At the spa today. Yeahhhhhma
Beethoven : Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61
Leonid Kogan - violin
Constantin Silvestri - conductor
Orchestre de la société des concerts du conservatoire
Les Introuvable de Leonid Kogan / EMI Classics France / 2007
This is what it’s like when I go on someone’s blog and a playlist starts playing.
how the fuck did they film that scene
they threw a radio at his face
At the Saturday matinee of the Louisville Ballet’s season opener Swan Lake, the audience, who had already given a standing ovation to the performance, were privy to a surprise after the curtain call. Artistic Director Bruce Simpson took to the stage and addressed the audience. He talked about the importance of both individuality and community as an artist, referencing the main dancers of the afternoon: Erica De La O (Odette/Odile) and Kristopher Wojtera (Siegfried) who, he reminded us, have danced with the company for ten years. He invited Mr. Wotjera to say a few words. As Mr. Simpson handed the microphone to him, realization began to creep through the Whitney. Holding a small box, Mr. Wotjera announced to Ms. De La O (and more than two thousand delighted audience members) his love for her and, kneeling to her, he asked her to be his wife. Company and audience alike broke into delighted applause, and a surprised Ms. De La O nodded. In true ballet fashion she executed a graceful curtsey to him before they embraced each other – a fitting coda to the afternoon’s love story.
Kristopher Wojtera proposing to Erica De La O.
Photo – Louisville Ballet
© 2013 Kathi E.B. Ellis
(c) Nikolay Krusser
Basically me backstage: everyone’s trying to focus and I’m like “guys, guys! check this out!”
The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
These are some fun fucking facts
Prokofiev - Scythian suite, Op. 20
Mvt. III: Night
St Petersburg Kirov Orchstra
Conducted by Valery Gergiev
Debussy: Images I "Reflets dans l’eau" / Michelangeli
Mastery. His handling of the ending section is pure poetry.
When I listen to classical music in the car my hand is basically always on the volume knob due to dynamics. I swear I’m going to get to a fucking sforzando one day and crash.
Love is not a statement, so it can not be a lie, which is an false statement with the intent to deceive other. If Love is not a lie then there are zero reasons for it to be wrong about you loving Liszt, (will Shosty be jealous?)
One can’t argue with this one ;)
Even though I must admit it’s almost impossible to commit oneself to only one composer, Shosty will always be irreplaceable