"A music that was written over a hundred years ago has the power to bring together people who were so different, from their gender to their eye color, to the country from which they were born in, together. People who think they can never agree on anything, blend in harmony over a single note."
— Nodame Cantabile

"Untenured Prof. Lin" made me realize how much I had missed listening to classical music. These days, I only listen to music when I’m working out or cleaning my room—and I never listen to classical music when I’m doing those activities because classical music doesn’t pump me up in that sense.

Haydn, Mozart, Baroque era, recorder, piano, violin, symphonies, concertos….bring it on.

ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 
(via: My Modern Met)
ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 
(via: My Modern Met)
ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 
(via: My Modern Met)
ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 
(via: My Modern Met)
ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons
Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 
(via: My Modern Met)

ianbrooks:

Beethoven in Music by Erika Iris Simmons

Using an X-acto knife, Erika cut up actual Beethoven sheet music, carefully keeping each note and bar in place before rearranging them into a portrait of the iconic composer, as if Beethoven was bursting forth from his own composition. 

(via: My Modern Met)

I went to a student recital today, and the nickname of that concert for me is “Inspiration.” I remember that concert and realize that some of the things I’m sad or worried about just isn’t worth it. (項項, that means you.)

My friend Olivia plays in a quartet this semester. As much as she denies it, she is such a boss at managing so many things. Track and field, cello quartet, school work—and she’s good at keeping her calm. I just find her to be so…healthy.

I like to call her epic time management skills the “Olivia W Phenomenon”, or OWP for short.

And check out that black cello!! Say what!?

Awesome job at the recital, everybody!

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F# major: Triumph over difficulty, free sigh of relief utered when hurdles are surmounted; echo of a soul which has fiercely struggled and finally conquered lies in all uses of this key.

C major: Completely pure. Its character is: innocence, simplicity, naïvety, children’s talk.

C minor: Declaration of love and at the same time the lament of unhappy love. All languishing, longing, sighing of the love-sick soul lies in this key.

Db major: A leering key, degenerating into grief and rapture. It cannot laugh, but it can smile; it cannot howl, but it can at least grimace its crying.—Consequently only unusual characters and feelings can be brought out in this key.

D major: The key of triumph, of Hallejuahs, of war-cries, of victory-rejoicing. Thus, the inviting symphonies, the marches, holiday songs and heaven-rejoicing choruses are set in this key.

D minor: Melancholy womanliness, the spleen and humours brood.

D# minor: Feelings of the anxiety of the soul’s deepest distress, of brooding despair, of blackest depresssion, of the most gloomy condition of the soul. Every fear, every hesitation of the shuddering heart, breathes out of horrible D# minor. If ghosts could speak, their speech would approximate this key.

Eb major: The key of love, of devotion, of intimate conversation with God.

E major: Noisy shouts of joy, laughing pleasure and not yet complete, full delight lies in E Major.

F major: Complaisance & calm.

F minor: Deep depression, funereal lament, groans of misery and longing for the grave.

F# minor: A gloomy key: it tugs at passion as a dog biting a dress. Resentment and discontent are its language.

G major: Everything rustic, idyllic and lyrical, every calm and satisfied passion, every tender gratitude for true friendship and faithful love,—in a word every gentle and peaceful emotion of the heart is correctly expressed by this key.

G minor: Discontent, uneasiness, worry about a failed scheme; bad-tempered gnashing of teeth; in a word: resentment and dislike.

Ab major: Key of the grave. Death, grave, putrefaction, judgment, eternity lie in its radius.

Ab minor: Grumbler, heart squeezed until it suffocates; wailing lament, difficult struggle; in a word, the color of this key is everything struggling with difficulty.

A major: This key includes declarations of innocent love, satisfaction with one’s state of affairs; hope of seeing one’s beloved again when parting; youthful cheerfulness and trust in God.

A minor: Pious womanliness and tenderness of character.

Bb major: Cheerful love, clear conscience, hope aspiration for a better world.

Bb minor: A quaint creature, often dressed in the garment of night. It is somewhat surly and very seldom takes on a pleasant countenance. Mocking God and the world; discontented with itself and with everything; preparation for suicide sounds in this key.

B major: Strongly coloured, announcing wild passions, composed from the most glaring coulors. Anger, rage, jealousy, fury, despair and every burden of the heart lies in its sphere.

B minor: This is as it were the key of patience, of calm awaiting ones’s fate and of submission to divine dispensation.

barlavento:

Everybody [Ingrid Michaelson] — D’aww.

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SH: skyway avenue
SH: check yes juliet
SH: secret valentine
Me: omg, i just listened to all three
Me: <3
Me: i loved check yes juliet
SH: yeah, thats one of my favorite songs

We really need to stop talking at 3 in the morning.

Check Yes Juliet by We the Kings

Check yes Juliet
Are you with me
Rain is falling down on the sidewalk
I won’t go until you come outside

Check yes Juliet kill the limbo
I’ll keep tossing rocks at your window
There’s no turning back for us tonight

[Chorus:]
Lace up your shoes
A O A O O
Here’s how we do

Run baby run
Don’t ever look back
They’ll tear us apart if you give them the chance
Don’t sell your heart, don’t say we’re not meant to be
Run baby run, forever will be
You and me

Check yes Juliet
I’ll be waiting
Wishing wanting yours for the taking
Just sneak out and don’t tell a soul goodbye

Check yes Juliet
Here’s the countdown:
3,2,1 you fall in my arms now
They can change the locks,
don’t let them change your mind

[Chorus]
Lace up your shoes
A O A O O
Here’s how we do

Run baby run
Don’t ever look back
They’ll tear us apart if you give them the chance
Don’t sell your heart, don’t say we’re not meant to be
Run baby run, forever will be
You and me

We’re flying through the night
We’re flying through the night
Way up high

The view from here is getting better with you
By my side

Run baby run
Don’t ever look back
They’ll tear us apart if you give them the chance

Don’t sell your heart, don’t say we’re not meant to be
Run baby run, forever will be
Run baby run, don’t ever look back
They’ll tear us apart if you give them the chance
Don’t sell your heart, don’t say we’re not meant to be
Run baby run, forever will be
You and me
You and me