Hans Holbein the Younger
This picture memorialises two wealthy, educated and powerful young men. On the left is Jean de Dinteville, aged 29, French ambassador to England in 1533. To the right stands his friend, Georges de Selve, aged 25, bishop of Lavaur, who acted on several occasions as ambassador to the Emperor, the Venetian Republic and the Holy See.
The picture is in a tradition showing learned men with books and instruments. The objects on the upper shelf include a celestial globe, a portable sundial and various other instruments used for understanding the heavens and measuring time. Among the objects on the lower shelf is a lute, a case of flutes, a hymn book, a book of arithmetic and a terrestrial globe.
Certain details could be interpreted as references to contemporary religious divisions. The broken lute string, for example, may signify religious discord, while the Lutheran hymn book may be a plea for Christian harmony.
In the foreground is the distorted image of a skull, a symbol of mortality. When seen from a point to the right of the picture the distortion is corrected.
#tbt to way back when I sang Mimì with @fgopera! I am thankful Mimì has been with me for so much of my opera journey. She is such a beautiful, simple character with glorious music that so many opera fans adore. Later this month, I return to @metopera to perform this role again! Even though I have sung the role in many productions, my colleagues allow me to discover her anew as their artistry influences my interpretation. ❤️ (📸 & 🎥 @fgopera, featuring @arturochaconc)
Meet Sarah, pianist extraordinaire.
Sarah Dutcher is from Tifton, GA. She has a BM from University of Georgia and an MA from Hunter College CUNY. Some of her favorite performances have been at Lincoln Center, the Guggenheim Museum, in Italy at the Interharmony International Music Festival, and in Portugal for Porto PianoFest.
Sarah also has a solo piano & synthesizer project and loves baking and scary movies. 🎹👩🏻🍳👻
‘’Bir performans sırasında batonu nasıl kullandığınızın, o kadar da önemi yoktur. Aslolan, orkestrayı hazırlamak için, onu provalarda nasıl salladığınızdır.’’
Dünyaca ünlü orkestra şefi Seiji Ozawa ve yazar Haruki Murakami’nin müzik üzerine yaptığı sohbetlerden oluşan ‘’Absolutely on Music’’ umarım ki, dilimize de çevrilir. Zira 83 yaşındaki Ozawa’nın anıları ve paylaşımları, Murakami’nin usta kalemi ve şaşırtıcı derecede engin klasik müzik bilgisiyle birleşince, ortaya keyifle okunan bir kitap çıkmış.
Some shots from my favorite place, taken from the audience of some of my favorite people, whilst I do one of my favorite things.
It’s an incredible thing to really hear the sound we’re creating and I think you’d be missing out to not come see the Washington Chorus (@twchorus) this Sunday at the @kennedycenter.
DM for details 💕