Beyond the Notes: Music Inspired by Art
Welcome to the companion website and mobile web app for Beyond the Notes: Music Inspired by Art, a program of music composed by Nell Shaw Cohen inspired by works of visual art ranging from Medieval triptychs to Georgia O'Keeffe.
Each piece on the program has a separate section on this website exploring the paintings, the music, and illuminating the connections between them. The site contains:
- 24 pages
- 47 audio clips
- 33 videos
- 29 images
Browse through the sections below, or view a map of the site to see an overview of the content.
NEWS (October 2012): Hear Watercolors performed live by New York City's The Chelsea Quintet on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the grand public opening of the expanded Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. The two performances, held at 12:30 and 2:30pm, are free and open to the public. Visit the Parrish Art Museum website to find out more.
- WATERCOLORS *featured*
For Wind Quintet
Inspired by the Paintings of Charles Burchfield
- THE COURSE OF EMPIRE *featured*
For String Quartet
Inspired by the Paintings of Thomas Cole
- GEORGIA O'KEEFFEWorks for Chamber Ensemble and Video
Inspired by the Life and Paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe
- REVEALED IN STONE
A Song Cyle for Tenor and Piano
Inspired by the Sculpture and Poetry of Michelangelo
For Violin and Piano
Inspired by the Prints of Hiroshige
For Solo Guitar
- THE COMPOSER
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Beyond the Notes is supported in part by an Entrepreneurial Grant from the New England Conservatory of Music.