Category Archives: Music

Coronaclassical 24: Into the Post-Covid World

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” Continue reading

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Giving It Away: Classical Music in Lockdown and other fairytales

On sale today: The Book of the Blog Continue reading

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Summer opera? Pray for rain.

You shouldn’t get too downhearted if the weather is gloomy – you might well end up getting better singing as a result. Continue reading

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Wagner: Don’t bump into the furniture

er-Z-o-G- ich euch -K-ühn, -Z-um -K-ampfe -Z-u -Z-ieh’n, -SCH-u-F- ich die -H-e-R–Z-en euch -H-a-R–T- und -SCH-a-R–F-, dass ihr -W-ilde-N- -N-u-N- -W-ei-N-T u-N-D- -GR-ei-N-T, we-NN- -M-ei-N- -GR-i-MM- eine -TR-eulose s-TR-af-T-? Continue reading

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Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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“I can’t imagine Le Gavroche serves many collapsed soufflés.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: Music College

May I draw your attention to an insightful post by the ever-thoughful Jan Capiński about conservatoire training for singers. There’s a huge amount of food for thought here, and I agree with a large majority of the points Jan makes. … Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: On the bench

“Meeting your cover is not necessarily a thoroughly pleasant moment – it’s like being asked to proof-read your own obituary.” Continue reading

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I want to be an opera singer: should I read my reviews?

“I love you, you’re perfect, now change.” Continue reading

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