Friday Favourites

  After all my adventures of the summer, they finished up with a lovely trip away to Greenbelt Festival last weekend. Here’s a slightly bumper Friday Favourites to make up for the blog being quiet.   Do we really need to play the entire piano repertoire? (Classical Mel) – How Read more…

Greenbelt 2013: Life Begins

This isn’t, strictly speaking, a music-related post or a review, but I wanted to share with you a little bit about the other passion close to my heart – faith. If you’ve looked around on my site, you have probably found that I offer a specialised focus on Church Music. Read more…

Friday Favourites

I’m off camping in a field this week at Greenbelt Festival, so this is a slightly curtailed edition of Friday Favourites. However, I hope you’ve got something exciting planned for this weekend. If you’re in Edinburgh, it’s the last few days of the fringe, so don’t miss out. You can Read more…

Review: Merrily We Roll Along

First and only Sondheim of the season. FRINGE RUN: 12/8-24/8 (not 18th) @ 10:10; Greenside [£5] Who, Where and When: Red Oak Theatre; Greenside; Saturday 17th August 2013; 10.10am The Show One should be under no illusions about Sondheim. His work is genius, but it’s not easy to get right. Merrily Read more…

Friday Favourites

  Welcome to the mid-Fringe Friday Favourites! You can catch up on the best blogs on music this week, and if you want to read the reviews of the shows I’ve seen this week, you can click here.   The Perfect Wrong Note (The Cross-Eyed Pianist) – Why we, as Read more…

AMusTCL – Topics for Section C

Taken from the past papers (2009 sample, 2010 and 2011 so far), here are a list of the topics which have been covered by previous essay questions in Section C: Stylistic Development – Musical Responses. Toccata: Jacques Loussier Plays Bach Spontaneity and improvisation Inspiration from Baroque features Creative limitations of arranging Read more…