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il y a 5 heures, 30 minutes   -  

Lively Bruckner, Bartók, Debussy - Roth, LSO Barbican

François-Xavier Roth conducted the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican in:Debussy, Bartók, and Bruckner. Roth has a flair for designing thought-provoking programmes that stimulate the mind as well as the spirit.  He's also a good ...

il y a 21 heures, 42 minutes   -  

Shakespeare's Secret Twin REVEALED

 Latest in my series of Secret Twins ! Previous matches - Benjamin Britten and Roderick Williams, Meatloaf and Bryn Terfel, Oliver Knussen and Claude Debussy, Harry Potter and Shostakoviuch and several ,more

il y a 22 heures, 23 minutes   -  

English Bluebells

English Bluebells by Roger ThomasIn Spring, English woodlands turn sapphire, carpeted by bluebells.  Oddly, though, there aren't many poems which mention them. Perhaps they are too humble ?  I prize them, though, beyond many garden flowers, ...

22 Avril   -  

Formula saves the BBC Proms !

Formula saves the BBC Proms 2017!  This may be the beginning of the end for Sir Henry Wood's dreams of the Proms as serious music. Fortunately The Formula, perfected by much-maligned Roger Wright, is strong enough to withstand the anti-music ...

20 Avril   -  

The Ghost of Sir Henry Wood? BBC Proms 2017

The 2017 BBC Proms Season, just announced, is a travesty, far adrift from the founding principles of the Proms, and indeed of the BBC itself.  Once the BBC stood for excellence, with its guiding principles to "educate, entertain and inform", the ...

19 Avril   -  

NMC Brian Elias Electra Mourns

At the Wigmore Hall, Brian Elias's Oboe Quintet coinciding with the release of a new recording of Elias's work from NMC Records, specialists in modern British music. The title piece, Electra Mourns, won Elias a British Composer Award It ...

17 Avril   -  

Unique ! Jonas Kaufmann Das Lied von der Erde

Jonas Kaufmann Mahler Das Lied von der Erde is utterly unique but also works surprisingly well as a musical experience.  This won't appeal to superficial listeners, but will reward those who take Mahler seriously enough to value the ...

17 Avril   -  

More scary Easter Bunnies

16 Avril   -  

Anti-nazi Ostersonntag - Hanns Eisler sets Brecht

Ostersonntag Hanns Eisler's setting of Bertolt Brecht's poem Frühling 1938, from Eisler's Hollywood Liederbuch.  Brecht opposed capitalist oppression  but his heirs enforce copyright to extreme lengths.  ...

14 Avril   -  

Dvořák Requiem : Jiří Bělohlávek, BBCSO Barbican

Jiří Bělohlávek Antonín Dvořák Requiem op.89 (1890) with Jiří Bělohlávek, greatly loved Conductor Lureate of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, at the Barbican Hall, London.  Bělohlávek ...
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