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Haydn at His Height

One cold day in January of 2013 my brother decided to find his own adventure. I was not paying attention to him I was focused on raking the paths. 63 more words


Passport Austria - Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf

Willkommen in Österreich! Welcome to Austria – home of great skiing, Lippizaner Stallions, and a huge variety of music which is so diverse, from yodeling (yes, I like “The Lonely Goatherd,” too!) to Alpine Punk to Death Metal (Belphegor, anyone?) to the Vienna Boys Choir (which sings on Sundays at the Habsburg Palace) to the Vienna Philharmonic. 475 more words

Classical Music

Achieved is the glorious work

I am treating myself to a day off after a hectic run of work, so I am sitting in my garden as the cats explore various nooks and crannies, and admiring the plants, now sited in their various positions and beginning to take in the spring sunshine.  353 more words


To the sublime

Yesterday afternoon and evening I was in rehearsal for the Parliament Choir’s performance of Haydn’s The Creation at Cadogan Hall tomorrow night.  It should be clear to anybody who has ever heard me speak about Haydn that I am a devoted admirer of both the man and his work, and consider him still to be massively underrated, the scope of his achievement still undersold.  292 more words


Recital Report: The Doric String Quartet

As I settled into a seat in the Powell Recital Hall Thursday evening for the Doric String Quartet, I admit I was unsure what to expect from the ensemble. 197 more words

Chamber Music