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Classical Connections: And all that jazz…

As a music student, I often used visit the 100 Club in London’s Oxford Street.  It was a smoky, seedy sort of place in...

Classical Connections: War Games

On Thursday, 11th September 1591 John Baldwin added the finishing touches to his elegantly hand-written collection of keyboard music, entitled My Ladye Nevells Booke....

Classical Connections: Only a Matter of Time

Near the beginning of almost every piece of printed music there are two numbers, one above the other, like a fraction. It’s called a...

Classical Connections: Thy Sea-Encircled Isle

This evocative phrase was created by the eighteenth century English composer Benjamin Cooke, who was organist at Westminster Abbey and master of the Abbey’s...

Classical Connections: And the Waltz Goes On

You might be surprised to know that the title And the Waltz Goes On is actually an orchestral piece composed by the actor Sir...

Classical Connections: Sea Fever

In the sultry British autumn of 2005, a poetry magazine called Magma published a list of popular poems and invited people to vote for...

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