- Me during finals week: "It's beginning to look a lot like FUCK THIS."
//arm yourselves with knowledge
I hope I did Wolfie justice
Talking of Don Giovanni (which is completely awesome by the way) didn’t I read that he composed the overture on the morning of the premiere? While he was hungover? I’m sure I read that. It certainly sounds like the sort of thing he’d do.
And as for that Requiem, Christ alive. We even played it on glockenspiels once (my teacher was…unique…) in our A Level class and not even that stopped it sounding immense.
CLARINET CONCERTO (okay, I’m biased)
THE JUPITER SYMPHONY (I mean even just the opening chords, BAM BAM BAM, like they’re saying ‘listen up people MOZART IS IN THE HOUSE’ (which probably was the intention, I guess, given the symphony’s function back then, but I digress))
DIE ENTFUHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL (aka the most I have ever, ever laughed at an opera)
I have a lot of Mozart feelings. He was a wonderful, genius sassypants (though he was ‘a complete bastard to go to a dinner party with’, according to my tutor. I don’t know how he’d know. He was pretty old, but…)
Oh and I don’t know if you can get hold of the BBC’s series The Genius of Mozart from about ten years ago but if you can it’s pretty fab :)
Mozart is the fucking best. For more of a glimpse into his awesomeness, everyone should read Mozart’s Letters, Mozart’s Life by Robert Spaethling (editor and translator). It’s like reading Mozart’s personal blog.
//YES!!! I HAVE THAT BOOK OMG SO AMAZING love the wordplay and the letters to his cousin and his wife and asdfjhadsjfh
ps it’s ask—wolfie just changed my url
ok you know what scotland where do you get off having all this cool shit and hot people and kilts and stuff
because look at these fucking things
THESE ARE FAIRY POOLS, YOU CAN FIND THEM IN THE ISLE OF SKYE AND YOU KNOW WHAT?
SCOTLAND STOP HOLDING OUT ON ME HERE
there’s playing piano, which is difficult
there’s ragtime piano, which involves difficult techniques and at its best involves lots of improvisations on a theme
then there’s stride piano, which involves no sheet music and is fully improvised along a basic melody and chord progression
then there’s stride piano duet, which involves no sheet music and is fully improvised along a basic melody and progression AND YOU CAN’T SEE YOUR DUET PARTNER’S BODY LANGUAGE
basically this is magic
oh my god
so is it’s like “lets play and hope for the best”?
THIS IS STRESSING ME OUT
I HAVE SERIOUS STRIDE PIANO FEELS. It’s sooooo goood. Anyone who liked this even vaguely should go check out Art Tatum.
"I just wanted to hold them accountable, if only for a moment,” says Peeta.“For killing that little girl.”