Mysterious Island - Prelude / The Balloon Bernard Herrmann
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Synesthesia: 11 great artists who have seen the colour of music
When designing for the opera and ballet, British artist David Hockney says he bases the background colours and lighting upon the colours he sees while listening to the music of the piece he is working on. This design is for Die Frau ohne Schatten by Richard Strauss, designed by Hockney for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1992.