“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.”
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.
Anna Selezneva for Vogue Russia, October 2012
I have done this so many times. More when I was younger, of course.
One day I would play an arpeggio, or the Ab prelude, or something else to thrill my tactiles.
Kraftwerk - the man machine, poster of 1975 tour.
Not sure what to make of it, except it’s perfect.
by Gjon Mili
Harder than it looks.
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.