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Mozart’s Magic is in the air

One of the more unusual offerings of the annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival is the live accompaniment of a silent movie by Paul Hanmer, pianist, and one of his jazz colleagues, this year Marcus Wyatt on sax.  Paul Hanmer was … Continue reading

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The seventh Johannesburg International Mozart Festival

I have attended most of the concerts in each of the last five or six Johannesburg International Mozart Festivals (JIMF).  I have enjoyed them all immensely.  They started off on a very high base and improve each year.  Each year … Continue reading

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Carnevale di Venezia at Northwards House

The seventh annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival has the theme “Masquerade” and what a wonderful theme it is turning out to be. On Saturday 31 January 2015 there was a chamber music concert at Northwards House featuring Italian composers in … Continue reading

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Musings on Mozart’s Requiem on the anniversary of his birth

Today, 27 January, is the anniversary of Mozart’s birth.  It is also the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.  Auschwitz, for the very young, was one of the worst of the Nazi extermination camps into which hundreds of thousands Jews, … Continue reading

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New Year Viennese Concert attendees will be masked this year

The 7th annual Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (JIMF) will be a celebration to remember. In keeping with past years, the theme for this year is Masquerade. The Festival will run from the 24 January to 8 February 2015 and will … Continue reading

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Anton Nel is well received in his home city

The Bible speaks of a prophet being without honour in his home town.  Not so for pianist Anton Nel who was born in Johannesburg and is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand.  Anton Nel is now based in … Continue reading

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First 2014 season for Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra

The first of four symphony seasons have been announced for 2014. It is a five week season unless one futher concert is to be announced later. Funding is already in place for most of the seasons this year so there … Continue reading

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