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Paul Hindemith
November 16, 1895, Hanau – December 28, 1963

Paul Hindemith was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor.
Hindemith was taught the violin as a child, became deputy leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra (1914) and was promoted to leader in 1917. In 1921 he founded the Amar Quartet, playing viola, and extensively toured Europe.
Hindemith is one of the principal German composers of the first half of the 20th century and a leading musical theorist. He sought to revitalize tonality—the traditional harmonic system that was being challenged by many other composers—and also pioneered in the writing of Gebrauchsmusik, or “utility music,” compositions for everyday occasions. He regarded the composer as a craftsman (turning out music to meet social needs) rather than as an artist (composing to satisfy his own soul). As a teacher of composition he probably exerted an influence on most of the composers of the generation that followed him.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Hindemith

The Harmony of the World
Leningrad Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Evgeny Mravinsky
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQx1kc1GXdc

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Jack Kennedy always said to me, Hedy, get involved. That's the secret of life. Try everything. Join everything. Meet everybody
Hedy Lamarr
November 9, 1914, Vienna – January 19, 2000

Hedy Lamarr was an American actress and inventor, celebrated for her great beauty, who was a contract star of MGM's Golden Age.
Mathematically talented, she and composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.
When Lamarr worked with Max Reinhardt in Berlin, he called her the most beautiful woman in Europe, due to her strikingly dark exotic looks, a sentiment widely shared by her audiences and critics.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

Let’s Live a Little
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_B_m-2qExBY

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Premiere of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 18
9 November 1901

The Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18 was composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff between the autumn of 1900 and April 1901. The second and third movements were first performed with the composer as soloist on 2 December 1900. The complete work was premiered, again with the composer as soloist, on 9 November 1901, with his cousin Alexander Siloti conducting. This piece is one of Rachmaninoff's most enduringly popular pieces and established his fame as a concerto composer.
More on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Concerto_No._2_(Rachmaninoff)

Here's Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor performed by Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Reiner. Piano: Arthur Rubinstein, 1956
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9QLiefnoDE

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Silvia Voinea & Ionel Voineag birthday

Léo Delibes - Lakmé Silvia Voinea & Ionel Voineag
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQSq5QbnD3o

Silvia Voinea
born November 1st, 1942

Silvia Voinea is one of the greatest Romanian coloratura soprano.
Her debut on the Opera stage in Bucharest (1968) was the start of a great career, soon becoming its first soloist. For 15 years, she is also a permanent guest at Comic Opera and Staatsoper in Berlin.
Silvia Voinea has played over 37 roles, participated in the creation of two opera films and also excelled in vocal-symphonic repertoire.
In limba română: http://operaonair.blogspot.ro/2010/03/silvia-voinea-o-voce-de-neuitat.html

Ionel Voineag
November 1st, 1950

Ionel Voineag is a Romanian tenor, a fabulous singer and a great teacher. He gave his first vocal recital at the Conservatory Concert Hall, accompanied on piano by maestro John Welt (1974) and in 1982 he became the first-soloist of the National Opera in Bucharest. He had a brilliant artistic activity (1971-2006). Since 1992 and currently works as a Professor Doctor at the National University of Music Bucharest.
In limba română: http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ionel_Voineag

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Welcome November!

November is the eleventh and penultimate month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars, but was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar, and retained its name (from the Latin novem meaning "nine") when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.
More on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/November

November – Azure Ray
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJr3FOGNuwY

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Starting of construction of Stavropoleos Monastery in Bucharest
October 30, 1724

Stavropoleos Monastery (Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest, Romania. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style, one of the most important architectural monuments of Phanariot period. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning "The city of the Cross". One of the monastery's constant interests is Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavropoleos_Monastery
În limba română: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biserica_Stavropoleos
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In Târgu Jiu, was inaugurated The Endless Column, the famous sculpture by Constantin Brâncuşi
27 October 1938

The Endless Column (often it is called the Column of Infinite ) symbolizes the "Infinite Sacrifice" of the Romanian soldiers and it is considered by Sidney Geist "the top point of the modern Art". The Endless Column stacks 17 rhomboidal modules, with a half-unit at the top. The incomplete top unit is thought to be the element that expresses the concept of the infinite. Brâncuşi had experimented with this form as early as 1918, with an oak version now found in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The modules were made in the central workshop of Petroşani (Atelierele Centrale Petroşani), assembled by Brâncuşi's friend engineer Ştefan Georgescu-Gorjan (1905–1985). All 17 rhomboidal modules accumulate a total height of 29.3 m.
In the 1950s, the Romanian communist government planned to demolish the column, but this plan was never executed. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989 and the fall of the Communist regime, there was renewed interest in restoring the column, which by that time suffered from tilting, cracking, metal corrosion, and an unstable foundation. For these reasons the site was listed in the 1996 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund. The restoration was facilitated by the Fund, which organized meetings for the stakeholders in 1998 and provided funding through American Express. Subsequently, the site was restored between 1998 and 2000 through a collaborative effort of the Romanian Government, the World Monuments Fund, the World Bank, and other Romanian and international groups.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endless_Column
În limba română:
http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ansamblul_sculptural_Constantin_Br%C3%A2ncu%C8%99i_de_la_T%C3%A2rgu-Jiu

Coloana recunostinței fără sfârșit
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Domenico Scarlatti
26 October 1685, Naples – 23 July 1757, Madrid

Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was an Italian composer who spent much of his life in the service of the Portuguese and Spanish royal families.
Domenico, the son of the famous composer of vocal music Alessandro Scarlatti, was born in the same year as J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel.
His first operas, L’Ottavia restituita al trono and Il Giustino, were produced in 1703.
He is classified as a Baroque composer chronologically, although his music was influential in the development of the Classical style. Domenico Scarlatti composed in a variety of musical forms, although today he is known mainly for his 555 keyboard sonatas.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domenico_Scarlatti

Domenico Scarlatti - Piano Sonate in F minor L.118
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49-KLYKq4c

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Christopher Lloyd
born October 22, 1938 in Stamford, Connecticut

Christopher Allen Lloyd is an American actor.
Among his best-known roles are Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi.
Lloyd has used his vocal talents in animation, frequently voicing villains. Lloyd has won three Primetime Emmy Awards and an Independent Spirit Award, and has been nominated for two Saturn Awards and a Daytime Emmy Award.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Lloyd

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