These are the best music videos I’ve ever seen!

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If you’re one of the 100,000,000 people who’ve watched Stephen Malinowski’s YouTube videos then skip this post. But if Malinowski’s Music Animation Machine has passed you by, then take a look at this fabulous version of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. https://youtu.be/02tkp6eeh40 Stephen Malinowski was born on August 6, 1953 in Santa Monica, California. He…… Continue reading These are the best music videos I’ve ever seen!

More Quartets and a Camomile Lawn

I really enjoyed listening to all the Beethoven String Quartets a few weeks ago. I love the way the four instruments sound as though they’re one. My untrained ear can’t tell where one player starts and another stops; it’s just a cohesive whole. Recently I’ve listened to more string quartets: a CD compilation of French…… Continue reading More Quartets and a Camomile Lawn

Don’t you think this is a beautiful music video?

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I  enjoyed Birds On The Wires a couple of years ago and the other day I stumbled upon it again and loved it just as much. The creator of Birds On The Wires, Jarbas Agnelli, was reading a newspaper one morning when he saw a photograph of birds on an electric wire. He was inspired…… Continue reading Don’t you think this is a beautiful music video?

5 lovely music quotes to make your day.

John Erskine Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. Image by Rebecca Jasso from Pixabay Pablo Casals Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. Image by v-3-5-N-a from Pixabay George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss Life seems to go on…… Continue reading 5 lovely music quotes to make your day.

Roll over Beethoven

I’ve always enjoyed listening to Beethoven symphonies and piano concertos. About a year ago I was given CD boxed sets of the whole lot and as I worked my way through I enjoyed listening all over again. But recently I’ve had a whole new Beethoven experience. Have you ever listened to Beethoven’s string quartets? There…… Continue reading Roll over Beethoven

Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869

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Sir Henry Joseph Wood (3 March 1869 – 19 August 1944) was an English conductor best known for his association with London’s annual series of promenade concerts known as The Proms. In 1893 a new concert hall opened in London. The hall could seat over two thousand people and the sound quality was the best…… Continue reading Henry Wood was born #OnThisDay in 1869