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The fin-de-siecle of the 18th century was famed for the rise of literary Romanticism, but the innovations of Romanticism only gained momentum a few decades later, when literary Romanticism was already seguing into the Victorian mode. 149 more words

Cosima Wagner: How She Bülow'd Her First Marriage

Last week we took a little gander in Franz Liszt and Marie D’Agoult’s torrid affair, which resulted, as they often do, in a trio of children. 1,024 more words

Berlioz's Roméo et Juliette Symphony toute entière

Hector Berlioz didn’t even know English when he saw his first stagings of Shakespeare in 1827 in Paris, performed by a British company on tour. But it didn’t matter. 1,203 more words


El primer encuentro entre Cherubini y Berlioz

Berlioz, Memorias, Capítulo IX:

Lesueur, viendo cómo avanzaban mis estudios de armonía, quiso regularizar mi situación dejándome entrar en su clase del Conservatorio. Habló de ello con Cherubini, a la sazón director de la institución, y fui admitido. 886 more words

Grace Notes: A concert of musical chairs

Last Thursday, Trinity Laban performed a concert in Blackheath Halls consisting of a Berlioz overture, a commissioned work, and some Bartok. What made this concert unusual, was that the stage had to be set three times! 604 more words


Watford Symphony Orchestra Concert

24th January 2015
Clarendon Muse, (Watford Grammar School for Boys)

Watford Symphony Orchestra Concert

  • Humperdinck: Hansel & Gretel Overture
  • Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite & from the Ballet…
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Review: Guest Conductor Lawrence Loh and the KSO Sculpt A Dynamic Masterpiece

There was a time—only a few years ago—that the booking and announcement of a guest conductor for a Knoxville Symphony Orchestra concert engendered in me a gnawing feeling of dread and trepidation. 593 more words

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