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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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Brotherly Love

“Er no…you really don’t want that…” He wasn’t joking, it’s really loud, and all of a sudden the orchestra is transported into pre-war Berlin with a touch of George Formby thrown in. (And for the pedants, please don’t write in … Continue reading

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Can you hear the singers Gareth?

“Gareth! How does it sound?” Sir John Eliot Gardiner is turning around on his rostrum and asking my opinion on the balance rehearsal in Hamburg. On stage are the vast forces needed for Beethoven’s 9th symphony, although with John Eliot … 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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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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Bach to Bach Mahler

The final day of the tour and we have a bit of a marathon to run, or hobble at any rate. Leaving the hotel at 6.45 am after a concert the night before in Lucerne, we get on a bus … Continue reading

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