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Nights In White Satin

There was a special offer on the Web: all six of the books shortlisted for the Man Booker prize 2015 for just £30 (in hardback). Mrs. 763 more words


Taylor Swift Shares Orchestral Cover of “Bad Blood”

Taylor Swift took to Twitter on Thursday to share an epic orchestral cover of her song “Bad Blood.” Billboard reports that Taylor posted the new version of the song, which was recorded by Grammy-winning composer Christopher Tin last month, along with the caption, “Getting pirate ship/sword fight movie scene vibes from this orchestral version of Bad Blood and I’m happy about it.” Tin reportedly decided to cover the track after meeting Taylor at one of her Los Angeles Staples Center dates in August and being “blown away” by her performance of the song.


Favourite Recording: Salonen's Foreign Bodies, Wing on Wing, and Insomnia

Esa-Pekka Salonen’s compositions never fail to impress me; they are all very original, fresh, and colourful. This recording presents three orchestral works by him, splendidly played by the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra led by the composer himself: … 171 more words


Current Listening: Howarth and Abbado Conduct 4 Works by Xenakis

Iannis Xenakis’ music is nowhere near being easy-listening, but he was a genius. He was undoubtedly a genius whose works are some of the most important of the contemporary period. 258 more words


Frank Zappa - Pedro's Dowry (Zappa)

From London Symphony Orchestra Vol.1, conducted by Kent Nagano.

Video courtesy PLASTICDADA II.


Current Listening: Lutosławski from Krystian Zimerman and Simon Rattle

Krystian Zimerman is back with another recording of the Lutosławski Piano Concerto, this time with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. The result? Fantastic! Coupled with the Piano Concerto is a rendition of Lutosławski’s Symphony No.2 by Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, which is also splendid. 137 more words