July 21, 2014
rudeboystaxx:

Ha. #schroeder #lucy #musician #piano

rudeboystaxx:

Ha. #schroeder #lucy #musician #piano

July 20, 2014
""A great piece of music is beautiful regardless of how it is performed. Any prelude or fugue of Bach can be played at any tempo, with or without rhythmic nuances, and it will still be great music. That’s how music should be written, so that no-one, no matter how philistine, can ruin it."

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— Dmitri Shostakovich (via maddiebkhandige)

(via pastakovich)

July 19, 2014
This week’s instalment over at the “All of Bach” project is a stunning set of variations for the organ. Played with style by Leo van Doeselaar on an amazing instrument in Groningen. Wait until he pulls out all the stops at the last variation!

(via Partite diverse sopra ‘Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig’)

This week’s instalment over at the “All of Bach” project is a stunning set of variations for the organ. Played with style by Leo van Doeselaar on an amazing instrument in Groningen. Wait until he pulls out all the stops at the last variation!

(via Partite diverse sopra ‘Sei gegrüsset, Jesu gütig’)

July 19, 2014
Beethoven, “Das Lebewohl”
From the digital archives of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.

Beethoven, “Das Lebewohl”

From the digital archives of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.

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July 19, 2014

(Source: sartoreality, via robblerobble)

July 19, 2014
"Instead, he was saying that really successful people feel the same boredom and the same lack of motivation that everyone else feels. They don’t have some magic pill that makes them feel ready and inspired every day. But the difference is that the people who stick with their goals don’t let their emotions determine their actions. Top performers still find a way to show up, to work through the boredom, and to embrace the daily practice that is required to achieve their goals."

http://jamesclear.com/stay-focused (via practiceapps)

July 19, 2014
"Who is an authentic seeker, but someone who has understood that there is nothing else to do but practice? Enthusiastic or discouraged, he or she continues, no matter what."

Lee Lozowick

I got this quote courtesy of my yoga instructor… but it carries over to music, I think.

(via mygrandmotherspiano)

July 19, 2014
troublesneglectyou:

Oh.

troublesneglectyou:

Oh.

July 19, 2014
Friend: How do you play all those fast passages?
Me: Trust.
July 19, 2014
"Despite its size, the piano has a remarkably colourful voice and a rich bass. In the treble there are string quartet sonorities which brought a wonderful vibrancy to the music and revealed strands of melody, sub-melody and accompaniment which are sometimes lost in the lush resonance of a modern grand piano."

Frances Wilson recently visited Elgar’s square piano and made a recording of the Enigma Variations with her friend Elspeth Wyllie.

Playing Elgar on Elgar’s piano | The Cross-Eyed Pianist