Alfred Brendel writing about his teacher, Edwin Fischer
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What exactly is going on here? Why is an elderly French Jesuit playing a rainbow piano? Why is he pushing a pedal attached to a squirtgun that shoots water in his face? Our new series of blog posts, by Harvard-trained musicologist Gina Rivera, will answer approximately half of these questions (hint: it has to do with synesthesia and theories of musical color).
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For some reason, I am finding it difficult to maintain my current method of discourse for musical development, as I become more preoccupied with sonority and timbre. It is also changing as I change my approach to orchestration/arranging musical materials.
You’ve spoken my exact thoughts as of late.♥ 2 Notes / Fri Nov 1st, 2013 ≡ reblog
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Chez Moi, 1887, Harriet Backer
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There is something very musical about experiencing the noise in a busy restaurant since it suggests a dense arrangement of “irrational” counterpoint. We underestimate the sensitivity of the so-called “complex” 20th century composers, since they too, were listening and placing their humanity within…
Best thing I’ve read this weekend.
well this reminds me of the idea of the north…