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Beethoven - Piano Sonata no. 29 in Bb Major, “Hammerklavier”

I try to keep my blog varied, and not post music by the same composer twice in a row, but I had listened to Beethoven’s 6th symphony the other day and held off that blog post until today, and today I had a very, very strong itch to wipe the digital dust off of the titan that is the Hammerklavier sonata. I remember in high school, when I was getting more and more into classical music, I was excited to listen to this sonata, because everything I read about it spoke about its epic length and scope. But I also remember being disappointed, because to me, “Epic” Beethoven was something like his 5th piano concerto. This sonata was…weird. It turned me off. It seemed incomprehensible, especially the last movement, a fugue that didn’t sound like anything I’d heard before. As the years passed and my musical tastes ‘matured’ a bit more, I came back to the Hammerklavier and was able to follow along with a new mindset. Beethoven published the work as “Große Sonata für das Hammerklavier”, and indeed he puts a lot of emphasis on “Große”. You’re immediately grabbed by the strength and energy of the first five bars, the main theme that introduces Beethoven’s obsession with the interval of the 3rd [musicologists could go on forever about the different examples of Beethoven building all of the sonata’s musical ideas out of this interval, if you wanted to deconstruct it to the extreme]. And the movement goes on through deceptive “pretty” moments, to jittery octaves, to arpeggios of a single note across the keyboard to “cleanse the palate”, and overall a huge emphasis on counterpoint. The movement is pretty heavy, loud, and, under the surface, complicated. It’s contrasted with the super short scherzo, a playful movement cutting between lighthearted and dramatic music for comedic effect. As if improvising, we get a sudden glide from the bass of the keyboard all the way to the highest note, and then go right back to the lighthearted skipping theme. The short and playful is then contrasted by the long and deeply emotional adagio. It is played anywhere between 15 and 20 minutes [the recording I have with Christopher Eschenbach stretches to nearly half an hour!], and the opening chorale gets expanded through subtle variation as the music goes on, reaching operatic heights, and it sticks out with its relative thinness and solemnity, in compared to the opening extroverted toccata. Despite the pain, we are brought into a major key resolution and coda, a nod of acceptance that things will get better. The last movement, I’m going to argue, is almost…Postmodern. What I mean is that, in a meta-musical gesture, it sounds like Beethoven thinking aloud “I want to end this sonata with a fugue, how will I write it?”, the “cleansing the palate” single note arpeggio comes back, he plays with two different contrapuntal exercises, both sounding Baroque, as if Beethoven is looking through Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier for guidance. But he stops short each time, shakes his head, and tries something else. After a few “restarts”, he finally gets to The Fugue. And how insane it is. He uses a long, complicated melody, that modulates and uses chromatic runs, and writes it into a sprawling ocean of sound, using fugue writing conventions and a sewing-machine type Baroque mentality to create something dense, nearly atonal, robotic. But it isn’t a strict fugue, and breaks the rules here and there [it wouldn’t be True Beethoven without rule breaking]. There is so much conflict, a constant drive forward that is difficult to follow along, but its mesmerizing, until the inevitable slap of the last chords. Throughout his music, Beethoven consistently tries to push the boundaries of convention. Almost like William Blake, a contemporary English poet, Beethoven takes what came before, destroys it, and builds something new with the remains. At the end of the day, we have one of the greatest piano sonatas ever written, by one of the greatest composers of all time. But I’m concerned that all this hype, all this discussion about Beethoven and his music, makes it seem like something on a far off pedestal that only a few “gifted” listeners can enjoy. That’s not true at all. Despite the flowery language, the myth making, the academic and analytical writing, Beethoven is human, and his music is humanist. You don’t need theory to appreciate it, because he always writes from within.

Movements:

1. Allegro

2. Scherzo: Assai vivace

3. Adagio sostenuto 

4. Introduzione, Largo…Allegro - Fuga: Allegro risoluto

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okay, so can we talk about the opening to BvS for a quick second?

I just want to point out all of the amazing parts to this scene: Bruce hopping off the helicopter in loafers before it’s even on the ground, his fear that’ll he’ll be too late, the awesome driving skills. The potential robins in like, every other shot. 

But what really gets me, every fucking time, are the 9/11 vibes. Most of us remember at least something about that day in the US, or definitely saw videos in school. Remember the clouds of dust, the collapsing buildings with thousands of people sprinting in front of them?

Hans Zimmer did an AMAZING fucking job with this score, because it pulled at every heartstring. When Jack is praying, the music slows down, and it feels so hopeless. 

Then Bruce starts running, once again in loafers, towards the building that’s actively collapsing. The music speeds up, the choral sections growing louder as he barrels towards the dust cloud, and then–

he hits the cloud, and everything goes white. It was timed absolutely perfectly. The thing that gets me is, Bruce never stops running. He puts his hands up and fucking sprints into the cloud, pretending like, somehow, one man could stop a building from collapsing, and if he only got close enough, it would be enough to save his employees, and his company. To save Jack. 

This scene messes with me for so many reasons. I think I almost panicked in the theaters when I watched it for the first time. I knew, then and there, that Ben Affleck’s Batman was going to be my favorite. 

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Peep me dancing on the same stage as Jig 😎😎😎

I didn’t recall, but I placed in the prelim and had a fantastic weekend! So not ready to go back to school tomorrow, I need so much more time in Glasgow than two and a half days.

Bold

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Chaeyoung x Reader

Fluff, Highschool AU

Requested

Word Count: 1030

Written by Admin LJ

(Author’s Note: I started writing this on Valentine’s Day so here have some Valentine’s cuteness with Chaeng also Knock Knock came out today bye I’m gone)

“Come to the dance with me.”

You thought Valentine’s Day was a dumb holiday, with the sappy romance and cheesy gifts, but apparently no one else held the same opinion as every student in school buzzed around excitedly, looking for a date for the Valentine’s Day dance your school was throwing in celebration of the special day. When you first heard the announcement about the dance, you couldn’t help but shudder at the thought of dozens of couples together in one big room, kissing and flirting. You had no intention of going, even if someone asked you. It just wasn’t your thing.

 So when Chaeyoung asked you to accompany her to the dance, you rolled you eyes. “No way,” You said firmly, not even looking up from your lunch, “the dance is a stupid idea, and I have much better things to do than be around gross, overly romantic couples. And besides, why would I ever want to go to a Valentine’s dance with you?”

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anonymous asked:

Hey Lumi, I've been really struggling with school lately and I've had multiple breakdowns because of it. It's been getting much worse lately. I need some help and comfort.

Let me tell you something.

When I was a Junior in high school, I took 2 AP courses. I had no idea what I literally signed up for and the stress of AP English was actually causing me to have breakdowns as well. I would focus on my other course rather than English because it was easier, but whenever I forgot my homework my mom would take me out of school and I’d have anxiety attacks, often during the class period beforehand.

What I found was taking an hour or so off from doing work to do things that would normally calm you down works wonders. Take a day off from school to really recharge, get organized, and calm down. If you try to keep doing it while you feel like crap, things will only get worse.

Needing a break isn’t weak, it’s a necessity. <3

Klaine one-shot - “Caught in the Act” (Rated PG13)

There’s an amazing man in one of Kurt’s classes, and Kurt just has to find out more about him. He tries to consult the man’s student profile in an attempt to find some clues, but he can’t remember the man’s last name. Luckily, a serendipitous stranger wanders by to lend a helping hand. (1226 words)

Different first meeting, NYADA, inspired by this video.

Read on AO3.

“Jesus, Rachel! Could you take any longer calling me back?” Kurt grumbles, juggling his phone and his books as he fights his way through the crowd for a seat at an empty table with an available computer. The campus coffee shop is always busy during the school day. Students pop in to log onto the café laptops between classes and check their email more than they do to buy coffee, so Kurt usually makes it a point to never go there. The coffee tastes burnt anyway, and he prefers to use his laptop at home. But this is an emergency. He needs information, and he needs it now.

“According to my phone, I called you back literally a minute later,” Rachel says in her defense. “I just got out of class a second ago, too, you know. Cassie’s glaring at me as it is. I think she’s about to grand jete over and fan kick me in the face!”

“Bob and weave, Berry, bob and weave. This is important.”

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Writing Everyday

As a writer, I was at my most productive, inspired, and all-round motivated self, when I was in throes of nanowrimo. I wrote nearly every day, tried desperately to forget about the quality of my first draft, and made the most of every second of free time I had. I have never had more fun and I regret not extending it past that month.

Recently, my writing life has been, to be brutally honest with you, complete and utter shit. My school schedule has been so demanding to the point of me breaking down emotionally whenever I get a chance to breathe. The way my classes are scheduled results in all my tests happening in the spans of 2-3 days. And I’m still working on getting a job, since I have to drive over an hour a day to get to the university, gym, etc.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my crazy life. I like rushing around and meeting new people every day and finding fun places to study and the free coffee (now that’s incredible lol). But I’m not writing. It’s a struggle every day to get the basics done and I keep feeling so guilty because I’m not getting any words down. I love writing. I love it more than anything else (other than friends and family) in this world. And it’s killing me that I can’t do it. I want to feel inspired again. I want to feel proud about what I accomplish- not just school wise. I want to publish before I graduate from college. I want to write.

That’s why I’m going to start doing daily posts again. I’m going to somehow find time in the day- even if it’s just 30 minutes and I’m going to write.

(Sorry for ranting, it’s been a long weekend….)

@glorious74 @koalamuffins @isaac-lacey @entitystrange @intj-writer @tsfennec @thejollywriter @books-and-time-travel @gaysirensftw @brumble-tunges-scrungles-cumbis tagging you guys because you inspire me.

today I went to church (boo!!) and hen my mom took me to the mall mainly because she needed to return something, but also because I don’t have school tomorrow (!!!) and she wanted to treat me. so we had auntie anne’s for lunch and then copped a few bathbombs and a really nice chapstick and clothes on sale because we! love! sales! anyways, how was your day?

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Day 17/100:

i’ve been spending a lot of time outdoors lately, and really, it’s been so good for me! i’ve been spending time with my favourite people and really taking care of myself and managing my stress!

i’m currently reading Plato’s Republic; it’s an absolutely amazing translation by Sterling & Scott. best one i’ve seen in a long long time.

Just to let you know, if you submit a prompt to me to write it will take me a few weeks to write and then post. To keep this blog active, I try and post something once a day. Most of the time I try to have things in my queue for most of the week. 

Please be patient with me as I try to put out stuff. If you’re waiting for (there are multiple requests for the following):

  • Annabeth’s fear of child birth (part 2)
  • Artemis Children
  • Trans Will coming out to Nico
  • Foster Brothers AU

it’s coming. I promise. I can only write zero to two prompts a day cause of school and life. Please be patient with me. 

Thank you. :)

PLEASE HELP A WRITER!

I am trying to write about a typical American high school day and I’ve been trying to find a proper timetable or explanation of how they work (long story short I have found NOTHING). If anyone is an American and a junior could you please explain me some important stuff about the educational system. (I am putting this on the markiplier/jacksepticeye tag so people can actually see this) if you are not an American it would be great to reblog so someone else could help me out.

Accepting requests for:

- Kissed by the Baddest Bidder
- Enchanted in the Moonlight
- 10 Days with my Devil
- Her Love in the Force
- Mystic Messenger

- Metro PD (Kirisawa, Tennoji, Eiki)

(Forever growing)

- Attack on Titan
- Ouran High School Host Club
- Black Butler
- Tokyo Ghoul

(Forever growing)

Hit me up homies xo

A very first date // noora x eva 

The amazing @isakiyakis prompted me with…

Ok, I would die if you could write a fic where noora asks Eva out on a first date 😇

so here we go… 

  • It hits her while they’re hanging out after school on a snowy but sunny day in february
  • by this point noora is completely done with feeling miserable about william and she’s finally starting to feel like herself again
  • they’re sitting in the middle of eva’s bedroom with the rest of the girl squad, eating the meticulously cut up sandwiches vilde made, laughing and joking and talking about boys and school and feminism.
  • and noora looks over at eva and the way the sunlight streaming through the window hits her face and lights her hair on fire and it somehow just clicks. eva is so beautiful, so radiant.
  • eva catches her eye and smiles brightly and that only makes it worse. it’s like a flutter of butterflies erupt in noora’s stomach and she looks away with a smile
  • it just clicks and when she’s honest it has been a long time coming and…
  • she suddenly realises all eyes are on her and they stopped talking about whatever boy they were talking about
  • “what?” she asks and they all just grin at her
  • “who were you just thinking about?” vilde asks and noora looks up at eva for a brief moment who is looking at her with eyes full of curiosity and amusement and then she whispers “no one.”
  • “are you sure? because i’ve never seen anyone look at a carpet that in love before” and noora can’t help but smile at that
  • “it’s a very good carpet,” she and when the girl squad stays quiet she just rolls her eyes
  • “i walked in on even and isak this morning in the kitchen for like the third time in a month” she sees them struggling with wanting to delve a little more into her behaviour and then they just give in and eva comes to her rescue
  • “i walked in on them in the bathroom at school yesterday. the girls bathroom.”

A week later

  • it’s just noora and eva at kollektivet and they’re laying on noora’s makeshift bed in the living room (it’s literally just a mattress with one of those foldable chamber shields around it because eskild can’t bare to kick her out)
  • this whole week they’ve somehow been together when eva wasn’t at school and noora wasn’t at her job and noora isn’t exactly sure if she set it up or if eva did but she does know she’s happy about it
  • noora always knew there was something ever since eva sent that H and she smiled for the rest of the day happy that this girl who seemed so amazing and dorky and real wanted to be friends with her
  • but she had no idea it was this strong

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So I got into two MA programs which I am definitely not going to go to considering I’ve been accepted by a PhD program

but idk what to say to them because I sort of don’t want to turn them down until I know WHICH phd program i am going to go to, which I will probably know in the next few days

but now it’s been 4 days since one of the MAs let me know and I feel bad… I feel like I should say thank you but I also don’t want to send a thank you email and then a separate thanks but no thanks email soon after

maybe i will wait until this friday…

justabpdbitch  asked:

Purple 💜

purple: have you came out?

OKAY FUN FACT OF THE DAY I JUST CAME OUT AND THE STORY BEHIND IT IS TOO FUCKING UNREAL.

so i recently came out, but not because i wanted to. oh no, i was forcibly outed by… (wait for it) MY SCHOOL COUNSELOR. they somehow found out that i write GAY FANFICTION (nothing horrible just some queer folk doing queer things) and called my parents up to ‘express their concerns regarding my disturbing views’ (i go to a religious school btw) and thats how i more or less came out publicly. also my parents told me the school might be expelling me for this… so i ended up slipping into mania and strutted around my house in high heels declaring my career interests to include ‘lesbian trophy wife’.

I’M ALIVE
Happy Valentines Day to @soundlessroom and his big boi Wunibald
I’m really sorry
I have been busy this week because of school (and exams )

“ I never worried about partner’s age and past because it’s useless… But if he or she want to tell me about their past I’ll be happy.”

btw 
I think that Delta and Wunibald could  be friends because they have some similarity. (like dark past, hatred of the nobles, smoke (ahhaha)

 
But it’s just my thoughts heheheh¯\_( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)_/¯
UPDATE:  AND THANKS @karu-ck and @roses-to-roses FOR THIS HVD
HEHEHEEH (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

I’m so happy with how my thesis script is turning out, guys. I’m telling you this now because I know down the road, if this gets approved by my school’s committee, that there’ll be a time where I feel that it’s not getting to where it needs to be or feel like I want to give up. I know I’ll get over it. Somehow I always do. Maybe because of all my family and friends who support me in this crazy ambition of mine. But if ever see those whiny posts on your dash (and I’m sure you will), please give me a cyber slap across the face and tell me it’s going to be okay. This is gonna be one hell of a ride if it goes through, and I wholeheartedly believe this story needs to be told. Especially now with what’s going on.