Let’s Dance!

Vol: 186 | 15 October 2017

Meet with La Comtesse Greffulhe,
travel to 18th century Venice,
and discover the bottomless way to
look at music with Paul Lewis.

The Beautiful Art
An Interview with
Rumiko Hasagawa
Let’s Dance
Operetta in Vienna
Ten things to say
To a classical
music snob
London Song Festival
Founded in 2007 by the pianist Nigel Foster, the festival is dedicated to promoting the Song repertoire, which tends to receive less emphasis and appreciation in the world of vocal music generally dominated by opera. Besides offering recitals and master classes of outstanding quality, the event also acts as a major showcase for young vocal talents...
Date: October 20 to December 8, 2017
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
How to Listen to Music You Haven’t Heard Vivaldi’s Internationally Renowned Orphanage Orchestra
Some years ago I read a fascinating book by French psychoanalyst and University of Paris literature professor Pierre Bayard, How to Talk About Books You Haven’t Read, in which the author makes a very good case for freeing ourselves from the conventions and obligations of being “well read”...
Imagine you’re a poor single woman in eighteenth century Venice. You have no family, no fortune, and your career options are – obviously – limited. Every year during Carnival, hundreds of wealthy men descend on Venice, busy taking their Grand Tours of the Continent...
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Muses and Musings
La Comtesse Greffulhe
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Alfred Brendel and Paul Lewis
She was described as “that beautiful and unchallenged sovereign of sophisticated Paris; a leader of the smart intelligentsia and unchallenged queen of the upper monde; the most distinguished lady in the whole of Parisian society.” She was born Elisabeth de Caraman-Chimay in 1860...
Famously, Paul Lewis grew up in a home in Liverpool where the most sophisticated musical device was a small electronic organ. Both parents had little interest in music, only “occasionally, my dad would play one of his John Denver record...”
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My music Video Forgotten records

In the Tatra Mountains

Hector Berlioz:
Béatrice et Bénédict

Piano Sonata No. 10
in G major

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