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The cold makes you do things

Today I received my order from Beautybay.com. I had been waiting for it for many days so you can only imagine my excitement upon seeing the arrival of the postman this morning. 327 more words


Jean-Rodolphe Kars' French Recital


  • Album name:  Debussy:  Préludes Books I and II;  Fantasie;  Messiaen:  Régard de l’Esprit de joie;  Régard du silence; Le merle bleu
  • Performers:  Jean-Rodolphe Kars (piano);  Fantasie:  Alexander Gibson (conductor);  London Symphony Orchestra…
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Francois-Frederic Guy at Wigmore Hall

Brouillards swathed the Wigmore audience in mist, yet the sound was never foggy”

Occasionally one comes across an artist who seems so at one with the music, that one can almost hear the composer at the artist’s shoulder saying ”yes, that is what I meant”.

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Performance Review

Jayson Gillham prepares for Le Louvre

Jayson Gillham played magnificently last night at 49 Queen’s Gate Terrace, London. The home of Sir Vernon and Lady Ellis it has become one of London’s most prestigious boutique chamber venues. 106 more words

Tait Memorial Trust

Modes in "classical," rock, and jazz

The Modes are, and have been, a huge number of different things to different people. My best understanding of their early history is something like: the Byzantine octoechos system was somehow merged with less-systematic Northern European tonaries (groupings of melodies according to similarity), then the ethnic names applied to ancient Greek modes and “tonoi” were adopted and misinterpreted, to create a system of melodic classification; then at various points from the late 1300s on various people claimed that this system applied to polyphony in different ways. 846 more words