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Listen to the Best of Baroque Music This Christmas!
It’s going to be a very different Christmas this year. That stupid Corona virus is everywhere, and so many things we associate with the Christmas season won’t happen. There won’t be much mall shopping, meeting with friends, dining or partying,
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Reconverted Musicians
How Working in a Different Art Field Shaped These Composers’ Music Uniquely?
While some composers are famous for having previous non-musical careers — the most recent and famous example being Glass, who has been amongst others, a taxi driver, a mover and a plumber. However in many of these cases, the primary
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Challenging Technical Perfection
“my jump is not high enough, my twists are not perfect, I can’t place my leg behind my ear…..Sometimes there is such an obsession with the technique that this can kill your best impulses. Remember that communicating with a form
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My Journey Through Classical Music
I have to say, it is rather uncommon for people of my age to be classical music aficionados. I was not born into a musical family and neither of my parents learnt classical music. There wasn’t much music in my
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When Music May Not Be Your “First” Profession
At the risk of sounded clichéd, the coronavirus pandemic has thrown into sharp focus the precarious nature of most professional musicians’ lives. With concert and opera venues closed – and only now beginning to reopen cautiously – many musicians are
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On My Music Desk……
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – ‘Deep River’
Deep river, my home is over Jordan; Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over into campground.Oh don’t you want to go to that gospel feast, that Promised Land where all is peace?Deep river, Lord, I want to cross over
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My Beethoven by Chris
It’s taken a while to get to this article. When the Interlude.HK organisation requested an article about LVB + Me to contribute to his 250th birthday celebrations, I thought ‘great, how hard can that be?’, and then promptly spent the
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Speaking the Music
Helping audiences to feel the deep connection with music and musicians Musicians are often praised for their ability to “communicate” – through the sounds of music and the accompanying physical gestures in performance which help “tell the story” of the
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