Wrong Frank Bridge

image credit: By Stellar Publishing / unidentified staff artist (Wonder Stories, October 1930) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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

My new favourite piano music!

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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!

Celebrating St Nicholas and the pickled boys!

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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!

I ❤💟80s Music!

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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!