Unravelling Ravel in London

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I like this description of Maurice Ravel – “he’s a small composer, but not a minor one.” In the past I’d worked on a Ravel project and was delighted to get to know more of his music Continue reading

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Hmmmpton Court

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I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been to Hampton Court – my sister used to work there so we could get free entry, and it’s a good place to take visitors. It might not immediately jump out to you as a musical location (you can’t help but think first of Henry VIII and his numerous wives, then some Georgian royals, and then perhaps a documentary with Lucy Worsley), but with some basic archaeology we can follow in some musical footsteps. Continue reading