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Ancient Egyptian arched harp (shoulder harp) frem c. 1390-1295 BCE, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Arched Harp (shoulder harp) | New Kingdom | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egyptian arched harps from Dynasty 4 onward coexisted with a great variety of harps in different shapes and sizes. Two harp types were most common—the arched harp with a curved neck, like this one, and the angled harp with a neck sharply perpendicular to the body

Stradivarius

Stradivarius 'Ole Bull' Violin

Only 11 ornamented Stradivarius instruments survive today. This violin, named Ole Bull, is one of them. It is housed at the Smithsonian Museum of American History as part of a Stradivarius quartet.

Baryshnikov

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian Composer) Known for his work Composition Capriccio Espagauol known as the Russian Easter Festival. He is considered the architect of the Russian Style of Composition. He mainly uses Russian themes and fairytales and folklore as his subject matter when composing. His style influences not only the Russian's but the French, English, German and American composers as well.

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian Composer) Known for his work Composition Capriccio Espagauol known as the Russian Easter Festival. He is considered the architect of the Russian Style of Composition. He mainly uses Russian themes and fairytales and folklore as his subject matter when composing. His style influences not only the Russian's but the French, English, German and American composers as well.

Young violinist Yehudi Menuhin, 1916-1999

Yehudi Menuhin

Born April 22, 1916 in New York, NY. Died March 12, 1999 of heart failure in Berlin, Germany

Franz Liszt and the violinist Armah Senkrah in Weimar 1885 (Louis Held Im Alten Weimar Fotografien 1882-1919, Weimar 2008)

The Franz Liszt 200th Anniversary Celebration Year closes...but his imperishable music continues to inspire...

Click on photographs to enlarge I must say I agree with Vladimir Ashkenazy when he was asked to 'comment on Mozart'. What an one possibl…

Maria Callas as Floria Tosca in Act II of Puccini’s opera Tosca - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London 1964

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Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI  (Dec 2, 1923 – Sept 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini; further, the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, hailed as La Divina.

Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Dec 2, 1923 – Sept 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini; further, the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, hailed as La Divina.

Leonard Bernstein August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."[2] He is quite possibly the conductor whose name is best known to the public in general, especially the American public.

Leonard Bernstein August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the United States of America to receive worldwide acclaim. According to The New York Times, he was "one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American history."[2] He is quite possibly the conductor whose name is best known to the public in general, especially the American public.

Performed by the Master himself - Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 - 1929 recording with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Sergei Rachmaninoff plays his Piano Concerto No. 2

Here is Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) himself playing the first movement (Moderato) from his second piano concerto. Written between 1900 and 1901, Rachmaninoff sl...