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On record: Poulenc - Works for piano and orchestra

Featured recording: Poulenc – Works for piano and orchestra (Chandos)

Louis Lortie, a French-Canadian pianist, teams up with conductor Ed Gardner and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra… 445 more words

On Record

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Review – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg (English National Opera, Saturday 7 February 2015)

Hans Sachs – Iain Paterson
Walther von Stolzing – Gwyn Hughes Jones… 860 more words

Classical Music


It has been a busy, no, hectic week.  Things in my house are gradually finding their ways into cardboard boxes, items retrieved from the backs of cupboards bringing their ghosts out with them.  460 more words


Verdi : Otello / ENO, 13th September 2014

While up in Bow Street, the Royal Opera opened the season with open house for a youthful audience watching a paean to unlikely mammaries, English National Opera… 1,623 more words

Opera (staged)

Black pipe fitters still fighting for equality in Local 597 Union

But historically, black union members have alleged that racial discrimination is allowed to run rampant among the union ranks. Over the years, federal lawsuits were filed. 64 more words


A bewitching production of Britten’s Death in Venice from ENO

Benjamin Britten’s final opera definitely does not make for easy watching. Based upon Thomas Mann’s novella, Death in Venice follows the ageing writer Gustav von Aschenbach as he becomes increasingly obsessed with a young Polish boy, Tadzio. 354 more words


Opera: Ed Gardner

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.

Ed Gardner 1901-63
Duffy’s Tavern (US 1940s radio programme) 8 more words