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Music Education major at Ohio University. Sold my soul and decided to be a triple primary in piano, organ and voice (crying). In real time though, I'm an aspiring music historian. Enchanted with Brahms. Disenchanted with Chopin (this is putting it mildly, I actually loathe the man). Classical music makes me cry/laugh/succumb to peer pressure on a daily basis. With all that being sad, this is my classical music melancholy from me to you.


Benjamin Britten on a boat. 


A normal text exchange between my best friend (the primarily classical music enthusiast) and me (the opera lover)


I love my best friend oh-negin


Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 1963.



All. The. Fucking. Time.

Fuck scales

Every musician ever (via writewordswithmusic)

the story teller
the chamber music mastermind the romance king

the manuscripts of the masters: classical music



Sonata Form

If we were a medical school, and you were here as a med student practicing appendectomies, you’d take your work very seriously because you would imagine that some night at 2 AM someone is going to waltz into your emergency room and you’re going to have to save their life. Well, my friends, someday at 8 PM someone is going to walk into your concert hall and bring you a mind that is confused, a heart that is overwhelmed, a soul that is weary. Whether they go out whole again will depend partly on how well you do your craft.

from Karl Paulnack’s welcome address for Boston Conservatory (via dmkozlowski)

I just really really want to sing this one day. God bless Monteverdi.