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!
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?
Did you know that today is Piano Day? For the last few years lovers of the piano from all around the world have been celebrating their favourite instrument on this special day. Why today? There are 88 keys on a conventional piano keyboard and today is the 88th day of the year. If you visit…… Continue reading Happy Piano Day!
Michael and I were married on the last Saturday of July in 1976, the year of one of the UK’s most memorable heat waves. The sky was a cloudless, vivid blue until half an hour before the ceremony when a freak shower dampened the dust and freshened the roses beside the path to the church.…… Continue reading Book Blog: 300 Bridesmaids by Jenny Worstall
This wonderful image is the Ode to Joy art installation by Giacomo Zucca in Bundesstadt, Bonn. As far as I’m able to work out, the piece was commissioned by the Goethe Institute for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth last year. As I told you in my Music Blog a couple of weeks ago, I…… Continue reading So, who was Elise?
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.
Fascinating! https://youtu.be/Gt2zubHcER4 I don’t know enough about music theory to say if this really is the greatest five minutes in music education but it was hugely impressive and informative. Thanks for visiting my blog today.
Following on from Lovely out-of-print piano music collection #JeromeKern I’ve found this 1932 Youtube clip of Henry Hall and his orchestra. Well worth a glance! https://youtu.be/tv32O1WSKrc Thanks for visiting my blog today.
If you enjoyed the Berceuse by Frank Bridge that I blogged about in My new favourite piano music! , I think you’ll love this piece. A friend has loaned me the music, and believe me, it’s tricky. But lovely! https://youtu.be/r6IwSqFvWeI Thanks for visiting my blog today.
For several years I wrote a book blog and accumulated comments on a wealth of really good reads. I saw on Twitter that Renee at It’s Book Talk started using the #ThrowbackThursday meme as a way to share books that are old favourites or have been waiting to be read for a long time. I…… Continue reading #Throwback Thursday #BookReview Make a Joyful Noise by Jenny Worstall @JennyWorstall