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Falling in Love with Beethoven. And Falling into the Pond … Beethoven Variations

I fell in love with Beethoven at the age of ten. I can remember saying to one of the inspirational academic music teachers at my school, ‘Who is your favourite composer? Mine’s Beethoven.’ Hers was Bach. It was all because … Continue reading

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A Mere Bagatelle – or two …

bagatelle ˌbaɡəˈtɛl/ noun  -something of little value or importance; a trifle  -a thing regarded as too unimportant or easy to be worth much consideration  -a short and light musical composition, typically for the piano. This post is about two of Beethoven’s … Continue reading

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The Lunch That Never Happened

Browsing through a 1944 reprint of Edward Lockspeiser’s book Debussy in the Master Musician’s series, I was intrigued to read an account of a young Debussy going to visit Brahms in Vienna in 1887. The source was an article by … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight’ Sonata, Movement 1

  Words fail me. Continuing this series of posts on works with nocturnal associations, and looking for a complementary image, I came across the one above – a facsimile of the Autograph of the third movement of Beethoven’s Sonata quasi … Continue reading

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Birthday Blog

Today this blog is a year old – thank you to all who have contributed to its 11,000 views! This is the 60th post; the first post on October 24 2010 was Any Excuse to Play Liszt – here. I was … Continue reading

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