Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Great Maurice Andre – An Interview

It is five years on since the passing of the great Maurice Andre. He was and remains, in the view of many, the greatest trumpeter of all time. Here is a film showing wonderful footage of the master giving an … Continue reading

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Sibelius & Busoni

Busoni and Sibelius, dedicated drinking buddies. Apparently Henry Wood had to send spies out to keep tabs on them when they were in London so they didn’t miss the gig. They look like absolute rogues – love it.

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Peter Skellern – A Lovely Story

I was saddened to learn about the passing of singer/pianist Peter Skellern. I first came across his work on live television on Nationwide and recordings with the Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band. Here is a lovely story from his time at … Continue reading

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The Diaphragm – A Short Film

A fascinating film posted by The Surgery, on Facebook. It shows the diaphragm functioning. Very interesting for those interested in pulmonary function etc.

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Wonderful film – trams in 1929 Liverpool

Wonderful film! Bustling pavements, human billboards, and Marks and Spencer are all on show as you ride the tram through Liverpool in 1929.  

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Ah, That’s Better!

Now I don’t have to tear the difficult passages out of the Arban Cornet Method!

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Original Edition First Page…

It is interesting to note that this famous tome appears to have been written for military use.

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