Dec
21
2017

THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS

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  Sport for Jove, Bella Vista Farm December 16 until December 30 8/10 Carlo Goldoni played with puppets as a boy, with people as a man. Having Moliere as his model he revolutionised Italian comedy in the middle of the 18th century, hoisting it beyond the stock characters of the Commedia dell’arte tradition, with The […]

Dec
19
2017

Stefano Bollani Trio album

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JAZZ AT BERLIN PHILHARMONIC – MEDITERRANEO (ACT/Planet) 8.5/10 Collaborations between jazz musicians and orchestras generally flatter neither party. The classical players, who signed on to perform Mozart and Mahler, are reduced to playing lame backgrounds, while the jazz players are straightjacketed by the surrounding inflexibility. This album breaks that mould, in the process drawing together […]

Dec
17
2017

King Crimson album

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LIVE IN CHICAGO (DGM) 9/10 Has there ever been a more polarising band? Revered or reviled with no mid-ground, King Crimson has had nine incarnations across 48 years with guitarist Robert Fripp the sole common denominator. It has performed a greater breadth of music than any band in rock history: from symphonic to psychedelic via […]

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