Saturday, November 3, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The artist must forget the audience, forget the critics, forget the technique, forget everything but love for the music. Then, the music speaks through the performance, and the performer and the listener will walk together with the soul of the composer, and with God.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thomas Gainsborough (1727‑1788) - The Rev. John Chafy Playing the Violoncello in a Landscape
I would rather have ideas and some difficulties of technique than a perfect technique and no ideas.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Augustus John OM, RA (1878‑1961) - Madame Suggia
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
11 year old Daniel Barenboim with conductor Moshe Lustig
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Nikolaj Lund is trying to change the face of classical music one photograph at a time. Lund’s portraits of classical musicians display the lesser-shown, quirkier side of the stereotypically conservative genre. His photography trades in the stoic, drama-driven image of a pianist for a wild one of a cellist thrusting his instrument into a sand dune.
“Music is something you hear, feel and respond to. For me it can calm me down and at the same time wake a lot of energy and inspiration in me,” the Denmark-based artist said. “So the combination of aesthetic shades and raw energy is what I often try to show in my photos.”
I never practice; I always play.