Yearly Archives: 2017

A year of ballet playing cards #38 (QC): Prague Waltzes: Soft, strong and very long.

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Download piano sheet music for Prague Waltzes by Dvořak (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards When is a waltz not “a waltz”? Most of the time  If I ever get to play what I think of … Continue reading

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A year of ballet playing cards #37: A grand polonaise by Nápravník

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Download the Polonaise by Nápravník  (free pdf) Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards You’d think that if ballet teachers have a mental model of how a polonaise goes, this would be a distillation of all the polonaises they’d … Continue reading

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The mysterious case of the Lyrical Waltz

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I’ve just had an email from a teacher, asking me what I understand by the term “Lyrical Waltz.” Short answer, I don’t understand anything by it, but the long answer is that I’m rather fascinated by how a term like this can … Continue reading

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Post-grad study for mature students : 15 tips

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A while back, a friend and colleague who is about to start a PhD asked me if I had any advice. I said, don’t ask me, given that I had to interrupt for a year, and I’m living on borrowed … Continue reading

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A year of playing cards #23: A fruity waltz by Tcherepnin / Cherepnin (10h)

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Download Grande valse by Cherepnin—free pdf Read  more about my Year of Ballet Playing Cards What a difference an e makes: the difference between a grand waltz and a grande valse Ballet teachers often ask for a “grande valse” or a … Continue reading

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Walk to Canterbury in Aid of the Connection

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This year, I’m walking to Canterbury in aid of The Connection at St Martin-in-the-Fields, a charity that helps homeless people in direct, practical ways.  I’d be thrilled if you can contribute, however little, via our donation page here.  It’s a great … Continue reading

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