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Thursday’s Top Items! Includes An Unmissable Signed T-shirt By Paul & Linda McCartney, Promotional Hugh Laurie CD-R, A Promotional Duran Duran Collection And A Rare Japanese SEALED Pet Shop Boys Single!

PAUL MCCARTNEY Save The Rhino Incredibly rare official Rhino Conservation Programme T-shirt which has been AUTOGRAPHED by PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY. The round neck short sleeve white cotton T-shirt features the gold 'Rhino' logo on the front and the back has been signed 'Paul McCartney' in blue marker pen and […read more…]

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“La Stupenda”

   Described by no lesser singer than Luciano Pavarotti as "the voice of the century" the Australian dramatic colaratura soprano, Joan Sutherland – alongside her conductor husband Richard Bonynge – also repopularised many works of near forgotten Italian bel canto opera such as Massenet's Esclarmonde.  Possessing a voice of rare clarity, […read more…]

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The Controversial music of Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky is widely acknowledged as one of the most important and influential composers of 20th century music. He was a quintessentially cosmopolitan Russian who was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. Stravinsky's compositional career was notable for its stylistic diversity. He first […read more…]

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Sir Georg Solti

One of the major classical recording artists, Sir Georg Solti, currentl holds the record for having received the most Grammy Awards, having personally won 31 as a conductor, including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.  Of Hungarian-British descent, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the second half […read more…]

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“From the New World”

 Whilst in the UK Dvorak’s 9th symphony (sometimes referred to as the 5th symphony) has become irrevocably associated with a certain Hovis bread advert, it still remains one of the most familiar pieces of classical music in the world today and is certainly Dvorak’s most famous work. When it was premiered […read more…]

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The Worst Composer in the World?

Whilst technically most of his works were composed during the Modern classical period, Jean Sibelius was perhaps truly the last composer of the Romantic style. At a time when the Second Viennese School was experimenting with atonality and the serial twelve-tone technique, Sibelius was composing traditional symphonies and works inspired […read more…]

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The Legendary Sir Adrian Boult

Sir Adrian Boult was a giant of the UK classical music establishment through most of the 20th century.  A tireless champion of British composers such as Bliss, Britten, Delius, Tippett, Vaughan Williams and Walton, famously he conducted the premier performance of Holst’s Planets in 1918. Throughout his sixty year conducting […read more…]

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The One with the Cannons

  Tchaikovsky’s 1812 overture is certainly one of the best known pieces of classical music of all time, yet interestingly the Russian composer never much cared for it himself.  Commissioned  for the 1882 Russian Arts and Industry Exhibition, Tchaikovsky complained that it would be "very loud and noisy, but without […read more…]