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Don't push it!!!

America is a big place.

The “land of the free and the home of the brave” was conceived by the founding fathers as a place of equality, idealism and opportunity, a land of plenty, a fresh Utopia where everything would be better, fairer, and, apparently, much, much bigger. 1,195 more words

Opera

Wagner's Die Walkure in Munich


First Day of “Der Ring des Nibelungen”

Composer Richard Wagner · Libretto by Richard Wagner
In German with German surtitles

Monday, 23. March 2015
05:00 pm – 10:05 pm… 1,170 more words

OPera

A Nordic post

Giuseppe Verdi vs Richard Wagner. It’s one of those weird fault lines, like the Beatles vs the Rolling Stones, or Dragon Quest vs Final Fantasy where you can only really like one side, because these cultural artifacts somehow correspond to psycho-aesthetic archetypes that we all are subconsciously categorized by. 697 more words

Fragments Of Culture

Memento mei

A busy week, all told, almost overwhelming at times.  I have completed the orchestration of the ‘Runnymede’ version of 1215: Foundation Of Liberty, produced a performing edition of Josquin’s superb… 468 more words

Composing

A little bit of everything

It has been a very pleasant few days of tweaking the piano score of 1215: Foundation Of Liberty, listening to Wagner’s Die Walküre and overseeing the latest hidden surprises thrown up by the building works in London. 667 more words

Composing