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Classical Connections: Relatively Speaking

Two friends of mine used to travel a lot together, especially in America.  Although they had no family connections, they just happened to share...

Classical Connections: All Saxed Up

The River Meuse begins its long journey in France and flows through Belgium and the Netherlands before reaching the North Sea.  On the left...

Classical Connections: Southern Comforts

The South has always seemed a better place to me, perhaps because I was brought up in a damp and grey northern climate.  My...

Classical Connections: Getting the Picture

Frank J. Oteri, the American composer and music journalist once observed that music and painting seem to have very little in common.  They appeal...

Classical Connections: The Colour of Dawn

Among the many pages of musical history, 24th December 1951 was an important date because it marked the first performance of a new opera...

Classical Connections: Dancing the night away

Nobody knows when humans started dancing, but it must have been a very long time ago.  It was probably a natural expression of joy...

Classical Connections: Ships that sail the seas

When I was a very small boy, living on a grey island far, far away, there was a framed print on my bedroom wall...

Classical Connections: The Scottish influence

I played Max Bruch’s first violin concerto when I was fourteen.  Not the solo violin part you understand, because I cannot play the violin....

Classical Connections: Give me five

Until yesterday, I always thought that a quintet was either a group of five musicians, or a piece of music written for them.  It...

Classical Connections: Rivers of Life

“A river,” wrote Laura Gilpin, “seems a magic thing … a magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”  Now Laura Gilpin you...

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Questionable History: The ghost ship Mary Celeste

The British brig Dei Gratia was 400 miles east of the Azores on December 5, 1872, when the crew spotted an empty vessel adrift...

Pattaya Legal Corner: Which visa is best to retire on?

lawyerpatt[email protected] Q: Which visa is best to retire on? 20 years ago, foreigners could live in Thailand just by renewing a monthly visa at the land...

Thailand seeks 100 million baht for Lisa-Bocelli New Year bash

Bangkok - Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed he was inviting famous singers Lalisa “Lisa” Manobal of Blackpink and tenor Andrea Bocelli to...

Bank of Thailand to real-world test digital currency in 2022

Bangkok - As more and more attention is falling on digital currencies, the Bank of Thailand now intends to do a limited real-world test...

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Thailand next week

Bangkok - Dr. Chalerm Harnpanich, the president of the Private Hospital Association (PHA), said Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will be arriving in Thailand early next...