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Ballets Russes comes to East Croydon

Monday November 10th 2014 An evening of talk, exhibition, art and music.

Trinity School, Croydon – where the arts facilities surely rank among the best in the country. 169 more words

Vox pop? Satie’s Parade

Another scandal!

I’ll let Claude Samuel and the co-author of Parade, Jean Cocteau explain…

Course materials:

Daphnis et Chloé, Part 1

Daphnis et Chloé, Part 2… 37 more words


Rewind - Three Things Episodes 6 - 9

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is affectionately called, is underway.  I started out with a lot of enthusiasm; let’s just hope it holds out.   2,809 more words

Teagan's Books

Games people play

Tennis? Tennis???

Yes, Debussy’s Jeux revolves around a game of tennis. Of course, it’s all a bit more complicated and considerably darker than that. Anyway, it inspired Debussy to produce one of his finest scores, so that’s a good place to start from! 81 more words


Prehistoric Russia

The music of Le Sacre du Printemps baffles verbal description. To say that much of it is hideous as sound is a mild description. There is certainly an impelling rhythm traceable.

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L’Après-midi d’un faune and Le spectre de la rose

The 1911–1912 seasons of the Ballets Russes saw the premiers of two of the twentieth century’s greatest scores — Stravinsky’s Petroushka and Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé. 467 more words


The Art of Dress – La Vieille Russies

A long way from the dress of 19th and 20th century Tsarinas, women’s fashion today may not resemble that of Imperial Russia, but its current designs are certainly not without strong Eastern European influences. 348 more words