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thechopinsymposium:

French composer Olivier Messiaen on Chopin, from Conversations with Claude Samuel

thechopinsymposium:

French composer Olivier Messiaen on Chopin, from Conversations with Claude Samuel


thechopinsymposium:

PEERLESS RUSSIAN PIANIST PAVEL NERSESSIAN MARKS HIS BOSTON DEBUT

Pavel Nersessian opens the symposium on the evening of Friday, June 27 with a recital not to be missed! 

Mr. Nersessian’s program features Hindemith’s Tanzstücke, Op. 19, Schubert’s Sonata in A Major, Op. 120, Schubert/Liszt “Ständchen” and “Erlkönig”, and Liszt’s monumental Sonata in B Minor.

For more information about Pavel Nersessian’s recital, visit the Rivers School Conservatory website. You can also join us on our Facebook page.

Here you can listen to an early-1990s recording of Mr. Nersessian playing Chopin’s Ballade in F Minor, Op. 52.


thechopinsymposium:

Andrew Tyson in a splendid performance of Chopin’s Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8 (Live at the 2010 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland)

An artist of great promise, Andrew Tyson returns to the symposium on the evening of Saturday, June 28, 2014 in performances of solo works by Chopin and Mendelssohn, and in the American premiere of Charles Valentin Alkan’s transcription of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony for two pianos eight hands.

This is a performance not to be missed! For more information about Andrew Tyson’s performance, please visit The Rivers School Conservatory website.


Victoria Spivey // “Blood Thirsty Blues”

“blood, blood, look at all that blood…”


Puce Moment, directed by Kenneth Anger, 1949
Puce Women was my love affair with Hollywood…with all the great goddesses of the silent screen. They were to be filmed in their homes; I was, in effect, filming ghosts” — Kenneth Anger


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Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 1944




Mario Sorrenti. Kate Moss. 1993.

Mario Sorrenti. Kate Moss. 1993.

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Helen Levitt

Helen Levitt

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Days of Glory, directed by Jacques Tourneur, 1944



Just give me more time…



Mary Lou Williams | Black Christ of the Andes (St. Martin de Porres)

from Mary Lou Williams presents Black Christ of the Andes, 1964