October 26, 2013
"SHE WANTS THE LISTENING PROCESS TO BE AKIN TO ANY OTHER VERY STRONG EXPERIENCE A PERSON UNDERGOES. “WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MIDST OF A VERY STRONG EXPERIENCE, WHAT HAPPENS TO YOU? IT’S NOT LIKE YOU CAN SAY, ‘OH, I UNDERSTAND WHAT’S HAPPENING.’ NO, IT TAKES A LONG TIME TO FIGURE OUT. YOU ACTUALLY STAY ENGAGED WITH IT LONG AFTER IT HAS ENDED, AND THIS IS MY WISH.”"

David Weiniger profiling composer Chaya Czernowin in the Boston Globe

“Islands of alternative life”: Czernowin in the Boston Globe « The Rambler

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Filed under: music composer concert 
May 23, 2013
angeheurtebise:

Le compositeur Arthur Honegger à son piano.Photo : Sam Lévin

angeheurtebise:

Le compositeur Arthur Honegger à son piano.
Photo : Sam Lévin

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Filed under: piano composer 
April 28, 2013
deceptivecadenza:

Dmitri Shostakovich with the musicians of Glazunov quartet of Lukashevsky.

deceptivecadenza:

Dmitri Shostakovich with the musicians of Glazunov quartet of Lukashevsky.

January 27, 2013
fuckyeahcontempclassicalmusic:

Thomas Ades

fuckyeahcontempclassicalmusic:

Thomas Ades

(Source: contemporaryclassical)

November 17, 2012
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)

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)

October 24, 2012

sharpbrighttactical:

Don Music, who has the same head as Guy Smiley.

October 4, 2012
thiagosivila:

“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.”
Philip Glass

thiagosivila:

“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.”

Philip Glass

May 30, 2012
newmusicusa:

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)

newmusicusa:

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)

May 3, 2012
"

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),
Love,
Sam Barber II

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— a note from the composer Samuel Barber to his mother at age 9

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April 25, 2012

This. Tempo. Whoa.

Aldona Dvarionaite performs.

chopinek:

Preludes, Op. 28: No. 4

(Source: angelicurrr, via )