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  1. Blog 11

    I want to bring your attention to a piece I've recently listened to called 'Black Angels' by George Crumb.

    It's a fantastic piece in my opinion. It's written for an electric string quartet with added percussion instruments. Crumb takes no half measures in using these added instruments. They have presence and they are loud! The strings are used for screeching material that is almost torturous to hear, but also for music that is so calm and soft the sound would not be out of place in
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    Classical Music , Composers
  2. Blog 3

    This blog will be more of a short review of Beethoven's Fidelio since I have just got back from the theater and it is fresh in my mind.

    It was an Opera North production at Leeds Grand. Below is a link to the cast list e.t.c.

    http://www.operanorth.co.uk/events/fidelio/

    First of all the music. My God! And by God I mean of course Beethoven. The music had a transparency and a physicality that is unique to Beethoven. This opera was more a singspiel and therefore
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    Classical Music , Personal , Opera