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Hector Berlioz
11 December 1803, La Côte-Saint-André, Isère – 8 March 1869

Hector Berlioz was a French Romantic composer, best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts (Requiem). Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra with his Treatise on Instrumentation. He specified huge orchestral forces for some of his works, and conducted several concerts with more than 1,000 musicians. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the further development of Romanticism, especially in composers like Richard Wagner, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many others.
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hector_Berlioz

La Damnation de Faust
Choir and Orchestra of National Philharmonic in Warsaw, Conductor Kazimierz Kord, 1979
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFKnDpVY9ZQ

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If you can't give me poetry, can't you give me poetical science?
Ada Lovelace
10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron and the mathematically inclined Anne Millbanke. One of her tutors was Augustus De Morgan, a famous mathematician and logician. Because Byron was involved in a notorious scandal at the time of her birth, Ada’s mother encouraged her mathematical and scientific interests, hoping to suppress any inclination to wildness she may have inherited from her father.
She became mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.
Ada described her approach as "poetical science" and herself as an "Analyst (& Metaphysician)".
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace

Portrait of Ada Lovelace by British painter Margaret Sarah Carpenter, 1836

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Happy #Caturday, G++d friends!
A small smile from Pufi!

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Thinking at summer... Every moment of life has a drop of good... enjoy it!
Hugs, G++d friends, pleasant weekend!
... And don't forget to smile and smell the flowers, of course!

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Jean Sibelius
December 8, 1865 – September 20, 1957

Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer of the later Romantic period. His music played an important role in the formation of the Finnish national identity. His mastery of the orchestra has been described as "prodigious".
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Sibelius

_The Violin Concerto in D minor op. 47*
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Violin: Maxim Vengerov, Conductor: Daniel Barenboim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsbrRAgv1b4

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Beauty and Genius
Camille Claudel
8 December 1864, Fère-en-Tardenois, Aisne – 19 October 1943

Camille Claudel was a French sculptor and graphic artist.
Fascinated with stone and soil as a child, as a young woman she studied at the Académie Colarossi with sculptor Alfred Boucher. Before moving to Florence and after having taught Claudel and others for over three years, Boucher asked Auguste Rodin to take over the instruction of his pupils. 
Around 1884, she started working in Rodin's workshop. Claudel became a source of inspiration, his model, his confidante and lover. 
It would be a mistake to assume that Claudel's reputation has survived simply because of her once notorious association with Rodin. The novelist and art critic Octave Mirbeau described her as "A revolt against nature: a woman genius".
More on: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Claudel

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Oscar Han
3 December 1891, Bucharest – 14 February 1976, Bucharest

Oscar Han was a Romanian sculptor, writer and teacher. A student of Dimitrie Paciurea (for sculpture) and Frederic Storck (for drawing) at the Academy of Arts in Bucharest. His debut as a sculptor came very early, before the age of 20, with the artwork Head of Little Girl. Han was a member of the Group of Four together with painters Nicolae Tonitza, Francisc Șirato and Ștefan Dimitrescu. In 1917, he was one of the 30 artists, painters and sculptors sent to the front by the Great General Headquarters of the Army to carry out works inspired by the battles of the Romanian Army. His works were exhibited mainly in Bucharest, but also at Romanian art exhibitions and international exhibitions in other European cities.
He wrote a monograph on Paciurea and a large number of chronicles and articles, collected in 1970 in the volume Chisels and Brushes. In carving portraits of personalities, the sculptor was deeply concerned with revealing the physical and moral features of his characters. When realizing monumental works of art his main interest went at once to the gesture rhetoric and the volumes grandeur and to the demanding palpability of the modeled figures. He was Honored Master of Arts.
More on: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Han
În limba română: https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oscar_Han

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Today’s Google Doodle
Romania National Day 2017
Romania National Day 2017
1st December 2017 @ Google in Romania


Romania observes December 1st as Unification Day or Great Union Day. It was on this day in 1918 that representatives from Transylvania, Banat, CriÅŸana, and MaramureÅŸ came together in Alba Iulia to merge with the Romanian kingdom under Ferdinand I. Military parades and cultural celebrations commemorate the occasion.

Today’s Doodle by Romanian illustrator Aitch depicts the country’s rich heritage against the backdrop of a traditional Romanian rug. In it, you can spot national emblems such as the lynx, the hip rose, and the oak. You’ll also find references to deer, mountains, and forests, symbolizing Romania's vibrant landscapes and abundant resources. The country is also famous for its traditional pottery (present on the "L"), such as the red ceramics of Horezu or the burnt clay artifacts from Marginea.

Finally, the moon is an integral aspect of Romanian folklore and ballads. In the Doodle, the sun and moon appear as well as a traditionally dressed couple reaching out for a kiss.

Happy National Day, Romania!

Early drafts of the Doodle below







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Allow me to wish Happy Birthday! to an amazing friend!

All the best in the world, love peace and music, dear +Magnus Fahlén!

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