Art

Music to Warm Your Christmas Eve

Here is some great music by a young and talented Harpist Amy Turk from the South of England playing Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor;  a superb interpretation of this musical masterpiece. Hope you enjoy the music as I have and make sure to visit Amy’s website to learn […]

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Remembering "Amadeus"

This is in every sense of the word my all time favourite movie ever. The film was released in 1984 and directed by Miloš Forman, adapted by Peter Shaffer from his stage play Amadeus. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a […]

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The Genius of Paganini

Another one of my all time favourite Composers, Niccolò Paganini an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer (1782–1840). He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time. A truly transformative composer when it comes to violin compositions – what one would call in the world of technology nowadays “Disruptive” […]

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The Beethoven Project

I came across this video clip on YouTube published by Deutche Welle TV in 2013. Though a few years old I chose to post the first part of the program because it reflects my deep passion not only for classical music and great composers like Beethoven but also to the […]

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Magic Sounds; The Oboe

Celebrating this year 2017 as the Year of the Oboe in Germany what better  way to do so than with “Gabriel’s Oboe” composed by one of great composers of our time Ennio Morricone. The piece is performed by Danish musician Henrik Goldschmid who makes it look simple when in actual […]

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Ali Ismail; A Great Egyptian Composer

Beautiful film music composed by an Egyptian icon Aly Ismail (1922-1974); one of the great composers of our time. This is a small tribute to this genius whose music speaks of Egypt pure and simple. The film is essentially a comedy that tells a beautiful story of a man who […]

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Cinema Greats: Anthony Quinn

Preface I’ve always been captivated by cinema – particularly older movies; I one that has no problem watching movies multiple times. A big part of any movie of course are the actors, so I decided to post documentaries of some of my favourite ones. Anthony Quinn This is certainly one […]

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