"All the good music has already been written
by people with wigs and stuff." -- Frank Zappa
happy birthday salieri !happy birthday salieri ! by randallstuartpeik
Today is the birthday of Italian-born Viennese composer Antonio Salieri, born in Legnago, in the Republic of Venice (1750). Although he was quite popular in the 18th century, he probably wouldn't be well known today were it not for the movie Amadeus (1984). The movie was based on Peter Shaffer's play by the same name (1979), which was in turn based on a short play by Aleksandr Pushkin, which was called Mozart and Salieri (1830). These stories all present Salieri as a mediocre and uninspired composer who was jealous of Mozart's musical genius; Salieri tried to discredit Mozart at every turn, and some versions of the story even accuse him of poisoning his rival.
But Salieri was a talented and successful composer, writing the scores for several popular operas. He had a happy home life with his wife and eight children. And because he had received free voice and composition lessons from a generous mentor as a young man, he also gave most of h
Introspective Interlude......Listening to music composed by people dead for centuries,Introspective Interlude...... by Chaosfive-55
Hearing lost voices echo down incomprehensible gulfs of Time--
Who will hear my voice, 500 years from now?
Will anyone wonder, as I do, what that person was like?
They were people, filled with hopes and fears, loves and joys and sorrows
---just like us!
And now they're dust, dust and bones...is there any hope at all?
But their Voices remain! Surely not all is lost!
I pity those who cannot or will not see past this world alone,
Who deny immortality...how blind! How sad,
To gaze unseeing into Eternity and Infinity
And fail to see the wonder and splendor of a Cosmic Design...
There is room enough for Everything to be possible,
For Love to have a Face and Heart, Almighty and Eternal,
And that is why I say to you all,
Beyond any shadow of any doubt,
The Healing Power of MusicIf we saw what was at the back of all the medicines which are used for healing purposes, if we ask what it is in them that heals, we shall find that it is the different elements which constitute our physical being. The same elements are present in those medicines, and that which is lacking in us is taken from them, or the effect which should be produced in our body is produced by them. The vibration which is necessary for our health is created in the body by their power. The rhythm which is necessary for our cure is brought about by bringing the circulation of the blood into a certain rhythm and speed.The Healing Power of Music by randallstuartpeik
By this we learn that health is a condition of perfect rhythm and tone. Music is rhythm and tone. When the health is out of order, it means the music is out of order. Therefore, when the music is not right in us the help of harmony and rhythm is very necessary to bring us into a state of harmony and rhythm. This way of healing can be studied and understood by studying the music of one's
symphony stellataone of my earliest memories -symphony stellata by Lissomer
my mother, steadfast mentality
slowly driving her forward, repeating
repeating re-pea-ting bar by bar
nocturne number eight in d flat major;
never anything less than perfection,
even when fingertips wear thin,
when patience wears thinner,
and chopin fades into dusti am a child born of icy constellations,
cigarette smoke, and canorous chords,
composers whispering at the edge of my sensesblack-garbed, it's grandmother's funeral -
my violin cries massenet's méditation.
my thirteen year-old heart has never
felt so incapable of expression,
so goddamn inadequate, and d major
has never sounded so heartbroken.
we return to a phone call from father,
his composure cracking as he tells us
we'll be doing this all over again;
96 hours, two grandmothers gone,
now all i have is massenet and
it isn't fairwe'd never know it by looking at the sky,
but countless stars waxed requiem to
create us; cenotaphs in the empyrean blacksixteen years old and i can breathe -
I have been asked about my “Forest of Harps” pictures. Chiefly: “How, can such a collection of instruments possibly be assembled in one place?”
Well, here is the simple answer:
Take some time; visit the week long events in this United States Midcontinent city of Tulsa Oklahoma.
It is an event that should not be missed. Not only for the wide assortment and variation on instrument on display, but the verity of event and styles of music performed. Anything from classical Harp, to more modern music, to jazz, even light rock. The concerts are Inspiring, with a style and performances to fit every personal taste. In past concerts, the variations and arrangements put on display, which are capable on the instrument, are… stunning, to say the least. Traditionally harp music is soothing, and can bring peace to a weary soul, tender and a meditative joy. The variety of concerts and events during the festival are no exception. I have always found it to be peaceful and restful music. Even if you only have a passing interest, the concerts can have a surprising draw.
Also: for of those who want more, the event is also a summer camp; a week long training program for those wanting to learn how to play and enhance their talents on the harp. The presenters, staff, teachers, and support teams are always willing to answer questions and give advice.
For more information, enroll in classes, event times and ticket information:
see official contacts.
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HarpsichordMost delicate;Harpsichord by a-secret-key
Each sound falls
Like water. Fibrous
Web- fingers untangle a
Pattern, caress it with
A nervous indecision.
Falling and pulling
Waves sucking on threads
Of courtly cadence.
One motion: Fragile as
Pulse, but solid, still,
As teeth clipping
Together on one note,
The precision became a
Song cradled in a brace of
Sinewed sound & gleaming
notes more worldly than
Humour . I pull a trill
From somewhere, deep
But still cat light, reaching
Below where all sound
Resides. Shuddering pure
Vibration choreographs my
Bones, heart, lungs and soul
Cavity: a deadly synchronicity
, A factory. I cleanly pluck
Each song a blackbird, his
Stuttered flight my rhythm.
The trigger jerks as my
Guillotine falls on your
Melancholy chords. Breathe
Richly. This is the knitting
Of sound, its creation: no
Drag, chopping through
My stabbing melody. Grappling
Ivorys sting consciousness,
Diving as if through the
Well in which, plummeting,
Music drowns, i
those cautious notes~Prelude~those cautious notes by twobefore-sunrise
As it starts,
full of those delicious pouts
of doubts and uncertainties
as the air rushes out in carefully measured
tablespoons of heaven
with each progression
make the tension of
my chest's anticipation rise.
We chase in duets
Each stealing a solo
after a long, reverberated trilling
of perfected accordance.
Those modulated fuges
of our heartstrings thrice pulled
spring forth more uncomfortable minors
and bends our souls.
Not everything is pretty,
and elementary perfect.
Happy, sad, strange and wrong
can lead back to happy on the right winding road
the Baroque perfection
of our Finale,
The Romantic insinuated interludes,
ocilating our raw exposed slurs
All can end so predictably
as it never w
A Dedication to Yo-Yo-MaBach: The Wailing WallA Dedication to Yo-Yo-Ma by GhostlyToaster
of a broken world
of innocence and earth,
timefulness and worth.
Show me another time,
when world wasn't named
to fit in rhyme,
when names held little powers,
and the grandiose nature of things
by we mere beings.
The world is alive in another concerto,
another form to please the senses,
to celebrate the brevity of life
and fie!, shew away those laments
of yesterdays repeated, worn out
with constant use.
Bach: The Wailing Wall
of a broken world -
I see no scattered pieces.
George Frideric HandelGeorge Frideric Handel by stormygate
20 November 2006
Gorge Frideric Handel
George Frideric Handel (b. Halle, 23 Feb. 1685; d. London, 14 April 1759) was one of the greatest composers of all time. While he was of German origin, he composed quite a bit in English and Italian. His popularity from his death to the 20th century relied heavily on his orchestral works and oratorios, Messiah being one of the largest, according to Anthony Hicks (para 1). He also explored every musical genre; both instrumental and vocal. In the beginning of his career, Handel composed many operas, particularly Italian librettos that were the finest despite their rarity. Lat
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NOT for the faint of heart: Scepticism and Revisionism: Taboga & Luchesi controversy: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuTaN… (feel free to ask questions regarding!) It may help clear up or discover a few things, probably shave off of *arranger* Joseph's opus extra 400 works too. Not to speak of the rest of the musical world ... Here's Haydn & Pleyel case, insight into copyright-pre-copyright: iposgoode.ca/RogerFisher_Haydn… See *New Grove Haydn* 2002 onwards for attributions, spurious or ''with his approval'' works, etc.: books.google.si/books?id=7LxLt… ... Chill, this goes for many a composer - good to know! This group truly accepts ALL music(-related stuff)!
... With THIS hot topic taken care of ~ put on your wig and let's dig the gig!
*In Search of Haydn* - www.fandor.com/films/in_search…
(you'll need to install IP-changing program to watch if outside USA.)
Also BBC: www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7C1xY…
3SAT (in German language): www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZMbSu…
Kids these days ... FAN! - documentary: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzCPZk…
... PUPPET OPERAS! www.georg-jenisch.com/videos/ - ''Haydns Nacht'' can be bought at: *bureauarnold.com/wp/figurenfil… or *www.bureauarnold.com/HN/haydns…
MUSEUMS and HOUSES: HaydnHaus Wien: www.wienmuseum.at/de/standorte… * HaydnHaus Eisenstadt: haydn-haus.at/ * Mike Haydn Society: www.concerts-at-five.com/ * Mike Haydn Salzburg Museum: www.salzburg.info/en/sights/mu…
FORUMS, SOCIETIES: Haydnesque Forum: haydnesque.createforum.net/ind… * JH Great Britain: www.haydnsocietyofgb.co.uk/ * North America www.haydnsocietyofnorthamerica… * Handel & Haydn Society: www.handelandhaydn.org/ * Mike H: www.haydn.dk/ * 2009 Haydn BLOG: haydn2009.wordpress.com/
BooKs, INFO pages:
MICHAEL Haydn's SCORES, enter keywords at your convenience: www.digitale-sammlungen.de/ind…
A well of wisdom, history and knowledge: selection of Haydn's LETTERS (Eng.): www.public-domain-content.com/… & ia700302.us.archive.org/29/ite… (82!!!)
Kenneth Woods Blog: kennethwoods.net/blog1/2006/11…
Bits about the quartets: www.fuguemasters.com/haydn.htm…
Haydn Database: www.public-domain-content.com/…
Fine ''HAYDN STUDIES'' (& so on, just click the book covers, via Google books): books.google.si/books/about/Ha… or *Search inside* ... & ''Haydn SYMPHONIES'', spurious or otherwise, by Landon: archive.org/details/TheSymphon… (neat case-file! See also: Haydn: Chronicle and Works. If you find it.) Haydn & Classical Variation: books.google.si/books?id=kL3Xn…
Heaps of FREE books, scores and whatnot from Archive.com: archive.org/search.php?query=j… www.ebookcenter.biz/Books/ON/B…
Complete Jo Haydn bookography from OpenLibrary: openlibrary.org/search?q=josep…
and Mike Haydn: www.haydn.dk/mh_literature.php
Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn und sein Bruder Michael: zwei Bio-bibliographische Künstler-Skizzen: archive.org/details/josephhayd…
Downloadable PDF: Joseph Haydn's English Diary (1794-95): ia700300.us.archive.org/21/ite…
LISTS of compositions: MIKE: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_… JO: imslp.org/wiki/List_of_Composi…
JO short BIO's: www.bookglutton.com/books/free… & www.artsalive.ca/pdf/mus/haydn… & www.gutenberg.org/files/13504/… MIKE's on Mozart forum: www.mozartforum.com/Contempora…
Pretty close, albeit un-pockmarked likeness: Anton Grassi, cca 1799.
Symphony No. 8, Third MovementHaydns Symphony No. 8, Third MovementSymphony No. 8, Third Movement by click-click-scott
Look at the beautiful
Field of flowers.
What a remarkable sight!
As far as the eye can see
There resides simply
Beautiful, golden flowers.
I think theyre daffodils.
I can smell them from here
And what an astonishing smell it is!
Id love to let the scent
Fill my lungs
And carry me and my thoughts
Away with the wind.
You shouldnt pass up their wondrous beauty.
They really are a sight to behold.
To miss out on their beauty
Is simply a tragedy of its own.
Id love to dance in the field of flowers.
Let the wind guide our dance
Through the stunningly beautiful
Field of flowers.
Im pretty sure theyre daffodils.
The simplicity of life
Captured wholy by a few yellow flowers
A few dozen
A few hundred
A few thousand
Beautiful, golden daffodils.