“How can modern R&B-singers even pick up a microphone, after hearing this man?”

  Howard Popeck writes:  Quite so. Went to EVERY gig within the M25. Loud? I’ll say. Had to start to learn to lip-read as a consequence. Hard-faced birds, broken glass on the floor, broken teeth and broken noses in the loo – but not on me! ‘ Trrific’ – as the great man would say. […]

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QUINCY JONES: Prom 49: Quincy Jones Prom

BBC Prom from the Royal Albert Hall which celebrates the career of composer, arranger, producer, conductor and all-round musical genius Quincy Jones. Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest lead the festivities on stage, celebrating Quincy’s compositions, arrangements and productions from a career that has lasted over half a century. The musical and orchestral journey looks […]

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Watch: From Peer Gynt – Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Edward Gardner

A live performance from the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with soprano Ann-Helen Moen The Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra have Edvard Grieg’s music in their blood (the composer was the orchestra’s artistic director from 1880-82) and the wonderful performance of highlights from his Peer Gynt below simply bursts with energy. The concert is …. Please click HERE to […]

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The Who : Bargain (LIVE 1971)

Four viewer opinions: The DRUMS in this song, along with the rest of it make it another timeless WHO CLASSIC !!! excellent, simply excellent, i’m speechless! truly incredible daltrey vocals was at this concert, in SF, 14 years old, flat against the stage on Pete’s side, 15 feet from his HiWatts. Literally changed my life. […]

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Video of the day: Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

A complete live performance by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra and Andrés Orozco-Estrada The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra’s YouTube channel continues to present some wonderful live performances. A couple of weeks ago we featured their account of Prokofiev’s First Symphony conducted by François Leleux, today it is a complete performance of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra conducted by […]

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