Ring Bells! Sing Songs!

Vol: 189 | 1 December 2017

Discover the music of angels,
enjoy groundbreaking musicals across eras,
and share Alistair McGowan’s passion
for the piano.

In the Valley,
By the Water,
On the Mountain
Helen Keller
A Great Lover of Music
At the Center of
the Musical Universe
Niccolò Paganini
York Early Music Christmas Festival
Established in 1977, the festival is an important arts offerings in Britain dedicated to music from and before the eighteenth century. As Britain’s premier festival of historically informed performance, the event is set in some of the country’s most beautiful historic venues including York Minster, Harewood House and the National Centre for Early Music...
Date: December 8 to 13, 2017
Country: United Kingdom
What's New
“Sing Heavenly Muse”
Elisabeth von Herzogenberg and Johannes Brahms
Ring Bells! Sing Songs!
The Musical I
Elisabeth von Stockhausen was born in Paris in 1847. Her father served as the Hanoverian ambassador, and had been a student of Chopin. In 1853 the family moved to Vienna, and Elisabeth took lessons from Julius Epstein, at that time the principal pianist and teacher in Vienna. According to her teacher, "she had a wonderful memory..."
The jubilant title of this series reflects so much of what we love about musicals: catchy songs, bright melodies, and great sounds all around. The history of the musical (musical comedy, musical play) begins with the first applications of music to theatre. We have innumerable instances of composers providing ‘incidental’ music...
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The Music of Angels
World Harp Congress
A passion for the piano
Alistair McGowan
What could be better than one harpist? —nine-hundred and fifty-seven harpists! Of all ages and backgrounds, they descended upon Hong Kong in July, to attend this years’ thirteenth World Harp Congress—the first time the congress has been held in Asia. The limelight was upon the excellence of harp playing in Asia...
What are your first memories of the piano? My mother had and still has a very good Chappell upright piano. She was always playing the piano when I was young. She was an accompanist for an amateur operatic and dramatic society for years and was always playing and practising the music for the latest Rodgers and Hammerstein...
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My music Video Forgotten records

Ich habe genug
BWV 82

Berceuse Op. 57

Symphony on a
French Mountain Air

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