Terry Riley: The Piano Works

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“The story starts down on Mrs. Halton’s chicken farm on the back road from Colfax to Weimar, California during WWII.  My mother and I were living with my grandparents in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills where my father, a US Marine, was off fighting the Japanese in the Pacific for 3 years.  Each Saturday my Read More

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BBC Proms 2015: The Definitive Guide

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The Listings for the BBC Proms 2015 have arrived – and to be honest, they’re looking pretty glorious this year. But there are A LOT of them to wade through. We’ve put our collective heads together and harvested the top 17 essential picks of the bunch. Enjoy and we’ll see you there. 1) Prom 27: Late Read More

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Compose Yourself: Learning From The Rule-Breakers

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This week’s Compose Yourself demonstrates that many music students often forget that the best composers are also the best listeners.  That’s certainly where Richard gets all of his ideas from – other composers, past and present!  Here’s his list of 5 counter-intuitive genius ideas that should get you thinking…..and composing! The First Movement of Mahler’s Read More

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Desirable Vinyl: Storyville Records Remastered Classics

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A number of Storyville Records’ iconic jazz and blues albums are now  available in a new series of remastered high quality vinyl releases. Featuring some of the best artists from the vast Storyville catalogue, the “Storyville Vinyl Remasters” series presents great music on deluxe vinyl. Each release is limited edition, pressed onto 180 gram virgin Read More

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