Monthly Archives: November 2009

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Heard the MCO last Thursday, under Sir Neville Marriner. Vaughan Williams, Douglas Weiland and Walton. A fantastic concert. The great surprise was the Weiland clarinet concerto. The work had an english pastorale feel to it so it blended extremely well … Continue reading

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Well, it’s a point of view, I suppose…….

“Monday 16 November, 2009 By John Edwards At last night’s concert by the Jerusalem Quartet, the opener was Haydn’s late Quartet, op. 77 no. 1. Haydn is a problematic composer. Musica Viva director Carl Vine is always a bit worried … Continue reading

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This is an entry to the Musica Viva “So you think you can write competition”. It is unlikely to appear on their website so is posted here instead. Enjoy!

Do I think I can write? I matriculated didn’t I? Graduated? Ivy League. OK, so I read the helpful hints. English 101. Sir Ernest Gowers didn’t even rate a mention. So who is this judge anyway? A little targeted googling … Continue reading

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