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  1. Off Topic Pub
    William Shakespeare is widely acknowledged as the greatest writer in the English language. So the only fitting way to truly honour his legacy is a truly English endeavour: a good old quiz. How well do you know your William? Are you brainy about the Bard? Take the quiz and find out.
  2. Classical Music Discussion
    Of course, he was one of the gigantic writers of the 20th century. I adore his works like Tremor of Intent(regrettably I read it in Japanese translation), A Clockwise-orange( I read this one in English), which was well-known over the world when filmed by Stanley Kubrick. Somewhere I once read...
  3. Opera
    A few weeks ago I saw the opera "the tempest". The story is by Shakespeare, but of course he didn't write an opera. The opera was composed by Thomas Adès and the libretto is by Meredith Oakes. The performance was at the Metropolitan Opera, but I saw it live at the local cinema. I'm a newbie to...
  4. Recorded Music and Publications
    Beethoven's Coriolan Overture is based on the play by Shakespeare as well as the one by Heinrich von Collin to whom the overture is dedicated. It is one of the last tragedies of Shakespeare that is known for its military and political themes. Caius Martius is a proud Roman General who does not...
  5. Vocal Music
    Who is interested in contemporary vocal works? Welcome to a new website dedicated to a Canadian composer who writes mostly vocal pieces for voice and piano. If you would like to perform any of his songs, please, tell us. Leslie Crabtree is a Canadian composer, now living in the USA, in...
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