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March 19, 2018
by harryfiddler
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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

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

November 23, 2016
by harryfiddler
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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