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What are critics for?

“Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honour of a critic.”

It was Jean Sibelius, enigmatic character and mighty composer, who put the above into words. 802 more words


Musical Athleticism: Peled, CSO present shostakovich at his most authentic

Amit Peled is a multi-sport athlete: He plays basketball and cello. Torn as a teenager between pursuing sports or music, he threw himself toward music, resigning himself to the certainty that he would never be tall enough to play in the NBA. 915 more words

Chautauqua Institution

Recursive Funktion

“Recursive Funktion” is a new original funk/fusion track for guitar, bass, keys and drums. As is my normal practice, I play/record the guitar & bass parts “live” and use midi & soft synths for the drum and keyboard tracks. 12 more words


'This Music Crept By Me': Sibelius's Incidental Music

My latest publication is now available in the July edition of Sibelius One, entitled ‘”This Music Crept By Me”: Sibelius’s Incidental Music’. The article argues that Sibelius’s incidental music forms an integral part of his compositional output, and is crucial to understanding his artistic allegiances and aesthetic sympathies. 432 more words


17th July - First Night of the Proms

Orchestra: BBC Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Sakari Oramo

Piano: Lars Vogt

Baritone: Christopher Maltman

Choirs: BBC National Chorus of Wales, BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Chorus

Venue: Royal Albert Hall, London… 519 more words

Classical Music

Old Guy Plays "Fools Rush In"

“Fools Rush In” may the the last oldies video for a while; I have no others planned right now. That could, of course, change should I think of some I’d like to do. 14 more words


Throwback Thursday: 300 years of the Three Choirs Festival

The Three Choirs Festival celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, and on Monday next week I’ll be celebrating by fulfilling a long-held ambition and attending my first ever Three Choirs concert as an audience member – a rare chance to hear… 544 more words