Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.– Franz Schubert (via classicalliterature)
Pros and Cons →
Conductor Mark Wrigglesworth ponders the question of whether it is possible to be both a professional and an amateur musician at the same time.
Meet the Artist......Nicholas McCarthy →
An interview with pianist Nicholas McCarthy, who was born without his right hand.
Last weekend, I hosted my annual student concert. On one level, this is simply a happy gathering of children, parents, family and friends, and an opportunity for my students to share and show off the music they have been studying recently. The programme, as always, was selected by my students, resulting in an eclectic mix of music, and an indication of the wide variety of repertoire we study. Each...
Meet the Artist......Jan Vriend, composer →
An interview with Dutch composer Jan Vriend ahead of the European premiere of his new work for ‘cello and piano, ‘JOY’
There are still so many beautiful things to be said in C major.– Sergei Prokofiev (via classicalliterature)
Musically Punny: some more new musical terms →
sakura-memories: Adagio fromaggio: To play in a slow and cheesy manner. AnDante: A musical composition that is infernally slow. Antiphonal: Referring to the prohibition of cell phones in the concert hall. Appologgiatura: An ornament you regret after playing it. Bar line: What…
Soft dough, warm oil - and no bones →
Thoughts on lightness and softness in the pianist’s hands and arms….
Flash mob in Copenhagen metro →