Weekly short satire at its very best from the New Yorker. One can receive it free in one’s e-mail letter box. www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report
My last part of that complete and grand Schubert puzzle for piano will be released later in February 2017 by Oehms Classics: the Impromptus Opus 90 and 142, plus some important and unusual shorter pieces such as the Allegretto c-Moll D 915 , Ungarische Melodie D 817 , Adagio A-Dur D 604 and the Kupelwieser Walzer ( D […]
Not exactly a book recommendation,but one of the most intelligent magazines around. The title “The American Interest” is somewhat misleading, as it is a magazine highly critical of the US and its establishment, but the quality of its articles is superb. Here is a taster: a sharp and crisp article about the phenomenon of “crony […]
In anticipation of being in Cornwall in a few weeks — one of the most mesmerisingly beautiful landscapes in Europe — here some music illustrating of what it is all about: Sir Arnold Bax’s symphonic poem ”Tintagel”, accompanied by some beautiful photos. And here some more material regarding harbour villages in Cornwall.
Norabakken is one of 2 buildings of the Barratt Due Music Institute in Oslo. It’s where the pianists sit and practice, eat and somehow seem to live. A great place, unusual and despite some unfinished renovation work ( a euphemism for the state the building is in ) I wouldn’t want to change it for any […]
The great director here answering 12 lighthearted, unusual questions. Enjoy !! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpniYxRjX3o
Easily the most beautiful and unspoilt country in Europe Norway reminds one very much of New Zealand: both countries are far off any centre, have very similar beauty of nature and seem to be spared from overpopulation and other unfortunate developments such as the ones happening right now in Germany. Here is a clip that shows […]
You tube is an incredible resource and one gets used to it, but from time one finds truly outstanding channels. For example a channel called “MusicProf78” offers a vast library of extremely rare old 78’s, and neatly organised in folders. My favourite one is the Columbia Black Label Collection ( 116 numbers ) but see and […]