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Tue, 2015-11-24 14:36
My experience with Spotify inspired me to re-examine my CDs with a view to a major clean up. So I looked at the impressive wall of more than 2,000 recordings and for some reason my gaze fell upon one, a box-set of an opera by Handel called Alcina. Tony Woodcock

Guns, Tanks, Man Utd, and 'Star Wars'

Tue, 2015-11-10 10:39
We have all come across the terms hard power and soft power as generic descriptions of various government policies and behaviors around the world. Hard Power is probably the one we are most familiar with, as it seems to manifest itself in news headlines most days. Tony Woodcock


Thu, 2015-10-15 13:59
Many of the great composers who were also great performers were well known for championing the works of others. Mendelssohn, as conductor, was essential in restoring the nearly forgotten legacy of J.S. Bach. Similarly, he re-introduced Schubert who had all but disappeared to audiences in the mid-19th century. Tony Woodcock

The Magic of Serendipity

Tue, 2015-09-29 17:55
My wife and I were recently in Amsterdam revisiting the major art museums and enjoying that wonderful freedom which makes this city so extraordinary. The weather had been really hot, and on this particular day, the heat had joined forces with a great tumult of humidity. Tony Woodcock

Conspicuous Consumption

Tue, 2015-09-08 13:32
The energy of the Market is life enhancing. It is visceral and electric. It's a world far removed from "middle class morality" as Alfred Doolittle in My Fair Lady would have said. There is no hint of refinement and class, just the need to provide the best for everyone at very low prices and in the most helpful way. Tony Woodcock