Tag Archives: symphony

Brendan’s Current Daily Routine!

I have succumbed to the most  popular enquiry on here. ‘What stuff do you practice?’ Things have changed a lot recently and I have been travelling much more than usual. In two months, I have been to Scotland four times, … Continue reading

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Mick Mulcahy of the Chicago Symphony OrchestraWarms Up in La Scala.

What a fabulous photo! The legendary Mick Mulcahy of the CSO warms up in La Scala, Milan, on the latest leg of the Chicago’s 2017 European tour. Click here to visit Mick’s website and find out more about one of … Continue reading

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The Infamous Timpani Part – Bruch Symphony no. 2!

Due to popular demand, I just thought I’d repost the well known segment from Max Bruch Symphony no.2. The timpani is in F & C and the point of interest occurs at letter K. o-iii<O

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Two Trumpet Legends…

Yesterday, I received the gift of a photo from the great John Gracie, recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The picture shows John (left), as guest Principal with the Philharmonia, sitting next to the legendary David … Continue reading

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It’s A Living!

Great fun with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra this month and last. Champion!

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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour 2015 Day Three – Prague Spring Festival Closing Concert

The above photo is the view from my hotel room. It is not a great picture because I can’t open the window but I just wanted to show you how blue the sky is. The weather is fantastic but the … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Tour 2015 Day Two – Prague Spring Festival – Opening Concert

The sun is out and shining bright on day two of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic tour. I think I’ll walk in to work today! The Hotel Mozartava is just by Mozart Villa. The villa is now a museum dedicated to … Continue reading

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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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Tuba Humour…

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Happy 175th Birthday Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!

Today, March 12th, is the 175th anniversary of the first concert given by the then Liverpool Philharmonic Society. Catherine Jones has written a splendid tribute in the Liverpool Echo today, detailing the highs and lows of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic … Continue reading

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