(Don’t get me started on how brilliant Vadim Gluzman is, he’s basically a God with a violin)
During the second part (Rimski-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, for the music lovers among you ;)) I couldn’t help but notice a heated eye-exchange between the first violin and one of the percussionists (who rolled the sleeves of his tuxedo to play, mind you)
Naturally I started to imagine an AU with Blaine as the first violin (blame young Darren’s pictures for that) and Kurt as the percussionist …
Can someone write this for me ? Please ?
otherwise I can do it myself but seriously please ?
A. Ivanov acquaints Shostakovich with the Emiriton electronic keyboard. Leningrad. 26 March 1941.
Credit: Dmitri Shostakovich: Pages of His Life in Photographs
Designed by A. Ivanov, A. Rimsky-Korsakov, L. Kreytser, and V. Dzerzhkovich, the Emiriton was originally a fingerboard instrument allowing the use of glissando effects, with later models incorporating a standard keyboard. The Emiriton generated sound from neon-tube oscillators and was able to replicate sounds such as the bassoon, violin, cello and clarinet. The emiriton is e[electrical] m[musical] i[instrument] r[rimsky] i[vanov] ton[traditional ending of the whole row of new invented instruments].
Boris Konstantinovich Bilinsky Costume Design for a Russian Peasant Woman in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ballet La Princesse Cygne produced by Bronislava Nijinska at the Théâtre National de l'Opera Comique, Paris 1932
1. 하늘 아래서 - GFriend 2.
親愛的樹洞 - S.H.E 3. BTS Cypher Pt 1 - 방탄소년단 4. 태왕사신기 OST: Time Flows By - Joe Hisaishi 5. SKIT: Expectation - 방탄소년단 6. B.I.B - 비스트 7. Rimsky-Korsakov: The tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumblebee - Vladimir Ashkenazy (Cantabile Tomorrow OST) 8. Stocker - I Remember You OST 9. Hunch - I Remember You OST 10. With You - 정은지 (Trot Lovers OST)
Um. Only all the time. Today it’s Happy Working Song from Enchanted (because I introduced some friends to the film yesterday and then one of them played it on his phone while I was cooking dinner as a joke). Earlier in the week it was Once Upon a December (because future cosplay plans!) and the other day I couldn’t get Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade out of my head (particularly The Story of the Kalendar Prince, and Young Prince and Princess, because those two movements are p much my favorite orchestral pieces of all time).
Of course, there are countless people who don’t have huge channels and maybe only a cover or two. The search bar is your friend. And don’t forget to make a playlist!
VIDEO GAME SOUNDTRACKS
Think about it, there are tons of people whose only job is to get the atmosphere of a game right by carefully composing the right music. And there are plenty of games with beautiful music. I love these playlists:
Remember Me (brilliant mix of electronic and classical)
You can also view a full list of Grammy Award-winning soundtracks here
You’ll look like weeaboo trash, but at least you’ll be concentrating. You might need to skip a few tracks here and there if they have lyrics (that messes up my concentration, at least). That said, here’s some recommended playlists:
I love Spotify to death. I really do; it allows me access to so much music that I normally wouldn’t listen to. BUT GODDAMNIT DOES EVERY CLASSICAL PLAYLIST HAVE TO HAVE “THE RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES”, “THE RITES OF SPRING”, “FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE”, AND “THE FOUR SEASONS”?!?!?!?
Don’t get me wrong, these are some of the staples of listening to any music. Hell, they were even my introduction into classical (and I use this term vaguely)! But these are not the only pieces that can be showcased, people! In fact, and this is just my opinion, they’re overrated! Wagner, Stravinsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Vivaldi are such multi-faceted composers and have so much other work that can be showcased; not to mention “The Rites of Spring” has infamous connotations as a negative view of “primitive” cultures, showing them as barbaric and something to be poked fun. Ugh I know this doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I kinda just needed to vent.
Who listens to Ed Sheeran in cadaver dissection lab?!? That’s like… oddly disturbing. Seriously, give me something dark classical, like Mahler, maybe Grieg, maybe Rimsky-Korsakov. I don’t need to be listening to handy-holdy soft sweet pre-teen romcom soundtrack material while cleaning off deep muscles, thanks.