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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A major

One of my all time favourite clarinet concerto’s performed brilliantly by; Iceland Symphony Orchestra Cornelius Meister, conductor Arngunnur Árnadóttir, clarinet The concerto was written in October 1791 for the clarinetist Anton Stadler. It consists of three movements, in a fast–slow–fast succession. It was also one of Mozart’s final completed works, and […]

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The Godfather Conducts his Extended Family

A wonderful moment where the Godfather finally decides to conduct his family playing themes from the Godfather movie; though it seems they don’t always agree. Or is it Danny DeVito doing the conducting? Could go both ways, but hope you enjoy anyway this weekend and don’t you forget to order […]

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The Music Hour: Heading East, again!

Here is another composition worth watching/hearing. It’s by the Nader Abbassi Orchestra a Swiss/Egyptian Conductor also with solid classical music conducting experience; his profile site here. The performance is of Egyptian movie scores; here a composition by Moudy Al Imam for a film named “A Message to the Governor”. Reason […]

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The Trumpet & i – Nature Boy

Now here’s my little story about me and the Trumpet. It all began in  the early 1980’s when I was high on what’s sometimes referred to as “easy listening” orchestra’s like James Last & Paul Mauriat. It was actually through their musical interpretations that I was quite effectively introduced to […]

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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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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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Antonín Dvořák; Slovanic Dance

The Slavonic Dances are a series of 16 orchestral pieces composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1878 and 1886 and published in two sets as Op. 46 and Op. 72 respectively. Originally written for piano four hands, the Slavonic Dances were inspired by Johannes Brahms’s own Hungarian Dances and were orchestrated […]

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Stories of the Violin; Jules Massenet Meditation from Thaïs

The beautiful sounds/stories of the violin; will be posting some of my favourite works for the violin and more importantly my favourite interpretations of these works. Here is a great performance by dutch violinist Janine Jansen – her majestic performance/expressions certainly reflect the story of this beautiful composition; kind of makes […]

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