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Ask Alice - Ten years to the day since the very first 'Ask Alice', our classical music agony aunt celebrates in the way she knows best

CD Spotlight. Farrago of Fun - The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert, recommended by Howard Smith. '... though these show their age, the sound remains adequate.'

A Whimsical Novel - Edmund Bealby-Wright's 'This Farewell Symphony', read by Karen Haid

Nights at the Turntable - ... or, Ritter aus der Schallplatte, by Reginald Twiddlebrain, reviewer to the stars. '... enough to make one weep.'

Taming the lion - Jabez Dolotz talks to British conductor Sir Henry Collard-Barker about experiences in and out of the concert hall

Ask Alice - Paganini on the mandolin, piano pupils and Bush's latest deal, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Double Reed Disorder - 'With most reverent and obsequious apologies to all them that are heavy-laden with bassoon and shall find not rest, herein', by Jennifer Paull

Ask Alice - Playing 'Fiddler on the Roof' at wedding receptions, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Ask Alice - On the banning and sacking of conductors, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

Reminiscent retrospectives - Fritzin' the Looking-Glass - On the second anniversary of Fritz Spiegl's death, Jennifer Paull looks into his witty reflection and recalls musical frustrations and fun with Fritz

Ask Alice - On kissing, washing and Tartini rosin, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh

CD Spotlight. New ears - The primeTime sublime Community Orchestra, reviewed by Robert Hugill. '... this whole disc is about horrifying purists.'

Ensemble. Mystic chanting - Elica Lupus-Popescu journeys to hear the lost pipers of Iasi

Fair game? - Is a little insanity good for the creative process? D C Ruiz of New Music.net talks to Paul Minotto about the primeTime Sublime Community Orchestra

Ensemble. Musical evangelism - Piers Adams' group Red Priest amazes Keith Bramich

CD Spotlight. Fertile imagination - Arrangement with a vengeance from Red Priest, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... never a dull moment and entertainment value paramount.'

Record box. Wildlife in the Nursery - Keith Bramich comes face to face with the singing animals

Classical Spam - Professor Oliphant Chuckerbutty returns to investigate the intriguing subject of musicians' unwanted emails ...

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 33. A Royal Composer

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 32. Stravinsky's Final Period Works

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 31. Bartok's Original 4th String Quartet

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 30. Strauss's Tone Poem 'Der Hund von die Baskervilles'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 29. Elgar: The Missing 'Enigma Variations'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 28. Fibich's 'Moods, Impressions and Reminiscences'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 27. Schumann's 'Blumenkinderstücke'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 26. Chopin's 'Cantate de Noël'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 25. Purcell's 'Welcome Ode on Pepys's Recovery from the Bladderstone'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 24. John Taverner's 44-part motet, 'The Cryes of London'

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 23. Gustav Holst's 'Pluto', from The Planets (rev.)

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 22. Esrum Hellerup: An Unknown Composer

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 21. Rubbra's Comedy Overture

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 20. Respighi's trittico The Bistros of Rome

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 19. Charles Ives's Grand Metropolitan Hotel, New York City

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 18. Reger's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Satie

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 17. Fauré's Saxophone Concertino

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 16. Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta, Billy Budd

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 15. Berlioz's Études for Piano

Music Web watch - Humorous music websites - any here you don't know?

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 14. Schubert's Piano Concerto in A-flat major ('The Unfinished')

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 13. Beethoven's English Folk-Song Arrangements

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 12. J.S. Bach's Suite in the Spanish Style

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 11. Tippett's Easy Duets for Children

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 10. John Cage's Mushroom Music

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 9. Malcolm Arnold's Requiem for Olivier Messiaen

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 8. Debussy's Prelude and Fugue for organ

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 7. Delius's Evening Canticles

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 6. Bruckner's Cabaret Songs

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 5. Schoenberg's Rhapsody on Greensleeves

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 4. The A.E. Housman settings of Elgar, Smyth and Boulez

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 3. Messiaen's ballet-music The Wind in the Willows

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - 2. Wagner's String Trio

Rejected Reviews or, works that got away - Trevor Hold has dragged from oblivion some music you will not know. 1. Brahms's opera Tom Jones

Feature - Avril Ngaire Poisson and Europe

 

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