Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau [1957]

Musician in the Rain by Robert Doisneau [1957]

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blogthoven:

A harpsichord c1620 with some split keys to accommodate Meantone Temperament.

blogthoven:

A harpsichord c1620 with some split keys to accommodate Meantone Temperament.

(via thisismythirdblog)

"I remember that on 27 June [1949] — shortly before leaving for the Crimea — I’d for once in my life given a really good performance of the Tchaikovsky Concerto, at Dzintari, near Riga, on the Baltic. I hadn’t admitted anyone to my dressing-room — I never let anyone in — and had fled the building through a side door. I ran about a kilometer, tore off my tailcoat on the beach and threw myself into the sea. It was almost dark, and the waves were an absolute treat. A really successful concert."

— Sviatoslav Richter, Notebooks, 96 (via homilius)

Sergei A. Plekhanov — ‘Koschei the Deathless’ suite:
III. ‘Dance of the undead’

bbcradio3:

Mstislav Rostropovich, recording a programme in the ‘International Concert Hall’ series for BBC television in 1961. He played the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Rostropovich was born in Baku in Soviet Azerbaijan on 27 March 1927 and died in 2007.

bbcradio3:

Mstislav Rostropovich, recording a programme in the ‘International Concert Hall’ series for BBC television in 1961. He played the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Groves. Rostropovich was born in Baku in Soviet Azerbaijan on 27 March 1927 and died in 2007.

deceptivecadenza:

Shostakovich manuscript. his famous “DSCH” motif in his hand. 

With best wishesD Shostakovich

deceptivecadenza:

Shostakovich manuscript. his famous “DSCH” motif in his hand. 

With best wishes
Shostakovich

(via theuniversallanguageofmusic)

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