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The Parakeet and the Mermaid ~ Henri Matisse 

lonequixote:

The Parakeet and the Mermaid ~ Henri Matisse 

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malkatz:

I corrected it


I’m from Pennsylvania and that is accurate.I don’t say it though but EVERYONE ELSE DOES AND IT’S JUST. NO.








Considering there’s people from all of these countries/regions who live on the same floor as me, I can declare this as painfully accurate.

dem-deutschen-volke:

buonotogami:

nuclearpiss:

xmas-city-punk:

malkatz:

I corrected it

I’m from Pennsylvania and that is accurate.
I don’t say it though but EVERYONE ELSE DOES AND IT’S JUST. NO.

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Considering there’s people from all of these countries/regions who live on the same floor as me, I can declare this as painfully accurate.

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oursistheforty said: I just wanted to say thank you for posting post-1950 music.

(It’s the best there is but don’t tell anyone I told you shh it’s a secret)

becausebirds:

bolto:

pats

Catbird.

V cute HD birb

Radiohead - All I Need

yovana69:

I am all the days that you choose to ignore

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“Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.”

—   Man Ray, born today in 1890.  (via whitneymuseum)

deceptivecadenza:

武満 徹  |  Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Nostalghia for violin and string orchestra (1987)

Yuri Bashmet, violin 
Moscow Soloists directed by Roman Balashov

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武満 徹  |  Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Les Yeux Clos II (1988)

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武満 徹  |  Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Requiem for String Orchestra (1957)

Requiem for strings (弦楽のためのレクイエム) was Toru Takemitsu’s (武満徹 1930 – 1996) early composition in 1957. It remained unknown to the world until 1958, when Igor Stravinsky visited Japan and heard Takemitsu’s composition. The music had been mistakenly selected by staff of the Japanese national broadcast station NHK as work of the Russian composer, but Stravinsky insisted on hearing it to the end and expressed admiration for the work. In a later press conference, he praised its “sincerity” and “passionate” writing[1]. Stravinsky subsequently invited the Japanese composer to lunch; Takemitsu later described it as an “unforgettable” experience[2].

Composed as a tribute to his mentor, composer Fumio Hayasaka (早坂文雄 1914 – 1955), Requiem for strings shows the composer’s avant-garde style of composition which absorbs elements of various forms of music (namely Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern’s Second Viennese School[3]); with great resemblance to Western classical music. Requiem also shows a highly ‘non-Japanese’ commotion that audiences may find difficult to relate to anything Japanese.

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武満 徹  |  Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Litany: In Memory of Michael Vyner (1989)

I. Adagio
II. Lento misterioso

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Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)

Petites esquisses d’oiseaux (1985)

1. Le rouge gorge 0:00
2. Le merle noir 2:30
3. Le rouge gorge 4:48
4. Le grive musicienne 7:14
5. Le rouge gorge 9:35
6. L’alouette des champs 12:15

Håkan Austbø, piano

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武満 徹  |  Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996)

Uninterrupted Rest (1952-59)

I. Slowly, sadly and as if to converse with
II. Quietly and with a cruel reverberation
III. Song of love

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) was an internationally acclaimed Japanese avant-garde and film composer. He was mostly self-taught and began composing when he was 16. Debussy and Messiaen were paramount influences, although he also experimented with electronic music and indeterminacy. His big break occurred when Stravinsky heard his Requiem (1957) and praised it as a masterpiece. Takemitsu also took an interest in Cage’s music and theories. It was through Cage that Takemitsu developed an appreciation for his own Japanese heritage and began using traditional Japanese music in his own compositions. Takemitsu’s style fluctuated constantly, but he remained a definite avant-gardist whose piano music shows kinship with the mysticism of Obukhov, Rudhyar, and Messiaen.

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John Cage (1912-1992)

Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (1946-48)

Sonata V 0:07
Sonata VI 1:58
Sonata VII 4:27
Sonata VIII 6:58
Second Interlude 9:53

The American composer John Cage had a seminal influence on the American avant garde and on music throughout the world. His interests in Zen Buddhism, the I Ching and in Hinduism were reflected in his innovative and experimental music in which he extended the musical vocabulary to include elements of noise and chance. 
"Sonatas and Interludes", written between 1946 and 1948, is a set of pieces for prepared piano, an instrument into which objects have been inserted - screws, bolts, plastic and rubber, to give various percussive effects. The work reflects Cages approach to the use of unusual sounds and his interest in Hinduism, with its distinction between ‘white’ and ‘black’ emotions, set around central tranquility.

Preparation for the piano:

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

I saw this and was reminded that this harpsichord (Henri Hemsch 1736) is in good playing condition, and there’s a video of Peter Watchhorn improvising on it on Youtube.

le-doux-silence-de-nos-bois:

deceptivecadenza:

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

I saw this and was reminded that this harpsichord (Henri Hemsch 1736) is in good playing condition, and there’s a video of Peter Watchhorn improvising on it on Youtube.