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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: February 05, 2016, 09:43:30 am »
Awkward concerto trips up amateur lutenist.

GUITAR

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The Concert Hall / Re: Forthcoming concerts in London
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:37:50 am »
I'm sure that that autoharp bloke won't object to me bumping this...

A shameless plug for a concert I'm doing at 6.30 pm on Friday 29th January
at Schotts recital room, 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB

It's in honour of John Tilbury and John White (both born 1936)

Programme to include

Cardew - A law of history
Smith - Stuck with Robert, Zytnia, K├╝bler and Koblet, I fought a monster today
Tilbury - 2 Beatles arrangements
White - Sonatas nos 78, 100, 111, 135 + 136

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Cinema / Re: "Napoleon" (1927)
« on: January 28, 2016, 11:18:16 am »
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and I truly hope that a long overdue tribute to the pioneering work of Kevin Brownlow will now be made.

Brownlow received an honorary Oscar for his archiving/restoration work a few years ago; apparently he was nominated by Martin Scorsese. One would hope BAFTA has the sense to similarly recognise him before too long.

Oh, and happy birthday Stanley! :)

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Cinema / Re: "Napoleon" (1927)
« on: January 28, 2016, 09:33:43 am »

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 27, 2016, 04:23:30 pm »
We eat immoderately, get huge thighs.

DIETER

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 26, 2016, 09:15:29 am »
Obviously, Claudia Cardinale usually looks tremendous.

PHWOAR

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:13:31 pm »
a propos of SUNSET, here's a sunset I captured in Woolwich three days ago...



Anyway....

"Shut up", Nicola Sturgeon entreats Tories.

BIG-MAC

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News and Current Affairs / Alan Rickman
« on: January 14, 2016, 12:54:30 pm »
http://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/14/alan-rickman-giant-of-british-film-and-theatre-dies-at-69

Lemmy, Boulez, Bowie, now Alan Rickman... What a crappy couple of weeks.

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Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: January 13, 2016, 08:39:36 am »
Do tell us more: most of those names are new to me (Lex van Delden apart)

Had a listen last night to something from the Leo Smit disc in the set - an orchestral tone poem called "Schemselnihar", a 26 minute piece of cod-orientalism, which I enjoyed very much. It's on youtube, inevitably.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 12, 2016, 04:30:37 pm »
Chivhu lost a very entertaining subset.

CHIVHU

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Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: January 12, 2016, 10:58:45 am »
Do tell us more: most of those names are new to me (Alex van Delden apart)

Couldn't tell you much at this stage, I've only listened to a few pieces all told, but there's a full content listing here.

I can tell you that I found both Henriette Bosman's cello sonata and Lex van Delden's violin sonata terrific on a first listen. Bosmans was a student of Pijper, if that gives you anything to go on, and I've subsequently seen a listing for a CD where one of her cello concerti is paired with Pijper's (and concerti by Smit and Kok, whose music is also represented in this Forbidden Music set). And I've also seen an MDG disc of van Delden's string quartets. Considering following up with both of those once I've worked my way through the whole set.

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Broadcast and Recorded Music / Re: Now spinning ...
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:27:34 am »
Got this at the weekend as a belated Christmas present...



I've only dipped a little into it so far (pieces by Henriette Bosmans, Lex van Delden and Dick Kattenburg), but it certainly looks like it's going to repay return visits.

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:24:19 pm »
Perhaps loving aliens needs extra time.

ALIENS

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The Coffee Bar / Re: Six Letter Word Game
« on: January 11, 2016, 05:09:33 pm »
(Vale Maestro Bowie...)

Sublime "life on other planet" song.

MAAARS (sorry!)

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News and Current Affairs / Re: RIP Boulez
« on: January 08, 2016, 09:23:17 am »
I'm sure I've made the observation before, but given that "pierre" is French for stone, and "boulez" is the second person plural imperative of the French verb "bouler" (to roll), Pierre Boulez can be translated as "rock and roll".

So now we can finally pinpoint the date on which rock and roll actually died.

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