Tag Archives: Beethoven

Beethoven, The Incomparable, Died This Day 190-Years Ago; March 26, 1827 — Aged 56.

by Anura Guruge




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Tragic.

Nonetheless I always find his life inspirational — overcoming crippling adversity.

Copying Beethoven” is one of my favorite movies and one of the v. few that I have watched more than 3 times.

And “Ode to Joy“. Love it.

So let us pause for a SECOND today and think of poor, and he indeed was POOR in so many way, Ludwig.


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Think – Today: Is The Appreciation Of Music Universal?

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music-notes-clip-art-music-the-way-of-love-blogDoes appreciation of music cross cultures, go across borders? In other words is the music of Beethoven or the Beatles universal or specific to certain cultures (or societies)?


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’: Yesterday, on October 26, 2016 there were 8 people in space, 6 on the ‘International Space Station’ (ISS) and 2 on the newly launched Chinese ‘Space Station’ (Mk II). Typically over the last two decades, that to the popularity of the space stations and the Shuttle there has been at least 2 people in space most of the time. On March 14, 1995, there were a total of 13 people in space at the same time.


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Dripping Popsicle Google Doodle For 2015 Southern Hemisphere Summer Solstice.

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The beautiful duality of our World. The Dual Solstices.

Google, however, got this one wrong … as I spell out here. Just adds to the fun.


Very, Very STRANGE Reach.
No Australia, New Zealand, South Africa?

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>> 2015 Holiday I

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Very Alluring Couple Skating Snow Globe Google Doodle For 2015 Winter Solstice.

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Something went wrong at Global Google HQ with this rather nice Google Doodle.

I expected a Winter Solstice Doodle either yesterday, given that it really did happen yesterday,
or today. At midnight I found this Doodle in the Archives
BUT it was not enabled for the U.S.! 

Today, Dec. 22, the day after the Solstice per se,
they activated it for the U.S. around 11:45 am.

Very strange.

Welcome YULE!


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Beethoven …

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Last Year’s (2014) ‘Christmas’ Google Doodles.


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First Of Google’s 2015 ‘Holiday’ [e.g., Christmas] Google Doodles — Paper Cut Outs.

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Description and Reach per Google.
Near Global bar the exclusion of Russia!

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Google’s Way Cool ‘Awaken The Force Within’ Star Wars Option For Your Google Apps.

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It starts off as the FOOTNOTE on the standard Google search page.

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Then YOU have to decide whether YOU join the DARK or Light side.

Do I have a CHOICE?

I don’t think so. I am a DARKIE whichever way you look at me.

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What Google Mail looks like with the ‘Dark Side’ option.

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Enjoy.


Natalia Shevchuk, Piano Recital, Bach-Beethoven-Schumann, Farmington, NH.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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Nancy Farris, the scintillating pianist that we have at Clearlakes Chorale, told me about this recital and gave me the above flyer when I saw her yesterday — when I took Devanee for her rehearsal

I thought Nancy said something along the lines that she was going to be involved in someway. I need to get more details. Also not sure whether it is ‘Free’ [i.e., ‘donations]. I called the telephone number. It is the church number. I also checked their Web. I will have to check with Nancy this coming Thursday.

I found this about Natalia online. She graduated in 1994 from Kyiv State Conservatory. She was among the winners of Rachmaninoff’s piano competition in Kyiv in 1993.

Nancy says she is outstanding. Nancy should and would know because Nancy is pretty amazing too. This is the night before we go to Christmas Revels. But, we will try and go.