Le compositeur Arthur Honegger à son piano.
Photo : Sam Lévin
Dmitri Shostakovich with the musicians of Glazunov quartet of Lukashevsky.
US composer Igor Stravinsky by Henri Cartier-Bresson, California, USA, 1947. © Henri Cartier-Bresson – Magnum Photos (via Le blog de SoVeNa » Henri Cartier-Bresson – Portraits)
Don Music, who has the same head as Guy Smiley.
“You get up early in the morning and you work all day. That’s the only secret.”
“Você se levanta de manhã cedo e trabalhar o dia todo. Esse é o único segredo.”
“Te levantas temprano en la mañana y trabajar todo el día. Ese es el único secreto.”
Following up on some loose threads from last week’s post, I’d like to delve a little further into the many-layered and non-transparent relationship between composers, performers, and listeners in music. (via NewMusicBox » An Audience of Performers, Part 1)
NOTICE to Mother and nobody else
Dear Mother: I have written this to tell you my worrying secret. Now don’t cry when you read it because it is neither yours nor my fault. I suppose I will have to tell it now without any nonsense. To begin with I was not meant to be an athlet. I was meant to be a composer, and will be I’m sure. I’ll ask you one more thing.— Don’t ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football.—Please—Sometimes I’ve been worrying about this so much that it makes me mad (not very),
Sam Barber II
— a note from the composer Samuel Barber to his mother at age 9
This. Tempo. Whoa.
Aldona Dvarionaite performs.
Preludes, Op. 28: No. 4
(Source: angelicurrr, via )
— Frederick Niecks, Frederick Chopin, as a Man and Musician (via our-chopin)