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Ravel – Gaspard de la Nuit

As a child, I was fascinated by the cover art of this record from my parents’ LP collection, as well as by the musical works on the disc, including Gaspard de la Nuit. Especially Ondine.  Ondine Aloysius Bertrand (1807-1841 ) …I … Continue reading

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Nocturne – A Little Night Music

If a musical quiz were to pose the question: ‘What type of musical composition links the composers Czerny, Fauré and Britten?’, one might toy with the idea of Etude as an answer, or perhaps Prelude, or even Opera, if we allow … 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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