Tag Archives: Tchaikovsky

Video of the Week #164: Feline Ballet

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Video of the Week#163: 1812 Overture

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… But not the way you are used to hearing it. Valentina Lisitsa plays a piano arrangement. Gorgeous! (No cannons were used in this video, but you will hear explosions if you commit to watching to the end.)

Monday Morning Wisdom #151: T is for Tchaikovsky

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Monday Morning Wisdom #151: T is for Tchaikovsky

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“Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy.”
― Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Monday Morning Wisdom #99: T is for Tchaikovsky

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Monday Morning Wisdom #99: T is for Tchaikovsky

“There is no doubt that even the greatest musical geniuses have sometimes worked without inspiration. This guest (inspiration) does not always respond to the first invitation. We must always work, and a self-respecting artist must not fold his MMWhands on the pretext that he is not in the mood. If we wait for the mood, without endeavouring to meet it half-way, we easily become indolent and apathetic. We must be patient, and believe that inspiration will come to those who can master their disinclination.”
― Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

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Portrait of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky by Nikolai Kuznetsov

 

Guest Post: Romeo and Juliet…by Rich Brown

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Guest Post: Romeo and Juliet…by Rich Brown

Many thanks to Rich Brown of Good Music Speaks for today’s guest post.