The bard is a poet.

sirpeter64:

Leonard Bernstein in 1968.

sirpeter64:

Leonard Bernstein in 1968.

epicconductingphotos:

"(Being a good conductor is) a combination of study and experience, but there’s another element which is the conductor’s ability to hear the score he’s reading and to be able to imagine the composer’s intention, that’s the main thing. And I think that is the main ingredient in a successful conductor, in a good conductor, a conductor who can put himself in the place of this composer writing that piece and re-transfer it…that’s the ultimate goal, is to in study to get the sound of that composer into my heart in marking the score, transferring the sound in my head to these 80 or 100 instruments on stage, and have them give it back to the listener. Then that is a complete operation, and only then is that a successful operation, it’s a three stage one as you can see.” - Leonard Bernstein (“The Love of Three Orchestras” interview with Humphrey Burton)
(Sorry for the lack of updates, guys! Expect more regular conductor epic-ness shortly.)

epicconductingphotos:

"(Being a good conductor is) a combination of study and experience, but there’s another element which is the conductor’s ability to hear the score he’s reading and to be able to imagine the composer’s intention, that’s the main thing. And I think that is the main ingredient in a successful conductor, in a good conductor, a conductor who can put himself in the place of this composer writing that piece and re-transfer it…that’s the ultimate goal, is to in study to get the sound of that composer into my heart in marking the score, transferring the sound in my head to these 80 or 100 instruments on stage, and have them give it back to the listener. Then that is a complete operation, and only then is that a successful operation, it’s a three stage one as you can see.” - Leonard Bernstein (“The Love of Three Orchestras” interview with Humphrey Burton)

(Sorry for the lack of updates, guys! Expect more regular conductor epic-ness shortly.)

operasrsly:

Siegfrieds Trauermarsch (Siegfried’s funeral march), Richard Wagner, Götterdämmerung, Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic

squonkhunter:

SNERRRKS. Giant serpents from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.Kickstarter in January 2015!
More info on TATMF: http://squonkhunter.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/announcing-a-new-project-tamino-and-the-magic-flute/

squonkhunter:

SNERRRKS. Giant serpents from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.
Kickstarter in January 2015!

More info on TATMF: http://squonkhunter.wordpress.com/2014/06/22/announcing-a-new-project-tamino-and-the-magic-flute/

Parsing Latin homework in the University cafe, and wishing it was friday so that I`d be at Piano class instead of this.
squonkhunter:

Oh look! More Taminos!
My design from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.
Kickstarter for printed version in January 2015!

GO AND BUY THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT

squonkhunter:

Oh look! More Taminos!
My design from Tamino and the Magic Flute, my graphic novel adaptation of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.
Kickstarter for printed version in January 2015!

GO AND BUY THIS WHEN IT COMES OUT

race-jackson:

bryarly:

maudelynn:

via Memrise
Which one would YOU take?

Blue blue blue blue blue


Red

race-jackson:

bryarly:

maudelynn:

via Memrise

Which one would YOU take?

Blue blue blue blue blue

Red

(via britishtoatea)

Marilyn Horne on Starting Out as a Soprano

Marilyn Horne:

I think I began as a soprano because I began so damn young! Who's got any chest voice at five years of age?!

Luciano Pavarotti:

Who's got any /chest/ at five years of age?

Joan Sutherland:

*No, Luciano. That's another thing.*

sleeplessfanatic:

losingthe-war:

Minimalistic look at Mental Disorders

This is perfect.

(via squonkhunter)

squonkhunter:

renee-niels:

squonkhunter:

My design of Papageno from Tamino and the Magic Flute, a graphic novel adaptation I’m working on of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.

… Ohmigod a graphic novel! I need this for reasons!!

I’ll be doing a kickstarter! Be on the lookout!

squonkhunter:

renee-niels:

squonkhunter:

My design of Papageno from Tamino and the Magic Flute, a graphic novel adaptation I’m working on of Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute.

… Ohmigod a graphic novel! I need this for reasons!!

I’ll be doing a kickstarter! Be on the lookout!