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Proms Chamber Music 6: A sensitive start that lost its way


For a concert lasting only an hour, the programme was certainly eclectic. It marked a trajectory from lightness to desolation with a playful piano sonata by Mozart, Mahler’s only surviving but still monumental chamber work, and Richard Strauss’ lament for a crumbling Europe at the end of World War Two. 7 more words

Classical Reviews

Play it Again

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I, as a person and as a writer, learned by going to music school.

Looking back, it’s easy to kick myself and say, “I should have studied ——-,” with that blank being filled by any number of words: English. 946 more words



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Heil Herbert?

A mate of mine, Nottingham poet Neil Fulwood, got a few of us talking about Herbert Von Karajan, recently. With tongue firmly inserted in cheek, I referred to the late HVK as the ‘Nazi conductor.’ Not, as it quickly transpired, a particularly wise move as one devotee of the departed maestro quickly took up arms – figuratively, that is – in defence of his hero. 544 more words


Prom 40: Haitink and the LSO Trace a Mahlerian Journey through Childhood Innocence

Here’s my review for Bachtrack of Bernard Haitink’s Saturday concert with the London Symphony Orchestra (Prom 40):

Having celebrated his 85th birthday this past March, Bernard Haitink continues to demonstrate that he profits from the advantages of age whilst commanding the deftness of a conductor decades his junior. 48 more words


Day 21: Mahler Symphony No. 5

Good Friday Morning all!

Hope you guys have read the last Friday post and by now know that today is Excerpt Friday! Today, I am taking a closer look at one of my favorite excerpts, the trumpet solos from Mahler’s Symphony No. 276 more words


Gustav Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer

After spending the summer of 1975 working in a lamp factory, I was very happy to return to the French House. A few new people moved into the dorm, but most of the artsy-campy people who gravitated to Mark Z**’s room returned, and that provided a ready-made social network that I could just step right into. 1,125 more words