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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour – June 2015 – Preparing To Go!

This is my last day at home before the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off on tour to the Czech Republic tomorrow lunchtime. The RLPO have enjoyed two Czech Chief Conductors, Libor Pesek and Petr Altrichter, so as a result … Continue reading

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Timofei Dokshizer Plays Andriasov Trumpet Concerto. Fantastic!

One of the first vinyl LPs I came into possession of was an old recording of the great trumpeter Timofei Dokshizer playing concertos written in the Soviet Era. Everyone knows the Arutunian Concerto but there was also this absolute gem … 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 – 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 & The International Trumpet Guild

The International Trumpet Guild, or ITG, is a world wide organisation for all things trumpet. It has a massive membership and is the hub for everything to do with our art. The ITG have published a photo of the Royal … Continue reading

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RLPO Trumpet Section…

The trumpet section of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, hard at work after the Summer break, all studiously reading their International Trumpet Guild journals. The session is for a cd of the 1812 Overture, Capriccio Italien, and a little known … Continue reading

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INTONE – “Everything is what it is and not another thing”

Many visitors to this blog will know about the international award winning composer, poet and playwright Ailis Ni Riain. Over the past few years I have collaborated on several of Ailis’ major new works and have been involved in four … Continue reading

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