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  1. 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

  2. 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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  3. The Wilbert Fiasco

    I had lessons with Wilbert from October 2013 until the following summer. Fiddle Guru was going on tour with English Touring Opera and I faced 3 months without a teacher - & I'd always felt miffed at having to give up my plans for taking music exams. ...

    Updated Apr-25-2015 at 13:19 by Ingélou

  4. Cellist Reiner Hochmuth plays Boccherini and Tchaikovsky

    This week, I have retained four works downloaded years ago off the original MP3.COM, featuring cellist Reiner Hochmuth and two East-Europpean orchestras. Mr. Hochmuth was featured a few years back in performances of the Haydn cello concertos.

    Born in 1743 in Lucca, Italy, Luigi Boccherini began studying the cello at an early age with his father, a double-bass player who had also some knowledge of the cello. At thirteen he was sent to Rome where the well-known cellist G. B. Costanzi ...
  5. Klezmer

    I first played a Klezmer tune out of a child's music book that I was studying with Stella. I liked it, but when she said that 'Klezmer uses different rules', it just confirmed my idiotic idea that Klezmer was the name of a provocative composer. Then, just before Christmas 2013, Fiddle Guru played me a tune out of Ilana Cravitz's Klezmer tutor, and I learned the truth. I felt so silly, but ever after I ...

    Updated Apr-20-2015 at 13:20 by Ingélou