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The Music that Kakfa Liked

Text by by Gustavo Artiles

Franz Kafka was not a music lover. But his old school friend and literary executor, Max Brod was, and he wanted to convert Franz to the glories of great music, high brow or classical music. 898 more words


BBC Proms 2014: The 'Bucket List' Season

Out of all of the food and wine related posts that I wrote last year, I was surprised that this post on my experience of Promming was one of the most widely read. 909 more words


Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde

One of the first times I listened to Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, (“Song of the Earth”) was around November 1975 and I was a junior in college. 1,134 more words

Classical Music

West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2014

Just before the summer, along with students and staff from Highbury Grove School, we were lucky enough visit the West Cork Chamber Music Festival 2014, held in various locations in Bantry in the west of Ireland. 255 more words

Concerts And Events

Captivating Mahler from Alsop and the BBC SO

John Adams and Gustav Mahler might not seem the most obvious bedfellows. Separated by a large temporal gap, the two figures are worlds apart; indeed, the only thing linking the pieces featured in Prom 63 appeared to be orchestral colour. 44 more words


Important Music

I have always wondered why classical music somehow appeals to the intellectual, as well as the emotional part of a human being.  This is absolutely absent from the popular genres.   278 more words

Like eating nice cheese

Orfeo, Richard Powers, Atlantic Books

In Greek mythology Orfeo (or ‘Orpheus’) is a singer who captivates the world with his music, and who undertakes a quest to the underworld in order to rescue Eurydice. 623 more words