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Classical Connections: Swiss roles

When the word Switzerland is mentioned what springs to mind? Perhaps lakes and mountains, or if you’re a food-orientated type, perhaps it’s chocolate and...

Classical Connections: As low as you can get

There’s an old joke which asks how you get a double bass to sound in tune.  The answer is that you chop it up...

Classical Connections: Three’s company

“When shall we three meet again?” is, you may recall, the first line spoken in the Scottish play (for I dare not utter its...

Classical Connections: A special place

You might have come across a website called Quora, on which people can pose questions to others about virtually anything that springs to mind. ...

Classical Connections: There’s no place like Rome

You know the saying, “When in Rome do as the Romans do”. It sounds like another Shakespearean quotation but actually it has a much...

Classical Connections: Summertime

If any piece of music evokes the sultry heat of summer in South Carolina it’s the song Summertime  written in 1934 by George Gershwin...

Classical Connections: Touching in its majesty

We have to thank William Wordsworth for the title.  It’s a phrase from one of his sonnets and refers - surprisingly perhaps - to...

Classical Connections: A hundred and still counting

You might be interested to know that this is the one hundredth Classical Connections column. On the other hand perhaps you couldn’t care less,...

Classical Connections: Musical forks

Every one of the countless number of Yamaha motorcycles sports the company’s famous logo. If you look at it closely, it should be obvious...

Classical Connections: Paws for thought

The other day, while chatting with one of the dogs outside Tesco-Lotus, it occurred to me that animals of all sorts have been the...

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