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Mozart, Christiane Engel, and Albert Schweitzer

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”   ~ Albert Schweitzer A couple of nights ago I was on “Spotify” tossing about for a good rendition of Mozart’s […]

Mozart and the Clarinet

Mozart’s clarinet concerto in A Major, K622 and his clarinet quintet also  in A Major, K581  are exquisite.  Both works were composed for Anton Stadler, an Austrian virtuoso clarinet and basset horn player.  The clarinet concerto was written in October 1791 two months before Mozart ‘s death. Mozart’s love of the clarinet permeates the music. The second movement Adagio of the […]

Captain Orindatus Simon Bolívar Wall ~ From North Carolina to Harveysburg to Oberlin to Washington D. C.

August 12th, 1825 ~ April 26th, 1891 Underground Railroad Conductor Shoe & Boot Manufacturer Recruiter for the Union Army Captain in the U.S. Army Provost Marshal of Charleston, S. C. Recipient of the Medal of Honor Graduate of Howard University Public Servant Police Magistrate A Justice of the Peace of Washington D.C. Republican Politician Lawyer In […]

Sting ~ Symphonicities

This is one of my favorite albums by Sting.  The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra interprets his songs symphonically.  This was the companion album to his tour in 2010-2011. spotify:track:5zUcv5urg8xcSXbo5VlBSq

The Romain Collin Trio ~ Incredible Visionary Jazz Pianist with his Trio

The following link is a great interview of Romain Collin on “Piano Jazz ~ New Artists” with Jon Weber.  The second piece he plays during the interview is from his latest album “The Calling“: Romain Collin’s website address is:  Listen to the music ~ Pipokuhn is Romain Collin and the album is autobiographical: spotify:track:6iOrepklHgShLh7U0V0QoB

Dr. Jesse Harvey ~ UGRR Conductor (November 26th, 1801 ~ May12th, 1848) ~ Difficulties Dealing with Slavery

The “Peaceable Kingdom” of Friends is not so “peaceable” due to controversies over  anti-slavery issues. Dr. Jesse Harvey was born November 26th, 1801 in Orange County, North Carolina. He was six when his parents, Caleb and Sarah Towel Harvey settled near Todd’s Fork in Clinton County, Ohio. On September 15, 1824 he married Elizabeth Burgess […]

Mozart ~ The Gran Partita and Divertimento K205

Mozart’s Gran Partita is one of my favorites especially the fourth movement “Adagio.” spotify:track:6nqyk8FNNdQT7636zL9db3