Interview with Eyal Pik

I chatted to guitarist, singer-songwriter, music producer extraordinaire and, dare I say it, philosopher Eyal Pik on Zoom on the Monday...

Complete History of Music: Lesson 10

Hello friends and fellow music history enthusiasts.  This is the last lesson in our tour of Western music. It's been quite the journey....

Complete History of Music: Lesson 9

Hello friends and welcome back to the penultimate lesson of this whirlwind tour of Western music. I left you thinking about the polymaths...

Complete History of Music: Lesson 8

Hello music history enthusiasts and welcome back.  I left you listening to the haunting Op.27 No. 1 Nocturne of Chopin and perhaps...

Complete History of Music: Lesson 7

Welcome back dear music history enthusiasts (and welcome any of you who have decided to jump in at Lesson 7). This lesson looks at two...

Complete History of Music: Lesson 6

Hello dear friends and fellow music lovers.  When I last saw you we had been listening to Beethoven and thinking about melody and harmony...

A Complete History of Music: Lesson 5

Hello and welcome to Lesson 5 of A Complete - or slightly incomplete! - History of Music.    We were looking last time at the life and...

A Complete History of Music: Lesson 4

Hello music lovers and welcome to Lesson 4 of this whirlwind tour of Western Music. I am beginning to think it is notable for all that I...

A Complete History of Music: Lesson 3

Welcome to Lesson 3 of our whirlwind tour of music history! If you have come back, I'm very pleased. If you are just starting here, you...

A Complete History of Music: Lesson 2

A Complete History of Music in 10 Lessons: 2 Hello again and welcome back! If you're joining for the first time, Lesson 1 is a quick read...

A Great Mind

I first heard of Nadia Boulanger (1897-1979), the great French teacher of composition, from Peggie Sampson, who taught me the cello when...