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Token Poles

If you happen to be Polish, you’ll be aware that 11th November is Poland’s National Independence Day.  By the end of the eighteenth century Poland...

Starting young

On a question-and-answer website last week someone asked if he could become a professional violinist if he started lessons at the age of eighteen. ...

Sonata for what?

It is surprising the number of instruments that have fallen out of favour over the years.  For over two hundred years the most influential...

Lights in the sky

If it sounds like this is going to be a breathless piece of journalism about UFOs over Pattaya, I am afraid it’s not.  I’m...

Larking around

Despite the ornithological theme, I have to admit that I’m not much good at recognising birds, even though my father could spot a great...

Classical Connections: Songs of the Sea

The other day I was reciting that John Masefield poem called Cargoes to one of the dogs.  That’s the short poem which begins theatrically...

Classical Connections: To boldy go…

It’s one of the most well-known split infinitives of the last few decades, thanks to the cult TV series Star Trek.  Each programme began...

Classical Connections: Scotland the Brave

You’ll probably recognise the title as that of a well-known patriotic song but it’s not as old as you might imagine.  The song appeared...

Classical Connections: From riches to rags

One afternoon back in the 1980s, I was bowling along a German autobahn in my Datsun Bluebird coupé having spent a pleasant week in...

Classical Connections: Special effects

Three hundred and seventy-two years ago Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber was baptized on 12th August 1644 in the small Bohemian town of Wartenberg....

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