I deny that either singers or conductors can create, or work, creatively. This,...– Giuseppe Verdi (via leadingtone) SAY WHAT?
Paying for your music downloads isn't so... →
Glenn Gould (by Stanley Plumly)
I heard him that one night in Cincinnati. The concert hall, 1960, the same day Kennedy flew into town in perfect sunlight and rode the route that took him through the crowds of voters and nonvoters who alike seemed to want to climb into the armored convertible. Gould did not so much play as address the piano from a height of inches, as if he were trying to slow the music by holding each...
The audience is requested not to refrain from talking during the overture....– Ralph Vaughan Williams (via leadingtone)
A 2008 Charlie Rose interview with Marin Alsop, conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Alsop, give a watch. Ms. Alsop is insanely badass.
I do a little bit of exercise every morning, and now I read in the paper that...– Elliott Carter, composer. Age 103. In an interview with Business Week.
When I'm finding my seat
whatshouldwecallopera: the usher asks me if i need help, and i’m just like: …but if I’M ushering and people wander by and i’m afraid they’re going to ruin everything:
Symphony of Science →
Sharing science through music! hecka cool.
Hearing (and understanding) 'Rites of Spring' →
On May 29th, 1913, Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’ debuted in Paris and the audience rioted. No, literally. The music scared the audience so badly they ran screaming from the theater, collided with one another and started fist fights. The pubic radio program Radiolab did a segment a few years back trying to explain exactly why the audience on that warm spring night in...
A blast from the past. →
A website with recordings of many retired technology bits. Gameboy! Pay phone! Oh my!