David Garrett

A Day in the Life of David Garrett – Part Two

By David Garrett

In the second of our series of video blogs by superstar violinist David Garrett, filmed on his way to catch the Eurostar, he tells us about his priceless Strad violin and dealing with a tricky customs official. Check back for more videos all this week.

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David Garrett playing tracks from Rock Symphonies

A Day in the Life of David Garrett – Part One

By David Garrett

David Garrett invited us to follow him to see what he gets up to in a normal day. We chose a day when he would be in London, doing promotion for his latest album Rock Symphonies. Then his ever-packed schedule changed and we ended up following him from London to Paris (it’s a hard life!).…

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Rachmaninov

Day of Good Humour.

By Tim Lihoreau

I gather that April Fool’s Day is more often referred to as ‘Day of Good Humour’ in Russia. This year, thankfully, it falls on a Friday and I for one am very pleased, having been the recipient of a succesful April Fool one year from all 3 complicit members of the Lihoreau household (I was successfully…

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Music For Youth

A ‘Silly’ Saturday requires a ‘Special’ Sunday.

By Tim Lihoreau

Saturday 26th March After the programme today it was a fast turnaround (2 bagels per minute) for a trip to the Cambridge Regional Festival of the Music for Youth. In between, we have squeeze in a TyrannoChorus rehearsal (100 odd singers from ages 4 to 82) to practice for a gig on Wednesday night. Music…

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Erik Satie

I can’t get no Satie’s-faction

By Tim Lihoreau

Seeing the smouldering remains of the Elysée Montmartre theatre made me more than a little sad, this week. Anyone who has ever wandered the parades of ‘prix-fixes’ or turned down sketch artist after sketch artist will only have had to look up, now and again, to get a feel for just how musical this area…

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Suchet

Suchet… AWAY*

By Tim Lihoreau

As daunting as it is attempting to fill the seasoned, broadcasting shoes of John Suchet, it’s been great fun. So far, at least. It’s meant catching the first train out of Cambridge every morning and this has been an eye-opener. The rules of the ‘first train’ obviously differ from those of a standard train. Chief…

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Rihanna

Scent-sational Composer

By Tim Lihoreau

History hasn’t been particularly kind to the extraordinary composer Cécile Chaminade. But is she Britney, Rihanna and Kylie’s spiritual mother?

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Andre Rieu

Andre Rieu waltzes into The Classic FM Interview

By Stuart Campbell

Judging by the lavish glamour of Rieu’s live set we half expected him to arrive in a horse drawn carriage…

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Craig Ogden

Attention musical juggernauts!

By Sam Jackson

I’m putting together our final plans for a very exciting new album, to be recorded next week…

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Kate and William

Music for the Royal Wedding

By Darren Henley

At Classic FM we were excited to see the announcement from St James’s Palace about the musical accompaniment to the big day.

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