All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
After a fall from the trapeze ended her career as a circus acrobat, Valadon modeled for many of the major impressionists. Encouraged by Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Edgar Degas, she began painting and became known for her intensely personal works, including landscapes, nudes, and portraits featuring vibrant colors with heavy black outlines. Valadon was the mother of painter Maurice Utrillo. Somewhat eccentric, she kept a goat at her studio, claiming that it served what practical purpose? More…
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I. Allegro con brio – [0:06]
II. Adagio – [9:57]
III. Allegretto grazioso, molto vivace – [21:28]
IV. Allegro ma non troppo – [27:05]
Wiener Philharmoniker –
Herbert von Karajan, Leitung –
Großer Musikvereinssaal Wien –
|Symphony No. 8|
|by Antonín Dvořák|
Title page of the autograph score
|Composed||26 August 1889 – 8 November 1889 –Vysoká u Příbramě|
|Dedication||Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts|
|Date||2 February 1890|
|Performers||Orchestra of the National Theatre|
The Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvořák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u Příbramě, Bohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Continue reading
Collegium Musicum, Copenhagen:
Toke Lund Christiansen, flute.
Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Gert Herzberg, oboe.
Niels Thomsen, Jørgen Misser Jensen, clarinet.
Søren Elbo, Klaus Tônshoff, basset horn.
Per McClelland Jacobsen, Leif Lind, Henning Hansen, Kjeld Rud Pedersen, french horn.
Asger Svendsen, Klaus Fredriksen, bassoon.
Frederikke Svendsen, double basson.
Michael Schønwandt, conductor.
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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847 ) Piano Quartet in F minor op.2 – Adagio.
The Schubert Ensemble of London:
William Howard : Piano .
Simon Blendis : Violin.
Douglas Paterson : Viola.
Jane Salmon : Cello.
Recording 1998, St,George”s Brandon Hill, Bristol.
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Ugo Orlandi, Dorina Frati; Claudio Scimone: I Solisti Veneti
The 1975 New Columbia Encyclopedia hails Lillian Virginia Mountweazel as a fountain designer and photographer renowned for her photos of rural mailboxes. Her entry notes that she was killed in an explosion while on assignment for Combustiblesmagazine. Alas, the amusing entry is fictitious. Incorrect articles purposely placed in reference works like dictionaries and encyclopedias have since become known as “Mountweazels.” What legitimate purpose do these entries serve? More… Discuss
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By Reinhold Gliere (1875-1956) Transcribed for band by Erik Leidzen.
The Red Poppy was a ballet written for the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow in 1927, by Ukrainian-born Reinhold Gliere. The ballet tells the story of the up-rising of Chinese workers in a seaport, a Russian captain who tries to help, and a young woman worker who falls in love with him. Gliere uses many of his native folk tunes in the ballet, the most famous of which is the Sailors Dance. Based on a folk song known as Yablochka (little angel), the piece is a theme and variations that gains speed and energy as it reaches its conclusion.
Nicola Matteis (c. 1650 – 1700)
Nicola Matteis Diverse bizzarie Sopra la Vecchia Sarabanda o pur Ciaccona
Nicola Matteis was the leading violin virtuoso in the London scene in the last part of the seventeenth century and a minor composer of considerable popularity in his time. Practically nothing is known of his early life. He arrived in England in the early 1670s and he appears to have been too shy or reserved in his initial appearances, for the merchant who sponsored him had to get him “to be free, easy and familiar, and to let Gentlemen, not the best hands, to have his company in consorts.” In other words, to let amateurs with not too much ability sit in, provided they had useful amounts of clout.
He was credited with changing the English taste for violin playing from the French style to a newer Italian approach to the instrument. His reputation grew through the 1670s and 1680s and resulted in popularity of his growing list of published works. However, it is difficult to track his career as he was apparently not interested in applying for jobs in royal service. If he had applied or received such a position, the fact would have been recorded in Lord Chamberlain’s Office. His only mention there is as a potential founder of the proposed Royal Academy (with Draghi, Finger, Purcell, and others), a project that never came to be. His compositions are lively, well-crafted, and expressive and are all in the form of instrumental music and a few songs. Matteis tended to give precise instructions with his published music, knowing that many of his customers were amateurs. He provided bowing instructions, explanations of ornaments, tempos, and other directions in prefaces to his publications. These are valuable resources for scholars reconstructing performance practices of the time.
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Barnum may be best known for the circus he formed with James Bailey in 1881, but this took place late in his life and was neither his first, nor sole, line of work. The splashy showman was also an author and, oddly enough, a politician. Yes, the man who may have said “There’s a sucker born every minute” was elected to office—more than once. Apparently fond of seeing his name in print, Barnum published his autobiography in 1855 and even got a newspaper to oblige him in what way before his death?More… Discuss
Assemblage is an artistic process in which a three-dimensional composition is made from combining found objects. In 1961, “The Art of Assemblage” exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art publicized the movement and featured many renowned artists, including Marcel Duchamp and Pablo Picasso, both of whom had been working with found objects for years. The term “assemblage” originated in the early 1950s when Jean Dubuffet created a series of collages of butterfly wings and called it what?More… Discuss
Coppélia or La fille aux yeux d’émail, Ballet in Three Acts. Libretto by Charles Nuitter and Arthur Saint-Léon after E.T.A.Hoffmann‘s story, Der Sandmann. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) Andrew Mogrelia, conductor. Paint, Ballet Rehearsal by Degas.
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An accountant with a passion for art, White began teaching himself photography by taking portraits of his friends and family in his spare time. In 1896, he won a gold medal from the Ohio Photographer’s Association. As time passed, he became increasingly devoted to photography, helping to found the Photo-Secession movement in 1902 and, a few years later, moving to New York to pursue photography full time. He went on to become a renowned teacher of photography. Who are some of his famous students? More… Discuss
Seagull in Flight_-_oil Color Pastel (My Art Collection)
|— Municipality —|
|Coordinates: 41°6′55″N 1°24′50″W|
|Comarca||Campo de Daroca|
|• Mayor||Álvaro Blasco Martín|
|• Total||52.05 km2 (20.10 sq mi)|
|Elevation||797 m (2,615 ft)|
|• Density||45/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Georges Enesco: Légende for trumpet and piano (1906).
Maurice André, trumpet.
Jean Hubeau, piano.