Friday, May 27, 2011

On Memorial Day...

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 30 in 2011). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the American Civil War, it was extended after World War I to honor Americans who died in all wars.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Choice 367 - Lucia Popp: Solveig's Song (Grieg)

My previously publisheded video of this song is not available anymore. This newest version is made up with beautiful photoes of Switzerland, simple and beauutiful, just like Greig's Solveig's Song from "Peer Gynt".

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother and Child by Francis Coates Jones, 1885.

Gentre-figure painter Francis Coates Jones, born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1857, first expressed interest in art in 1876 when visiting Edwin Abbey. In the autumn of 1887 he went to Paris to study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts.