Hendrik Slegtenhorst – Literary CV

Author Fact Sheet Hendrik Slegtenhorst has published J.S. Bach: Cantatas for Trinity I through VII: Reflections on Art, Volume One (Enlora Press, Vancouver, 2017) and Caravaggio‘s Dagger (Iguana, Toronto, 2013) and over 140 works in established media. He is a professional member of the Canadian Authors’ Association, a full member of the League of Canadian poets, a member…

Preferential Perception of Reality and its Derivatives

In testing notions and concepts the last several weeks by way of Twitter, I have noticed that the response to a digital image is quite different from the response to reality. For example, one day I posted three images of local beauty, all from Comox Street in the residential West End of Vancuver—the apartment garden…

Ten Essential Attributes of Artistic Accomplishment

Sergei Rachmaninoff In March, 1910, Sergei Rachmaninoff wrote an invitational article on the “ten beautiful attributes of pianoforte playing” for the musical magazine The Etude, founded in 1883 by Virginia’s Theodore Presser, also the founder the Music Teachers National Foundation and published in Philadelphia till 1957. Large excerpts of the magazine have been digitized by…

Gustav Mahler

Illuminations Along the Way

I will only add, to what I have already written of my perseverance at this time of my life, and of a patient and continuous energy which then began to be matured within me, and which I know to be the strong part of my character, if it have any strength at all, that there,…