Posts Tagged ‘Keith Horner’

On the Trail of . . . Ralph Vaughan Williams (part one)

September 4, 2018

“19 villagers. 3 smallholders. 12 slaves. 1 priest.”   Those were the residents of the lovely Cotswold village of Down Ampney, as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1066.   That priest’s successor (with a switch from priest to vicar after Henry VIII’s say in such matters) was the father of Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). […]

2018 | Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , Comments (0)

On the trail of . . . Beethoven in Heiligenstadt (with audio)

September 11, 2016

Does any composer have more plaques, statues, museums or memorial sites than Ludwig van Beethoven? Top of the list are the 12 museums and memorial sites spread over five countries. Vienna has a quarter of them. The city is also decorated with many of the more shadowy ‘Beethoven lived here’ and ‘site of the dwelling of . […]

2016 | Quartets Series | Tags: , , , , , , , , Comments (0)

On the trail of . . . Edvard Grieg in Bergen

September 7, 2014

When Janina Fialkowska performs a selection of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces for MusicTORONTO October 28, she continues to champion the cause of a composer who remains his country’s most widely known cultural export, more than a century after his death. For Norway today, as it continues to preserve and discover a cultural identity outside mainstream Europe […]

2014 | Piano Series | Tags: , , , , , Comments (0)