Butchart Gardens, Canadá


CAS : California Academy of Sciences : Arquitectura e Paisagismo : Inauguração

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Iniciação à Música : DAVID OISTRAKH (30 Setembro 1908--24 Outubro 1974)

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Johann Sebastian Bach : Concerto para Violino e Orquetra em Mi maior BWV 1042 (1717-1723)
Mitglieder der Wiener Symphoniker/David Oistrakh


Ludwig Van Beethoven : Concerto para Violino e Orquetra em Ré maior op.61 (1806)
London Symphony, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.



Johannes Brahms : Concerto para Violino em Ré maior op.77 (1878)
Symphony Orchestra Moskau : Gennadi Rojdestvenski, conductor 1966




Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky : Concerto para Violino e orquestra em Ré maior op.35 (1878)




Jean Sibelius : Concerto para Violino e Orquestra em Ré menor op.47 (1903)
February, 1966.Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, directed by Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

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2º Andamento


Aram Khachaturian : Concerto para Violino e Orquestra em ré menor op.46 (1940)
Aram Khachaturian and the Philharmonia Orchestra




As 5 séries de Documentarios mais Influentes do género Documental

Com a Aquisiçao neste Mês da serie de Alistair Cooke dedicada à historia dos Estados Unidos da America termino a "colecção" das 5 séries de Documentarios mais influentes do género Documental
segue-se a frente a lista destes monumentos do genero do Documentario

Civilisation: A Personal View (1969)

por: Kenneth Clark (1903-1983),


Guia da serie (wikipedia)

1.The Skin of our Teeth - In this the first episode Clark travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides, from the Norway of the Vikings to Charlemagne's chapel at Aachen, telling his story of the Dark Ages; the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire.

2.The Great Thaw - In the second episode Clark tells of the sudden reawakening of European civilisation in the twelfth century . He traces it from its first manifestations in the Abbey of Cluny to its high point, the building of the Chartres cathedral.

3.Romance and Reality - Beginning at a castle in the Loire, then travelling through the hills of Tuscany and Umbria to the cathedral baptistery at Pisa as he examines both the aspirations and achievements of the later Middle Ages in both France and Italy.

4.Man - the Measure of all Things - Visiting Florence, where, Clark argues, European thought gained a new impetus from its rediscovery of its classical past. He also visits the palaces at Urbino and Mantua, other centres of (Renaissance) civilisation.

5.The Hero as Artist - Here Clark takes us back to 16th century Papal Rome noting the convergence of Christianity and antiquity. He discusses Michelangelo, Raphael, and da Vinci, the courtyards of the Vatican, the rooms decorated for the Pope by Raphael, and the Sistine Chapel.

6.Protest and Communication - Here Clark takes us back the (Reformation). That is to the Germany of Albrecht Durer and Martin Luther, the world of the humanitarians Erasmus, Montaigne, and Shakespeare.

7.Grandeur and Obedience - Again in Rome of Michelangelo and Bernini, Clark tells of the Catholic Church's fight against the Protestant north, the Counter-Reformation and the Church's new splendour symbolized by the glory of St. Peter’s.

8.The Light of Experience - Here Clark tells of new worlds in space and in a drop of water that the telescope and microscope revealed, and the new realism in the Dutch paintings which took the observation of human character to a higher stage of development.

9.The Pursuit of Happiness - Here Clark talks of the harmonious flow and complex symmetries of the works of Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart — and the reflection of these in the Rococo churches and palaces of Bavaria.

10.The Smile of Reason - Here Clark discusses the Age of Enlightenment tracing it from the polite conversations in the elegant Parisian salons of eighteenth-century, through the subsequent revolutionary politics to the great European palaces of Blenheim and Versailles finally to Jefferson’s Monticello.

11.The Worship of Nature - Belief in the divinity of nature, Clark argues, usurped Christianity’s position as the chief creative force in Western civilisation and ushered in the Romantic movement. Here Clark visits Tintern Abbey, the Alps, and there discusses the landscapes of Turner and Constable.

12.The Fallacies of Hope - Here Clark argues that the French Revolution led to the dictatorship of Napoleon and the dreary bureaucracies of the nineteenth century and traces the disillusionment of the Romanticism artists is traced from Beethoven's, Byron's poetry, Delacroix's paintings to Rodin's sculpture.

13.Heroic Materialism - Clark concludes the series with his discussion of materialism and humanitarianism of the past century. This takes us from the industrial landscape of nineteenth century England to the skyscrapers of twentieth century New York. The achievements of the engineers and scientists - Brunel and Rutherford for example - having been matched by the great reformers like Wilberforce and Shaftsbury

Alistair Cooke's America (1972)

por: Alistair Cooke (1908-2004)


guia da serie (wikipedia)

1.The First Impact: The first programme was a personal memoir of Alistair Cooke's infatuation with the USA--through early contacts as a child and as a visiting fellow after college--and its effect on his life.

2.The New Found Land: The second episode followed the lives, settlements and influence of the Spanish in the west and the French in the east of America.

3.Home From Home: The third episode looked at the settlement of America by English dissenters and adventurers in the 16th and 17th centuries from the Jamestown Settlement to the Pilgrim Fathers

4.Making a Revolution: The fourth episode looked at the War of Independence--America's struggle to gain independence from Britain.

5.Inventing a Nation: The fifth looked at the forging of the American nation through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and the great debate between the federal and the centralized American government.

6.Gone West: The sixth episode looked at the pioneers of America from Daniel Boone to the "Forty Niners", the expansion of America via the Louisiana Purchase, and the dispossession of Native Americans.

7.A Firebell in the Night: Episode seven looked at slavery and life in the Southern States; and the events, causes and effects of the American Civil War.

8.Domesticating Wilderness: Episode eight looked at the great push west by the settlers including the Mormons, the crossing of the continent by railroad, the myth of the cowboy, the domestication of the land by settlers local and foreign, and the final conquest of the Native Americans after much warfare.

9.Money on the Land: Episode nine looked at the rise of business and technology--Chicago, the reaper, Edison, oil, Rockefeller and Carnegie, the moneyed classes--and its effects and cosequences.

10.The Huddled Masses: The tenth episode looked at the rise and influence of mass immigration to the USA in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the current "melting pot".

11.The Promise Fulfilled and the Promise Broken: The eleventh episode looks at life,prosperity and politics in the 1920s, leading to the Great Depression and the rise of the New Deal.

12.Arsenal: Episode twelve looked at the rise of a reluctant USA as a world military power, the growth of the United Nations, and the USA as a nuclear power.

13.The More Abundant Life: Alistair Cooke concluded the series by looking at contemporary America in the sixties and early 1970s, and how it had diverged from the original aims of the settlers, and its hope for the future.

The Ascent of Man (1973)

por: Jacob Bronowski (1908-1974)

(ciencia e tecnologia)

guia da serie (wikipedia)

1."Lower than the Angels" (describes evolution of the head)
2."The Harvest of the Seasons" (agriculture and the first settlements)
3."The Grain in the Stone" (tools, early human migration)
4."The Hidden Structure" (fire, metals and alchemy)
5."Music of the Spheres" (the language of numbers)
6."The Starry Messenger" (Galileo's universe)
7."The Majestic Clockwork" (explores Kepler and Newton's laws)
8."The Drive for Power" (the Industrial Revolution)
9."The Ladder of Creation" (Darwin and Wallace's ideas on the origin of species)
Darwin Down House
Wallace collecting in South America
Evolution and biochemistry
Origin of life on earth
Miller experiment
10."World within World" (the story of the periodic table)
Creation Bishop Usher
Evolution of the elements
Atomic Physics
Planck, Boltzmann
11."Knowledge or Certainty" (There is no absolute knowledge)
12."Generation upon Generation" (cloning of identical forms)
13."The Long Childhood" (The commitment of man)

Life on Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough (1979)

por: David Attenborough (1926)

(historia natural)

guia da serie (wikipedia)

1."The Infinite Variety"
2. "Building Bodies"
3. "The First Forests"
4. "The Swarming Hordes"
5. "The Conquest of the Waters"
6. "Invasion of the Land"
7. "Victors of the Dry Land"
8. "Lords of the Air"
9. "The Rise of the Mammals"
10. "Theme and Variations"
11. "The Hunters and Hunted"
12. "Life in the Trees"
13. "The Compulsive Communicators

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage (1980)

por: Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

(ciencia e Astronomia)

guia da serie (wikipedia)

1. "The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean"
2. "One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue"
3. "The Harmony of the Worlds"
4. "Heaven and Hell"
5. "Blues for a Red Planet"
6. "Travellers' Tales"
7. "The Backbone of Night"
8. "Journeys in Space and Time"
9. "The Lives of the Stars"
10. "The Edge of Forever"
11. "The Persistence of Memory"
12. "Encyclopaedia Galactica"
13. "Who Speaks for Earth?"

As Férias do Liipe!! 4 (Portalegre-Marvão-Castelo de Vide)

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