A Suitable Stirring Solution for the Pandemic

Eternal gratitude is what I feel when my excellent ear training for the musicality of the spoken word is needed. Whatever the situation. It goes back to the time I was at London University’s Institute of Education, studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Music Education, just specifically introduced for Music two years earlier. It would … Read more

BBC Last Night of the Prompts: a strictly personal report

BBC Proms Live – Last Night of the Proms: Golda Schultz (soprano), Nicola Benedetti (violin), BBC Singers, BBC Symphony Orchestra / Dalia Stasevska (conductor). Broadcast live (directed for TV by Matthew Woodward) from the Royal Albert Hall, 12.9.2020. (JB) Mozart – The Marriage of Figaro (Overture); ‘Deh vieni, non tardar’ R. Strauss – ‘Morgen!’ Andrea Tarrodi – Solus (BBC commission: … Read more

Norma Fisher recalls ‘My Life and Music’ at St Mary’s Perivale

Something a little different today – Sunday 6 September 2020 – at St Mary’s Perivale: not a recital but a distinguished recitalist talking about her life in music. I don’t often talk about myself and I’m not very good at it says Norma Fisher, opening her talk. That is not modesty on her part. Most … Read more