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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

A decade of genius

Our view of a piece of music can sometimes be clouded by our belief of when it was composed.  Somehow, we expect music in the nineteenth century to be romantic and in the twentieth, modern.  321 more words

Group News

Lifar's Icare, Faun & Suite en Blanc

Lifar/Szyfer: Icare
Icarus: Oleg Rogachev
Daedalus: Kase Craig

Lifar, after Nijinsky/Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
Faun: Roman Mikhalev

Lifar/Lalo: Suite en blanc
La Sieste: Emilie Cerruti, Laure Lavisse, Claire Teisseyre… 68 more words