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Listening of the Week: Paul Crossley's dreamy Debussy piano works

I meant to post this one sooner, but I have been quite busy for the past few days.

Back on topic, I was listening to a lot of Debussy played by Paul Crossley. 157 more words


Michael Habermann: Sorabji, Piano Music

It’s impossible to say anything bad about this, to be honest.
Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji was born Leon Dudley Sorabji in Chingford, his father being a civil engineer of Parsi parentage from Bombay. 805 more words

Pelleas and Melisande in pieces

Just when you think German opera stagings couldn’t possibly get more confusing, there comes a production that seems to be premised on the action having nothing to do with the text or music. 31 more words


Musical Rebels: Change Agents

I posed this question to my artist guitar class the day of their final exam:

“Do you think that the musicians who made the most impact on music throughout history were rebels?” 1,472 more words


Clair de lune

In Montreal, it is not infrequent to hear amateur musicians playing in the metro stations. I heard this piece played (badly) recently, as I was travelling home from the gym. 530 more words


Games for Three

A minimalist, modern rendering by Léon Bakst for Costume Study for Jeux. Watercolor, graphite and black chalk on laid paper. Credit: National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 265 more words


The phenomenological aspect of sound and vision

A very long break in writing indeed: in the interim from my last blog entry, much has happened – the submission of of my honours research (which you can now read… 1,223 more words