Yesterday I wrote about the composer Frank Bridge and headed the post with a portrait I found of him on Wikicommons. But checking Frank Bridge on Wikipedia I found the portrait didn’t look anything like him. And checking the image more closely I realised it was captioned Frank J Bridge. Ooops! I’ve replaced the portrait…… Continue reading Wrong Frank Bridge
At the start of the year I rented a piano and I’ve enjoyed learning some new tunes as well as playing pieces that have been familiar since childhood. In the late 1950s I had a wonderful piano teacher who got me to Grade 3 and a less wonderful teacher who helped me to Grade 5.…… Continue reading My new favourite piano music!
To celebrate St Nicholas Day I’m taking a walk down Memory Lane. I’m going back to 1968 when I sang in a performance of Benjamin Britten’s St Nicholas Cantata which has remained one of my favourite pieces of music ever since. Here’s a quick overview: https://youtu.be/34uo7bO3rQ4 Britten wrote the cantata Saint Nicolas in 1948 for…… Continue reading Celebrating St Nicholas and the pickled boys!
My teenage niece announced to her mum that the younger generation was reclaiming the 1980s. I suppose it’s the Bananarama revival hair and jeans. And the other day the BBC identified seven more 80s bands that writer Emma Saunders wished to see reunited. And I agree with her. The names! The memories! The music! Frankie…… Continue reading I ❤💟80s Music!