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nature-and-culture:

Chopin’s signature

An emblem in the mind.

nature-and-culture:

Chopin’s signature

An emblem in the mind.

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I have this weird obsession about buying books and looking at them with a smile, even if I won’t read them soon. At least they are mine now.

(via saroabdelaziz) Or, perhaps, you are theirs.

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thingsorganizedneatly:

Morton Bros Piano, dismantled by Tom Fotheringham

thingsorganizedneatly:

Morton Bros Piano, dismantled by Tom Fotheringham


fuckyeahpiano:

lprnyc:

Here’s a video profiling renowned classical pianist Kirill Gerstein, who comes to LPR Sunday evening to perform the New York premiere of Brad Mehldau’s Variations on a Melancholy Theme, as well as Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

excellent explanation of the relationship of a pianist to his or her instrument

It is even more true with less “romantic” repertoire.

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mhsteger:

Seven Haiku, a 1952 work for solo piano by John Cage (born 5 September 1912; died 12 August 1992); performed here by Nils Vigeland (image from a work by Lars Baumgarten)

More music by Cage here

As Slow as Possible



 Anna Selezneva for Vogue Russia, October 2012

Nice work.

 Anna Selezneva for Vogue Russia, October 2012

Nice work.

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I have done this so many times. More when I was younger, of course.

I have done this so many times. More when I was younger, of course.

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briannamatzke:

steve reich- piano Phase

In my repertoire.


One day I would play an arpeggio, or the Ab prelude, or something else to thrill my tactiles.


endlesskraftwerk:

Kraftwerk - the man machine, poster of 1975 tour.


Not sure what to make of it, except it’s perfect.

endlesskraftwerk:

Kraftwerk - the man machine, poster of 1975 tour.

Not sure what to make of it, except it’s perfect.

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cinephilearchive:

Prelude from Vertigo, handwritten by composer Bernard Herrmann.

 If somebody 500 years from now happened to find Vertigo, they’d have a pretty clear notion of what America looked like in 1958. This is a very important component of filmmaking: even if a film is sheer fantasy—film is unique because no other form can do that—it’s also a document of the time it was made. —Wim Wenders


A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Robert A. Harris, Patricia Hitchcock, James C. Katz, Kim Novak, Peggy Robertson and Martin Scorsese, as well as other cast members. Brings fresh perspective, not just to the film and the director, but to the Fifties Hollywood as well.


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The great Herrmann. Every time.

cinephilearchive:

Prelude from Vertigo, handwritten by composer Bernard Herrmann.


If somebody 500 years from now happened to find Vertigo, they’d have a pretty clear notion of what America looked like in 1958. This is a very important component of filmmaking: even if a film is sheer fantasy—film is unique because no other form can do that—it’s also a document of the time it was made. —Wim Wenders

A documentary about the making and restoration of Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece. Narrated by Roddy McDowall, with behind-the-scenes talk from Barbara Bel Geddes, Henry Bumstead, Robert A. Harris, Patricia Hitchcock, James C. Katz, Kim Novak, Peggy Robertson and Martin Scorsese, as well as other cast members. Brings fresh perspective, not just to the film and the director, but to the Fifties Hollywood as well.

The great Herrmann. Every time.


invisiblestories:

ARK CODEX (via Numero Cinq)


I can’t hear it quite yet…

invisiblestories:

ARK CODEX (via Numero Cinq)

I can’t hear it quite yet…

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