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Hans Keller’s E major challenge

Reading Hans Keller’s programme note on Franz Schreker’s Suite for the Birthday of the Infanta for a concert by the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Royal Festival Hall in October 1978 (which also included Scriabin’s Piano Concerto in F … Continue reading

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Hans Keller and “Music Review”

Working my way gently through every single item in the Keller archive, preparing it all for its final phase, I am struck, yet again, by the sheer volume of his output. Yet again, I wonder how, physically, he managed to … Continue reading

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An evening of Brahms with Hans Keller

Take your seats, everyone, please, the concert is about to start. This evening an (improbable) all-Brahms concert at The Other Place Festspielhaus is being given in the first half, by the Orchestra of the Eternal Age conducted by the composer … Continue reading

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At the event: Hugh Wood memorial concert

It falls to me to compose the first post for 2022 and so I must begin by wishing all our devoted readers well for the coming year and to thank you for continuing to read our articles – we much … Continue reading

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To celebrate, to commemorate: Hugh Wood (1932 – 2021)

“He was never blessed with self-confidence – and it makes his music so good. He gave it so much care and attention. He embraced life in all its dimensions – physical, mental and intellectual.” Thus writes Professor Edward Venn in … Continue reading

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“Unmurderable Beethoven” : Hans Keller celebrates Beethoven 200

No, we’ve not got our dates wrong, dear reader – read on to see why. This week, we thought it might be fun to present a little concert to celebrate the Beethoven 250 centenary. But what about the programme notes? … Continue reading

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Proms, Hans Keller, and, Beethoven 250

Two for the price of one this week we’re delighted to say. It will come as no surprise for Hans Keller fans out there to learn that he wrote many programme notes for Proms concerts – primarily during the 1960s … Continue reading

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At the Proms with Hans Keller: 24 July 1962

Welcome to this evening’s Prom dear readers. We here at MusiCB3 thought we might offer you an alternative to that on offer from the esteemed BBC’s Proms Archive this evening and give you instead the one which took place on … Continue reading

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Beethoven the arranger: exploring the countryside

Continuing our celebrations of the Beethoven 250 anniversary, I thought we might take a little look at one of the, perhaps, dustier corners of his output – that of his arrangements of some of his own works (not to be … Continue reading

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Behind the notes: Keller, Beethoven and Functional Analysis

You may have noticed, dear reader, that this year we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. So, to kick off our own celebrations here at MusiCB3, I thought we would combine two extraordinary musical minds and look at Hans … Continue reading

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