Monday, January 28, 2013

Music of the Week: Doug Seidel - happy Trails

Music of the Week
 




Monday, January 21, 2013

General Orders No. 11: the "first" Emancipation Proclamation



SHORT NOTES and NOTICES



 
General Orders
An inquiry has been very general among the troupe of this command for the famous General order No. 11, current series of this Department. We reprint it for the gratification of all concerned, merely adding that it is in full force and effect. True, the Northern newspapers published what purported to be a disavowal of the President of the United States of Gen. Hunter's action in this particular matter, but we learn that no official notification of that disavowal has been received.
GENERAL ORDERS.—NO. 11.
HEAD-QUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE SOUTH, HILTON HEAD, S. C. May 9, 1862.
The three States of Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina, comprising the Military Department of the South, having deliberately declared themselves no longer under the protection of the United States of America, and having taken up arms against the said United States, it becomes a military necessity to declare them under martial law. This was accordingly done on the 25th day of April, 1862. Slavery and martial law in a free country are altogether incompatible. The persons in these three States—Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida—heretofore held as slaves, are therefore declared forever free.

DAVID HUNTER, Major-General Commanding. ED. W. SMITH, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
From the New South newspaper, 1862, August 23, Saturday, Page 4



Thursday, January 10, 2013

Music of the Week: Charles Rosen's "final" lecture/performance, CUNY Graduate Center (April 2012)



Music of the Week: 

Charles Rosen's "final" lecture/performance at the CUNY Graduate Center

Charles Rosen was the New York Times music critic and recorded the complete piano works of Pierre Boulez.



"21st-Century Music in Society is a series of talks and debates by major cultural figures addressing the changing consumption, creation, context, and valuations of music in modern society. Charles Rosen inaugurated the Brook Center's new Music in 21st-Century Society lecture series at the Graduate Center, delivering an inspired talk as well as captivating piano playing, on April 18th, 2012, perhaps his last public lecture and performance, which was followed by a conversation with Daniel J. Wakin of the Culture Department, The New York Times." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3xOyTqJT-0