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The Hammer Blow Of Fate!

The final movement of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is punctuated by three hammer blows. Alma Mahler quotes her husband as saying that these were three mighty blows of fate befallen by the hero, “the third of which fells him like a … Continue reading

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RLPO – Petrenko – BBC Proms – Royal Albert Hall – 31/07/2014

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to London yesterday. The occasion was to take part in the prestigious music festival in the world, the BBC Proms. The concert had sold out well in advance, as do all RLPO appearances at … Continue reading

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RLPO – Cardiff Proms – 25th and 26th July 2014

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have just returned from performing two days at the Cardiff series of Proms concerts. We were conducted on this occasion, as on every appearance at the Cardiff Proms, by the founder and artistic director of … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 2014 – Cucumbers, Chillies And Peppers…

As stated in earlier posts, cucumbers are a new experience. I haven’t grown them before but they seem to be thriving in my newly constructed greenhouse. The two varieties I am trying this season are Burpless Tasty Green and Tasty … Continue reading

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RLPO – Cosi Fan Tutte…

As advertised in the previous post, see below, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been out and about, playing in more diverse places than usual, whilst Liverpool Philharmonic Hall undergoes a multi-million pound refurbishment. The performances are conducted by Laurent … Continue reading

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RLPO – Michael Nyman ‘Hillsborough Symphony’ – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Today sees the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra giving the world premiere of another work. This time by the prolific film music composer Michael Nyman. The symphony is dedicated to the memory of the ninety-six victims (and their families) of the … Continue reading

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RLPO – Dark Days…

As we celebrate 75 years of the opening of the ‘new’ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall let’s reminisce a little… This week’s ThrowbackThursday revisits the darkest day in the history of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic – the day that fire devastated the … Continue reading

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RLPO at St George’s Hall – Concert Room

Whilst our beloved Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is closed for refurbishment, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been out and about, performing in all sorts of diverse locations. This week sees the orchestra rehearsing and giving performances of Mozart’s opera ‘Cosi … Continue reading

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Redevelopment Of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall June 2014

As many will know, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is currently closed for major redevelopment and a complete refurbishment; due to re-open at the end of October. I thought people would like to see what the old place looks like just now… … Continue reading

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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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