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Getting ready for an exciting evening of Downtown Abbey and bowing the parts for a Hungarian percussion concerto.

Time for some tea…

28 August 2014 ·

joghurtbrot:

Lets take a moment to appreciate the performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 by Martha Argerich and Gábor Tákacs Nagy at the Verbier Festival 2010 (x)

A fantastic performance…and my favorite Shostakovich.

(via gestopft)

28 August 2014 ·

conradtao:

important rules

conradtao:

important rules

28 August 2014 ·

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  • loves science
  • absolutely cannot abide scientism in any form whatsoever

28 August 2014 ·

Mary Cassatt | Summertime, 1894

(post 6,500)

Mary Cassatt | Summertime, 1894

(post 6,500)

27 August 2014 ·

Haydn
Symphony No. 88 in G, Hob. I:88 (1788)
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Largo
III. Menuetto
IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito

Wiener Philharmoniker
Leonard Bernstein

Of this post-Paris, pre-London Haydn symphony, thus Brahms, mindful of the attendant curse he was invoking: “I want my Ninth to sound like this!” Tovey believed it to be one of the most inventive works in the 18th century repertoire, and Mozart is sure to have sweated over it a bit. The finale is particularly joyful.

27 August 2014 ·

(Source: Flickr / dogwelder)

27 August 2014 ·

Gunther Schuller
"Monk, Bunk, and Vice Versa"

Hey, I think I recognize that first trumpet player…

and everyone else in the orchestra

27 August 2014 ·

"Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise."

~ Margaret Atwood
Cat’s Eye

27 August 2014 ·

I love this because of the way it translates—or doesn’t, rather. Vergessenheit is like ‘oblivion,’ and the verb that’s used here etymologically implies ‘to be at the service of,’ or even more starkly, ‘to be a tool of.’ 
Look at that simple machine swinging there. Reine Poesie, die deutsche Sprache ist…

I love this because of the way it translates—or doesn’t, rather. Vergessenheit is like ‘oblivion,’ and the verb that’s used here etymologically implies ‘to be at the service of,’ or even more starkly, ‘to be a tool of.’ 

Look at that simple machine swinging there. Reine Poesie, die deutsche Sprache ist…

(Source: wordstuck.co.vu, via sinthematica)

27 August 2014 ·

"Seek freedom, and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty."

~ Frank Herbert
Chapterhouse: Dune

27 August 2014 ·

4 plays

Lully
Anima christi, petit motet LWV 77/1

Les arts florissants
William Christie

(rec)
(img: Aix-en-Provence)

27 August 2014 ·

39

French music needs to stop being so awesome

  • why does it hate my freedoms

27 August 2014 ·

354 plays

Fauré
Cello Sonata Nº 2 in G minor, Op. 117
III. Allegro vivo

Thomas Igloi, cello
Clifford Benson, piano

(rec)
(img: Dominique Douet | Feux d’artifice)

27 August 2014 ·

catcmack:

I sang “eat the sick”…

catcmack:

I sang “eat the sick”…

(via littlethingwithfeathers)

27 August 2014 ·

Curtis Lindsay
Pianist, composer,
expert in nonsense.



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