September 15, 2014

alien-ontheroad:

My cat and Beethov, yo ✌️

September 15, 2014
Practice is fundamentally NOT about repetition and discipline – it’s fundamentally about listening and reflecting and noticing and exploring. Take your thinking away from an accuracy = perfection model. Music isn’t about being right, it’s about being human. 
(via What To Do When You Make A Mistake | Elissa Milne)

Practice is fundamentally NOT about repetition and discipline – it’s fundamentally about listening and reflecting and noticing and exploring. Take your thinking away from an accuracy = perfection model. Music isn’t about being right, it’s about being human.
(via What To Do When You Make A Mistake | Elissa Milne)

September 12, 2014

deceptivecadenza:

Tonight’s setup for a concert of Stockhausen, Zorn, Ianni, and Schauer feat. a beautiful Steinway D

September 12, 2014

itsonlyinhim:

I can play a Bach prelude and fugue why am I single

September 12, 2014
deceptivecadenza:

Spent the evening with Takemitsu

deceptivecadenza:

Spent the evening with Takemitsu

September 10, 2014
boz-pot:

Dmitri Shostakovich playing Piano Concerto No.1, 1940.
(From DSCH Shostakovich Journal)

boz-pot:

Dmitri Shostakovich playing Piano Concerto No.1, 1940.

(From DSCH Shostakovich Journal)

September 10, 2014
"

Live music feeds us in different ways. When we make music with our own hands and our own breath, something nourishing happens. Experienced live — at home or at school, in a park or bar or concert hall or hospital room — harmonies elevate us and rhythms get into our bones in ways that can’t be replicated digitally.

When I sing a Mozart aria buoyed by a cushion of live orchestral sound, or listen to a kids’ chorus read through a gospel tune for the first time, I feel alive to what’s best in myself and in others.

I’m all for the occasional moment of subway iPod ear-bud escapism, but I also need live listening, collaboration and performance.

"

— Camille Zamora at the Huffington Post (via rachellebutler)

September 10, 2014
mostlycatsmostly:

(via super-foto-666)

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” - Albert Schweitzer

mostlycatsmostly:

(via super-foto-666)

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” - Albert Schweitzer

September 9, 2014

A rare 1965 live recording of duo Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten

(Source: youtube.com)

September 9, 2014

jesedwbec:

Damn these sing & plays and smelly practice rooms