“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Sunday, May 10, 2015


Anne Fischer
Anne Fischer was a remarkable pianist who deserved much more credit that she received. At the bottom of this post you will find a 1987 recording of Anne Fischer playing Beethoven's Piano Concert No. 3 in C Minor. She was nick-named "Ashtray Annie" because she was rarely seen without a cigarette except when at the piano. For more about Anne Fischer see "'Ashtray' Annie Fischer was a piano giant. Why didn't more people know this?" The Spectator, (U.K.) 23 August 2014. http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/music/9292182/ashtray-annie-fischer-was-a-piano-giant-why-didnt-more-people-realise-this/

[Click on image below or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWvfDC2oW6w for Anne Fischer playing Beethoven, Piano Concerto #3 in C Minor, 1987. 38:04 minutes.]

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