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This Week in London - Sir Simon Rattle; Rachel Whiteread at the Tate; and, trading prints...

Sir Simon Rattle, in his first season as the music director of the London Symphony Orchestra, is the subject of a recently opened exhibition at the Barbican Music Library. 440 more words


CD Review - Kyrie by The Choir of St John's College Cambridge and Andrew Nethsingha

This remarkably beautiful album features three works from three different composers, all composed in the first half of the twentieth century around Catholic themes: Francois Poulenc’s  355 more words

Classical Music

The Trials of Solomon Parker, by Eric Scott Fischl

We’d like to think that, if we had the chance to do something over again, we’d do better the second time. This is what reincarnation is about, after all. 504 more words


The Women in the Castle, by Jessica Shattuck

I don’t think I’ve ever seen the divide between idealism and pragmatism laid out as starkly as I did in Jessica Shattuck’s The Women in the Castle… 579 more words


Famous Londoners - Guy the Gorilla..

It’s 70 years ago this November that a gorilla named Guy arrived at London Zoo and went on to become one of its most famous residents.  243 more words