49:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the American composer Milton Babbitt (10 May 1916–29 January 2011).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Composition+For+Four+Instruments/3Tp6p4?src=5

Babbitt was known mainly for his serial and electronic music. His father was a mathematician, and he intended to become a mathematician as well. One of his composition teachers was Roger Sessions, with whom he studied at Princeton. Babbitt joined the music faculty at Princeton and later joined the mathematics faculty there as well. He also taught at Juilliard. He helped found the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center in New York, one of the earliest studios for musical synthesis in the world. In addition to composing, he wrote many essays on music and music theory.

His interest in the Second Viennese School (Schoenberg and his students and followers) influenced his early compositions. One ofB... more »

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2014-05-09 16:35:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Happy birthday to the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter (born 9 May 1955)!

http://grooveshark.com/s/Brahms+2+Songs+Op+91+Geistliches+Wiegenlied/2TWYVG?src=5

Von Otter has sung at all the major opera houses around the world, and has been particularly successful in roles by Mozart, Handel, and Monteverdi. Her recitals of works by composers including Mahler, Brahms, Grieg, Wolf, and Sibelius have been acclaimed. She's also collaborated with Elvis Costello!

My classical music post for today is of von Otter singing Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91: Geistliches Wiegenlied.

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2014-05-07 15:04:59 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is a bumper day in classical music: Carl Heinrich Graun (1704–1759), Carl Stamitz (1745–1801), Thomas Linley the Younger (1756–1778), Johannes Brahms (1833–1897), and Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky (1840–1893) were all born on this day!

http://grooveshark.com/s/Symphony+No+9+In+D+Minor+IV+Presto+Allegro+Assai/1BuYa?src=5

And it is also the anniversary of the world premiere of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, in 1824. This was the first time that a composer used voices in a symphony. The text, taken from "An die Freude" ("Ode to Joy," a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803), was added to by Beethoven.

From Wikipedia: "Beethoven was eager to have his work played in Berlin as soon as possible after finishing it, since he thought that musical taste in Vienna was dominated by Italian composers such as Rossini. When hisfriends a... more »

2014-05-06 15:46:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Musicians on G+ Community Circle 4.14
Each month we are circling engaging musicians in the +Musicians on G+ community (http://goo.gl/4lRNe), and then sharing this circle on G+. Here are the engaging musicians for the month of April.

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2014-05-06 14:29:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English actor Stewart Granger (6 May 1913–16 August 1993).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Paganini+Rondo+and+quot+La+Campanella+and+quot/3mwSPN?src=5

Granger was a romantic leading man. He was born James Stewart, but when he became an actor he had to change his name because the American actor James Stewart already was using that name. Granger's closest friends called him Jimmy, however, for the rest of his life.

In 1946, Granger starred in The Magic Bow as the great Italian violinist and composer Niccolò Paganini. The violin parts were played by Yehudi Menuhin, which most critics believed was the only redeeming feature of this otherwise fairly ordinary film. At least most people agreed that as far as looks were concerned, Granger was a perfect choice to play the dashing Paganini.

I love the New York Times review ofth... more »

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2014-05-04 15:43:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

May the Fourth be with you!

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2014-05-03 23:36:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

"When was the last time you let a stranger into your house while blindfolded?"

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2014-05-02 14:57:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

It's a "Private Way" . . .

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2014-05-02 14:53:08 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Danish composer Hans Christian Lumbye (2 May 1810–20 March 1874).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Copenhagen+Steam+Railway+Galop/4nZBv2?src=5

Lumbye was an extremely successful composer of waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, and other dances. His Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop recreates the sounds of a train chugging out of a station and grinding to a halt at the next stop. His Champagne Galop begins with the "pop" of a champagne cork. He was known early in his career as "the Strauss of the North" (after Johann Strauss I), but he became so popular in his lifetime that Danes called Johann Strauss II "the Lumbye of the South." Lumbye was the music director of the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, and in addition to his own works the orchestra performed pieces by "serious" composers.

My classical music post fort... more »

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2014-05-01 16:54:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

May Day, traditionally celebrated on 1 May in the Northern Hemisphere, has been celebrated since ancient times.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Scenes+II+and+III+May+Day+In+Queen+Elizabeth+s+Time+Maypole+Dance/4o4N7i?src=5

According to Wikipedia, "[t]raditional British May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing, crowning a May Queen and celebrations involving a Maypole. Much of this tradition derive from the pagan Anglo-Saxonand customs held during 'Þrimilci-mōnaþ' (the Old English name for the month of May meaning Month of Three Milkings) along with many Celtic traditions."

In 1987, the English composer Arthur Sullivan wrote Victoria and Merrie England, a ballet commemorating Queen Victoria's sixty years on the throne. It is in seven scenes, and two relate to May Day:

Scene II. May-day festivities in the Elizabethan period. Coming ofag... more »

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2014-04-29 16:29:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Who knew that three of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, Sir Thomas Beecham (1879–1961), Sir Malcolm Sargent (1895–1967), and Zubin Mehta (born 1936) share the same birthday, 29 April? ? If you were born on 29 April, then perhaps you also are destined to be a great conductor!

http://grooveshark.com/s/Shapero+Classical+Sym+I+Adagio+Allegro/4Cahd7?src=5

But today I am going to introduce you to an American composer, Harold Shapero, born on this day in 1920 (he died in 2013). Shapero studied with Nicolas Slominsky, Ernst Krenek, Walter Piston, and Paul Hindemith. He also studied with Nadia Boulanger, and received some advice and instruction from Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky.

In 1947, Shapero showed Stravinsky the score of the Symphony for Classical Orchestra, which led to its first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by LeonardBer... more »

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2014-04-27 14:57:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Russian-born American musician and author Nicolas Slonimsky (27 April 1894–25 December 1995).

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Slonimsky is known particularly for his editorship of Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians and also for his Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns. He taught at Boston Conservatory and the Malkin Conservatory. He also formed the Boston Chamber Orchestra in 1927, which performed works by contemporary composers. He also was a good friend of Frank Zappa, and even performed with Zappa in 1981. Slonimsky's autobiography, Perfect Pitch, is filled with wonderful stories about many well-known musicians, including Serge Koussevitzky, Charles Ives, Henry Cowell, Igor Stravinsky, and Frank Zappa.

In 1938, Slonimsky invented the "Grandmother chord" (picturedb... more »

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2014-04-26 14:51:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix (26 April 1798–13 August 1863).

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Delacroix is best known for his Liberty Leading the People, painted in 1830. He also painted several portraits, including the self-portrait that accompanies this post. Baudelaire said: "Delacroix was passionately in love with passion, but coldly determined to express passion as clearly as possible." Delacroix's interest in the effect that he could achieve through brush strokes influenced many artists, including the Impressionists who followed him.

It is said that Delacroix loved the music of his great friend Frédéric Chopin, and even knew all of Chopin's music by heart. (Apparently Chopin was indifferent to Delacroix's paintings, however; basically,Chop... more »

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2014-04-25 17:38:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English poet Walter de la Mare (25 April 1873–22 June 1956).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Children+s+Suite+After+Walter+De+La+Mare/4BG5p9?src=5

De la Mare is best known for his works for children and for his poem "The Listeners." He felt that there were two types of imagination -- the childlike and the boylike -- and that Shakespeare, Dante, and all of the other great poets lay on the border between these two. De la Mare published several short books of short stories for children in the 1920s and 1930s, and the best of his tales were brought together in his Collected Stories for Children.

The English composer George Dyson (1883–1964) was inspired by the works of de la Mare to write his Children's Suite after Walter de la Mare. The original title of this work, written in 1920, was Won't You Look Out Of YourWin... more »

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2014-04-24 16:17:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today, 24 April, is an odd day for me. I will not go into the reasons, but suffice to say that I have great memories of a particular 24 April years ago, although now those memories are overwhelmed with sad ones.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Alleluia+I+Heard+A+Voice/4zedbl?src=5

Still, when I think of this day every year, the piece of music that I think of immediately is "Alleluia, I heard a voice" by one of my favourite composers of all time, the English composer and organist Thomas Weelkes (1576–1623).

As Chris Whent says, “Thomas Weelkes, whose professional career spanned one of the most fertile periods in England's musical history, is without doubt one of her finest composers. Like Purcell, he had a vivid imagination and love of experiment, and died prematurely at the peak of his creative powers, but not before he had composed a very large amount of music. .. .... more »

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2014-04-23 15:20:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Russian composer Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев (23 April 1891–5 March 1953).

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Kije/95758095

Prokofiev has always been one of my favourite composers. In my view, his importance has unjustly been ignored by the musical establishment. For example, his Symphony No. 1, Op. 25, "Classical" was composed almost five years before Stravinsky wrote his neoclassical work, Pulcinella, yet Stravinsky is given credit for starting the neoclassical movement, not Prokofiev.

And I would even argue that Prokofiev's music has a richer, more interesting structure than many of his contemporaries, and is much more accessible to audiences than, say Schoenberg, but Schoenberg is considered to be more important in 20th-century music than Prokofiev.

Richard Taruskin, one of thegreat musicologists of th... more »

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2014-04-22 15:12:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

There is one classical piece that comes to mind immediately for #EarthDay and that is:

http://grooveshark.com/s/Der+Abschied/4dAG2i?src=5

Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde !

Mahler wrote "The Song of the Earth" beginning in 1908. He said, "I think it is probably the most personal composition I have created thus far." Bruno Walter called it "the most personal utterance among Mahler's creations, and perhaps in all music."

The text of Das Lied von der Erde is taken from ancient Chinese poetry. The final movement, The text of the final movement, Der Abschied ("The Farewell") comes from two poems, and the final two lines were added by Mahler:


"The sun sinks beyond the hills, evening descends into the valleys with its cooling shade. See, like a silver boat the moon sails up into the lake of the sky. I... more »

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2014-04-21 20:58:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë (21 April 1816–31 March 1855), best known for her novel Jane Eyre.

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Jane Eyre is considered to be one of the earliest feminist novels. The story of a woman who is highly moral, thinking, and passionate about life has become a mainstay of English literature, and there have been many movies, TV mini-series, and other adaptations throughout the years.

The French composer Michel Bosc (born 1963) has written seven symphonies, and the seventh is called Jane Eyre, after the novel. My classical music post for today is the first movement, "Les Moors de l'âme."

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2014-04-17 19:36:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the death of the German composer and music theorist Johann Mattheson (28 September 1681–17 April 1764).

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Mattheson was, apparently, a close friend of Handel. They were both choir boys in the company of the Hamburg Opera, and were rivals until the older Mattheson's voice broke. There is a story that when they were adults they had a big fight during a performance of Mattheson's opera Cleopatra, which led to a sword fight (I am trying to picture this!). I've also heard that the duel came about because the two fought over an appointment as tutor to the son of the English Resident in Hamburg. Luckily, no one was killed, and the friends later reconciled.

Mattheson was one of the most important music theorists of the German Baroque era. He wrote a number ofb... more »

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2014-04-17 07:05:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

#bacon

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2014-04-16 14:49:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian composer Leo Weiner (16 April 1885–13 September 1960).

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Weiner was one of the leading music educators in the early 20th century. Unlike Bartók and Kodály, he did not research Hungarian folk music, although he was interested in it and sometimes used some elements of it in his music. He won many prizes for his Serenade Op. 3. He wrote works for chamber ensembles, orchestra, violin, and piano.

The great conductor Georg Solti said of his time at the Liszt Academy in Budapest: “Beginning at about the age of fourteen, and until graduation from the academy, [most of] the instrumentalists had to participate in the [chamber music] course. Presiding over it for many years was the composer Leo Weiner, who thus exercised an enormous influence on three generations ofHunga... more »

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2014-04-15 14:36:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the death of Abraham Lincoln (12 February 1809–15 April 1865), the 16th President of the United States.

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Lincoln was a great fan of classical music; he particularly loved piano music and opera. He was often criticized during the Civil War for attending opera performances. He is reported to have said in response to his critics: "The truth is I must have a change of some sort, or die."

One of Lincoln's favourite composers and performers was the Southern pianist and composer Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829–1869). As it happened, Gottschalk was a Union supporter, although he was from New Orleans. His The Union: Fantasy on Patriotic Airs, Op. 48, is a wonderful, virtuoso piece, but as youlis... more »

2014-04-14 02:32:04 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

I am closing in on 10,000.

#amazing #justsaying #google+rocks

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2014-04-12 15:46:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Hungarian-Canadian composer István Anhalt (12 April 1919–24 February 2012).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Istvan+Anhalt+Fantasia/3vfMTK?src=5

Anhalt studied with Kodály in Hungary, and emigrated to Canada in 1949. He was one of the founders of electroacoustic music in Canada. In 1959, Anhalt organized a concert at McGill University (where he taught) of electronic music and musique concrète by himself, John Bowsher, Hugh Le Caine, and Stockhausen; this was probably the first such concert in Canada.

Anhalt's early music is influenced by Bartók and Stravinsky. Beginning with his Fantasia for piano, written in 1954, he began to experiment with serialism, although he did not completely abandon his expressive style.

My classical music post for today is Anhalt's Fantasia for piano, performed by the incomparable GlennGould... more »

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2014-04-11 15:39:52 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Argentine composer Alberto Ginastera (11 April 1916–25 June 1983).

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Ginastera is considered to be one of the most important 20th-century classical composers of the Americas. His music can be grouped into three periods: Objective Nationalism (1934–1948), Subjective Nationalism (1948–1958), and Neo-Expressionism (1958–1983). He used traditional Argentine musical elements in different ways in each of these three periods. His Objective Nationalistic works contain more straightforward use of Argentine folk themes, while later works are more abstract. The Gauchesco (horsemen of the plains) tradition plays a major role in his music.

Ginastera composed his first piano concerto, commissioned by the Koussevitzky Foundation and dedicated to the memory of Serge and Natalie Koussevitsky, in 1961.The fou... more »

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2014-04-10 18:26:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is National Sibling Day in the United States.

http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Glass+Les+Enfants+Terribles/96944387

Opera is full of stories of sibling rivalry (including Wagner's Ring Cycle, Bernstein's A Quiet Place, Jancek's Jenufa, several Donizetti operas, Verdi's Don Carlos, Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride, and many more), but perhaps the most fascinating example is Philip Glass's Les enfants terrible, based on the novel by Jean Cocteau. The story of Paul and Lise is filled with torment, jealousy, and, as you can imagine, things do not turn out well at all.

As Robert Faires said of a production of the opera in 2013, " . . . Philip Glass paid tribute to Cocteau with a trio of adaptations in the Nineties . . . [he] chose Les Enfants Terribles to follow his operatic version of Orphée, based on the 1949 film, and his live operatics... more »

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2014-04-09 14:36:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the great Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros (9 April 1957–7 May 2011).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Le+Golf/3ZPcUw?src=5

Ballesteros was just 54 years old when he died of brain cancer. In the 1980s, he won several championships, including the Masters Tournament (twice). He was particularly known for his short game, and he was an erratic driver. I remember that everyone was hopeful that his treatment would be successful, and even as late as the April before he died people thought that he might make it to Augusta. But it was not to be.

The French avant-garde composer (he preferred to call himself a "phonometrician" -- one who measures sounds) Erik Satie (1866–1925) wrote a set of 21 little piano pieces in 1914 called Sports et divertissements. Number 11, "Le Golf," is only about half a minute long. The entire work waspre... more »

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2014-04-08 15:57:34 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Italian composer Giuseppe Tartini (8 April 1692–26 February 1770).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Tartini+Devil+s+Trill+Sonata/6zvpBI?src=5

Tartini was well known as a violinist as well as composer. He also published his theories on acoustics in 1754 in his Trattato di musica, and also published several other works on melody, harmonization, meter, and other theory topics. He composed vocal works, concertos for many instruments (but mainly for violin), trio sonata, and almost 200 violin sonatas, including the famous "Trillo del Diavolo" (Devil's Trill Sonata).

As the story goes, in 1765 Tartini had a dream in which he made a pact with the devil. Tartini handed his violin to the devil and, as he later said, "I heard a sonata so unusual and so beautiful performed with such mastery and intelligence, on a level I hadne... more »

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2014-04-07 16:05:33 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

"What use are the novels of Wordsworth . . . ?" That's one of my favourite lines from Four Weddings and a Funeral, and of course today I thought about it because it is the anniversary of the birth of the great English poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770–23 April 1850).

http://soundcloud.com/laura-lawrie/wordsworth-ballade-op-41

But I bet you didn't know that there was an English composer named William Wordsworth (1908–1988)! This William was a great-great grandson of the poet’s brother Christopher. According to one of his close friends, “Bill was a hard man to know. He was chronically shy, reticent, and impenetrably private. His taciturnity was such as to inhibit conversation. The most he could contribute was a laconic phrase or, more likely, a curt adverb, the most characteristic of which was ‘possibly’.”

Although Wordsworth was a20th-century ... more »

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