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Congratulations ‘Sir’ Ken Dodd!

Congratulations to Liverpool legend Ken Dodd on his knighthood in the Queen’s New Year honours list. Sir Ken Dodd! Hooray! Congratulations Sir Ken… ‘What a fine day Missus, for running down to the vicarage, sticking a cucumber through the letterbox … Continue reading

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A Piece Of Trumpet History…

What a great photograph! My old trumpet teacher, David Mason pictured with Ralph Vaughan Williams and Sir Malcolm Sargent during rehearsals of Vaughan Williams 9th Symphony. The premiere of this work aroused a lot of interest, partly because of the … Continue reading

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White Cliff – ‘Say What You Want’ – Live Video Session

My eldest son Jonny plays guitar in a great band called White Cliff. All the band members are currently studying at Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts or LIPA as it is known. This is the bands latest … Continue reading

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Waving Not Drowning – A Conducting Manual – Hilarious!

After the recent posting on here, of the interview conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen gave to BBC News, I thought I would post a plug for a very interesting book co-written by an old friend of mine, Lev Parikian. Lev is the … Continue reading

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Never Eyeball A French Horn Player!

Quote from Sir Simon Rattle: “Actually you never eyeball a horn player. That’s one of the real rules. You just don’t. They’re stuntmen. You don’t eyeball stuntmen just before they’re about to go near death. That’s really true. You also … Continue reading

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Gabor Tarkovi plays Mahler 5!

Here is live footage of Principal Trumpet Gabor Tarkovi playing the opening of Mahler’s 5th Symphony with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Fantastic!

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