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composersdoingnormalshit:

Sergei Rachmaninoff smoking a cigarette and chillin with his dog.

composersdoingnormalshit:

Sergei Rachmaninoff smoking a cigarette and chillin with his dog.

nevver:

A river runs through it, Sarah Martinet

(Source: sarah-martinet-photographe.fr)

thepianoblog:

cactus-empress:

Old scores are so rude and stuck up I love it

It’s always the Beethoven scores! I have a book from the late 1800’s and the commentary at the front of each Sonata is quite passive aggressive. They make great points though.

thepianoblog:

cactus-empress:

Old scores are so rude and stuck up I love it

It’s always the Beethoven scores! I have a book from the late 1800’s and the commentary at the front of each Sonata is quite passive aggressive. They make great points though.

(via blogthoven)

beesandbombs:

twisting circle

beesandbombs:

twisting circle

make-reeds-drink-coffee:

iplaythebaribone:

same

rach

nevver:

Études, Emery Lena

nevver:

Gahan  Wilson

themouseabides:

Knowledge is knowing that Frankenstein is not the monster.

Wisdom is knowing that Frankenstein is the monster.

(via aquitained)

"It is only by demanding the impossible from the piano that you can obtain from it all that is possible. For the psychologist this means that imagination and desire are ahead of the possible reality. A deaf Beethoven created for the piano sounds never heard before and thus predetermined the development of the piano for several decades to come. The composer imposes on the piano rules to which it gradually conforms. That is the history of the instrument’s development. I don’t know of any case where the reverse occurred."

Heinrich Neuhaus
The Art of Piano-Playing (via leadingtone)

"As you deal with thumb-crossings, or fingerings for the F-sharp-minor scale, or chromatic scales in double thirds, it is hard to accept that these will eventually allow you to probe eternity in the final movement of Beethoven’s last sonata. Imagine that you are scrubbing the grout in your bathroom and are told that removing every last particle of mildew will somehow enable you to deliver the Gettysburg Address." —Jeremy Denk

"As you deal with thumb-crossings, or fingerings for the F-sharp-minor scale, or chromatic scales in double thirds, it is hard to accept that these will eventually allow you to probe eternity in the final movement of Beethoven’s last sonata. Imagine that you are scrubbing the grout in your bathroom and are told that removing every last particle of mildew will somehow enable you to deliver the Gettysburg Address." —Jeremy Denk