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A wandering voice

The title of course comes from William Wordsworth; he who wandered lonely as a cloud, composed upon Westminster Bridge, wrote poetry about nature and...

Delights from a small country

Long ago, when I was a small boy and the world seemed a different place, I used to listen to a science-fiction programme on...

The Great Dane and the Swede who wasn’t

What does the name Denmark conjure up for you?  Perhaps you think of the famous statue of The Little Mermaid, which has been a...

Music from another time

At the watering hole the other night, someone was saying that medieval music seems to have a rather unworldly quality and a sense of...

Eastern delights

With Christmas just around the corner, it occurred to me that I might tell you about some classical Christmas music.  But then I thought...

Shall we dance?

If you are over A Certain Age you may recall that the original movie entitled Shall We Dance dates from 1937 and was one...

Birthday boys

One of the most influential Hungarian composers of the early twentieth century was Zoltán Kodály, who was born on 16th December.  Because of his interest...

Opus One

For connoisseurs of exceptional wines, Opus One means only one thing.  It’s the name of a winery in California, founded in 1980 as a...

Famous fives

If you spent your childhood years in Great Britain it’s more than likely that you came across a series of children’s books by Enid...

Latvian voices

Right then, let’s begin with a quiz question to test your geographical awareness.  Can you name the nine countries that have a coastline on...

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