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The John Williams of It All

When asked to think about modern classical music, we often recall film scores as opposed to string quartets. In some ways, this is a great thing. 765 more words

Mahler's Seventh x2

Especially for lovers of cowbells, two performances of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 7

Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal
Kent Nagano

http://www.medici.tv/#!/kent-nagano-orchestre-symphonique-montreal-wiener-konzerthaus

Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Riccardo Chailly

http://concert.arte.tv/de/lorchestre-du-gewandhaus-de-leipzig-et-riccardo-chailly-interpretent-la-symphony-ndeg-7-de-gustav

My Desert Island Discs

I’ll just explain for readers of this blog who live outside the UK and who might not be familiar with Desert Island Discs, it’s a long-standing BBC radio programme where a someone who has achieved renown in their chosen field is interviewed about their life and work. 546 more words

Singing

Bittersweet

This piece has one of the most heart-wrenching movements I have ever heard. It is, as the title suggests, bittersweet.

I will proceed to write this blog with my eyes completely closed so that I may focus on the journey that comes before me. 240 more words

4th Movement

11 April: Gustav Mahler

Monica Bayley gave us an evening of some of Gustav Mahler’s music, in the last presentation of CRMS’s 2013/14 season.

CRMS Member Presentation