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Meet the Artist......Jane Booth, clarinettist

Who or what inspired you to take up the clarinet and make it your career? 

My father used to take me to hear concerts at Middlesbrough Town Hall given by what was then called the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra. 1,334 more words


Developing Your Eye, Day 8: Treasure

Today’s image shows my latest treasure: a baroque oboe d’amore. It’s a copy of an instrument invented in the eighteenth century, and this particular oboe was made by Paul Hailperin in 1997. 171 more words


'Panzer' Piano

Some years ago I heard two performances of Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 3 in the same day: the first was on an 1848 Pleyel from the… 1,054 more words


New Hyperion : Haydn String Quartets - Op. 50

Hyperion Records has continued its excellent series of Haydn string quartets by the London Haydn Quartet with the newly released Op. 50 quartets.  This group of works has a tendancy to be somewhat of a dark horse among Haydn’s quartets, but these works are some of the his best and adventurous. 2,845 more words

Listening Diary

New World influences in the French court

What we’re going to listen to today

Chaconne en Trio in G by Jacques Morel, performed by the Ricercar Consort

The Ricercar Consort is a Baroque ensemble founded in 1980.   393 more words


Thoughts on 'Beethoven, Period.'

On Thursday, December 3rd, I began to prepare myself- mentally and emotionally- to leave the house for a couple hours. When you’re Mom to an infant just shy of six months old, this is an event in and of itself, one which I don’t always embrace, due to the logistics and of course, the separation from my sweet baby for hours at a time. 1,508 more words