"The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential."

~ Faith Jegede (via psych-facts)

(via musikmonster)

22 July 2014 ·

"Arirang" (trad. Korean)
arr. Noh Sun Lak

Sharon Kam, clarinet
Stephan Kiefer, piano

19 July 2014 ·

26

Unless the intent is sarcasm, there is never any reason to use multiple exclamation points. One is pushing it as it is.

17 July 2014 ·

Hokusai (c. 1760 - 1849), Japanese artist/printmaker.

The young have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life nor have they yet learned its necessary limitations. … They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones; their lives are more regulated by moral feeling than by reason. All their mistakes are in the direction of excess and vehemence. They overdo everything.
—Aristotle, Rhetoric

Hokusai (c. 1760 - 1849), Japanese artist/printmaker.

The young have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life nor have they yet learned its necessary limitations. … They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones; their lives are more regulated by moral feeling than by reason. All their mistakes are in the direction of excess and vehemence. They overdo everything.

—Aristotle, Rhetoric

16 July 2014 ·


Behind the scenes photo from the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Behind the scenes photo from the filming of 2001: A Space Odyssey

(Source: thefinalact, via mentecato)

16 July 2014 ·

210 plays

Arthur Foote
Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 38
IV. Finale: Allegro giusto

James Barbagallo
Da Vinci String Quartet

The Bostonian composer and organist Arthur Foote (1853-1937), companion to fellow New England luminaries Amy Beach and Edward MacDowell, was well-known in the American musical life of his time but has been largely forgotten since. He is particularly admired for his chamber music, which has been compared favorably to that of Dvorak. Foote, Harvard-educated, was of that generation of 19th century American composers which nurtured continental idioms before the beginnings of an American school after the turn of the century. He contributed several texts on music theory and composition, and was on this side of the Atlantic an important advocate for both Brahms and Wagner.  

(img: landscape by e. e. cummings)

16 July 2014 ·

thefourthship:

I was making a worksheet for one of my students while listening to the Lion King soundtrack.

thefourthship:

I was making a worksheet for one of my students while listening to the Lion King soundtrack.

16 July 2014 ·

Josep Janés and Frederic Mompou. 

Josep Janés and Frederic Mompou. 

16 July 2014 ·

12

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
The house was quiet because it had to be.

The quiet was part of the meaning, part of the mind:
The access of perfection to the page.

And the world was calm. The truth in a calm world,
In which there is no other meaning, itself

Is calm, itself is summer and night, itself
Is the reader leaning late and reading there.

from “The House Was Quiet and the World was Calm,”
Wallace Stevens

16 July 2014 ·

Rameau
Suite from Les Boréades

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall

16 July 2014 ·

Erwin Schulhoff
Hot-Sonate for alto saxophone and piano (1930)

Leo van Oostrom, saxophone
Gerard Bouwhuis, piano

16 July 2014 ·

210 plays

Weill
Happy End (1929)
Act I: “Bilbao-Song”

Lotte Lenya
Wilhelm Brückner-Rüggeberg, cond.

(img: The Matter of Time, Richard Serra, Guggenheim-Bilbao)

15 July 2014 ·

by Franz Huys after Cornelis Matsys, 16th c. A feasible translation of the inscription would be: Master Jan, so hard of hearing, will you ever string up my lute? / I shall, Missus Long-Nose, just leave me be. I must save it until I have finished the work for that mother. She also very much wants her lute repaired. 

by Franz Huys after Cornelis Matsys, 16th c. A feasible translation of the inscription would be: Master Jan, so hard of hearing, will you ever string up my lute? / I shall, Missus Long-Nose, just leave me be. I must save it until I have finished the work for that mother. She also very much wants her lute repaired. 

15 July 2014 ·

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15 July 2014 ·

from The Missouri Harmony, 1834.

from The Missouri Harmony, 1834.

(Source: shenandoahharmony.com)

15 July 2014 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.



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