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jtotheizzoe:

do-math:

*realizes joy division did some real quick fs photoelectron spectroscopy for their dumb album cover*

1) Joy Division’s 1979 Unknown Pleasures album cover actually features a data visualization from the first known pulsar, PSR B1919+21, discovered by Jocelyn Bell Burnell in 1967, and discovered by the band’s drummer in the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy.

2) It is not dumb.

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composteladailyphoto:

Baixo o Arco de Xelmirez

Under the Arco de Xelmirez (Xelmirez Arch)

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esmitierra:

San Pedro de la Nave Church in El Campillo, Zamora, Castile and Leon, Spain. VIA.

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esmitierra:

Simancas Castle, Valladolid, Castile and Leon, Spain. VIA.

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de-salva:

Abandoned villages in the Pyrenees (Aragonian Pyrenees, Spain)

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eopederson3:

Buildings: “Fuente de los Moros,” Medieval Well House, Villamayor de Monjardin, Navarra, 2011.

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leadingtone:

Janacek
On an Overgrown Path
"The barn owl has not flown away!"

Radoslav Kvapil

(rec)

Barn Owl by John James Audubon
Barn Owl from  Birds of America by John James Audubon

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The central work is Bach’s Chaconne in D Minor for violin, arranged as a left-hand piano exercise by Brahms. In a letter to Clara Schumann, Brahms told of his love for the Chaconne—“a whole world of the deepest thoughts and most powerful feelings”—and said that he enjoyed struggling in solitude to execute it with one hand, because “one does not always want to hear music actually played.” The miracle of Fleisher’s account is that, while he performs with astonishing dexterity, he retains that atmosphere of exploration, as if no one were listening. The most wrenching passage in the Chaconne comes toward the end, when, after an upward-striving, light-seeking section in D major, there is a shuddering collapse back into the minor. Here, as sonorous, multi-register figuration gives way to spare, confined lines, you may remember what you might have forgotten, that the pianist is using one hand, and that the impairment of the other has caused him much sorrow.

Alex Ross covers Leon Fleisher’s latest record in his New Yorker column this week.

Fleisher has struggled for years with focal dystonia that impairs playing with his right hand.

What’s Lost When the Cloud Replaces CDs

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