callasassoluta:

Maria Callas with Giuseppe di Stefano, 1970s.

In Acapulco, Mexico?

callasassoluta:

Maria Callas with Giuseppe di Stefano, 1970s.

In Acapulco, Mexico?

carolathhabsburg:

Italian soprano Adelina Patti. Late 1860s.

carolathhabsburg:

Italian soprano Adelina Patti. Late 1860s.

(vía antiqueroyals)

callasdiva:

Giuseppe Di Stefano

Great tenor..

July 24, 1921

March 3, 2008

…Miss your voice …

'El concierto de flauta en Sanssouci', de Adolph Menzel: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach toca el clave junto al rey Federico el Grande, un consumado flautista, en presencia de Johann Joachim Quantz y Franz Benda

'El concierto de flauta en Sanssouci', de Adolph Menzel: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach toca el clave junto al rey Federico el Grande, un consumado flautista, en presencia de Johann Joachim Quantz y Franz Benda

art-is-art-is-art:

Listening to Schumann, Fernand Khnopff

art-is-art-is-art:

Listening to Schumann, Fernand Khnopff

lapitiedangereuse:

Lorgnette used by singer Maria Callas; during filming of movie “Medea”.
Turkey1969

lapitiedangereuse:

Lorgnette used by singer Maria Callas; during filming of movie “Medea”.


Turkey
1969

Ary Scheffer - The Death of Théodore Géricault [1824] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.Ary Scheffer - The Death of Théodore Géricault [1824]

Ary Scheffer - The Death of Théodore Géricault [1824] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.

Ary Scheffer - The Death of Théodore Géricault [1824]

classicalmusiconspotify:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Serenade no 9 in D major (“Posthorn”), K320 (1779) — 3 recordings

1-7. Concentus Musicus Wien; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor (Sony)

8-14. Staatskapelle Dresden; Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor; rec: 1984 (Teldec)

15-21. Berliner Philharmoniker; Karl Böhm, conductor; rec: 1970 (DG)

Harnoncourt’s earlier recording of the Posthorn Serenade was an uncharacteristically pale affair. His new account, on the other hand, is an absolute gem. The large-scale first movement is magnificently realized. And everywhere througout the performance there are little loving touches (is there another conductor alive with Harnoncourt’s ability to be rustic and refined at the same time?), and a sense of fun and sheer enjoyment imbues the proceedings from start to finish.

The older recording is included in the list for comparison, as is the only other account that can be mentioned in the same breath as the newcomer: Böhm’s 1970 recording with the Berlin Philharmonic.

Chavez Morado - Carnaval en Huejotzingo [1939] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.
Orazio Gentileschi - Rest on the Flight into Egypt [c.1628] by Gandalf’s Gallery on Flickr.