"A Good Story" No. 1 & 2 - Published by Geo. W Griffith; 1901 - Philadelphia PA - (Via)
This is how they write Jazz
"Dear Diary, my teen-angst bullshit now has a body count."
Richard Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Prelude
Performed by the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra lead by Karl Boehm. Recorded in 1966.
The score of Tristan und Isolde is a major landmark in the development in Western music. Wagner uses an expanded range of orchestral color, harmony and polyphony not found in his earlier operas. The very first chord in the piece, referred to as the Tristan chord, is of great significance in the move away from traditional tonal harmony as it resolves to another dissonant chord:
The Tristan chord consists of the following notes: F, B, D♯ and G♯. It can also be any chord that consists of the following intervals above the bass note: augmented fourth, augmented sixth, and augmented ninth.
The notes of the Tristan chord are not unusual and can be rearranged to form a common half-diminished seventh chord. What distinguishes the chord is its unusual relationship to the implied key of its surroundings. When it was first heard in 1865, it was considered to be innovative, disorienting, and daring. This chord made many consider that the sound or structure of musical harmony was to become more predominant than its function. This was a notion soon explored and expanded upon by Debussy and others.
Nora Balzani, Isola del Garda, 1905~1907 by Anna Maria Borghese
Blouse Collars, 1940s-50s - By Charlotte Dymock.
there was a lot of bullshit in the forties and fifties but the style was not part of it
Женщина у надгробия на кладбище в Темир-Чан-Шура
[Woman at the tombstones in the cemetery in Temir-Khan-Shura]