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Song: Méditation (Thaïs)
Artist: Yo Yo Ma



thegestianpoet:

Thaïs Méditation performed by Yo Yo Ma

aka my early autumn string jam 



democratickitties:

soyoumusic:

All About That Bass Clef

This is the version I’ve been waiting for.

WHAT

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rjtyler:

Shostakovich embraces Bernstein after the NY Philharmonic’s performance of Symphony No. 5. 1959.Credit: Bert Bial NY Philharmonic Archives

rjtyler:

Shostakovich embraces Bernstein after the NY Philharmonic’s performance of Symphony No. 5. 1959.

Credit: Bert Bial NY Philharmonic Archives


bachtothefugue:

listening to Vivaldi always puts a little

image

in my step


de-es-ce-ha:

GUESS WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS TODAY

de-es-ce-ha:

GUESS WHOSE BIRTHDAY IT IS TODAY


mahlerian:

I just got into a “Who can blast their music louder on the highway battle: Shosty vs. Rap Edition.” I won.


de-es-ce-ha:

An X-ray of Shostakovich’s hands from 1964; poliomyelitis eventually forced him to give up playing the piano.
Source: DSCH Shostakovich journal, issue no. 41

de-es-ce-ha:

An X-ray of Shostakovich’s hands from 1964; poliomyelitis eventually forced him to give up playing the piano.

Source: DSCH Shostakovich journal, issue no. 41


" Music is a means capable of expressing dark dramatism and pure rapture, suffering and ecstasy, fiery and cold fury, melancholy and wild merriment – and the subtlest nuances and interplay of these feelings which words are powerless to express and which are unattainable in painting and sculpture."
Dmitri Shostakovich “The Power of Music” (1964), translated in Music Journal, September 1965.  (via atomulrich)

Song: IV. Allegro Non Troppo
Artist: Dmitri Shostakovich



claudebussy:

Allegro Non Troppo (Fourth Movement) - Symphony No. 5 in D minor

Dmitri Shostakovich (conducted by Leonard Bernstein)