Part I The title of this post is taken from a frequently recurring comment on the grade sheets my pupils received after taking a variety of ABRSM exams this term. Sometimes they ‘attempted dynamic contrast’, sometimes they ‘achieved dynamic contrast’ and one even ‘demonstrated imagination in dynamic contrast.’ Examiners speak in riddles sometimes, but I … More Dynamic contrast
Alas, I’m afraid it is. But probably the only one I’ll do. Every man, woman (actually, it’s mainly women) and their canine pets seems to have a swimming blog, particularly if they are the sorts who rejoice in swimming in unnecessarily cold water, muddy water, brackish water, ice-slush ‘water’, or bodies of water between two … More Please, not another swimming blog
My parents first acquired a VHS machine in, I think, 1990, and one of the first videos we had in the house was Joseph Losey’s Don Giovanni. This provided an opportunity for my mother, whose tendencies always lean towards the didactic, to educate her children, then aged about 7 and 15 months, not only about Important Opera, … More Avoiding death in a sack.