Askeys

  • C major: What instrument(s) do you play?
  • c minor: What discourages you about studying music?
  • C♯ major: What do you love about your teacher?
  • c♯ minor: What are you jealous of in other players?
  • D major: Who is your favourite composer and why?
  • d minor: What performance do you wish you had never heard?
  • E♭major: What attracts you to studying music?
  • e♭minor: What is your most mortifying performance moment?
  • E major: What part of your playing are you most proud of?
  • e minor: What is the most difficult thing about your instrument?
  • F major: What was the most memorable performance you ever attended?
  • f minor: Would you give up music? What would be the reason?
  • F♯major: What is your proudest performance moment?
  • f♯ minor: What is your greatest music-related fear?
  • G major: What is your favourite thing about your instrument?
  • g minor: What are your bad practicing habits?
  • A♭major: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
  • a♭minor: What is your least favourite part of your musical community?
  • A major: What is the greatest music-related advice you've ever been given?
  • a minor: What instrument(s) do you wish you played?
  • B♭major: What is your favourite part of practicing?
  • b♭minor: What aspect of your teacher frustrates you?
  • B major: What is your favourite part of your musical community?
  • b minor: Who is your least favourite composer and why?
barcarole:

Igor Stravinsky, Berlin, 1929. Photo by Felix H. Man.

barcarole:

Igor Stravinsky, Berlin, 1929. Photo by Felix H. Man.

(via csharp-melodicminor)

Listening to a piece of classical music that I've never heard before with headphones:

  • Me: ooh this is a quiet part. Maybe I should turn up the volume so that I can hear what's going on.
  • Me, three seconds later: SHIT SHIT SHIT BAD IDEA VOLUME DOWN VOLUME DOWN VOLUME DOWN OWWW EARS STUPID CYMBAL CRASH OWWW
  • Me, ten seconds later: ooh another quiet part -- let's turn the volume up again *repeat infinitely*

composersdoingnormalshit:

Sergei Prokofiev playing chess by himself.

(via mahleriana)

lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.  These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.
lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.  These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.
lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.  These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.
lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.  These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.
lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.  These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.

lastmouseleft:

Promotional Posters for the 2013-2014 season of Arion the Montréal Baroque Orchestra.

These are as fabulous as the music they play! Check out their website if you live or plan to visit Montréal.

(via maestrowho)

rmlfvr:

These classical musicians play their instruments in a way you’ve never seen before.

A rather compelling visual experience, on top of being a flawless musical demonstration, performed by Salut Salon, a charming German quartet from Hamburg. 

(via chinatown84)