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May 21, 2017
by harryfiddler
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Unfinished business

Articulation. Timbre. Pace. Pitch. Ornamentation. Tempo. Vibrato.¬†Effect. Affect. There’s so much to think about once you enter the labyrinth of Historically Informed Performance. It sometimes feels like a loss of innocence – gone are the days of just playing, revelling … Continue reading

May 20, 2011
by harryfiddler
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The Code: a guide to concert dressing, part 2

I had to review the Australian Brandenburg concert for SMH last Friday. It was, as expected, a great concert. I make no secret of the fact that I’m a fan of mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell and have been ever since … Continue reading