Distracted Cellist

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Classical Music is Weird Ep. 006 – What’s There To Study?

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In which we’re back after a long hiatus! And I answer a question that every hairdresser asks themselves when they insist on small talk with me: What does ‘studying music’ mean and entail?


💡 Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme 💡

performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Gennadi Roshdestvensky at the Royal Albert Hall, 2007

💡Alternative: performed by the Royal Albert Hall Orchestra under Edward Elgar himself, in 1926💡

Things Mentioned and Additional Reading

🎧 Classical Music Is Weird Ep 005 – Common Questions (I)

🎧 “Meet Me On The Corner” by Lindisfarne

🖼️ Hey, Mr Dreamseller! Where have you been? – artwork for my “Elementary Music Education” exam

🎧 J.S. Bach: Suite for Cello solo Nr. 4, Prélude – performed by yours truly!

🎧 Franz Schubert: Sonata in A minor “Arpeggione”, 1st movement – performed by moi! Piano: Ulrike Payer

🎧 Dmitri Shostakovitch: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1, 1st movement – performed by… me! Piano: Ulrike Payer

📰 MMus at the RNCM (description of the course and list of modules)

🎥 Distracted Cellist – my very own YouTube channel!

🎧 Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 (Land of Hope and Glory) – performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jirí Belohlávek

📰 Elgar – His Music: Variation on an Original Theme – a list of who each variation depicts

📰 Cracking Elgar’s Enigma Code

📰 BBC Radio 3 – Elgar/ Enigma Variations – programme notes on the variations

Author: littlecello73

Cellist, artist, idealist. Obsessed with British police procedural/detective dramas. I'll talk about everything music related - not just classical! Feel free to comment, I love having conversations and discussions. <3

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