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ℓaura ℓawrie has been shared in 103 public circles

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Svetlana Yegorova0Обмен кругами, #круги   #обмен   #кругляши #круглим   #круги#Google+  #SharedCircles   #circles   #circleshare   #sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #followers   #social  2014-04-12 12:07:23500338CC 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 4.1Each 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 17:09:4811791022CC G+
Сергей Новиков0 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 2.28Each 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 19:04:351302935CC 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 CircleThis 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 15:10:426851726CC 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 02:07:25499371659CC 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 07:58:29390371369CC 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 15:24:56421411963CC 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 08:49:02435281926CC 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 21:37:31393211216CC 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 11:43:39493554679CC 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 15:58:42462473184CC 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 14:24:2740124929CC G+
Andrey Mashnich100,957Circle of people, with active life position in Google+ Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+ 2013-10-31 13:37:11396401968CC 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 Blackshire0I 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 05:16:49251116CC 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 14:06:1838425936CC 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 08:41:55450512965CC 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 14:20:43338532276CC 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 00:33:42500715466CC 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 09:39:35467234CC 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 15:21:1050020933CC G+
Slavo Herman180I'd like to share with you the circle in which a little surprisingly I discovered my name. It is a circle with people who got one nomination to "Best of Google Plus 2012" created as the Circle No. 3 by +Kurt Smith.(He also created two more circles, No. 1 and 2, containing people with more nominations - you can find them at http://goo.gl/tAePD and http://goo.gl/7IBkV respectively :)2013-01-07 16:40:4448423115CC G+
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmPart 2[Part 1 of Relevant +Shared Circles on G+  :https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/5QvAYUjxhW1]This 2nd MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 2nd 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 41 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.The 41 +mention ed referenced above are:Pages:+Schemer, +HangoutParty, +G+ Live Hangout Events , +Kickin' and Plussin' , +Funny Pictures & Videos, +Having said that , +1000 zombies , +Handmade , +Mashable , +Animated Gifs! , +First Friday Art Walk , +2013-01-04 20:38:55500341532CC G+
Trever McGhee18,273+Take2seconds to click the add button on this circle!Last week +Kurt Smith asked people to name 5 people they thought should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'.  He received 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.We were honored to be among them, so we've created two circles to honor those chosen.This is the second of 2 circles from that list.Their all worthy of a follow .. a circle  to see what they bring to your stream.Check them out for a week...keep the ones that you like at the end of the week and then put the rest aside for another time :-))))People always ask me to add them or another person to the next circle when I share circles from other people to help them connect with others...Well I can't add you to their circle but what I can do is create another circle for you.So if you would like to be in the next one or would like to recommend someone,1st. please leave a comment of why you or they should be in the next circle, why people should circle you back.2nd. please share this circle to the public stream to help these people connect with others.I'll create a circle once a week with your suggestion.P.S. if your in the above circle and would like to be in the next one, just let me know. #bestofgoogleplus   #bestofgoogleplus2012   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #sharedmycircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publicshare   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #publiccirclesproject   #addmetoyourcircles   #awesomecircle   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle  +Circles 2013-01-02 20:58:1649052430CC G+
Kurt Smith21,124Here's The 'Best of Google Plus 2012' Circle Share (Circle 3 of 3)Last week I asked other plussers to name 5 Plussers they think should be named the 'Best of Google Plus 2012'. They nominated others based on what they think makes a really good Google Plusser - original & quality content; makes you think, laugh, & enjoy Google Plus more; engages with others; shares and helps others; etc. We got 1,308 nominations for 730 Plussers.This is the third of 3 Circle Shares of those named the 'Best of Google Plus' - this circle contains those who got 2-3 votes. These are plussers other plussers think are among the Best on Google Plus and I believe we should all circle and consider following them because other quality plussers we can trust recommend following them.Like the other circles I've curated ('Thought Provokers' & 'Plussers Who Give A Boost') you can only get in these circles on the recommendation of another plusser (no "add me" going on here). So this is a quality group that should be recognized for making Google Plus better for all of us.Let's encourage quality on G+ and the best way we can do that is to Add & Share these circles. It took some work to put this together, so the best 'thank you' you can give me (and the nominees) is to add, share and encourage your followers to do the same.Circle 1 (those who got 4+ nominations): http://goo.gl/tAePDCircle 2 (those who 2-3 nominations): http://goo.gl/7IBkVWondering who nominated you? Here's the original post to find out: http://goo.gl/0gHFk#bestofgoogleplus #bestofgoogleplus2012 #circle #circles #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #publicshare #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #addmetoyourcircles #awesomecircle #awesomeness #awesomepeople #awesomecircle +Circles 2012-12-31 15:55:53486545667CC G+
Joe Martinez33,985Best of the Best on Google+ -- November 2012 Version!The Holidays are almost here and with it comes a new circle share! My circle is bursting by the seams! These are some of my favorite people to follow on Google+ and are always engaging and posting interesting stuff! Perfect circle to add if you are new or are looking to expand your circles! You've got awesome people like +Hanna Silver, +Em Wells, +Tiffany Henry, +Euro Maestro, +Trev Warth, +Cynthia Yildirim, +Thomas Morffew, +Monika Ljubičić, +James Williams, +Cliff Roth, +Derek Ross, +Aaron Wood, +Mohamed Mansour, +Stephanie Van Pelt, +Natalie Villalobos, +Alida Brandenburg, +Philip Plait, +Daria Musk, +2012-11-08 03:00:32501441543CC G+
Andrea Memenas5,995There are so many awesome women in my "Smart Chicks" circle that it exceeds G+'s 500-people-shared-at-once limit...You really need to follow these ladies. It will immediately make your G+ experience better.2012-10-23 20:00:0750010011CC G+
Rob Michael35,381Is your G+ stream a little too silent? Here is my most carefully curated circle: The Musicians CircleThese are real musos that are active on G+ and who won't pester you with an over abundance of annoying self-promo stuff that musicians can be notorious for.Turn it up...2012-10-19 18:21:302079112CC G+
Joe Martinez31,392Best of the Best on Google+ -- October 2012!It's that time again! Time for the Best of the Best on Google+! The circle has grown a bit too big and there are some new additions to this one but some may be left out since there is a limit of 501 to share (This is looking like an All Star Circle Lately!). As always I try to mention some of the people in this amazing circle and remember to feel free to share, add the circle (especially if you are new to Google+!), or recommend people for future shares! Some of my Google+ family include: +Brenda Leguisamo, +Joby Remigio, +Alex de Carvalho, +Sze Liu,  +Liz Quilty, +Liza Walton, +Blanca Stella Mejia, +Linda Lawrey, +matthew rappaport, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Mara Mascaro, +Michelle Marie, +Amanda Blain, +Moritz Tolxdorff, +Euro Maestro, +Christina Trapolino, +Brian Rose, +2012-10-09 03:17:21501201937CC G+
Alex Grossman26,573For another Follow Friday Circle for today, here is my Music Lovers Circle. This Circle is by request only and filled with people who love to talk about and listen to music. All kinds, all genres, languages, you name it - the point is to have fun and share. Unlike other circles, not all shares will be public since some people don't want to see playlists or song shares in their stream. So, articles and discussions of artists, software, the industry, etc will be public and playlists from Spotify or songs may (but not always) be shared to Circles only. If you're interested in joining in to the discussions, exchanging comments back and forth, sharing music, please let me know and I can add you to this Circle. You only need to agree that if you do participate that you do so in a respectful manner.For a playlist I shared today, go to:https://plus.google.com/u/0/102001774674190160714/posts/7vrRYxfXr4c #followfriday   #followfridaycircle   #playlist   #music  2012-09-28 14:23:558512112CC G+
Joe Martinez30,450Best of the Best on Google+ -- September 2012 Version!Another amazing circle of awesomeness! These are by far some of the best people and pages to follow on Google+! You won't find such a unique and mixed group as these! Make sure to add the circle or share it! This is perfect for any of you who are new and looking for great people to add! You got amazingly fantastic people like +Tiffany Henry, +Krystyn Chong, +Daria Musk, +Denise De La Vega, +Christopher Lira, +Euro Maestro, +Hanna Silver, +Gary Whitta, +Gabriel Guzman, +Hugo Seijas, +Amanda Blain, +Jaana Nyström, +Liza Sperling, +Bobbi Jo Woods, +Bobak Ferdowsi, +Mark Smith, +Stacy Frazer, +Derek Ross, +2012-09-15 07:08:00501372747CC G+
The Internet3,032500 random people that love me!500 random people that I love back!2012-09-15 06:04:5350010224CC G+
Martijn van der Meulen4,540I'm sharing my latest curated Chromies circle! This circle consists of some great Chromebook & Chromebox users.I know quite a few of my followers are very passionate about their Chrome OS devices and it's great to share some insights so feel free to add this circle. If you ever need help or advice then you're always welcome to ask!2012-08-30 19:48:23213605CC G+


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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).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Das+Gr+te+Kind+Aria+Con+Coro+Israel+Freue+Dich/4QbinF?src=5

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).

http://grooveshark.com/s/String+Quartet+Op+13/4AkuXi?src=5

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, 5 +1s)

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

http://grooveshark.com/s/4/4HaPZa?src=5

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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2014-04-06 15:49:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Happy birthday to the English mezzo-soprano Dame Felicity Palmer (born 6 April 1944)!

http://grooveshark.com/s/Mi+ya+Sa+ma/6PYLCb?src=5

Dame Felicity has sung in all of the world’s major opera houses, and her range of roles is amazing, from Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to Waltraute in Wagner’s Götterdämmerung with lots of other interesting roles in between. Her interpretation of Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites is particularly well regarded.

In a terrific interview in The Telegraph this past January, Dame Felicity said, “’There’s a lot of rubbish in opera: a lot, at all levels!’ . . . Her list includes conductors who don’t understand how to get singers to give of their best, rehearsals which don’t allow exploration of text or character (at both of which she excels) -- and ‘don’t even get me started on disgustingdressing rooms, because I... more »

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2014-04-05 17:46:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

On 5 April 1242, Prince Alexander Nevsky led the army of the Republic of Novgorod to victory over the Livonian branch of the Teutonic Knights in the Battle on the Ice.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Battle+On+The+Ice/2F11gQ?src=5

Alexander Nevsky was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1574 for his role in defending Russia against the German crusaders. In 1938, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein released his film Alexander Nevsky, with a score by Sergei Prokofiev. Prokofiev turned the score into a concert cantata, also called Alexander Nevsky.

Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky is in seven sections. The fifth section is titled “The Battle on the Ice.” Herbert Glass says, “No. 5, ‘The Battle on the Ice,’ is a virtuoso evocation (visually and musically) of a battle between the forces of darkness and light -- the invaders, riding richly caparisoned horses,appear diml... more »

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2014-04-04 15:39:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the American architect Mary Jane Colter (4 April 1869–8 January 1958).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Grofe+Sunrise/42kqwJ?src=5

Colter was one of the first female architects, and her work is absolutely stunning. She is best known for the projects that she completed for Fred Harvey, including the Phantom Ranch buildings, Hermit's Rest, Lookout Studio, Desert View Watchtower, and Bright Angel Lodge at the Grand Canyon; the El Navajo in Gallup; and the La Posada Hotel in Winslow.

Her Desert View Watchtower, near the east entrance of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, was meant to resemble an Ancient Pueblo watchtower. The base looks like it is in ruins, and the windows are irregularly spaced throughout. There are rock art paintings based on petroglyphs, and there is a large Kiva Room. It is a marvelous building.
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2014-04-03 16:34:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Happy Birthday to the Italian composer Elisabetta Brusa (born 3 April 1954)!

http://grooveshark.com/s/Simply+Largo/4yXB1z?src=5

Brusa has written many orchestral works, including symphonies and several tone poems, as well as chamber works and solo instrumental pieces. She describes her style as "close to Neo-Tonality and in particular to Neo-Romanticism, but in the original sense of the word, which is nowadays often confusedly assimilated to other ones," and her harmony as "essentially pandiatonic with panchromatic moments." She won first prize at the Washington International Competition for Composition for String Quartet in 1982, and also has been the recipient of several other awards.

She has said, "I have always loved listening to great music. I have always loved composing since I was a child. I have always hoped to be able to give back to others... more »

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2014-04-02 14:07:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805–4 August 1875).

http://grooveshark.com/s/The+Ugly+Duckling/3Kwl6L?src=5

Andersen's fairy tales are among the most well known and most beloved stories ever written. Because he felt that he was an outsider in Denmark's class structure, he often wrote about outsiders, sinister turns of events, pessimistic situations, and dark feelings. Many composers were drawn to his poems, including Grieg, Nielsen, and Schumann, but the fairy tales really appealed to composers.

Sergey Prokofiev may have seen himself in the story of the ugly duckling who grew into a beautiful swan; in any event, in 1914 he wrote The Ugly Duckling (Гадкий утенок) Op. 18 for voice and piano. In 1932, he arranged this for voice and orchestra. In 1996, Len Konov adapted this as an opera. I haveread that Max... more »

2014-03-17 20:21:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

We're taking a break, but we'll be back soon!

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2014-03-14 18:02:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Concerto+In+E+flat+For+Chamber+Orchestra+I+Tempo+Giusto/37GvHr?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

I began my college career as a flute performance major, but within a year I decided that I really wanted to be a musicologist. I first thought that I would focus on the music of the Russian Orthodox Church -- I thought that because I had studied Russian, it would be pretty straightforward toexami... more »

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2014-03-13 19:22:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Le+Boeuf+Sur+Le+Toit/4HayVl?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

The French composer Darius Milhaud based the score to his surrealist ballet Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58 (The Ox on the Roof) on Brazilian popular music, particularly a tango of the same name. James Reel said, "Milhaud spent the years of World War I assisting poet Paul Claudel, who was then France's ambassador toBrazil... more »

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2014-03-12 13:55:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

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

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

Sergei Prokofiev composed the music for the film Lieutenant Kijé in 1933. He published a five-movement suite at the same time, and this is what most people know. Prokofiev composed the music when he returned to Russia after spending 10 years in Paris, and it was a very important piece for him, as he needed to get back to his Russian roots.Orrin ... more »

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2014-03-10 16:41:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's  Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Introit+For+Violin+And+Orchestra/5eJDYK?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

The English composer Gerald Finzi (1901–1956) famously was never satisfied with his own work; he constantly revised pretty much everything he composed, and many pieces ended up being abandoned. This was the case with his Concerto for Violin and Small Orchestra, completed in 1927. Although Finzi got a lot ofadvice a... more »

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2014-03-08 13:38:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Thompson+Alleluia/4B7HPN?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

The summer before I went to college -- as a flute performance major -- I was awarded a scholarship to Tanglewood. What an incredible, magical place! There are things that I learned there, both musical and generally about life, that I will never forget.

According to the +Boston Symphony Orchestra website (the section onthe hi... more »

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2014-03-06 18:02:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Harold+In+Italy+Mvt+1/4UFCdN?src=5
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http://grooveshark.com/s/Harold+In+Italy+Mvt+4/4UFDez?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

In the days before the Internet, before cassette tapes and CDs, before hundreds of television channels and radio stations, my"... more »

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2014-03-05 14:44:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Herbert+Howells+Take+Him+Earth+For+Cherishing/2RKae3?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

I'm not sure that I really knew much about the great English composer Herbert Howells (1892–1983) until I sang in the chapel choir at King's College London. Once I discovered his extraordinary choral music, however, I looked forward to any opportunity to sing his motets, anthems, and,particul... more »

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2014-03-04 15:50:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

March is the National Association for Music Education’s Music in Our Schools Month.

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NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

In the 1980s, I worked for a time in the wonderful bookshop Mowbray's, on Margaret Street in London. The basement was one of the best paperback sections I'd ever seen; the ground floor was fantastic, containing just about any book that you'd ever want to read or buy; the top floor was theology and religious books; and the"g... more »

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2014-03-03 14:27:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

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NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

Hand's up, all of you who remember (and perhaps even owned) those wonderful, heavy, scratchy 78s! My father had a terrific collection of them, and I soon as I got my first "stereo record player," I rootled through the cupboard and carried off several to my room. One was arecor... more »

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2014-03-02 14:26:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

March is the +NAfME: National Association for Music Education's Music in Our Schools Month.

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NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

Although my main instrument is flute, I did sing in the school choir as well, and for most of my high school years I was sure that I was an alto. I liked being one of the inner parts, particularly as the flute usually gets the melody!

When I was at King's College London, I discovered in the course of auditioning for thechape... more »

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2014-03-01 15:29:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

March is the National Association for Music Education’s Music in Our Schools Month.

http://grooveshark.com/s/Rigoletto+Preludio/4hRWrJ?src=5

NAfME has challenged people to “[share] your own personal story about how music has affected YOUR life.” So that is what the Daily Classical Music Post will do in March. All month, I’ll be sharing the pieces of music that moved me, affected me, accompanied important moments, and have been central in my life. I encourage you to share your musical experiences as well. Save music in our schools!

The first opera I ever heard was Rigoletto; my parents had a recording and I knew the story and all the music by the time I was four. The first live performance of Rigoletto that I saw was an outdoor performance. I was at the first performance of Jonathan Miller's extraordinary and wonderful English National Opera version, set in LittleItaly i... more »

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2014-02-28 15:23:26 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

Happy Birthday to the English film director Mike Figgis (born 28 February 1948)!

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Figgis is probably best known for Leaving Las Vegas, which won him and the stars of the film many award nominations. He is a critic of Hollywood in general, however; he has said that the current filmmaking industry is  "boring and perhaps need[s] to become even worse before anything better can emerge." 

Figgis is particularly interested in pushing the boundaries of what can be done with films. His Timecode (2000) experimented with split screen and digital technology; in this film, four separate 90-minute films appear on the screen at the same time. Figgis’s point is that this is much more realistic and less “gimmicky” than conventional film: "Editing is a huge series of gimmicks with which we've all become overfamiliar.. . . T... more »

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2014-02-27 15:19:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English composer Sir Charles Hubert Hasting Parry (27 February 1848–7 October 1918).

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Parry was not a musician initially; he worked as an underwriter for Lloyd's of London. However, he was unsuccessful in this career, and as he continued his musical studies while working in insurance, he moved to full-time composition and teaching. He had hoped to study with Brahms, but that didn't happen.

Several contemporaries considered Parry to be the greatest English composer since Purcell. In addition to composing, Parry was director of the Royal College of Music as well as professor of music at Oxford. He also was assistant editor of George Grove's first Dictionary of Music and Musicians.

Parry wrote the anthem "I Was Glad' for the coronation of EdwardV... more »

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2014-02-26 15:19:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of Levi Strauss (26 February 1829–26 September 1902).

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Strauss immigrated to the United States from Germany, and founded the first company to manufacture blue jeans.Levi's 501 jeans have been made since the 1870s; the patent was applied for on 20 May 1873. Most people have owned at least one pair of 501s, and some people will wear no other jeans. Of course, there are lots of different Levi's styles and numbers now, but 501s are the ones most associated with Levi's.

Not all that many composers wrote enough -- or, at least, published or kept enough -- to have more than 500 works in their catalogue. Mozart's K. 501 is a set of variations for piano 4 hands; Schubert's Zufriedenheit, D. 501 is a song for voice and piano; FlorianG... more »

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2014-02-25 15:37:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English writer Anthony Burgess (25 February 1917–22 November 1993).

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Burgess is best known for his extraordinary novel A Clockwork Orange, but he always considered this to be the least of his accomplishments. As he famously said, "I wish people would think of me as a musician who writes novels, instead of a novelist who writes music on the side." He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, but outlived the doctors' prognoses by over 30 years, during which time he produced a steady body of work.

Burgess composed over 250 musical works, including a symphony at the age of 18. The musicologist Paul Phillips describes Burgess's music as having "an angular, vigorous style, often dissonant although mostlyt... more »

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2014-02-24 15:55:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the American five-star admiral Chester Nimitz (24 February 1885–20 February 1966).

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Nimitz was Commander in Chief of the U.S. Pacific Fleet during World War II. He was made Fleet Admiral of the U.S. Navy in 1944. Nimitz was considered by many to be one of the most affable major commanders during World War II. Part of this may have been because of his love of classical music, most particularly Johannes Brahms (and who wouldn't be a much nicer person for loving the music of Brahms?).

Perhaps one of Admiral Nimitz's favourite pieces by Brahms was a lovely duet for soprano and alto, No. 3 of his Op. 20, "Die Meere" (The Sea). (Or maybe not, given that the little boat sinks in the end.) The words are by the German lyric poet Wilhelm Müller (1794–1827).

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2014-02-23 17:28:05 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

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2014-02-23 17:04:25 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Going through some old posts of mine here on G+ and found this.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/issuecartoons/2011/10/24/cartoons_20111017#slide=5

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2014-02-23 15:48:16 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 0 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English diarist Samuel Pepys (23 February 1633–26 May 1703).

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Pepys' diary is a wonderful eyewitness account of life in the English Restoration period. He gives us great descriptions of major events including the Great Plague of London and the Great Fire of London, as well as other events in England and in Europe. Here are some wonderful quotes from the 10 years that he kept the diaries:

"This day my oaths of drinking wine and going to plays are out, and so I do resolve to take a liberty to-day, and then to fall to them again. To the King's Theatre, where we saw 'Midsummer's Night's Dream,' which I had never seen before, nor shall ever again, for it is the most insipid ridiculous play that ever I saw in my life. I saw, I confess, someg... more »

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2014-02-22 15:33:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the English actor Sir John Mills (22 February 1908–23 April 2005).

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Sir John starred in many popular movies, including Great Expectations, Scott of the Antarctic, The Colditz Story, and Ice Cold in Alex. He is best known for his roles of people who are not exceptional but become heroes due to their common sense.

The classical guitarist and composer John Mills was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1953. He has written many pieces for the guitar and other instruments as well as studies for the guitar. His Tremolo study for guitar is a beautiful, gentle, calm piece -- just what I needed today!

Mills said, "I can't begin to imagine my life without music: it has been a glorious constant, bringing comfort and joy, echoing sorrow and hinting at wondrous paths to explorealon... more »

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2014-02-21 16:42:47 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

So true.

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2014-02-21 15:33:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Austrian pianist and composer Carl Czerny (21 February 1791–15 July 1857).

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Czerny is best known for his books of études for the piano. He was influenced by his teachers, who included Muzio Clementi, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salieri, and Ludwig van Beethoven. His students included Sigismond Thalberg, Stephen Heller, Alfred Jaëll, Theodor Leschetizky, Theodor Kullak, Theodor Döhler, Anna Caroline Oury, and, his most famous, Franz Liszt.

Czerny was one of the first composers to use the word étude ("study") in the title of a piece. His études are still used by pianists throughout the world, particularly his The School of Velocity and The Art of Finger Dexterity.
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2014-02-20 18:36:46 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 8 +1s)

"Bountiful amounts of stray +LEGO pieces" !!!!!!!!!

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5636

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2014-02-20 14:52:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I'm going off on a bit of a tangent today, but I hope at least some of you won't mind coming along with me.

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Today is the anniversary of the birth of one of the most innovative American rock musicians of the late 20th century, Kurt Cobain (20 February 1967–5 April 1994). For many, Cobain was the "spokesman" for the generation that came of age in the late 1980s. Cobain's band, Nirvana, burst onto the international scene with "Smells Like Teen Spirit." 

The German/American violinist David Garrett (born 1980) is an incredibly successful crossover artist -- a classically trained (yes, at Juilliard, with Itzhak Perlman) musician who uses rock music to reach young people and interest them in classical music. (The British violinist Nigel Kennedy has done this as well, more with jazz thanro... more »

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2014-02-19 15:19:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Italian cellist and composer Luigi Boccherini (19 February 1743–28 May 1805).

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Boccherini wrote a large amount of chamber music, in a light Rococo style of the Classical era. He is credited with making the cello much more of an important part of the string quartet; up to that point, the cello really just accompanied the violins and viola. His string quintets -- two violins, one viola, and two celli -- are really cello concertos with string quartet accompaniment.

The story of his string quintets is that his patron Don Luis, the brother of King Charles III of Spain, also had in his employ the Font String Quartet, which performed many of Boccherini’s works. But Boccherini had thought that he should be the cellist in the group, and so he added an additionalcel... more »

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2014-02-16 19:00:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Happy Birthday, John Corigliano (born 16 February 1938)!

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Corigliano is an American composer. His music basically is post-Romantic, but he is actually incredibly versatile and some of his music pretty much defies description. He has written full-scale orchestral works, symphonies, film scores, and works for voice, including operas and song cycles.

One of my favourite Corigliano compositions is his Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan for soprano and orchestra (or piano). The seven movements are: 1. Prelude: Mr. Tambourine Man; 2. Clothes Line; 3. Blowin’ in the Wind; 4. Masters of War; 5. All Along the Watchtower; 6. Chimes of Freedom; and 7. Postlude: Forever Young. Once you've heard this, you'll never listen to Dylan's versions again in the same way.

I share my birthday with BobDyla... more »

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2014-02-15 15:04:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth (and, interestingly enough, the death as well) of the German composer Michael Praetorius (15 February 1571–15 February 1621).

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Praetorius was a prolific composer. His works include the Musae Sioniae (1605–10), a collection of more than one thousand chorale and song arrangements; many works for the Lutheran church; and Terpsichore (1612), a compendium of more than 300 instrumental dances. Almost all of his music is lost, however, except for Terpsichore.

One of my favourite dances of the period is the galliarde, and my classical music post for today is the Galliarde from Terpsichore.

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2014-02-14 15:59:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Arizona!

On 14 February 1912, Arizona became the last of the 48 contiguous states to be admitted to the union.

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As we celebrate this anniversary in Arizona, we should not forget the people who lived here long before Arizona became a state, and even long before the territory was populated by settlers from Europe and the eastern United States.

Katherine Hoover (born 1937) is a composer and flutist. She is drawn to Native American subjects. Her piece for solo flute, Kokopeli, was suggested by the Hopi Nation stories of one of the mahu (hero spirits), often depicted as a hunchbacked flute player. Kojkopeli is a fertility deity, presiding over childbirth and agriculture. In his domain over agriculture, Kokopeli's flute-playing chases away the winter and brings about spring.

Kokopeli led the... more »

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2014-02-13 16:50:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Chuck Yeager (born 13 February 1923)!

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Yeager was the first pilot to travel faster than the speed of sound. He broke the sound barrier on 14 October 1947. He also broke many other speed and altitude records. He retired from the Air Force in 1975, but continued to fly occasionally as a consulting test pilot. His last official flight for the Air Force was on the 50th anniversary of his historic sound barrier–breaking flight, after which he said, "All that I am . . . I owe to the Air Force."

The English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921–2006) in his lifetime was the most sought-after composer in Britain following Benjamin Britten. He wrote many concert overtures, symphonies, and concertos, and he also wrote film music, including the soundtracks for The Bridge on theRiv... more »

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2014-02-12 18:20:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth 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 »

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2014-02-11 22:07:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Tina Louise (born 11 February 1934), best known as Ginger in Gilligan's Island.

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No one ever really admits how much they loved watching that show -- well, except for, maybe, the Thermians ("those poor people . . ."), but it was one of the most popular U.S. sitcoms of the 1960s.

One of my favourite depictions in classical music of a shipwreck is in the final movement of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade -- IV. Festival at Baghdad. Sea. Shipwreck. Conclusion. Sinbad actually manages to get shipwrecked quite a lot -- but then again, he was on more than a three-hour tour.

My classical music post for today is the fourth movement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade.

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2014-02-10 14:59:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Happy Birthday, Leontyne Price (born 10 February 1927)!

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Price has always been one of my favourite sopranos. She is considered to be one of the greatest interpreters of Verdi in the 20th century. Plácido Domingo wrote of her in his 1983 autobiography, "The power and sensuousness of Leontyne's voice were phenomenal -- the most beautiful Verdi soprano I have ever heard." Price was often praised for her dramatic as well as vocal skill.

Price made her Metropolitan Opera debut on 27 January 1961 as Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore. The final ovation lasted at least 35 minutes, one of the longest in Met history.

My classical music post for today is Price singing "D'amor sull'ali rosee" from Il Trovatore.


D' amor sull' ali rosee 
vanne, sospird... more »

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2014-02-09 14:32:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Today is the anniversary of the birth of the Austrian twelve-tone composer Alban Berg (9 February 1885–24 December 1935).

http://grooveshark.com/s/Piano+Sonata+Op+1/3up6As?src=5

Berg was much more interested in literature than in music as a child. He did not begin composing until he was 15. He began formal music and composition studies with Arnold Schoenberg in 1904. Apparently, Schoenberg was not to happy to discover that Berg had already composed dozens of Lied, and he encouraged Berg to compose for instruments instead of voice. 

His Piano Sonata Op. 1 (written in 1907–1908) is considered to be one of the most "formidable first works ever written." The Piano Sonata is in one movement, and although it can be said to be in the key of b minor, it does employ chromaticism, whole-tone scales, and wandering key centers. Berg hadn't intended to write just onemove... more »

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