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Sviatoslav Richter - Grieg Piano Concerto, 3rd Movement

This is just a snippet, complete with an interruption that you Norwegian (I think) speakers will understand. An odd clip, but it’s rare footage of Richter playing with utmost intensity at Bergen in 1968. He was one of the greats, and, for many, the best ever.
Posted by BeyondGeography | Thu Jan 9, 2020, 01:39 AM (3 replies)

Spartanburg SC Mayor Junie White endorses Sen. Warren

Spartanburg Mayor Junie White has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren to be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee.

Although polls show former Vice President Joe Biden with a more-than 2-1 lead over the second and third highest favorites Warren and Bernie Sanders in South Carolina, the Democratic mayor said Sunday he believes Warren has the best chance at defeating Republican President Donald Trump in November.

"I just think she is the right candidate," White said. "She's a very independent woman, very smart woman. I like her ideas. (Trump) is going to be hard to beat, but she has a very good chance."

The South Carolina Democratic primary will be Saturday, Feb. 29. It is the fourth nominating contest in the Democratic presidential primaries...

Posted by BeyondGeography | Mon Jan 6, 2020, 03:35 PM (7 replies)

Democrat Elizabeth Warren plans Flatbush rally with Julian Castro

FLATBUSH — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren plans to bask in a recent big-ticket endorsement at a Brooklyn rally on Tuesday. She'll appear onstage at the Kings Theater alongside former primary rival Julián Castro.

When the doors open for the event at 5 p.m., spectators will not only see Warren — a leading candidate in a crowded, if narrowing, Democratic primary — but also one of Castro's first public appearances since he dropped out of the presidential race last week.

Castro, a former Obama administration housing chief and mayor of San Antonio, endorsed Warren in an online video posted Monday. He issued a statement which called Warren, a U.S. senator for Massachusetts, "the most qualified, best-equipped candidate to win the nomination" and defeat President Donald Trump, a Republican.

Warren's and Castro's joint appearance will briefly bring the up-for-grabs Democratic race to a grand stage in Brooklyn. The Kings Theater at 1027 Flatbush Avenue is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. More information can be found at Warren's website.

Posted by BeyondGeography | Mon Jan 6, 2020, 02:30 PM (4 replies)

WaPo: What it's like organizing for Warren in one of Iowa's most rural counties

Lengthy feature and a great read:

EAST AMANA, Iowa — Anna Navin stepped out of her Honda, grabbed a large pink backpack from the passenger seat of her car and knocked on the door of Glenn Goetz, a 68-year-old retiree. Navin, a 28-year-old organizer for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was meeting with Goetz to see if he would take on more duties as a precinct captain, including knocking on doors in other nearby communities and helping recruit volunteers.

... Many Democratic presidential candidates, such as former vice president Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), have robust organizations. But among locals, Warren’s organization stands out...The stories about Warren staffers in Iowa and how far they go to sell her candidacy regularly circulate among rival campaigns, eliciting both eye rolls but also grudging admiration. “It’s like, where did they find these kids?” marveled a longtime Iowa Democratic activist, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because she endorsed another candidate in the race.

...Since June, Navin has put more than 12,000 miles on her car on behalf of Warren. She’s met the politician just a handful of times, mostly in passing. But on a Saturday morning in September, Navin was out knocking on doors in Williamsburg when her cellphone rang. The call was from a blocked number. Taking a deep breath, she answered.“Happy birthday!” Warren called out.

Navin froze on the street. Clutching the phone, she listened as Warren thanked her for her work. But the candidate also wanted to talk business. She had just released a new Social Security plan. “She just started giving me talking points … my plan is going to do this, this, this and this. And I was like cool, cool, cool, thanks for the talking points because I’m actually knocking doors right now,” Navin recalled...


Posted by BeyondGeography | Sat Jan 4, 2020, 04:07 PM (1 replies)
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