September 21, 2014
jstiles-photographer:

#unionstation #hotel #piano #nashville #tennessee

jstiles-photographer:

#unionstation #hotel #piano #nashville #tennessee

September 21, 2014
"Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul, on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated graceful, or of him who is ill-educated ungraceful."

— Socrates
The Cross-Eyed Pianist

September 20, 2014

thehalfpaceproject:

~The Halfpace Project~

September 20, 2014
thelonelycoolbeforedawn:

steinways and sonatas

thelonelycoolbeforedawn:

steinways and sonatas

September 20, 2014

Variations for Judith

(Source: youtube.com)

September 20, 2014
"The piece (called To Judith, from Judith composed by Judith Weir) is taken from a set written by an array of composers whose collective title is Variations for Judith for Piano, 11 short reflections on “Bist du bei mir” by G H Stölzel arranged by J S Bach. The collection was the brainchild of British composer Diana Burrell, who wanted to present a very special leaving gift to Judith Serota when she retired from her position as Executive Director of the Spitalfields Music Festival in East London, in 2007 (a job which she had enjoyed for 20 years). On the Introductory page, Diana Burrell explains: “There can be few people in the world whose love and enthusiasm for music exceeds Judith’s, and knowing that she had recently become a keen student of the piano, I thought that a specially-written collection of new compositions for herself to play would seem an appropriate gift. I consequently approached all of the Spitalfields Festival Artistic Directors asking them to write a short variation”. 

The Variations have been written by an illustrious group of composers; Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Berkeley, Diana Burrell, Anthony Burton, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Dove, Stephen Johns, Thea Musgrave, Tarik O’Regan, Anthony Payne, and Judith Weir. Totally different stylistically, the piano pieces are unified by the Stölzel theme, and merely observing the differing approaches and compositional techniques employed by each composer, proves compelling.”

(via Variations for Judith: Contemporary Piano Music | The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog)

"The piece (called To Judith, from Judith composed by Judith Weir) is taken from a set written by an array of composers whose collective title is Variations for Judith for Piano, 11 short reflections on “Bist du bei mir” by G H Stölzel arranged by J S Bach. The collection was the brainchild of British composer Diana Burrell, who wanted to present a very special leaving gift to Judith Serota when she retired from her position as Executive Director of the Spitalfields Music Festival in East London, in 2007 (a job which she had enjoyed for 20 years). On the Introductory page, Diana Burrell explains: “There can be few people in the world whose love and enthusiasm for music exceeds Judith’s, and knowing that she had recently become a keen student of the piano, I thought that a specially-written collection of new compositions for herself to play would seem an appropriate gift. I consequently approached all of the Spitalfields Festival Artistic Directors asking them to write a short variation”.

The Variations have been written by an illustrious group of composers; Richard Rodney Bennett, Michael Berkeley, Diana Burrell, Anthony Burton, Peter Maxwell Davies, Jonathan Dove, Stephen Johns, Thea Musgrave, Tarik O’Regan, Anthony Payne, and Judith Weir. Totally different stylistically, the piano pieces are unified by the Stölzel theme, and merely observing the differing approaches and compositional techniques employed by each composer, proves compelling.”

(via Variations for Judith: Contemporary Piano Music | The Classical Piano and Music Education Blog)

September 18, 2014
thepianoblog:

I was moved to another room shortly after this as the piano tuner arrived. 

thepianoblog:

I was moved to another room shortly after this as the piano tuner arrived. 

September 18, 2014
princesseraboteuse:

Missing my piano at home….electric vs the real thing is comparable to listening to music in the car and hearing it live….wish I could have a real piano!

princesseraboteuse:

Missing my piano at home….electric vs the real thing is comparable to listening to music in the car and hearing it live….wish I could have a real piano!

September 17, 2014
bobscottnyc:

#ahntrio Lucia Ahn’s #piano #livingsense magazine shoot @ahntrio @leica_camera #leicaM #korean #musician

bobscottnyc:

#ahntrio Lucia Ahn’s #piano #livingsense magazine shoot @ahntrio @leica_camera #leicaM #korean #musician

September 16, 2014

(Source: pensavoche)