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Siegfried as it Should Always be Done

Incase you ever wondered what classical musicians find hilarious at twenty past two in the morning (let’s face it, who wouldn’t wonder that?), it’s stuff like this.  36 more words


A Great Book for Teachers

While taking another class involving high school curriculum, I came across a great book, which all teachers should at least skim.  It is “The Global Achievement Gap”, by Tony Wagner(Basic Books, updated 2014).   240 more words


Houston Symphony plus Peking Acrobats=Pure Magic

For the orchestra’s part, musical selections accompanying the acrobatics included exciting performances of Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance, Wagner’s The Ride of the Valkyries, Elgar’s… 449 more words

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Wagner's The Tale of Lohengrin (1913) - Book Pictures and History

This was one of the most amazing and memorable Christmas presents I’ve ever been given, it was originally my great grandmother’s and had been passed down to my grandmother and grandfather before my mum discovered it and (knowing I love books) gave it to me for Christmas this year. 96 more words


REVIEW: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress, the latest Constellation offering from Godspeed You! Black Emperor and the second full-length since its much anticipated 2010 reformation, hits all the right notes and is a fine addition to the Montreal collective’s canon, even if, at same deeper level, it grapples with issues… 604 more words


How Not to Write a Term Paper

I may be a little late in the game for this, but hopefully it will be helpful for some.

Lately I’ve been grading a lot of upper-class, undergraduate term papers, and for the most part, they’ve been uninspiring.   468 more words


A bewildering bed of roses: King Size at the Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House

King Size is an ultra-modern take on the German tradition of Liederabend, or the “evening of song”, mixing Schumann, Wagner and Schubert with the Jackson 5 and Stephen Sondheim. 118 more words

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