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teaandgirls:

Beethoven’s Egmont is a new favourite! What a thrill it is to play!

teaandgirls:

Beethoven’s Egmont is a new favourite! What a thrill it is to play!

debourbon:

Ekaterina Maximova’s debut in Giselle, 1961. 

With Galina Ulanova.

historicaltimes:

Feet of the Statue of Liberty arrive on Liberty Island 1885

historicaltimes:

Feet of the Statue of Liberty arrive on Liberty Island 1885

Shostakovich enjoying his free time

(Source: de-es-ce-ha)

nprmusic:

We sent Yo-Yo Ma and many of his close friends from all over the world to a theatrical props warehouse in Brooklyn to jam and it is ridiculous

acopipa:

Claude Monet’s home, Giverny

(Source: acopipa)

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hannibalsmusic:

Elgar, La Capricieuse

James Ehnes, violin

Eduard Laurel, piano

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leadingtone:

"Scandalized My Name"
(trad. African-American)

Jessye Norman & Kathleen Battle

mahlerian:

Boston’s Symphony Hall. My love.

mahlerian:

Boston’s Symphony Hall. My love.

brooklynmuseum:

An Egyptian painted mummy shroud is undergoing an exciting conservation treatment. Over the next few months, Rita Berg will be discussing various stages along the way. Our last post focused on microscopic examination. Today’s post will address the identification of Egyptian blue using visual-induced luminescence (VIL).
Egyptian blue is one of the earliest known synthetic pigments, first produced around 2500 BC. Its brilliant color is often seen in decorative blue glazes of ancient Egyptian ceramics. The pigment was also used in wall paintings, panel paintings, and textile decoration. The unique luminescent properties of Egyptian blue in the near-infrared spectrum of light can be used to identify even the smallest traces of the pigment in works of art.
This technique is called visual-induced luminescence (VIL) and involves shining a bright LED light onto the surface of an artwork and taking a photograph using a camera that has had its filters altered to be sensitive to the near-infrared region of light waves (approximately 910 nanometers).  To the naked eye, the artwork appears normal, but the specially filtered camera captures the intensely bright emission produced by Egyptian blue in the near-infrared region.

Posted by Rita Berg

brooklynmuseum:

An Egyptian painted mummy shroud is undergoing an exciting conservation treatment. Over the next few months, Rita Berg will be discussing various stages along the way. Our last post focused on microscopic examination. Today’s post will address the identification of Egyptian blue using visual-induced luminescence (VIL).

Egyptian blue is one of the earliest known synthetic pigments, first produced around 2500 BC. Its brilliant color is often seen in decorative blue glazes of ancient Egyptian ceramics. The pigment was also used in wall paintings, panel paintings, and textile decoration. The unique luminescent properties of Egyptian blue in the near-infrared spectrum of light can be used to identify even the smallest traces of the pigment in works of art.

This technique is called visual-induced luminescence (VIL) and involves shining a bright LED light onto the surface of an artwork and taking a photograph using a camera that has had its filters altered to be sensitive to the near-infrared region of light waves (approximately 910 nanometers).  To the naked eye, the artwork appears normal, but the specially filtered camera captures the intensely bright emission produced by Egyptian blue in the near-infrared region.

Posted by Rita Berg

classicalvault:

Henryk Wieniawski
Variations on an Original Theme, Op 15

Maxim Vengerov, violin

moonboots:

Eartha Kitt on love and compromise.