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March 19, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Big Music

A fantastic Sydney Symphony concert this afternoon. Benjamin Northey conducted the band in Andrew Ford’s Headlong, followed by Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Simon Tedeschi as soloist, and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3 to finish. You don’t hear these pieces … Continue reading

January 4, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Summer dreaming

dartington-international-summer-school-festival-course-brochure-2017 I’ve been taking a blogbreak over the silly season but I just received the link to the 2017 Dartington International Summer School of Music brochure and this has spurred me into action. I’ve been working closely with Dartington Arts … Continue reading

October 16, 2016
by harryfiddler
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Yesterday and Tomorrow

After my devil’s advocacy earlier this week, I found myself surrounded by HIPsters* yesterday. The Australian Haydn Ensemble, playing Beethoven, in chamber arrangements, in Sydney Opera House, on original instruments. In 2016. The AHE have been going for five years … Continue reading

September 29, 2016
by harryfiddler
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Drumroll please…

Are you ready? https://unbound.com/books/sanctuary I’m thrilled and not a little bit nervous to announce my new book, Sanctuary, a history of Dartington International Summer School in words and pictures. You may have gathered from that something was in the pipeline. … Continue reading