07/07/15 - NNHS
“If I weren't the way I am, I shouldn't write my symphonies.”
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I've been celebrating Mahler's birthday for years and years now, but then haven't we all?!?
BONUS #1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jQZ_zHNMfY - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 1 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
BONUS #2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayQQPnfedE&NR=1 - Mahler: Symphony No. 1: Movement 1 - Part 2 of 2, Leonard Bernstein conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century...
A technical device much used by Mahler is that of "progressive tonality", which Deryck Cooke describes as "the procedure of resolving a symphonic conflict in a different key from that in which it was stated", and which is often used "to symbolise the gradual ascendancy of a certain value by progress from one key to another over the whole course of a symphony". This technique was also used by Mahler's Danish contemporary Carl Nielsen. Mahler first employed the device in an early song, Erinnerung ("Memory"), and thereafter used it freely in his symphonies. For example, the predominant key of the First Symphony is D major; at the beginning of the Finale, the "conflict" movement, the key switches to F minor, and only after a lengthy battle gets back to D, near the end. The Second Symphony begins in C minor and ends in E flat. The movements of the Fifth Symphony progress successively from C-sharp minor to A minor, then D major, F major and finally to D major. The Sixth Symphony, unusually for Mahler, begins and ends in the same key, A minor, signifying that in this case the conflict is unresolved.
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Birthday today to
Frank Blechman ('65) of Northern VA
Silsby (Ferguson HS - '72) of
Happy Birthday this week to:
11 - Bobby Maddy ('57) AND Aretie Gallins Patterson ('59) of TN;
12 -Jerry Gammon ('63) of VA;
13 - James Stidham ('57) AND Bobby Jeffries ('63)!
Many Happy Returns, One and All!
150 YEARS AGO TODAY:
100 YEARS AGO TODAY:
THIS DAY IN WWII:
July 04, 1946 - The Kielce pogrom against Jewish Holocaust survivors in Poland transpired.
THIS DAY IN 1965:
Wednesday, July 07, 1965 - Actress Mo Collins was born Maureen Ann Collins in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Wednesday, July 07, 1965 - The Prime Minister of Israel, Moshe Sharett (משה שרת) (b. Moshe Shertok [משה שרתוק] on 16 Oct 1894 in Kherson in the Russian Empire) died in Jerusalem, Israel at the age of 70.
“If you stumble, rise up, go on.”
-Boyd K. Packer
(10 Sept 1924 - 03 July 2015)
From My Friend, Tina, of SC - 07/04/15 - "Stay Safe!":
|4 Things You Can Learn from Your
Refresh your perspective on
life and practice being child-like.
Remember the master
teacher once said 2,000 years ago, “Unless you can become like little
children, your chances are zero; you haven’t got a prayer.” This is a
major consideration for adults.
tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
(b. 12 May 1925)
From Judy Phillips Allen ('66) of VA - 06/01/15 - "Texas Humor (#23 in a series of 33)":
|Thanks, Dearest Judy!|
BONUS MUSICAL CROSS STITCH PATTERN:
|http://www.crosstitch.com/search?f=mup09 - Marv Schier's Music Page - Not free, but easy - and only $2.99 for the pattern (online download)!|
BONUS AUSTRIAN RECIPES:
|http://www.austrianrecipes.net/ - Austrian Recipes - "Hello and welcome to austrianrecipes.net. I was born and raised in Vienna and want to create a unique Austrian recipe site with all the delicious recipes that Austria has to offer. So you don't have to wait until the next time you get to Vienna to enjoy your Schnitzel or Apfelstrudel.. now you have the chance to cook your favourite meal at home! I hope you will enjoy your homemade masterpieces and I will see you soon on austrianrecipes.net."|
From www.ajokeaday.com - 07/06/15:
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1
Composed by Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 - 18 May 1911), 1888
Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Movement 1 (sequenced by Robert Van Herk) courtesy
First Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.classical-composers.org/comp/mahler - 07/07/06
Second Image of Gustav Mahler courtesy of http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4801501 - 07/07/06
Red and Blue Diamond Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars18.html - 07/05/07
Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of
VA - 08/31/05
Navy Seal clip art courtesy of http://www.onemileup.com/miniSeals.asp - 05/29/06
Ferguson High School's Anchor clip art courtesy of Steve Silsby(Ferguson HS - '72) of NC - 12/14/05
Dancing Snoopy courtesy of Billy Turner ('65) of TX - 11/26/08
Animated Laughing Smiley courtesy of Janice McCain Rose ('65) of VA -