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Balthus and Beethoven's Late Quartets

Earlier this fall on the occasion of a performance of Michael Torke’s Bright Blue Music, I wrote a little about synesthesia, a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation in one sensory area leads to an involuntary sensory experience in another area. 386 more words

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Take These Broken Wings

Sometimes words just get in the way.  The strength of the metaphor, of the poetry, of the music is all in the vagueness.  The listener takes from the lyric what they need to take.   149 more words

Central Coast Philharmonia Choir present "Gloria"

Central Coast Philharmonia Choir present a program of music with contrasting styles used to interpret the hymn Gloria in excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the Highest). 86 more words

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Central Coast Trio in Magnificent Mozart

The inaugural concert of this new trio of Peter Garrity (Viola), Karina Hollands (Violin) and Sally Maer (Cello) will also feature Carl Schmidt (Piano) and with special guest Olivia Bell. 75 more words

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Moved to tears

It makes me cry. Aaron Copland’s setting of “Shall We Gather at the River?,” from his Old American Songs, will do that to me, even though I’m determined, this time, that it won’t. 997 more words

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Music: D.Shostakovich's "The Second Waltz" by Andre Rieu

There are those who regarded classical music as merely high-class elites’ entertainment.  Others claimed that type of music is not their cup of tea.  Acclaimed as the “Waltz King”, Andre Rieu the Dutch violinist, with the assistance by the members of his “Johann Strauss Orchestra”, is devoting his heart to bring that belief a leap of faith.   149 more words


My iTunes Experiment

Over the summer I was lucky enough to record the songs that I had been working on over the past couple of years. I wanted to have something to look back on to remind me of the fabulous time that I have had at the RCS and the wonderful people that I have worked with on improving my vocal technique. 220 more words

Charlotte Hoather

Uncle Spike reblogged this on Uncle Spike's Adventures and commented:

And she's off.... yep, our friend and your fellow Spikey, Charlotte, who's a talented young soprano studying at the ‘The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’ (RCS) in Glasgow, has released an online album.

If you fancy a bit of culture in your life, or are thinking of treating yourself or a loved one, might be worth checking this out. Charlotte says any money she makes will be put straight back into funding her continuing education, and that somewhat rare attitude needs supporting I reckon these days.

Good luck Charlotte !!