Music, piano Music is my creative Muse.
The Inspiration for my Art Quilt “Opus 20” is Pianist and composer Cecile Chaminade
About Opus 20
- Inspired by Cecile Chaminade and all of the Woman in history who composed music. Sadly they are often overlooked and aren’t found in the books of great composers!
- It is a convergence quilt
- Fabrics are from Timeless Treasures
- It was machine pieced and quilted
Opus 20 is for Sale at Del~Lillian’s
Creating a piece worthy of a Pianist/Composer
I chose a beautiful collection of fabrics from Timeless Treasures.
This collection has black and white fabrics with flecks of gold along with fabrics that have dramatic shades of blue and navy.
These fabrics are a perfect match for the music of Cecile Chaminade: Full of drama and sweetness all in one piece. Kinda like life.
Yes that is me playing in the video – I am still learning the piece.
I listen to classical and new age piano music while I quilt, cook, clean, and work at the computer.
I started taking piano lessons about 18 years ago and was introduced to all the great composers, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Bach…etc.
It was many years later that I discovered that there were many unsung heroes of the music world. Women Composers! I never knew.
“This is not a woman who composes, but a composer who is a woman” Ambroise Thomas
Her compositions were so strong that, some critics thought her early publications were the work of a man.
Almost all of her compositions were published during her lifetime, and they sold well. Her music is elegant, tuneful, and often witty, and it is probable that critical evaluations of her music through much of the 20th century were based more on gender stereotypes than on the qualities of the work. *Encyclopedia Brittanica
I hope that my Art Quilt “Opus 20” is worthy of the pianist and composer who inspired it.
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Adele, Blogging the Creative Life
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