A Kiss and a Concerto

Haydn’s Cello Concerto #1 in C Major, 3. Allegro molto I never tire of the pure joy surrounding this whole group of talented musicians. Isserlis is a masterful performer – a treat! Do you see the magnificent mural on the wall behind the orchestra?  Read more about the mural in Edvard Munch and The Suns …

Vivaldi: La Primavera (Spring)

Image Credit Bibi Zogbé 1890 – 1973, LEBANESE, UNTITLED, signed and dated Bibi Zogbé Paris ’36 twice oil on wood65 by 59.5cm.; 25 1/2 by 23 3/8 in., Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Francesca LaRosa: Psalm 22

My God, My God, Why Have You Abandoned Me? Psalm 22: 8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24) R. My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? All who see me scoff at me; they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads: “He relied on the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him,…

Kari Jobe: Be Still My Soul

Image Credit La Falaise, Jules Breton, (1827-1906, FRENCH), signed Jules Breton (lower left) , oil on canvas , 32 1/8 by 46 1/2 in., 81.6 by 118.1 cm, Source: Sotheby’s Thanks for Visiting 🙂 ~Sunnyside

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Late For Your Life

Late For Your Life You’ve been saying for the longest time that the time has come You’ve been talking like you’re of a mind to get some changing done Maybe move out of the city, find some quiet little town Where you can sit out on your back porch step and watch the sun go…

Mignarda: Where There Is Charity and Love

“This beautiful and familiar hymn is one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on the Mandatum (Maundy Thursday). Its text is attributed to Paulinus of Aquileia in 796. The traditional chant melody probably also stems from the late 8th century.” lutesongs According to Art and Theology by Victoria Emily Jones, Ubi caritas (Where…

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Between Here And Gone

“I thought a light went out, but now a candle shines I thought my tears wouldn’t stop, but then I dried my eyes And after all of this, the truth that holds me here is that this emptiness is something not to fear”   Lyrics Tonight, the moon came out, it was nearly full.Way down…

Balalaika: Art and Music

Thorvald Hellesen, Balalaika (NOR), 1916, oil on canvas, 61 x 50 cm, Source: Nasjonalmuseet, The Fine Art Collections The balalaika has its origins in Russian folk music and is often used to articulate a quick, repetitive rhythm, and both musicality and rhythm typify Hellesen’s painting. Anastasiia Tiurina (7 years) “Valenki” balalaika, Start 4:12 Although we…

Giotto and Tchaikovsky: Birth of Christ

Wishing you all peace and joy! ~Sunnyside 🙂   [We], who mystically representing the cherubim and singing the thrice-holy hymn to the life-creating Trinity, let us now lay aside every worldly care so that we may raise up the king of all who is invisibly borne aloft by the angelic orders Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia  …

Reuven Rubin and Itzhak Perelman: Jewish Art and Music

  Reuven Rubin’s painting, Chassidic Dancers,  appeared on the cover of the CD, Itzhak Perelman, In the Fiddler’s House, Angel/EMI Records, 1995. Listen to one song from the album:       Click For Enlarged Image       Art Details Reuven Rubin (1893 – 1974) CHASSIDIC DANCERS, (1968) Signed Rubin and in Hebrew (lower…