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Nobuyuki Tsujii, piano

Happy 2014 to all our dear readers!! I would like to begin the new year with an inspiring blog post which has little to do with food or music and much to do with the strength and beauty of the … Continue reading

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Vocalise, Sergei Rachmaninoff

“Two bridge railings symbolize two people supporting each other through life’s journey. But when one railing is missing, it is like one half has gone away.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ As we all know, to be considered great, … Continue reading

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Sunset Cottesloe beach, Western Australia

“The view of the sea is so beautiful that words are not necessary. The music in my mind conjures a poetry of the sea before me” ~ Chopinand, co-author ChopinandMysaucepan on Rachmaninoff’s Etudes-tableaux Op. 39 no. 2 in A minor … Continue reading

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Winner announced – FREE $300 Concert Tickets & Food Voucher Giveaway!

This post is to announce the winner for two (2) tickets to the Mahler Chamber Orchestra concert (valued at $110 each) 7pm on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 featuring stellar American cellist, Alisa Weilerstein and a food voucher worth $80 redeemable at any Opera Kitchen food stalls at the Sydney Opera … Continue reading

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Sydney Opera House presents Alisa Weilerstein FREE $300 Concert Tickets & Food Voucher Giveaway!

 ”Her technical abilities serve a taste for sweet and intensity. She performs with soulful expresssion and physical abandon”                                             … Continue reading

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Stephen Hough, Classical pianist by night, humourist & blogger by day

“This burning quality and compulsion to play should be there in every human being. In order to live a full life, you have to burn about something.”                           … Continue reading

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Lang Lang plays Rachmaninoff in Sydney, Australia

Through the pages of history, we have often found talent among humanity that transcended our thoughts, changed our perceptions and fuelled our imagination. In recent times in sport, we witness the talent and artistry of Roger Federer on the tennis … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood – Who are you?

// // // ]]>// In one of the most famous fairy tales ever told, Little Red Riding Hood is a little girl in a red cloak who visits her grandma in the woods only to discover a big bad wolf … Continue reading

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Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

// // // ]]>// There is something about this piano concerto that fuels my emotions no matter how many times I listen to it. Perhaps it’s the grandeur and passion of its dark haunting melodic lines or the stark contrast … Continue reading

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G minor, Opus 25, no. 3

This famous prelude in Alla marcia tempo is a showpiece of Russian nationalism to inspire and evoke a sense of pride of the Russian army. It is composed in ternary form where the B section introduces a slower, flowing melodic … Continue reading

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Rachmaninoff Prelude in G major, Opus 32 no. 5

Whenever I play this prelude by Rachmaninoff, it evokes beautiful images of sharks gently gliding in the depths of my mind. The delicate melody is accompanied by quintuplets played almost throughout the entire piece by the left hand. To bring … Continue reading

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Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873–1943)

“Music is enough for a lifetime but a lifetime is not enough for music” ~ Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) Sergei Rachmaninoff was born on the 1 April 1873 and is widely regarded as a brilliant pianist and one of … Continue reading

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