Monthly Archives: May 2011

Novacek and the Carduccis

Libor Novacek joined forces with the marvellous Carducci Quartet for a performance this afternoon of Dvorak’s Piano Quintet.  It was a sensational performance full of nuance, insight and verve.  Our dear old Bechstein, an elderly lady in her eighties, was … Continue reading

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A303 – Highway to the Sun

BBC4 television screened a film tonight about the A303 – not just any old road but a highway to the sun no less.  We in the west country know it as the road to London, a super highway that is … Continue reading

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Professor Richard Holmes (29th March 1946 – 30th April 2011)

My home page at home is the BBC.  Whenever I turn on the computer, up comes Auntie. Some two weeks ago,  I turned on the computer and there was the BBC with the news that Professor Richard Holmes had died. … Continue reading

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Barbary Pirates

Today we heard a marvellous lecture by historian and author, Adrian Tinniswood, concerning the pirates of the Barbary Coast – that bit of the Mediterranean coast which is today Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya – a country once called Tripoli. … Continue reading

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