Tag Archives: Hans Keller

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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At the Event: Hans Keller on Beethoven’s String Quartet in B flat, Op.130

Last Tuesday (29th October) it was my great pleasure to attend the launch of not one, but two, volumes of material drawn from the Hans Keller archive: the re-issue of his ‘Jerusalem Diary’ and  – this, the main focus (is … Continue reading

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ER in the Keller Archive: Schoenberg score in intensive care

A little while ago, as I was quietly sorting through what I have dubbed the “Attic Anhang” of the Keller Archive to get it ready for documenting, I came across a miniature score of Schoenberg’s String Quartet Op.7. Imagine my … Continue reading

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Hans Keller on…Schoenberg

The start of a new series, this, where I give over my pen to Hans Keller and present some of the exquisite pieces which have surfaced from the dustier corners of his archive. This first, on Schoenberg, of whom Keller … Continue reading

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Your starter for 10: Hans Keller’s music quiz

Now that the May week celebrations here (in June, of course) are well and truly over and the summer holidays have begun in earnest, what better than a little exercise for the grey cells to keep them in trim for … Continue reading

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