classic melody

anonymous asked:

Err I think you misunderstood, I meant how would you rank all 4 of Rach's piano concertos plus his Rhapsody, like, best to worst (though this is Rach and a piano, worst is still miles better than a lot of composers' best).

Oh hahaha whoops, sure I’ll rank, most favorite to least:

Piano Concerto 2: Mostly love it because it was both my introduction to Rachmaninoff and one of my introductions to classical music in general. Melodies are fantastic, powerful moments.

Piano Concerto 1: A weird one to put so high on the list, but I like it. It’s dramatic, rich, reminiscent of Grieg’s concerto which was its model…not as many “popular melodies” one associates with Rach, but still good stuff.

Piano Concerto 4: Unusual, kind of jazzy, kind of Modernist, but still very much a Rach gem

Paganini Variations: some fantastic moments

Piano Concerto 3: A lot of people consider this his best work, so this might be shocking to some to see this at the bottom of my list. Nothing against it, I’ve just never really been taken in by this concerto. I like the cadenza, and I appreciate the ideas that he plays around with [Russian chant, quasi-variation,] but, I don’t know, I’ve never really enjoyed this one as much as his others. 

I’ve got worse. I have terribly bad nerves all the time. Once we start into ‘Rock And Roll’ I’m fine. I just can’t stand sitting around, and I worry about playing badly - and if I do then I’m really pissed off. If I play well, I feel fine. Everybody in the band is the same, and each has some little thing they do before we go on, like pacing about or lighting a cigarette. It’s worse at festivals. You might have to sit around for a whole day and you daren’t drink because you’ll get tired and blow the gig. So you sit drinking tea in a caravan with everybody saying, “Far out, man.”  –– Excerpt from John Bonham’s interview for the magazine Melody Maker, June 21, 1975.

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Sirius secretly kind of really likes classical music and powerful melodies made of violins and piano. Obviously, no one knows about this because Sirius needs to keep up his punk rock personality, but when he finds himself alone in the dorm room, he puts on records of orchestras from back home. Remus walks in on him one day and he just smirks because he just KNEW there was something more to Padfoot than Sirius let him see.

NYCC is much more crowded than it was 2 years ago, so I didn’t even get to take any pictures there ;_; I ended up taking this coordinate picture at home… I had to take off my shoes because my feet couldn’t take it anymore, but I promise you that they match the rest of the coordinate <3

I had a chance encounter with someone my boyfriend believed to be Bill Cunningham–the NY Times fashion photographer. He was the best! Very polite and respectful. He took my picture! Even if it won’t end up anywhere, it was still a very pleasant encounter ^^ I wish more photographers are as pleasant as he is!

Did you go to NYCC on Saturday? Did you have fun? I feel like I should try cosplaying next year!

Outfit rundown:
Hat: Metamorphose Sailor hat 2012
Headbow: Angelic Pretty, Classic Melody
JSK: Angelic Pretty, Classic Melody
Cropped jacket: Putumayo
Bag (with strap): Angelic Pretty, Classic Melody
Bag (on arm): Angelic Pretty, A La Carte Tea Time lucky pack 
Parasol: Innocent World
Blouse: Dear Celine
Necklace: Chocomint

Tuesday, 14th of April - a clearest sky, bright sun and an easy wind, mixed with French words, ocean colored pens, classical melodies and a tiny cactus. Oh yeah, I am loving my day! Enjoy yours as well :)

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56 famous classical tunes by 33 composers. Music and video by Grant Woolard.