April, 2013

52 Posts
Memory like a Sieve!
Giuseppe Verdi
Did you know that no single cell in your body is older than 10 years? Some of your cells have an even shorter lifespan. For example, the cells lining your stomach only last five days, your red blood cells regenerate
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The best, not the biggest
When I open the newspaper looking for evening performances these days, all I see are operas. Following the announcement of a strategic partnership between the Oriental Art Centre and the Italian Bellini Theatre, the OAC further announced on 16th January
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Mozart – Kreisler – Vivaldi – Fauré
MozartViolin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216 Violin Concerto No. 7 in D major K. 27a Menuetto from Divertimento No. 17 in D major, K.334 KreislerSlavonic Fantasia on themes of Dvorak VivaldiViolin Concerto in D major, op. 3,
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Dmitri Shostakovich – Cello Concerto no.1 / Sonata for Cello and Piano op.40
Moderato for Cello and Piano Emmanuelle Bertrand, cello Pascal Amoyel, piano BBC National Orchestra of Wales Pascal Rophé From Dmitri Shostakovich – Cello Concerto no.1 Sonata for Cello and Piano op.40 (2013) Released by Harmonia Mundi Shostakovich: Moderato for Cello
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David Popper
The Dandy Have you ever wondered what a superstar in the 19th Century looked like? Predictably, male idols had incredibly good looks; broad shoulders, wavy hair, distinguished facial features, masculine chins, and chiseled profiles. Lacking anabolic steroids, they sported wiry
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The Flute and the Snake!
Here is your pop quiz for today! Who said, “There is nothing on earth that approaches the perfection of The Magic Flute and the Bible”? I give you a hint; his paintings are rendered with an extraordinary formal inventiveness, vivid
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In touch with Steven Snowden
Steven Snowden has done some pretty interesting things in the name of music composition, from creating music installations with Nintendo Wii-motes, to collaborating with performers through blogging. Not one to shy away from musical collaborations, this month, the 32-year old
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Auditions Tips
Dear Oliver, We are pleased to invite you to audition, which will take place at 10.56 am on the 1st April. These are the first words you read on the email – the initial joy of having secured a place
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