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10 05, 2021

Pocket-sized Guide to French Romantic Composers: How much do you know?

By |2021-05-19T02:36:58+10:00May 10, 2021|2 Comments

Do you know your Bizet from your Berlioz? Or your Satie from Saint-Saëns? Find out a little more about some of your favourite French composers in this mini guide to the Romantic era in Classical music.

11 04, 2013

A Guy’s Guide to Culture: Piano four hands with JP Armengaud & Olivier Chauzu

By |2013-05-17T14:40:44+10:00Apr 11, 2013|0 Comments

A four-handed piano. I’ve heard of a piano with four legs and I’ve even heard of a piano with three legs but a piano with four hands? You’ve got to hand it to me (because if you don’t, I don’t know who else will) I must be the most ignorant music reviewer ever. Hands Down.

3 04, 2013

Une promenade musicale et religieuse à travers Paris

By |2023-03-23T14:23:20+11:00Apr 3, 2013|2 Comments

Au lieu de rester dans votre lit un dimanche matin, si vous le quittiez pour profiter de beaux chants religieux ? Même si vous n’êtes pas croyant, rien ne vous empêche d’assister à un services religieux où vous pourrez découvrir des trésors musicaux français. De chants grégoriens au gospel en passant par une multitude de chorales catholiques, il y en a pour tous les goûts !

3 12, 2012

French Music Monday: Let’s get Classical

By |2013-04-24T02:18:32+10:00Dec 3, 2012|1 Comment

We understand that Mondays can be a drag, so we’re bringing you a selection of French musicians & French-language songs to help start your week. Because if you’re going to force yourself through a Monday, it might as well have theme music. Today we look at the top 5 French classical compositions.

10 09, 2012

A Guy’s Guide to Culture: Radauer-Plank & Dumont – Why B-minor when you can C A-major?

By |2013-04-26T05:44:54+10:00Sep 10, 2012|3 Comments

I instantly understand what more intelligent critics than I mean when they talk about the 'Romantic' period. What, you think I’m too much of a guy to be mature about this? C’mon now, I can Handel this, don’t be Hayden.

13 08, 2012

A Guy’s Guide to Culture: Ensemble Almeida – World Music? Classical!

By |2013-04-26T06:53:13+10:00Aug 13, 2012|1 Comment

Four musicians bearing instruments streamed out single-file from the side stage door like clowns piling out of a tiny VW. Ensemble Almeida should be a nice change of pace as they don’t play classical music but 'latin' music, and I don’t mean 'veni, vidi, vici'. At least I hope I don’t.

12 06, 2012

A Guy’s Guide To Culture: Vassilena Serafimova beats it

By |2013-04-29T04:38:28+10:00Jun 12, 2012|2 Comments

Ms Serafimova is not the author’s rock and roll, in fact she’s not even rock and roll at all. This charming percussionist put on a whole show of jazz and classical drum solos that kicked it in all the right places and helped me to make my peace with drummers.

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