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The line of beauty

This is a very hard trip indeed. Somebody told me that we have done 20 concerts in 26 days in many different countries since we came back for the closing ceremony of the Olympics. I would like some clean clothes, … Continue reading

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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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Life is like a box of chocolates

Brussels. The centre of European bureaucracy and, if you read the right newspapers, the enemy of our proud British traditions. Leaving the Euro debate alone for the moment, Brussels has been accused at various points in the last decade of … Continue reading

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The Ecstasy of Wifi

If an alien life form were to land unannounced backstage at a concert in 2012, they would make some basic assumptions about human behaviour which I once would have thought unfounded. Now I’m not so sure. One of the many … Continue reading

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Juan more concert

From the comfort of the train speeding through the Spanish countryside, you could be forgiven for thinking that it is summer. The sun is high and the deep blue stretches far into the distance, the only clouds visible on the … Continue reading

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Bad light stops play…eventually

Regular readers of the blog will not be surprised to know that I am writing this having just watched Wales destroy Namibia in the Rugby World Cup. My Welsh father and a childhood involving many trips to Cwmllynfell to see … Continue reading

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Holy Moly! Its Bucharest…I think

It’s quite usual for me to arrive in a city, leave the hotel, which is different to the one we stayed on previous trips, and not recognise anything at all. There are times when I begin to doubt myself and … Continue reading

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Ce soir, première

Sir Colin Davis. Un nom, une légende musicale vivante. Un homme d’une grande simplicité aussi. Qui réussi l’impossible, sans jamais se départir de sa gentillesse, son humour, et son élégance. Chapeaux bas pour avant – hier soir, où nous avons … Continue reading

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Perdu…in translation.

The more astute amongst you will note that I have made scant comment in my periodical postcards of the other opera which is being performed here in Aix. Mozart, I hear, was quite a clever chap. He knew how to … Continue reading

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LSO Wind Academy 2011

The eagle eyed readers will have noticed that whilst a large proportion of the LSO is in Aix, almost all of those left behind performed Fauré Requiem in St Paul’s this week. I say almost all, as Fauré neglected to … Continue reading

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