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Celebrating Bernstein

“How was I supposed to know my son would turn out to be Leonard Bernstein?” was the retort of the great American composer’s father when upbraided for putting pressure on …

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Pure Gold

Every now and then, to refresh my soul and rejuvenate my being, I listen again to Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It is the recording I return to more …

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The Robots are Coming…

For years scientists have been predicting that computers will eventually take over all the work in the world. Visions have been painted of humans in the future putting their feet …

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Emma Johnson and Friends

This Autumn Emma is excited about working with six of her musical colleagues in performances and a live concert recording of Beethoven’s gloriously tuneful Septet. It was one of the …

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In Praise of Skipping

15 minutes jogging:           120 calories 15 minutes walking:         50 calories 15 minutes swimming:     105 calories 15 minutes vacuuming:    53 calories 15 minutes climbing stairs: 120 calories 15 …

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New Chester Clarinet Anthology

Hot off the press – Chester’s great new collection of classical pieces for clarinet students with some performing tips from Emma. Click here for a link to find out more http://www.musicroom.com/blog/life-music-clarinet-emma-johnson

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