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Music and Fire

Last night was the very end of the Fringe Festival here in Edinburgh. Although most shows had quieted down the week previous, last night was the grand finale, one of the items on my bucket list. 520 more words

Scottish Culture

Darius Milhaud: Scaramouche

I just heard this piece performed by two teenagers on a radio program called “From The Top.”  The melody is not new to me, but I always assumed it was by Debussy’s “Golliwog’s Cakewalk,” or something by Louis Gottschalk, maybe the first American in Paris. 72 more words


Refinement and tragedy: Myung-Wung Chung and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra


Myung-Wung Chung is not the most flamboyant of conductors. But under his baton the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra were nothing less than electrifying. With two momentous staples of the concert repertoire and Unsuk Chin’s Šu, the SPO proved they are an orchestra to be taken seriously on the international stage. 7 more words

Classical Reviews

Dear Stone, Free your mind...

I wonder Dear Stone. I read and I wonder.

Not a day goes by I don’t do one or the other. Of late I have begun to wonder what would happen if I stopped reading? 966 more words

Adam Roberts

On Beauty...

For starters, I think beauty can be found in a great deal of things. Be it in people, out in the world, in thought, or in action, beauty is truly (and very much cliche but) in the eye of the beholder. 621 more words

"Essere luna"

Sulle note di “Clair de lune” di Debussy , una lirica quasi sconosciuta della poetessa Anna Maria Ortese,(Roma 1913/Rapallo 1998) a cui ho dedicato un Recital qualche anno fa. 157 more words