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Classical Connections: Seasonal changes

It cannot have escaped your notice that here in Thailand we are going through a period of seasonal change.  Even so, in this part...

Classical Connections: Singin’ in the Rain

A few days ago I was browsing through ‘The Newspaper You Can Trust’ and noticed that the Thai Meteorological Department has predicted - with...

Classical Connections: ‘This Ghastly Dream’

At the time, it was described by various writers as “useless and monstrous”, an object of “barbaric bulk” the “hateful tower” the “belfry skeleton”...

Classical Connections: Double trouble

Most woodwind players spend a great deal of their time fretting about reeds.  Flute players are lucky because flutes don’t use reeds but all...

Classical Connections: England’s Green and Pleasant Land

You’ll probably remember this week’s title’s evocative phrase, the last line of that visionary poem by the English poet and painter William Blake.  It’s...

Classical Connections: Spring in the air

There can be no other season that brings such a mood of joyful expectation as the spring.  One of the things I miss about...

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...

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: It’s all Greek to me

Well, I don’t know whether you’ve noticed but today, Friday 25th March is Greek Independence Day, a national holiday commemorating the start of the...

Classical Connections: Stringing along

It’s a well-known fact that orchestral string players tend to prefer the company of other string players and rarely mingle with the woodwind and...

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