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Writing About Classical Music - with a focus on South East Asia.
“Shall I tell you why people like us need fine art and good music?”  I caught an old 1990s TV series set in a judges’ chambers, and ..read more
This week I seem to have been upsetting composers, but that is neither surprising nor even unusual; composers should be fiercely ..read more
It began with Viagra.  Then came a sheath of medications of dubious value, to be followed by miracle cures for my excessive weight, hair ..read more
The risk that someone in Singapore might succumb to COVID-19 (so far quite a few seem to have been infected but nobody in Singapore has ..read more
Picture the scene.  Two elderly music reviewers - one of them dozing in a post-lunch stupor, the other muttering to himself about the ..read more
 copyright Gerard Hoffnung  A discussion about graded music exams with a group of students included a ..read more
One of the great delights of my work as a Professional Listener (a job description which seems far more apt than mere Music Critic) is ..read more
  Can you create a string quartet when you yourself are not part of it?  Does a state need to have its own string quartet to earn ..read more
Chinese New Year (and many best wishes to you all for the Year of the Rat) has delayed publication this month, but here are the February ..read more
“Listening to Shooby Taylor sing is a shortcut to joy.” What music lover can resist such a statement?  I certainly couldn’t, and it ..read more

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