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Notes From the
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lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.

These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.




deafdreamtracks:

Mahler: Symphony No. 7 - Nachtmusik (I)

Haunting, echoing horn calls to end the night and start the day.

For someone of my generation, this music also evokes motor oil.


kaiserwilhelm:

(Itzhak Perlman / Violin) plays Paganini’s Caprice 1,5 & 24

If you want to hear music written by a man who can be described as the world’s first rock star, take a listen.

Some Paganini facts:

- First musician to associated with ‘The Devil’. 
- Women were rumored to faint at his playing.
- At over 6 feet tall, he towered over almost everyone.
- Musician in the court of Napolean’s sister, who ruled part of Italy at the time.
- Contracted Syphilis in his teens. Treatment back then? Purging.
- After years of purging, stomach acid ruined his teeth and he received dentures.
- A gambler and womanizer he fathered one son.
- When he passed away, the church refused to bury his body on the grounds of his supposed deal with the devil. 
- They finally buried him…. 5 years later.

 

 


madopiano:

the moral of this story is all the music blogs are in love with each other 


aurellharmonics:

augmented-flute:

iamnotavegetable:

Singing famous composers’ names in the style of that composer.

This is amazing.

I love it when this comes on my dash!

I SAW THEM DO THIS LIVE AND IT WAS THE GREATEST THING

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Anonymous said:  definitely gestopft

bachtothefugue:

same tbh

?!?!

Why do we never talk to each other?  We should do that. 


arkhangelskoye:

Interior of Concertgebouw hall Amsterdam rebuild in the studio in Paris.
Oberon ouverture (von Weber);
l’ Arlésienne - adagietto (Bizet);
Hungarian March (Berlioz)

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