Monthly Archives: May 2012

Falstaff: Royal Opera House Saturday 19th May

Falstaff Music, G. Verdi:  Libretto, A Boito A new production at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Dedicated to the Memory of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau Conductor Daniele Gatti Sir John Falstaff Ambrogio Maestri Alice Ford Ana Martínez Ford Dalibor Jenis Meg Page … Continue reading

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Tides & Times

Tides & Times: The US election analysis continues…. There is a tide in the affairs of men.Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such … Continue reading

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Iestyn Davies: Wigmore Hall, 7th May 2012

  Iestyn Davies  (counter-tenor) and Malcolm Martineau (Piano)   The counterrenor voice has been restored in my lifetime to its proper place in performance. In that same time the number of countertenors, their vocal ranges extended and their atristy enhanced … Continue reading

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LSO & Ladies of the chorus…. Barbican 29th April 2012

London Symphnoy Orchestra and Ladies of the Chorus. Debussy: Three Nocturnes Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No I  soloist  Christian Tetzlaff Scriabin: Poem of Ecstasy (Symphony No 4) Audiences differ from nmusical occasion to mucsical occasion. It’s a commonplace observation but as … Continue reading

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