Category Archives: Music

I want to dance

This circular urn  was the inspiration for my Olveston residency. On March 19 Barry and I attended a performance in Olveston’s Great Hall by the internationally renowned Slovak Cellist, Jozef Lupták. During his 60 minute recital I noticed the urn … Continue reading

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Not a poetry reading but a performance

 This afternoon’s advertised poetry reading at Olveston was very misleading. The poems weren’t read, they were performed. And it was a performance of the highest standard with  Louise Petherbridge, John Watson, Joan MacDonald and Jocelyn Harris  delighting the audience with … Continue reading

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A note from the Steinway

The Olveston Steinway was quite happy to be the subject of a poem.  After several failed attempts I gave up and acknowledged the Steinway was right all along. It had to be a rhyming poem.  So in honor of the … Continue reading

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The Steinway sings

If there are any pianists in a tour group they’re frequently invited to play the Steinway before they leave the drawing-room and continue on upstairs. Today the pianist was playing for ages so I popped downstairs to ask Astrid what … Continue reading

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