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Classical Connections: Intimate voices

There was a time when music was much quieter than it is today.  Before the eleventh century most music consisted of a single unaccompanied...

Classical Connections: Motorola magic

A good many years ago when I was living back in The Cold Country, I decided to buy a new car radio.  I chose...

Classical Connections: One hit wonders

The other day I was reminded about the old joke about a Yorkshire band-master who asks one of the young brass players, “Aye lad,...

Classical Connections: The other Bachs

One of the most common words in the Welsh language is “bach”. It means “small” and it’s sometimes used as a term of endearment....

Classical Connections: The Sound of Silence

The other night, having nothing much to do, I was looking through the orchestral score of Tchaikovsky’s Sixth Symphony – his last one.  He...

Classical Connections: You play the what?

A recent concert given by the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra included an unusual work for alpenhorn – an unwieldy thing about eight feet long that...

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...

Classical Connections: Turning the clock back

One day, during my time as an impoverished music student in London, I was ferreting through the records in a second-hand music shop and...

Classical Connections: A cause for celebration

If you type the words “festival overture” into the search panel of your web browser it will probably come up with the three most...

Classical Connections: Small diversions

You might be surprised to know that apart from all his symphonies, concertos and operas, Mozart also wrote quite a lot of what we’d...

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