Arched Harp (shoulder harp) | New Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Egyptian arched harps from Dynasty 4 onward coexisted with a great variety of harps in different shapes and sizes. Two harp types were most common—the arched harp with a curved neck, like this one, and the angled harp with a neck sharply perpendicular to the body
Stradivarius 'Ole Bull' Violin
Only 11 ornamented Stradivarius instruments survive today. This violin, named Ole Bull, is one of them. It is housed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History as part of a Stradivarius quartet.
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian Composer) Known for his work Composition Capriccio Espagauol known as the Russian Easter Festival. He is considered the architect of the Russian Style of Composition. He mainly uses Russian themes and fairytales and folklore as his subject matter when composing. His style influences not only the Russian's but the French, English, German and American composers as well.
The Franz Liszt 200th Anniversary Celebration Year closes...but his imperishable music continues to inspire...
Click on photographs to enlarge I must say I agree with Vladimir Ashkenazy when he was asked to 'comment on Mozart'. What an one possibl…
Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Dec 2, 1923 – Sept 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini; further, the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, hailed as La Divina.
Leonard Bernstein August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history." He is quite possibly the conductor whose name is best known to the public in general, especially the American public.
Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2
Here is Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) himself playing the first movement (Moderato) from his second piano concerto. Written between 1900 and 1901, Rachmaninoff sl...