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Vexations 840 – a brave new venture

Vexations 840 is about pushing boundaries. Giving a new enterprise this name may seem like asking for trouble, but the people behind this venture are inviting challenge. One of these is Lyle Chan, music producer and composer who describes Vexations 840 as “a classical music enterprise” that will speak to core classical audiences.  Vexations 840…
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The living violin

Concerto writing for the violin in the 21st century is alive and well with the works of these celebrated living composers listed by Gramophone magazine. http://gramophone.co.uk/editorial/ten-violin-concertos-by-living-composers …and as a sequel to its list of 21st century violin concerti, Gramophone magazine nominates its list of  top 10 20th century violin concerti. http://gramophone.co.uk/editorial/top-ten-20th-century-violin-concertos
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Intervalic interventions

A tried and true approach to accurate sight singing is to become familiar with the first two notes of  well known pieces of music and commit them to your accoustic memory.  When you need to, recall the tune you learnt and hear the interval in your mind the next time you have to sing it. Compiling your list of tunes could be a…
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NSW Doctors’ orchestra feels the beat

Dr Clare Skinner works in the Emergency Department of Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital. She also plays the oboe and once a year joins around 60 other medicos from around the state to indulge their passion for music, performing as the NSW Doctors’ Orchestra. The proceeds go to the charities related to music and medicine.  She tells…
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