Albert Einstein Playing The Violin

albert einstein playing the violin
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  • Einstein: physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
  • Albert Einstein (; ; 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time.
  • This is a list of things named after Albert Einstein.
  • the act of playing a musical instrument
  • acting: the performance of a part or role in a drama
  • Engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment
  • Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose
  • Amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretense
  • the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
  • Violin was the first album released by violinst Vanessa-Mae. It was recorded in October 1990, near her 12th birthday, and released shortly afterwards in March 1991. Vanessa-Mae contributed her royalties from the album to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
  • bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow
  • (violinist) a musician who plays the violin
  • A stringed musical instrument of treble pitch, played with a horsehair bow. The classical European violin was developed in the 16th century. It has four strings and a body of characteristic rounded shape, narrowed at the middle and with two f-shaped sound holes
albert einstein playing the violin - Playing: Christian
Playing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Compass) (Compass: Christian Explorations of Daily Living)
Playing: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Compass) (Compass: Christian Explorations of Daily Living)
Playing often connotes frivolity. But James Evans, in this insightful reflection, offers another view: playing lies at the heart of Christian faith in the triune God. Through a close examination of African-American literature and experience, and a re-examination of basic doctrinal affirmations, Evans recovers play as a subversive and even revolutionary activity, a practice of faith that gives life in the midst of structures and authorities that suffocate. In this light, Jesus becomes the political, cultural and religious player who redeems by changing the game so that it no longer excludes but instead gives life. God creates us for freedom in a field of play. The Spirit summons us toward God's Reign, where the freedom of play never ends. Playing, in this view, is hardly frivolous, but the pulse of life itself. Evans invites us to play as we live and work.

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Sydney Chaplin (1926 - 2009)
Sydney Chaplin (1926 - 2009)
Sydney Chaplin Sydney Chaplin, who has died aged 82, was the second son of Charlie Chaplin and an award-winning actor in his own right, starring on Broadway opposite Judy Holliday in Bells Are Ringing and Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. Although Chaplin appeared in two of his father's later films – Limelight (1952) and The Countess from Hong Kong (1967) – he never achieved the success in Hollywood that he enjoyed in the musical theatre in New York. He won a Tony award for Bells Are Ringing, the 1956 musical by Betty Comden and Adolph Green about a telephone answering service operator (Holliday) who falls in love with a customer (Chaplin). But Chaplin's best-remembered show was the 1964 smash Funny Girl as Nicky Arnstein, the gambler who woos Streisand in her star-making role as Fanny Brice. The show brought Chaplin another Tony nomination, but he departed in June 1965, citing unspecified differences with his producer Ray Stark. When it was time to make the film, Omar Sharif, a major heart-throb following his roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago, was cast opposite Streisand. Chaplin – also passed over in the film version of Bells Are Ringing – denied that he was disappointed. "I never had the burning desire for recognition and respect that had driven my father," he explained. Although his career never measured up to that of his father, Chaplin had little time for those who thought a famous name was a handicap. "I think anyone who feels his life has been scarred because of the fame of his father is a bore," he declared in 1967. Sydney Earle Chaplin was born on March 31 1926 in Los Angeles, the second son of Charlie Chaplin's second wife, the actress Lita Grey. The boy was named after his father's older half-brother, who had helped young Charlie launch his theatre career in England. Lita Grey was 16 when she married the 35-year-old Chaplin in 1924. Sydney was born two years later and his parents divorced a year after that in a court battle that generated sensational headlines. He spent much of his boyhood in boarding schools – "I had been thrown out of three schools by the time I was 16," he recalled – with occasional weekends at his father's house. He recalled playing tennis with Greta Garbo and turning the music pages for the violin-playing Albert Einstein. In the Second World War he was stationed with the US Army in Europe for a time, and later toured with a group entertaining GIs. Back in Hollywood, with a new-found work ethic because of his war service, he joined a theatrical troupe specialising in classical and avant-garde plays. His father became interested and directed several of them. His first film role was in his father's Limelight, arguably Charlie Chaplin's last great film. He had written the part especially for his son, who played a composer smitten with a ballet dancer (Claire Bloom) who is befriended by a fading music hall star portrayed by the elder Chaplin. He also appeared in his father's last film, A Countess From Hong Kong, which was poorly received. The younger Chaplin also had a role in Land of the Pharaohs (1955) opposite Joan Collins, with whom he also had a much-publicised romance. (He was also romantically linked with Judy Holliday during their onstage collaboration.) During his son's success on Broadway, Charlie Chaplin was unable to see him perform. He was living overseas with his fourth wife, Oona, because the American authorities had refused the English-born Chaplin's re-entry into the United States in 1952 over charges that he associated with Communists. The great comedian was finally allowed to return to America in 1972 to accept a special Oscar. Chaplin also appeared occasionally on television, although his guest roles and other film parts were undistinguished. Sydney Chaplin, who died on March 3, is survived by his third wife, Margaret, and son, Stephan Chaplin. His brother, Charles Chaplin Jr, died in 1968. Telegraph 08 Mar 2009
Superlearning or Global Learning
Superlearning or Global Learning
Sahana gets ready to school. With her school bag as backpack she is waiting for the school bus. This image inspired me to reflect on the alternatives to the prevailing educational methods.

We live in a world where 'education' and the accumulation of skills have assumed astronomical proportions. We comment vehemently at heavy school bags, but continue putting noses to the grindstone. Always in the hope of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Dr. Georgi Lozanov, a Bulgarian psychiatrist, in the 1960s first applied suggestion and relaxation techniques to classroom learning and termed these methods 'Suggestopedia'. These pioneering techniques engendered and gave impetus to what we now know as Suggestive – Accelerative Approaches to Learning.
Accelerated learning believes that the human brain can work at least two to five times faster ('superlearning') and retain more and for longer periods ('supermemory' or 'hypermnesia') if it is put into the 'right state' of 'relaxed alertness' (therefore non-stress, therefore pleasure) for learning. In a nutshell, aiding in accessing what are termed as the 'success patterns' in our bodies, minds and emotions.
Significantly, 'superlearning' shows us how to relax our body and calm our mind at will. It is sometimes described as 'global learning' since it involves our entire inner world, including parts repressed in older styles of education.
There is a close link between 'Superlearning' and Sound Therapy. This is because the learning method employs rhythm, relaxation and special music to achieve its ends. Mozart's music is exceptionally rich in brain energizing sounds. The right kind of slow Baroque music by 17th and 18th century masters such as Vivaldi, Corelli and Bach, and Mozart activate both the left and right hemispheres of the brain and this simultaneous activation maximizes learning and information retention. Activities that engage both sides of the brain (like playing an instrument or singing) make the brain more capable of processing information. None other than Albert Einstein was asked by his school to give up studies and take up manual labor because he was too 'stupid'. Einstein learnt to play the violin, particular favorites being Mozart and Bach. A friend says Einstein figured out his problems and equations by improvising on the violin. “Rhythmical walking is an everyday activity… Night follows day rhythmically; season follows season rhythmically; food is chewed rhythmically… It (rhythm) is a part of everyday living.”
The mantra expand our self-understanding, and develop memory and creativity because it intensifies the mind's focus, concentration, and energy levels. The ragas as “mathematically perfected patterns of tonal series which match and attune our vibrations” have a profound impact upon our thought and behavior.
So, why are we tormenting and torturing children in the name of education and skill-accumulation?

albert einstein playing the violin
albert einstein playing the violin
Playing for Pizza: A Novel

After providing what is arguably the worst single performance in the history of the NFL, third-string quarterback Rick Dockery becomes a national laughingstock. Cut by the Cleveland Browns, and shunned by every other team, Rick insists that his agent find a team that does need him. Against enormous odds, Rick lands a job—as the starting quarterback for the Mighty Panthers . . . of Parma, Italy. The Parma Panthers desperately want a former NFL player—any former NFL player—at their helm. And now they’ve got Rick, who knows nothing about Parma (not even where it is) and doesn’t speak a word of Italian. To say that Italy—the land of fine wines, extremely small cars, and football americano—holds a few surprises for Rick Dockery would be something of an understatement.

Playing for Pizza: A Q&A with John Grisham
Q: American football in Italy seems like an unlikely subject for a John Grisham novel. What was the inspiration for Playing for Pizza?
A: Three years ago when I was in Bologna researching "The Broker", I discovered American football. One of my guides in the area played football for the Bologna Warriors for 10 years. I couldn't believe that American football actually existed there, but the more I heard about it the more intrigued I became.
Q: There is some great football writing in this novel. What kind of research was involved in capturing how this American institution is played in small town Italy?
A: The only way to research the book was to go to Parma and watch a game. The coach is an American who played at Illinois State, and he proved to be extremely valuable. I met many of the Italian players and the story simply unfolded.
Q: Speaking of research, you write lovingly of Italian food and wine in this book. What's your idea of the perfect Italian meal?
A: First course: prosicutto and melon; second course: stuffed tortellini; third course: roasted stuffed capon, all served with a great Barolo wine.
Q: Without giving away too much of the plot, your protagonist falls in love by the novel's end. Did you know when you started writing that Rick would get the girl?
A: Of course.
Q: You have a new legal thriller coming in January 2008. Can you give us any hints about what to expect?
A: I really don't like to talk about a book until it's finished. Sorry. But it will not be another work of non-fiction, nor will it be about football. Lots of lawyers in the next one.