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Hell Hath No Fury

My interest in Baroque music continues, there is so much to explore that I am constantly coming across new things I love.  This week I ventured into opera, with English National Opera’s current spectacular production of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Médée.  It … Continue reading

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Why are there several Arts? And not just one?

A simple question, really, but it appears there is no simple answer.  Last week’s lecture on Artistic Synthesis and Artistic Purity covered quite a lot of ground on the differences between art forms in terms of their apprehension through different … Continue reading

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The Universal Flood

I have recently become very interested in listening to music from the 17th and early 18th centuries, after Monteverdi madrigals got me hooked (see my previous post).  The more I listen to, the more exciting music there seems to be, … Continue reading

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Monteverdi Madrigals

I came across the Madrigals of Claudio Monteverdi a couple of months ago, watching a film by Agnès Jaoui, Comme une Image (the English title is Look at Me), in which a performance of Lamento della Ninfa is central to … Continue reading

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Lisa O’Neill

An accidental highlight of our visit to the Edinburgh Festival – on the last evening we went to a free event at the book festival in Charlotte Square, billed as an evening of readings and music. It turned out to … Continue reading

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Sweet Delight

The reasons for my life are in a million faces Like aching promises I feel them in my bones Slipping through my fingers to dance upon the road The reasons for my life are more than I can hold But … Continue reading

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Sky Blue

An exciting day for me yesterday, as I received my long-awaited copy of Sky Blue, the latest album from the Maria Schneider Orchestra. If you enjoy big-band jazz (well, I do), you should hear this – in my opinion Maria … Continue reading

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