Strings attached…

’ Listen (too loud? too quiet?? Please adjust the volume at home)…   Cello open strings: Elgar’s concerto: Kodály’s scordatura: Left hand pizzicato: Concert: Locked down Bach: Mischa Maisky plays the C major suite during lockdown. Timings: 00:16 Prelude 04:27 Allemande 08:37 Courante 12:14 Sarabande 16:45 Bourree I/II 20:49 Gigue   Rostropovich, Giulini and the […]

What a rackett!

’ Listen (and don’t forget to adjust the volume at your end if needs be)… The autograph of Mozart’s Requiem (the magnifying glass is by me!) The Crumhorn The Shawm The Rackett aka Sausage Bassoon Concert: The Mozart Clarinet Concerto played on period instruments, including – naturally – the basset clarinet:   Cecilia Bartoli and […]

Cor!

Welcome again to a slightly different set up. For the next nine weeks the main content of this blog will be, not (as previously) mostly in written text, but in the spoken word and contained in the sound file below. In addition, at the bottom of the post, there will be a ‘concert’ of works […]

A change of orchestration

Welcome to a slightly different set up. For the next ten weeks the main content of this blog will be, not (as previously) mostly in written text, but in the spoken word and contained in a sound file (first example below!) In addition, at the bottom of the post, there will be a ‘concert’ of […]