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The French Connections: The Soundtrack

For each of the composers in the illustration I have selected a piece of music or two for your listening pleasure.  I deliberately tried not to pick the pieces the composers are best known for, so there will be no… 155 more words


The French Connections

While I was researching Maurice Ravel for last week’s Haiku Wednesday, I kept seeing connections between various French composers, more so than I had seen with other composers (or maybe I haven’t looked hard enough yet).   542 more words


The Organ Symphony


Thursday 30 January 2014 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Kazuki Yamada  conductor

Francesco Piemontesi  piano

Stephen Farr   594 more words



Next week is a big one for me – I’m changing music positions, AND playing a recital two days after I start!

The concert isn’t at my new church, but at… 152 more words

One-Hit Wonders. I wish there were more.

In the car last night Mrs simonsometimessays, Fiona and I were listening to a few minutes of 80s songs on the radio. In quick succession, two songs came on which in different ways captured parts of the essence of the time. 1,049 more words

Review: WASO In Principal 2 with Andrew Nicholson and Giovanni Passini

A Review of the WASO In Principal 2 recital of Andrew Nicholson (flute), Giovanno Passini (viola) and David Wickham (piano).

on the 7th of March 2013… 851 more words