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A Couperin Christmas

I’ve been completely alone this Christmas: I haven’t spoken to another soul for four days. Although there have been occasional pangs of sadness (after drinking too much of the Japanese gin I found in the back of a kitchen cupboard), no work and no socials have allowed me unfettered piano practice. I’ve temporarily paused work […]

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Amplification

Having given some serious thought to my last post on the stifling atmosphere of many classical concerts, I’ve reached the conclusion that amplification is the best answer. This article in The Guardian states that classical concert volume levels reach up to 90 dB, compared to rock concerts hitting around 120 dB, around 30 times louder […]