Student of music at UWSP, pursuing music literature and composition. Here you will find mostly music, works of art that catch my eye, maybe more.
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noctaeris:

The Tomb of Amunherkhepshef

The Egyptian prince was the son of Ramesses VI and Queen Nubkhesbed. Amunherkhepshef lived during the twentieth dynasty and buried in the reused sarcophagus of Twosret in the Valley of Kings. The Valley is the resting place constructed for Pharaohs and powerful nobels. It stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite of Thebes and contains 63 tombs, of which the most notable is the tomb of Tutankhamun.

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(via theancientworld)

Maurice Ravel

—L'indifferent ( Sherazade )

tri-ciclo:


L’indifferent ( Sherazade ) Poem by Tristan Klingsor (1874 - 1966 )

Maurice Ravel ( 1875 — 1937 )
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano )
New Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli.

Tes yeux sont doux ceux d’une Fille
Jeune étranger
Et la courbe fine
De Ton Beau visage de duvet ombrage
Et plus séduisant encore de ligne
Ta lèvre chante sur le pas de ma porte
Une langue inconnu et charmante
Comme une musique fausse
Entre ! et que mon vint réconforte
Mais non ,tu passes
Et de mom seuil je te vois t ‘eloigner
Me Faisant un dernier geste avec grâce
Et la hanche légèrement Ployée
Par ta démarche féminin et lasse…..

theconstantbuzz:

© Josef Koudelka

theconstantbuzz:

© Josef Koudelka

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Adolfo WILDT - der heilige, der jüngling und der weise

hierarchical-aestheticism:

Adolfo WILDT - der heilige, der jüngling und der weise

artchipel:

Zbigniew Kosc - Athos | Silence, Monastery Zografu (1986)
[Tumblr Monday with wonderfulambiguity]

artchipel:

Zbigniew Kosc - Athos | Silence, Monastery Zografu (1986)

[Tumblr Monday with wonderfulambiguity]

One day [in 1805], Carl Maria had begged his friend Berner to come and hear his overture to Rübezahl, just then completed. A light in Weber’s window showed that the youth was within. He mounted, knocked at the door—no answer; again—no note of friendly welcome. At last he pushed open the door and entered. The lamp was on the table—the piano open—but where was Carl Maria? By the sofa Berner stumbled. What was it? He had fallen upon the lifeless body of his friend; by his side a broken bottle, emitting a strong odor. He raised up the seeming corpse in his arms, and shouted for help. Franz Anton hurried from a neighboring room alarmed. With a glance the father discovered that the bottle was one of a deadly acid used in his engraving. His boy was poisoned. Doctors were called in: and with difficulty the unhappy youth was brought to life. But his mouth and windpipe were frightfully burned—his voice was gone. For weeks the poor young fellow lay between life and death. At last came the merest whisper of a voice, the full force of which was never to return, the charm of which in song was to be impaired throughout his life. At last the sufferer could explain that, shivering with cold from prolonged work, he had stretched out his hand for a flask of wine, which was also on the table—had absently seized the bottle of aqua fortis, left carelessly close by—had drunk. His first power of articulation, however, was to hail Berner as the savior of his life with all the fervor of a grateful heart.

— Max Maria von Weber, Carl Maria von Weber (1864)

(Source: homilius)

leadingtone:

J. S. Bach
Sonata Nº 1 in B minor for violin and harpsichord, BWV 1014
IV. Allegro

Giuliano Carmignola, violin
Andrea Marcon, harpsichord

It is believed that the six sonatas for violin and keyboard were composed circa 1719-1720, during Bach’s employment at Cöthen. At this time he had come into possession of an exceptionally fine harpsichord offering new possibilities from a technical standpoint, and was eager to try it out in what had previously been largely unexplored chamber and solo formats. It is interesting indeed to think of what a tremendous influence on the future of keyboard music both solo and collaborative is owed to a Kapellmeister’s new toy (and ultimately to a gleam in the eye of an engineer)—and yet that has often proven the way of it. 

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fleurdulys:

Saint Sebastian - Jean-Jacques Henner
1888

fleurdulys:

Saint Sebastian - Jean-Jacques Henner

1888

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all-things-east:

Holi Festival, India

all-things-east:

Holi Festival, India

Hildegard von Bingen

—O vis aeterniatis

virtueandadvantage:


Hildegard von Bingen | O vis aeterniatis

Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179), a 12th century nun who is still remembered as perhaps the greatest composer before the Renaissance.

This has got to be one of the most beautiful songs I know of.

(via sinfonia-of-sola)