Tag Archives: Gergiev

The Sound of Magic

Cinderella finally danced with her Prince, he found her again, the glass slipper fitted and they all lived happily ever after, once they had completed Prokofiev’s numerous waltzes. As we all left the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday night, she … Continue reading

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New wine in old bottles

“Good morning sir…oh, it’s you! I think I spoke to you yesterday didn’t I?” So says the the thin young man with a wispy post pubescent attempt at a beard and a complicated haircut as he accosts me outside the … Continue reading

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Karol by Candlelight?

Unless you’ve been camping in the wilderness recently, you will have noticed that the LSO has been in the news. I’m sure by now most of you will have seen our contribution to the Olympic Games in London; what an … Continue reading

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Higgs, Boson and Walker Ltd

Writing this last blog from the final tour before the summer holiday, it seems appropriate that rather than sitting in yet another hotel room writing to you, I am speeding on a train through the Surrey Hills. Despite the glorious … Continue reading

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The rite to music

When the ghosts of music past are looking over your shoulder, the steely glare of silence falls upon the orchestra and the conductor makes a minute gesture for you alone begin the concert, this is the moment when the men … Continue reading

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Use the Force Valery

I remember walking down the Nanjing Road in Shanghai a couple of years ago and being offered goods aplenty. This week however it seems worse than ever. As I get further down the road, I can always see people suddenly … Continue reading

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I’m a Seoul Man…

The cultural differences between nations are never more pronounced that when in transit. The British, being a nation of enthusiastic queuers, are left apoplectic with rage when confronted with a country full of people who do not understand this basic … Continue reading

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Time to go home

If you have been reading this blog since 2008 you may recall one of my postcards from our last Japanese tour which was in awe of the ability of the management out here of locating lost property including clothing, used … Continue reading

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The Mahler Question

After a relaxing break for a couple of weeks in the summer it would be nice to gradually ease myself back into work with something low pressure and easy. Of course in the music business this simply doesn’t happen and … Continue reading

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Britain’s got Talent

As we left the country earlier this week, the news was dominated by one important issue of world shattering importance which took up more column inches than any other story, and which some people consider to be key to the … Continue reading

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