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!