Archive for September, 2014

A new page: Music is…

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

On the left you’ll see a tab called Music is… and there you will find a whole bunch of wonderful quotes about music. Some really incredible ones: why is that so many of the world’s greatest minds (not necessarily musicians) think that music is the deepest most powerful of all the arts? These quotes illustrate that fact, and if you have any suggested additions, please send them via a comment for possible inclusion. They should be from non-musicians, preferably (although I’ve included a few from musos).

Hope you enjoy reading them.

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Kings Place with Vanessa Benelli Mosell

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Back at Kings Place tomorrow for a first recital with Vanessa Benelli Mosell, a gifted young Italian pianist I’m really looking forward to working with. The programme is a delight. After Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro (one of my all time favourite cello and piano pieces), the rest of the music is all classical compositions influenced by folk idioms from various countries: Schumann’s 5 Pieces in Folk Style reveals German folk melodies; the little known Tsintsadze from Georgia also wrote 5 Pieces in Folk Style (a commission from Danil Shafran) using fabulous Russian and Georgian folk tunes; Janacek’s Pohadka (Fairy Tale) mixes Czech and Russian styles, and Bartok’s whirling 6 Romanian Dances end the programme. Come along if you can – 3.30 in Hall One at Kings Place

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