Posts Tagged ‘Chopin’

  • More Musical Pulp

    More Musical Pulp

    March 19th, 2012 | Artists and Musicians | journalpulp | 5 Comments

    Goethe at fourteen-years-old once heard Wolfgang Mozart (aged six) play the harpsichord: “The little man, with powdered wig and sword,” Goethe described him as. Luciano Pavarotti could not read music. David Bowie has a tattoo of a lizard on his ankle. Haydn and Beethoven each nominated Handel as the greatest of composers. Whereas Berlioz called […]

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  • Musical Pulp

    Musical Pulp

    January 22nd, 2012 | Music | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    A sonorous body produced by periodic vibrations. Hermann von Helmholtz defined music as. Without music, life would be a mistake. Said Nietzsche, a chronic insomniac whose eyesight was dire. Music is neither good or bad — to the deaf. Said Spinoza. Henriette Sontag, the soprano at the first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, turned Beethoven around […]

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  • What Is Beauty?

    What Is Beauty?

    August 27th, 2011 | Aesthetics, Art, Beauty, Esthetics | journalpulp | 9 Comments

    A reader writes: Dear Sir: Forget your politics. What is beauty? Is it anything? — Lily Alderman Dear Lily: It is everything. Beauty is the esthetically pleasing, it is the lovely. Aristotle wrote: “Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry” (ahem, ahem). But beauty is symmetry. Beauty is congruence. It is the bah-bah in […]

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