Classical Music for the Summer

Johann Baptist Georg Neruda Trumpet Concerto in E flat It is disappointing that relatively little is known about the classical Czech composer Neruda. It is recognised (Wikipedia) that he lived from c. 1708 to 1780. He was born in Bohemia to a well-respected music family. Following his early years as a violinist and conductor in […]

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Classical Music Choice – Spring

Rossini – The Six String Sonatas The Italian composer Gioachino Rossini lived from 1792 to 1868, born in Pesaro and is of course best known for his operas, including The Barber of Seville. In 1806, at the age of fourteen, Rossini was given the opportunity to study Counterpoint (the simultaneous combination of two or more […]

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Classical Music – Autumn 2013

William Boyce 8 Symphonies Whilst I openly admit to routinely listening to non-English composers by choice, I often return to some favourite native composers, most notably from the Baroque era. My current choice and recommendation of music is composed by William Boyce (1711-1779) and while fresh, bears the influence of his great contemporary Handel. When listening […]

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Classical Music – Summer 2013

Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581 [iframe style=”float:right;margin:0 10px 5px 0;” src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/HcAU51tdJV0″ width=”300″ height=”169″ ] As we enjoy another splendid season of Promenade concerts at the Albert Hall amidst some glorious summer weather and the very special news of the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it […]

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Classical Music October/Nov

Chopin – Prelude Op 28 No 15 in D Flat, Sostenuto (Raindrop) Etudes Op 10 Nos 1 and 2 Notes kindly prepared by Dr. Helmut Frehse Frederick François Chopin (1810 – 1849) Tourists spending their holidays on the isle of Mallorca should not fail to pay a visit to Valldemossa. This picturesque village is famous […]

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