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 […]

Cover story

The sonata for flute, viola and harp is the second of Debussy’s projected ‘six sonates pour divers instruments’ of which he only managed to complete three before his death. As you can see his publishers, Durand, (posthumously) respected the composer’s intentions, printing a cover describing the sonata as the second of six (despite the fact […]