A Cunning Blog

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March 19, 2018
by harryfiddler

A walk on the dark side

Much looking forward to the ACO’s upcoming tour with Alina Ibramigova. There’s another micro-feature interview in SMH here. There are some artists who give great interview. They talk in seemingly unselfconscious soundbites and you just have to nod and listen … Continue reading

November 23, 2016
by harryfiddler

mirabile dictu

Last week I interviewed Lorenza Borrani, leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and co-founder of Spira Mirabilis. Yesterday I heard her play. It was a bit good*. Borrani is in Australia as guest leader of the Australian Chamber Orchestra, … Continue reading

October 13, 2016
by harryfiddler

Yesterday and today

I went to hear the ACO and Julia Lezhneva last night. It was quite something. The performers left the stage after the fourth encore. Fair enough. They probably wanted to get home, or have a drink. The audience would happily have … Continue reading

May 27, 2014
by harryfiddler

Timeline: how was it for you?

After the blow by blow account of my 11 yo’s journey through time, space and the land of nod, what did Harriet Cunningham, music critic, make of the experience? There’s much to love about this quixotic project. Firstly, the immaculate … Continue reading