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22/08/21

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Franz Liszt's Love Letter to Marie d'Agoult

"My heart overflows with emotion and joy!
I do not know what heavenly languor, what infinite pleasure permeates it and burns me up.
It is as if I had never loved!
Tell me whence these uncanny disturbances spring, these inexpressible foretastes of delight, these divine, tremors of love.
Oh! all this can only spring from you, sister, angel, woman, Marie!"

Henri Lehmann | Marie d'Agoult, 1843 | Petit Palais, Paris
Marie Catherine Sophie, Comtesse d'Agoult (née de Flavigny; 31 December 1805 – 5 March 1876), was a Franco-German romantic author and historian, known also by her pen name, Daniel Stern.
Her first stories (Hervé, Julien, and Valentia) were published in 1841–1845. Her best-known work (written as "Daniel Stern") is the Histoire de la révolution de 1848 (appearing from 1850 to 1853, in 3 volumes). D'Agoult's other works include the novel Nélida (1846), Lettres Républicaines in Esquisses morales et politiques (1849, collected articles), Trois journées de la vie de Marie Stuart (1856), Florence et Turin (1862), Histoire des commencements de la république aux Pays-Bas (1872), A Catholic Mother Speaks to Her Children (1906, posthumously) and Mes souvenirs (1877, posthumously).


08/08/21

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Paganini non ripete!

La frase “Paganini non ripete” ha origine da un episodio risalente al 1825.
Al Teatro Falcone di Genova l'artista fu chiesto dal re Carlo Felice per il bis di un brano che gli era piaciuto; ma poiché Paganini aveva improvvisato, non è stato in grado di ripetere la performance e si dice che abbia dato questa come sua risposta.
Di conseguenza, è stato espulso dal Regno di Sardegna per due anni.

Niccolo Paganini by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1831-34

27/03/21

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Robert Schumann: "Talent works, genius creates"!

"Art was not created as a way to riches. Strive to become a true artist; all else will take care of itself".
"Only if the form is first clear to you will the spirit then reveal itself".
"To compose is to remember music that has never been written".
"When you play, never mind who listens to you".

▻ "Andare lento e correre sono errori di pari gravità".
▻ "Il musicista colto potrà studiare una Madonna di Raffaello con la stessa utilità con cui il pittore studierà una sinfonia di Mozart... L'estetica di un'arte è quella delle altre, soltanto il materiale è diverso".

Gustave Adolphe Mossa (1883-1971) | Clara and Robert Schumann


11/11/20

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Niccolò Paganini by Johann Peter Lyser

Paganini | Cartoon Drawing by Johann Peter Lyser

Johann Peter Lyser
(German engraver, journalist, critic, miscellaneous writer; caricaturist,1804-1870)
about Paganini from the magazine "Originalien", 1830

"Paganini is an Italian artist🎨, and an Italian artist will be never sad or misanthrope. If he become that, it is the end of the art. In the character of Paganini there is nothing exalted.
His heart bits with a strong joy of living, it is attached to this land and to all it has to offer. However great the passion for his art is, he does despise nothing, not even things of little importance if they offer enjoyment […].
Paganini is one of the strangest, indeed baroque and certainly greatest phenomena, that cross land for over a century, but there is nothing mysterious about him. He his not like the stormy sea, but he is like the quiet lake.


27/03/20

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Anatoly Metlan, 1964 | Impressionist painter


Anatoly Metlan è nato a Yalta, in Ucraina, vicino al Mar Nero.
Crescendo, Metlan ha sviluppato la passione per le opere degli impressionisti.
Dopo il liceo ha frequentato la Krivoi Rog University, nel sud dell'Ucraina.
Mentre era all'università, Metlan espose le sue opere e pian piano si fece un nome.
Nel 1989, era stato accettato nella Guild Artist in Ucraina.


26/03/20

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Mariano Fortuny y Marsal | Fantasy on Faust, 1866


In this work, Mariano Fortuny y Marsal🎨 (1838-1874) establishes an eloquent link between painting and music and a clear exposition of what his friend, the Baron Davillier, called his very lively and very pure taste in music.
Fortuny depicts one of the musical evenings that he attended in Madrid during the summer of 1866 at his friend and former classmate, Catalan painter Francisco Sans y Cabot’s studio at no. 13, calle Flor Baja in Madrid.


07/03/20

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Chen Yifei (1946-2005) | Music Player painting


Chen's works considered a unique combination of both Western and Eastern influences. Chen's style combines the realism associated with European art styles, with Eastern subject matter and themes close to the artist's history.
One such example of this unique blend is his painting Poppy which derives its content from a Tang dynasty song about a woman who solemnly questions her fate.


20/02/20

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Marc Chagall | Music and Colour

  • "Mozart never composed anything, ever! He copied what was written on his soul".
  • "Mozart non ha mai composto nulla, mai! Ha copiato ciò che è stato scritto sulla sua anima".
  • "Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration".
  • "Il colore è tutto. Quando il colore è giusto, anche la forma è giusta. Il colore è tutto, il colore è vibrazione come la musica; tutto è vibrazione".