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rosesofthesouth:

The classical music community on Tumblr has seriously gotten so big.  I feel like I’m missing out on so many blogs!  If you’re a classical musician, reblog this so I can follow you! :D And if I already follow you, reblog so your followers can see! 

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"The violin section is divided in to the First Violins, who have the trickier parts to play, and the Second Violins, who are more fun at parties"

Lemony Snicket

from “The Composer is Dead”

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Martha Argerich & Nelson Freire - Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations

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Lutoslawski: Paganini Variations, for 2 Pianos
performed by Martha Argerich and Nelson Freire

learning this now with my juilliard friend… most epic piece ever

The arrangement as a piano concerto is great too. There’s a good version on YouTube of Stephen Hough doing it at the 2013(?) Proms.

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András Schiff, when asked about Bartok’s Second Piano Concerto, said For the piano player, it’s a finger-breaking piece. [It] is probably the single most difficult piece that I have ever played, and I usually end up with a keyboard covered by blood.”

Bill Evans

Bill Evans

"Wherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating."

John Cage

caelum-terre:

Was listening to Bach’s Chaconne in D minor, played by Hilary Hahn. Clearly, she is a goddessssssss I mean how does she even play like that hnngh
watercolor practice

Gorgeous!

caelum-terre:

Was listening to Bach’s Chaconne in D minor, played by Hilary Hahn. Clearly, she is a goddessssssss I mean how does she even play like that hnngh

watercolor practice

Gorgeous!

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skunkbear:

Close-ups of butterfly wing scales! You should definitely click on these images to get the full detail.

I’ve paired each amazing close-up (by macro photographer Linden Gledhill) with an image of the corresponding butterfly or moth.  The featured lepidoptera* are (in order of appearance):

*Lepidoptera (the scientific order that includes moths and butterflies) means “scaly wing.” The scales get their color not from pigment - but from microscopic structures that manipulate light.

The great science youtube channel “Smarter Every Day” has two videos on this very subject that I highly recommend:

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(Source: tldrwikipedia)

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home (from Ma Fleur)

welcome2muscland:

To Build A Home | Ma Fleur

And I built a home
for you
for me
Until it disappeared
from me
from you

I’ll never forget listening to this song on a DCI bus ride through the Pennsylvania countryside at sunrise.

(shout-out to aquitained)

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