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Telemann Webinar update

By on August 1, 2020 in Telemann Fantasias, Uncategorized, Webinars
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The Webinar on 20 July, A Tribute to Telemann’s Fantasias for Flute, has proved to be a real success with a great many people taking part, showing interest and writing in. Thank you so much for your involvement and thanks especially go to panelists Alfredo Bernardini, Rachel Brown, Nicholas Daniel and Paul Edmund-Davies for their

A Tribute to Telemann Fantasias

By on July 7, 2020 in Telemann Fantasias, Webinars

I have been working during the Covid-19 lockdown on Georg Philipp Telemann’s 12 Fantasias for Flute and finally have an article prepared. In it, I have brought together as much known information about the Fantasias as possible.  I have tried to answer the question on why Telemann wrote the works, looked at their styles and

A crisis or an opportunity?

By on April 1, 2020 in My News, People, Uncategorized

Like you I am adjusting to the Coronavirus crisis as best I can. My thoughts here are to make contact with all me friends as best I can and to hope that you are doing OK. I am finding that work from home continues to be very busy. With making sure that all activities are

Radcliffe Orchestra: 7 March 2020

By on February 23, 2020 in Concerts, Oxford, Radcliffe Orchestra

My third concert with the wonderful Radcliffe Orchestra will take place at 7.45 pm on Saturday 7 March in Tingewick Hall at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. John James returns to play Strauss’ 2nd Horn Concerto and we are performing Brahms and Sibelius to frame this. Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture will open, followed by Sibelius’ Swan

Words and Music with Errollyn Wallen

By on December 31, 2019 in Mansfield College

It’s 60 years since my father was appointed as Senior Tutor (later Principal) at Mansfield College (autumn 1959), so it’s fair to say that I have had a lifelong connection with the College. Music has been important there over the years: Eric Routley (hymnolgist and amazing musician) was a Fellow; David Goodall (father of horn

John Whitfield (1957 – 2019)

By on December 30, 2019 in John Whitfield

It was so sad that John Whitfield, bassoonist, conductor and musician extraordinary, died on 4 November. He had not enjoyed good health for some time but even so he has left us far too early. From his phenomenal arrival on the scene, through his years as a fine player (LSO, London Mozart Players etc.) and

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