CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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George Colerick is a writer and publisher living in London, who has often visited other capital cities to hear a large range of music. His interests include musicology, humour in music, north-west Europe, sociology and Ipswich Football Club. His books include Romanticism and Melody (in two volumes), and From The Italian Girl to Cabaret, a specialised study in musical humour.
George Colerick explores the rise and decline of French composer Charles Gounod
On George Gershwin's birthday, George Colerick takes a critical look at the composer of 'Rhapsody in Blue'
On the birthday of Jean Sibelius, George Colerick discusses the Finnish composer and his music in the light of the politics of the time
George Colerick discusses orchestral music by Berlioz, Saint-Saëns, Delibes, Lalo, d'Indy, Debussy, Ravel, Honegger, Poulenc, Milhaud and others
George Colerick explores the folk music and other connections between Antonín Dvořák and his friend Johannes Brahms
George Colerick discusses early Romanticism, with particular reference to Schubert, the piano, Schumann and the development of the symphony orchestra
George Colerick writes about the tango
George Colerick takes a light-hearted look at Ken Hill's influence on the old tale of 'The Phantom of the Opera'
George Colerick discusses the music of Sergei Prokofiev with reference to the Soviet authorities
George Colerick discusses Gustav Holst and his Richard Wagner parody
George Colerick tells the story of Louis Jullien, a French impressario, composer and conductor famous in London in the nineteenth century
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