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Overstuffed Carmen

It’s nearly five years since I saw the MetHD broadcast of Carmen with Alagna and Garanča.  I remember being quite impressed at the time.  Watching it again on Blu-ray I came away with a less favourable impression.  433 more words

DVD Review

42. Combinations

Examples played and reviewed in this article:

Example 42.4 Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 8, Movement 1 (157-164)
Andrew Davis, London Symphony Orchestra, Philips

In the passage, the strings are playing homorhythmic harmonies while the winds are playing unison in three octaves. 1,699 more words

Music Scoring

PIANO TIME CLASSICS Page 18 'March of the Kings' from L'Arlesienne, by Bizet

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‘March of the Kings’ from L’Arlesienne, by Bizet

PIANO TIME CLASSICS: arranged by Pauline Hall
The Oxford Piano Method
Publisher: Oxford University Press… 8 more words


Pearl fishers again

Here is an interesting recording of this wonderful duet from Bizet’s Pearl Fishers, sung in English by Richard Tucker and Robert Weede. I have to confess I’d never heard of either of them, but I’m going to be on the lookout now!

Music... And My Favourite Gigs

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Elementary School Concerts

It is my pleasure to inform you that Divisions 8, 9, 10 and 11 are invited to join the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO)’s Elementary Schools Concert for Intermediates.  41 more words


Happy birthday, Jon Vickers!

“La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”
Bizet: Carmen

Don José: Jon Vickers

Day 28 - October 28th - Bizet and Griffes

Dark evenings certainly make a difference, it’s 8:50pm and I already feel ready for bed! On the other hand, I did go for a lovely run this morning, so not all bad. 359 more words

Wye The Flute?