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Remembering Jupiter

It’s been all about Jupiter recently …

I watched in awe the gathering strength and ferocity of Hurricane Matthew as he hovered over the Florida coastline recently. 841 more words

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CLASSICAL MUSIC AND THE INTERRUPTED CITY

BY SAM MACKAY.

When it was announced earlier this year that 2016’s BBC Proms would feature a concert in Peckham multi-story car park, the contrasting responses of mainstream and social media were striking, if hardly surprising. 718 more words

URBAN / RURAL

125 Moments: 121 Arnold Schoenberg

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Arnold Schoenberg composed his Five Pieces for Orchestra in 1909, and they were first performed at a Proms concert in London on September 3, 1912, with… 290 more words

Stunning Semiramide

Rossini has a reputation for idleness – all those self-borrowings and the early retirement.  What struck me at Opera Rara’s concert performance of Semiramide at the Royal Albert Hall, as part of the Proms season, on 4th September, was how incredibly prolific and hard-working he must have been. 890 more words

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A Note on the Last Night of the Proms 2016

Two years ago I wrote an article about the disjuncture between the iconic Last Night of the Proms and the fantastic series of concerts that precedes it. 1,052 more words

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