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  1. Fiddle Wars

    (Photo: 'travelling fiddle' used by eighteenth-century dancing masters.)

    Fiddle Guru is 30 years younger than me, & yet in some ways we're alike - both sensitive & passionate about music, both volatile of mood, both with a satirical sense of humour, and we also have a rapport when playing together. ...

    Updated May-09-2015 at 10:42 by Ingélou

  2. Brautigam & Beethoven

    This month, most of my posts here and on my blog and podcast feature great pianists of today and yesterday performing works of a single composer. Most of these posts will feature solo piano, but not today - this Podcast Vault re-run features "piano concertos", kind of a last kick at the concerto can (if you've been following my posts over the last couple of months, you know what I mean ) ...

    Updated May-05-2015 at 11:23 by itywltmt

    Classical Music , Recorded Music
  3. Bonnie and her Beaux

    When I got my Chinese starter violin, it had a cheap wooden bow in with it, which I named Beau. It did the job, though it had a nasty habit of juddering on slow notes - funny thing, all my bows have done that! Unfortunately, when I'm nervous, ...

    Updated May-07-2015 at 09:03 by Ingélou

  4. Norwich Baroque

    When I started lessons with Fiddle Guru, I knew that he was a baroque specialist as well as playing in a ceilidh band, but I didn't know about Norwich Baroque.

    John has always been a fan of baroque music. I have always liked it too, but wasn't ...

    Updated Apr-30-2015 at 08:51 by Ingélou

  5. La Chronique du Disque (April 2015)

    For those unfamiliar with our monthly recordings review - If Sound Quality (SQ) and Overall Impression (OI) grades need further context, feel free to visit earlier posts in this series.

    My Suggestions for April

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