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Music and Comedy

Thursday, 9th June 2011 | 1 comment

One of the great things about the richness of classical music is the opportunity for comedy it provides. Musicians always have a few jokes ready - read on for some examples!

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Prince William and Kate Middleton: Music for the Royal Wedding

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Music for the Royal Wedding

Thursday, 28th April 2011 | 0 comments

It is, of course, the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate (or Catherine!) Middleton on Friday, and music will be playing a big part in the proceedings - so here's a quick run-down of what's being planned...

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Concerts and Opera: A New Dimension

Concerts and Opera: A New Dimension

Thursday, 7th April 2011 | 1 comment

It was recently announced that a new 3D film featuring possibly the world's greatest orchestra, the Berlin Philhamonic, would be shown in cinemas. Opera in the cinema has been successful in attracting audiences however, it's worth asking: what do cinema and 3D technology actually add to the opera or concert experience?

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Clements Comic Relief Special: Musical Spoofs

Friday, 18th March 2011 | 4 comments

Today is Comic Relief day and BBC Radio 3 are broadcasting a special programme, 'Donald Macleod's Unbelievable Spoofs'. We get to hear of such dubious characters as Pietro Gnocchi, the Bolgnese opera composer Lasagne Verdi, and Pietro Raimondi.

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Tuesday, 18th January 2011 | 2 comments

How are your New Year's resolutions coming along? Well, if you're still looking for ways to get your 2011 into shape, Clements Theory has a few musical suggestions for you (and none of them is 'do more practice'!).

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