Classical Music Month~ September 29

Double Canon, for string quartet (“Raoul Dufy in Memoriam”) by Igor Stravinsky

“Strawinsky never once met the painter during his lifetime: whether his bright style which overflowed with light spoke to Strawinsky in particular can only be conjectured. Stravinsky dedicated “the Double Canon in memoriam Dufy” later on for no obvious reason that can be found in the literature.”

Self-portrait by Raoul Dufy

20th century / Lithograph / 14 3/4″x11 1/8″ / Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

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Classical Music Month~ September 28

Treatise on the Veil (First Version)

1968 / Oil and chalk on canvas / 100 1/5″x295 1/4″ / Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Treatise on the Veil (Second Version)

1970 / Oil-based house paint and wax crayon on canvas / 118 1/8″x393 5/8″ / The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

by Cy Twombly

“Orpheus holds a central place in Twombly’s work and he comes back again and again. Orpheus made his first appearance in Twombly’s work after he heard the French musique concrete composer Pierre Henry’s cantata Le Voile d’Orphée, written in 1953. In Twombly’s work, the music was made manifest in three works: Treatise on the Veil I (1968), Veil of Orpheus (1968), and Treatise on the Veil II (1970).”

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Classical Music Month~ September 26

Symphony: Mathis der Maler by Paul Hindemith

“Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Matthias the Painter) is among the most famous orchestral works of German composer Paul Hindemith. Music from the symphony was incorporated into, or reworked for, Hindemith’s opera Mathis der Maler, which concerns the painter Matthias Grünewald (or Neithardt).”  ~Wikipedia

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Matthias Grünewald

c.1512-15 / Oil on wood / A panel from the IsenHeim Altar, Musée Unterlinden, Colmar, France

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