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Magic of Don McLean's 'Vincent'

Denny Boyd wrote for The Vancouver Sun back in the 1970s and one of his best reviews was about Don McLean’s song on Vincent Van Gogh. 91 more words

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Stringham: my favorite book on music

I mentioned in a recent blog that one of my favorite books is “Listening to Music Creatively” by Edwin Stringham (1959).   In the following paragraph Stringham sums up beautifully the differences between Mozart and Wagner. 274 more words
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TEACHING ENGLISH WITH AUDIO-VISUAL RESOURCES

My new book will be ready in about a month. Its subject is how to use mass media and audio-visual resources to enliven one’s English class and increase students’ awareness of things that are not found in the traditional books of the high school curriculum. 511 more words

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SEXTET FROM LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

In my next blogs I will be writing about some of my favorite books, starting with Edwin Stringham and Barbara Tuchman (“The March of Folly: from Troy to Viet Nam”). 918 more words

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The delicacy of the trumpet

It is perhaps a sign of the times that a lot of young (and not so young) trumpet players are fixated on playing the highest notes possible the loudest they can. 216 more words

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LEARNING FROM OPERA AND THE MOVIES

One of my favorite operas is La Boheme. Why? One of the reasons has to do with Puccini’s remarkable understanding of the workings of the human heart. 484 more words

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GEORGE GODWIN'S 'ETERNAL FOREST'

GEORGE GODWIN’S ‘ETERNAL FOREST’

It’s funny how history repeats itself. Way back in 1912 George Godwin emigrated to British Columbia from England. He bought land in Whonnock (lower Fraser Valley) and tried to make a living out of fruit-farming. 981 more words

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