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1923– 2006: György Sándor Ligeti was a composer of contemporary classical music. Born into a Hungarian Jewish family in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in Hungary before emigrating and becoming an Austrian citizen.
Ligeti: Etude No.9 "Vertige", from Book II
Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich: Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.
Dmitri has many "hits", certainly. This one wakes me up most mornings. It's in there pretty deep for me.
“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” ― Sergei Rachmaninoff
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz: Russian-born American classical pianist, composer and cutest man to have lived.
Horowwitz plays the Rachmaninov 3rd Piano Concerto in Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 1978 with Zubin Mehta ( His last recording ever of this concerto and maybe the last time he played it. Horowitz was 75 years old in this recording!!!)
He broke your heart a few days ago... this is what it feels like when you remember it.
Nico and Lou Reed at Scepter Studios recording the first Velvet Underground album, NYC 1966
Tom Waits by Anton Corbijn #truenewyork #lovenyc
Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) was one of the few composers whose genius was recognised while he was alive. Verdi's reputation as the greatest of all Italian opera composers is beyond dispute.
Franz Liszt: 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, teacher and Franciscan tertiary.
The first Liszt piece I ever heard played by the cutest man who ever lived.
But, it's all about this.
Are your feet floating in the air yet?
Beethoven's Death Mask
David Byrne. Yes please.
the Band---rick danko getting down hard, as per usual.....