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My Heart Will Go On – ‘Titanic’ violin authenticated

Walking along the subway near South Kensington tube this afternoon, I heard a busking violinist play the Celine Dion hit ‘My Heart Will Go On’ from the 1997 film, Titanic. The choice of repertoire was very appropriate; it has recently … Continue reading

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O is for Ondine – Debussy’s Ondine

With a name derived from the French word ‘onde’, meaning wave, it is not difficult to discover the watery nature of the Ondine/Undine mythical character. Her legend exists in many countries and ages; as a Siren in ancient Greece, as … Continue reading

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Review – ‘… Stevenson’s passionately eloquent approach…’

CD Review by Patrick Rucker LISZT Années de pèlerinage: Deuxième Année, Italie (complete). Première Année: Au la de Wallenstadt; Au bord d’une source. Troisième Année: Les Jeux d’eaux à la Villa d’Este • Christine Stevenson (pn) • RFZ 69301 (67:56) Liszt … Continue reading

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Liszt’s 200th Birthday – today!

As a small child, I used to stare closely at this cover of an *LP of Liszt’s music in my parents’ record collection, fascinated by the patterns, shapes and colours.  One day I suddenly realised that the individual fragments, when viewed as a … Continue reading

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For Sale – Recording Studio

Sitting here at midnight in Melbourne, catching up with online news from the UK, it was sad to see this report (scroll down to the 29 March blogpost) of Potton Hall being up for sale. My Liszt CD was recorded there a … Continue reading

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Don’t slow down for the bump

It’s cold here in the UK tonight, very, very cold, snow everywhere, and untreated roads are sheets of ice. So I got stuck this evening on my way home, and sat in an immobile car while the wheels spun uselessly. … Continue reading

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