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June 29, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New photo photospecial page: 48 Ginkgo trees close to Porto Cathedral, Portugal.

June 26, 2010

Goethe's Ginkgo poem sung by Dutch Choir

Het jongerenkoor van de Limburgse Koorschool Cantarella uit Beek -o.l.v. Harrie Spronken- behaalde op 1 mei 2010 een eerste prijs cum laude op het Europees Muziekfestival voor de Jeugd te Neerpelt (Belgie). Goethe's gedicht over de Ginkgo is de inspiratiebron voor dit nummer, geschreven door dirigent en componist Harrie Spronken.

Dutch Koorschool Cantarella conducted by Harrie Spronken won first prize honors at the European Youth Music Festival in Belgium in May 2010. "Gingo biloba" a poem by Goethe, is the inspiration for this song, written by composer and conductor Harrie Spronken.

Read Goethe's poem on my website here.

June 25, 2010

Updates of my website The Ginkgo Pages

* New topic: French GuidAge study: Ginkgo and Alzheimer disease.

June 24, 2010

Storm damage Ginkgo tree

Dear Friends,

We recently had a tornado pass through our town that snapped the leader trunk of my beautiful Gingko tree about 20 feet up. The rest of the tree is healthy and I'm wondering if the tree will survive without the leader. We can prune it up so it looks more even---but will it work? I know it will look rough for many years--but these trees are so hardy...what do you all think?

Question by Jennifer Walsh
Minnesota, USA

June 22, 2010

Video Ginkgo in Madrid

Ginkgo Biloba female tree in Real Jardín Botánico, Madrid in Spain.
Video by Madrid TV "Ruta Verde"(esMADRIDtv).

June 19, 2010

Hear a Ginkgo leaf falling

"I sat with my legs crossed, my eyes closed. I blocked out distractions, thoughts, and sensations. I concentrated on the sounds I heard......Twenty minutes later, I opened my eyes. I stretched my body, and I heard a voice in my mind: more practice, and bigger ears, I could get to hear a ginkgo leaf falling on the sidewalk of Mott street in NoLiTa."

Read more and see an enlargement of the picture by della chuang here.

June 05, 2010

"Behind that Ginkgo tree" for tuba and piano

Composition in memory of the giant Hachiman Ginkgo tree in Kamakura, Japan.
Read more about this tree on my blog here.

Premiere of "Behind that Ginkgo tree" for tuba and piano.
composed by Ryosuke Yagi
Timothy Northcut, tuba
In-Ja Esherman, piano
May 27, 2010, Tucson, Arizona
at International Tuba Euphonium Conference 2010.