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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

10 Questions for Christine Goerke

It’s a coup when a great international artist comes to your city. But when the artist in question is one of the most talked-about singers of the year? 2,467 more words

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