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Composers on Handel


"Handel understands effect better than any of us." 
- Mozart

"A tub of pork and beer."
- Berlioz

"He is the greatest composer that ever lived."
- Beethoven

"Handel is only fourth rate. He is not even interesting."
- Tchaikovsky


" One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful. "

- Sigmund Freud (via psych-facts)

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Leonard Bernstein at a dinner party with Michael Jackson.


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Word of the day: torta (Spanish)


n. Pie.


Image: Raspberry and blueberry tart by Alexander Kaiser. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


Artist Name: Christina Cole

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" I have a playlist called “gym” that I’ve never listened to. "

" Music does not know the difference between people; it only speaks to their hearts. It is the only form of communication that can bring this terrible world together. "

- Riccardo Muti, Northwestern University Class of 2014 Commencement (via ieatemokids)

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Igor Stravinsky playing with Charlie Chaplin in a rolling hoop thingy.

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“I like to have a martini,
Two at the very most.
After three I’m under the table,
after four I’m under my host.” - Dorothy Parker


Pelleas und Melisande, symphonic poem, Op. 5

Sinfonie-Orchester des Südwestfunks Baden-Baden
Bruno Maderna

When Schoenberg started work on this piece in 1902, he was unaware that an opera by Debussy on the same subject was about to open in Paris. One of his early tonal masterpieces, Pelleas und Melisande contains the first notated trombone glissando in the common practice orchestral literature.