August 28, 2014
classicalliterature:

Promotional artwork for the CBC-TV broadcast The Well-Tempered Listener, 1970. Photographic print.

classicalliterature:

Promotional artwork for the CBC-TV broadcast The Well-Tempered Listener, 1970. Photographic print.

(Source: collectionscanada.gc.ca, via modeststillness)

August 28, 2014
amare-habeo:

Antonio de La Gandara(French, 1861 - 1917)
Paderewski at piano, 1893
Galerie Mathieu Néouze, Paris, France

amare-habeo:

Antonio de La Gandara(French, 1861 - 1917)

Paderewski at piano, 1893

Galerie Mathieu Néouze, Paris, France

August 27, 2014
"You think it is one instrument? It is a hundred instruments!"

— Anton Rubinstein on the tonal possibilities available at the piano

August 26, 2014
"The artist tries to see what there is to be interested in… He has not created something, he has seen something."

— T. E. Hulme, Speculations (via an-art-gallery)

(via untouchableteenage)

August 26, 2014

keyofdflatmajor:

chopin—liszt:

Steinway & Sons Factory [New York] 

(via joghurtbrot)

August 26, 2014

maestoso-allegro:

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

This morning’s pick: Janacek - Concertino for piano and chamber ensemble

This might be my new favourite piece! I love how after the two duets the whole concertante joins and the sound world opens up in the third movement.

It’s got the musical astringency of Stravinsky with the emotional immediacy of Shostakovich. Great!

August 26, 2014

(Source: petrushkka)

August 26, 2014

officerofmonkeyproblems:

abcclassic2:

We gave you the 10 worst classical music covers, and so here are 10 of the very best covers of the last few decades….we’re sensing a theme…

sonateharder, check this out!

August 25, 2014
"There’s a moral imperative [in a capitalist system] to succeed or give up, and succeeding means growing—bigger audience, more profits, bigger budgets. To keep making art that isn’t successful by a conventional definition is an affront to a capitalist ideology—unless it can be recategorized as a hobby, a consumer activity. …And, in my experience, that is truly terrifying to artists: if I stop pursuing my work as a business, does that mean I’m a hobbyist prosumer dilettante, and therefore not serious? That is death or exile, banishment, existential crisis."

Kevin Obsatz quoted by R. Andrew Lee over at New Music Box.

What Are We Afraid Of? | NewMusicBox

August 25, 2014
walls-rus:

kitty loves the piano

walls-rus:

kitty loves the piano