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Mediterranean Classics

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Alain Altinoglu  conductor
Renaud Capuçon  Viola

Rossini: An Italian Girl in Algiers – Overture 8′ … 148 more words


If You've Ever Been Cheated On, Odds Are You Didn't React This Poorly

It is time to once more speak of love and Frenchmen! You may or may not recall the brief layout of Berlioz’s sordid pursuit of Harriet Smithson that I went through a few weeks ago. 1,390 more words

Grace Notes: Tackling a Nielsen Symphony

Last Wednesday I took part in a concert at St John’s Smith Square with the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra (YMSO – http://www.ymso.org.uk/). We were playing a varied program including Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Nielsen. 434 more words


Hector Berlioz's Guide for Aspiring Stalkers (and how it worked for him!)

As every romantic comedy/psychological thriller/action/adventure/comedy/fantasy/horror/sci-fi story tells us, love can make one go to extreme lengths for the object of our affection. In most cases, if the scenarios in any of these stories were played out in real life the wooer would come across as a lustful lunatic with a tenuous grasp on reality. 1,217 more words

Is Opera In A Crisis?

Today, I attended a lecture by Errollyn Wallen on contemporary opera, in which she interspersed some discussion of the ‘modern classics’ with anecdotal information on her own canon of thirteen operas. 461 more words

"Oh, the Misery of Kings"

Following from the post yesterday, I recalled this song, which seems to show the other side of the coin.

OSCyL Schönberg, Elgar y Berlioz

Notas al programa del concierto del 18 de octubre de 2014

Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León

Erik Nielsen, director

Katarina Karneus, mezzosoprano


A. Schoenberg (1874-1951) 2,430 more words

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