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”   Image: Henri Lebasque (1865-1937) FEMME À LA GUITARE (NONO) signed Lebasque…

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…

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake with Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev

  Swan Lake, Op. 20 Composer: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Dancers: Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev with members of Wiener Staatsopernballett Ballet in 4 acts by: Vladimir Begitchev and Vasily Geltzer Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker Conductor: John Lanchbery Choreography: Rudolf Nureyev Directed: Truck Branss   Image source Edgar Degas, The Entrance of the Masked Dancers (1882), Pastel…

Cap’s Blog: Greensleeves VII

Claudio Capriolo at Cap’s Blog writes,   “For me, the most beautiful song of all time is ‘Greensleeves’.”    In fact, he has written at least sixteen posts on themes related to this song. Today, I choose Greensleeves VII because this medley contains an astonishing mixture of styles featuring lute and baroque guitar by George…

Van Gogh’s Great Peacock Moth and Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major

Hold on to your hats….wow  😉 Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3, Paavali Jumppanen, piano, Via herzogtum-sachsen-weissenfels Click to View Enlarged Image:     Image Credit: Vincent Van Gogh, Great Peacock Moth, Saint -Remy, May, 1889 in public domain via Van Gogh Museum. Sources: Wikipedia contributors, “Butterflies…

Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy: “In A Rehearsal Room”

The Story – Seven Minutes of Magic According to shippermd, this video is  “An EXTREMELY RARE, 1976 film-short of a romantic Pas de Deux Ballet to Pachelbel’s Canon In D Major.”  Produced by David Hahn and choreographed by William Carter, this film highlights the talents of dancers Cynthia Gregory and Ivan Nagy. About ‘In A…

Rupert Bunny and Ola Gjeilo: Angels and Northern Lights

Click for enlarged detail: Angels Descending by Rupert Bunny c.1897 Details Title: Angels Descending Creator:Rupert BUNNY Date Created: c.1897 Location: Paris Physical Dimensions: w98.4 x h157.5 cm Type: Painting Rights: Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1904, © Art Gallery of South Australia External Link: Art Gallery of South Australia Medium:oil on canvas  Image source: Google Arts…

Luys Milán: El Maestro for Renaissance Vihuela

Music of the Spanish Renaissance performed by Polivios (www.polivios.net) on  Renaissance Vihuela built by Barbara Ferloni (www.apizzico.de) It all started with one music video. I enjoyed this music very much but knew nothing about the vihuela or Renaissance music in general. To remediate my own educational gaps, I started reading. As usual, the more I learn…