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Dutilleux City: Morlot and Seattle Symphony Continue Their Survey of the French Master

Dutilleux City: Thanks to the vision and musicianship of Ludovic Morlot and Seattle Symphony, the Emerald City can legitimately claim to have become one of the globe’s top spots  to hear authoritative performances of the French master. 1,057 more words


Michael McCooe: Composer – Sergei Prokofiev

Sergei Prokofiev (April 1891 – 5th March 1953) was a Russian and Soviet composer, pianist and conductor.

Prokofiev’s works

Many of the pieces he created, across various musical genres, were acknowledged as masterpieces. 363 more words

Michael McCooe

Wittgenstein Wonders, Day 4 – Piano Concerto No. 4 by Sergei Prokofiev

This week’s theme is…Wittgenstein Wonders! Can you imagine losing your livelihood?  How about your artistic identity?  The Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein made a very promising public debut in 1913, only to lose his right arm to wounds sustained during combat in the First World War.   1,529 more words


ROMEO AND JULIET at Birmingham Hippodrome

ROMEO AND JULIET was the very first ballet I saw at the Theatre Royal in Brighton back in the 1980’s. The exciting sword fighting scenes amazed me and my interest in ballet was born. 89 more words


Prokofiev Discover Day - Cinderella - 9th April Edinburgh

“Well, right now I am working on a symphonic suite of waltzes, which will include three waltzes from Cinderella, two waltzes from War and Peace and one waltz from the movie score Lermontov. 435 more words