A Special Birthday Present

Today is my birthday (I would like to invite you all to my birthday party if I could), and the main reason that I’m mentioning it here is that I have received a one-year subscription to this site as a… Continue Reading →

Today, Tuesday the fifth of April 2016

Today is Tuesday, April the 5th, 2016. It is the 96th day of this leap year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 270 days remaining until the end of the year. We have three birthday’s today, those of Albert Roussel,… Continue Reading →

Today, Monday the fourteenth of March 2016

Today is Monday, March the fourteenth, 2016. It is the 74th day of the year. There are exactly 292 days remaining until the end of the year. Today is the birthday of Albert Einstein (/ˈaɪnstaɪn/, 14 March 1879). Einstein, as… Continue Reading →

Nuevo tango

The day before yesterday was Astor Piazzolla’s birthday. He was an Argentinian bandoneón player and composer who revolutionized the traditional tango into “nuevo tango”. Below you can see two of his pieces that I’ve chosen for you, Oblivion and Libertango…. Continue Reading →

Four minutes of Chopin

Today is Frédéric Chopin’s birthday. It would be a pity to let go of the opportunity to listen to one of his loveliest pieces…

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof…

Today is also Elizabeth Taylor’s birthday. The British-American actress began as a child actress in the early 1940s and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the… Continue Reading →

No I won’t back down

Today, the 26th of February, is also Johnny Cash‘s birthday, so here is one of his songs, a simple song with a simple message…

When fact and your dreaming meet…

Today, the 26th of February, is Victor Hugo‘s birthday, and to mark the occasion, here are 3 minutes of thought-provoking quotes from the writer of The Miserables. Are there any ones you particularly like?

Waft her, angels, thro’ the skies

Today is Handel’s birthday, so why not listen to one of his most beautiful works…

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