1. (Source: aural-skillz, via soyoumusic)

  2. findingquentin:

    there was a guy at the park today who was quentin tarantino so i asked him “are you quentin tarantino” and he said “no” so it actually wasn’t quentin tarantino but i feel like i’m getting close

    (via what-ciabatta-with-you)

  3. 12, 25, 30!

    12) Oh god. I don’t know. Ironically, I barely listened to music back then - not until I was like 13. Uh. Hm. Maybe Wild Honey Pie? XD

    25) Well I have quite a pool to choose from here… this will always fluctuate, but currently it would be Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8.

    30) Gonna go classical again here! Probably Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony. I dunno, that one always seems to fit.

  4. MUSIC ASKS these are actually pretty f***ing hard but why not.

    • 1:   A song you like with a color in the title
    • 2:   A song you like with a number in the title
    • 3:   A song that reminds you of summertime
    • 4:   A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about
    • 5:   A song that needs to be played LOUD
    • 6:   A song that makes you want to dance
    • 7:   A song to drive to
    • 8:   A song about drugs or alcohol
    • 9:   A song that makes you happy
    • 10:   A song that makes you sad
    • 11:   A song that you never get tired of
    • 12:   A song from your preteen years
    • 13:   One of your favorite 80s songs
    • 14:   A song that you would love played at your wedding
    • 15:   A song that is a cover by another artist
    • 16:   One of your favorite classical works
    • 17:   A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke
    • 18:   A song from the year that you were born
    • 19:   A song that makes you think about life
    • 20:   A song that has many meanings to you
    • 21:   A favorite song with a person’s name in the title
    • 22:   A song that moves you forward
    • 23:   A song that you think everybody should listen to
    • 24:   A song by a band you wish were still together
    • 25:   A song by an artist no longer living
    • 26:   A song that makes you want to fall in love
    • 27:   A song that breaks your heart
    • 28:   A song by an artist with a voice that you love
    • 29:   A song that you remember from your childhood
    • 30:   A song that reminds you of yourself

    (Source: twirpy, via parapluie93)

  5. Starting to work through the scores of each shostakovich symphony - one a week, ideally. Here goes #1!

  6. La Cathédrale Engloutie (Stokowski) - Geoffrey Simon: Philharmonia Orchestra Debussy Geoffrey Simon the Philharmonia Volume One


    Debussy - La Cathédrale Engloutie (The Sunken Cathedral)
    Arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski
    Performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra with Geoffrey Simon conducting

    One of Debussy’s Preludes, La Cathédrale Engloutie is an impressionistic piece that evokes the Breton folktale of the city of Ys. According to legend Ys was a city built below sea level off the coast of Brittany, surrounded by a high dyke to protect the inhabitants from the waves and a sea gate in the walls that could only safely be opened at low tide. It was once Europe’s greatest city, with a magnificent cathedral whose bells could be heard for miles, but during the reign of King Gralon his daughter, the rather sociopathic princess Dahut, who loved the sea but hated people, caused the city’s destruction by opening the sea gate during a storm at high tide. A giant wave rolled through the streets, and the city was flooded and swept to sea. It is said that on calm days when the water is clear, the cathedral rises from the ocean, and then one can hear the chanting of priests and the chiming of bells from the sea.

    (via bachmaninovsky)

  7. real talk though the frustrations of composition are so so so sosososo worth it. After having half of this symphony composed for months its so great to hear just an inkling of what I dreamed it would sound like in a full orchestra. And to think I might even be able to get it played this year… excuse while I go do a jig or some nerdy shit like that