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HUDBA A POHADKA.

26-7-2018. What a Wonderful Combination. Music & Fairy Tales. Fairy Tales a Staple Diet of Czech Culture. Especially around the Christmas Festivity,s .

Know Plenty of Czech Friends. Main Duty is to Read Bedtime Stories to Their Children before Sleep. Only One Wee Problem. Some of these Fairy Tales. Are Really Heavy Stuff !.

First Glance in Exhibition. Which is in the Czech Museum Of Music. Karmelitska 118 00 Praha. Is Of Hansel & Gretel. Young Brothers & Sisters Beware. Wicked Witch Alert in the Forest !. Which Reminds Me I Am Going up to Petrin Hill. Maybe i should Postpone !.

Carry on to Honza ( Jan ). Making His Way in Life. Hloupy, Liny, & Chudy. Not Very Complementary !. Usually a Encounter with a Dragon Too !.

Plenty of Earphones Available Too. To Aid Your Inter Action. The Music Side. Know Quite a Lot. Dvorak, Smetana etc.

Water Section Now. Water Nymphs . Sirens to Lure Unsuspecting Sailors to the Rocks ! The Good Goblins, Macha etc.

Can Really Relate t…
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OVERGROWN PATH TO BRANIK.

23-07-2018. Monday Night Concert at the Sukova Sin. Ceske Filharmonicke Kvarteto. Quartet Formed in 2000. Fine Program of Musical Sounds. Mozart Divertimento in D Major, Dvorak String Quartet NO 12, Puccini ( Chrysanthemam,s ) My Favourite Piece on the Night ). No Lull in the Proceedings.

Carry on with Smetana " From My Life ", Janacek " On a Overgrown Path ", Piazzolla " Libertango ". To End with Elgar " Salut " D.

If this was Not Enough. Two Encores. One From Lou Reed. No Fast Rules. Modern Music with Classical. All Played with Precision.

Audience Asian Tourists, Where The Quartet have Some Fame. Plus Ceske Concert Goers.


From Music to Branik Rock. Ceske Mythology Abounds. Branik Hospoda. You Can Sit Outside. Settle Inside. Branik Svetly 10. Cool. Goes Down Well. Pivo Snack in a Jar. " Utopenci ". Friendly & Attentive Staff. Return to Base After Staropramen Extra 12.

A PASSWORD FOR DREAMS.

23-7-18. Holesovice. Industrial, Sweat, Dust & Grime. Spiritual Home of H C Sparta Praha, Hokej.

Can this Be ?. High Structure Of Chrome & Glass. Opposite Iconic Cross Club.
Accenture. Service Industry Supplier. Provider of Office Space. Ano, Nice Looking Building. Fine if You Have Huge & Deep Pockets !

New Vision Cafe. Grand Opening. A Promise Of Fresh, Energy Giving Food.

Meanwhile Further Down. 798 Plynarni. What Was Here ? People Who Worked Here. Working Their Fingers to the Bone. Were Their Dreams Ever Realized ?. No Chance of Knowing. Company who Own Land. Demand Password for Info. Art Expressed on Building by the Disillusioned.


While in District. DOX. Special Art Complex. Always Worth a Visit for Any Inquiring Minds.

Lifelong Friends Chihuly,Libensky & Brychtova. Wonderful Exhibition of Glass Art. Shown in America, Now in The Czech Republic. Vivid Colour,s


Climb up to Data Maze. Internet History from 1969. Landmarks Include 1982 - The Laptop. 1999 -…

I CAN,T GET NO SATISFACTION.

5-6-18. Third Site of Belle Vue Speedway. The Exhilaration & Spectacle , That Was Hyde Road. Then the Use of the Greyhound Stadium. Now the Purpose Built. National Speedway Stadium. On First Viewing. Very Impressive. Many Various Lines. Giving Fine Exciting Racing.

Race Off 2. To See Who Goes on With Russia, Germany & Denmark. From Race Off 1. To Join Hosts Polska in Wroclaw. In The Two Day Finals.

Here to Support Vaclav, Once Sheffield " Pepe " & Jan. Pepe in Marianske Lazne ( Longtrack ), Saturday . CZ Team, Zarnovica, Slovakia, Sunday. Van, Then Ferry to the UK. For Tonight,s Meeting A Heavy Stint for Anyone !.

The Czech Republic Team. Racing Against Six Other National Sides. Must Say the Weather Has Done Us Proud. Not Something Always Associated with Manchester !

We Start Off Well. Easy Win Over Finland. Second Outing. Pepe at the Back Behind Australian & Belle Vue Rider. Max Fricke.

This is World Pair,s Racing. Team Riding a Must !. Last Visit To Th…

MEET THE MUSICIANS 2 : FROM MY LIFE.

16-5-18. Part of the Sheffield Chamber Music Festival. At the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield.

The String Section of Ensemble 360. Introduce Themselves and Take Questions. They are Gema Rosefield, Cello. Plus Violinists Claudia Ajmone - Mason & Benjamin Nabarro.

Many Instruments are Very Old. Kept in Trusts. Played on Loan. Because of Their Worth. They react to Temperature. Different Players etc. Question From The Floor. Which has also been asked Before in the City Hall. About Bows. They can make a Huge Difference, its True.

I was Tempted to ask Pianist, Tim Horton. Why He Did Not Turn up at the Recent Leamington Music Festival. Prudence Prevailed !.

Concert Begins with Andante Con Moto For Violin, Cello & Piano. By Grieg.

They Explain their Fantastic Feeling of Playing it in Bergen,s Unique Musical Theatre. Overlooking Grieg,s Composing Hut.


Music Continues with Smetana,s Autobiographical String Quartet NO 1 in E Minor " From My Life ". His Happy Younger …

ENSEMBLE 360.

6-5-18. So to the Last Concert of My Leamington Festival Experience. Sheffield,s Own Ensemble 360.

On Arrival . Find Ensembles Piano Player, Tim Horton. Is Unable to Attend.

Looks Like My Smetana Polka,s Have Gone West !. Find it Strange Replacement Pianist Cannot Play Them !.

Tonight,s Programme is Changed around a Bit Too.

Concert Opens with Anton Reicha, Wind Quartet in E Flat OP 88 No 2. Reicha Known for His Wind Music. Though I Have a Fine Piano CD Of His.

First Thoughts. Clarinet Player, Plus Sax, too. Matthew Hunt. Makes a Good Leader of the Ensemble. He Introduces Each Musical Piece. With a Amusing & Easy Going Style. Plus Amy Harman Plays a Mean Bassoon.

Second Item Tonight. A Double Bassoon Solo Item. Quite a Novelty !. Leamington Has the Grand Union Canal. Much Nature in Abundance. Birds a Plenty.


Composer Sculhoff in the Dadaism Style. Going Off in a Tangent. With the BassNachtigall. Was Very Interesting. Played Well.


First Half Finish,s with Miloslav Kabelac Wind Sex…

CZECH HISTORY & MUSIC TALK.

6-5-18. Dvorak Society AGM. Is Followed by a Talk by DR Katya Kocourek & Patrick Lambert. About the Creation Of Czechoslovakia and Music During the Great War.

Before Talk Begins. I Get Coffee & Lemon Cake. Have Difficulty to Navigate back to My Seat. In the Cramped Room. People Have Taken Seats. Plus are Not Too Keen. To Allow Me Back to My Seat & Belongings. Spilled Nearly All My Coffee in to My Saucer !.

Dr Katya Kocourek begins Explaining the History. The Czechoslovak Legion Volunteer Armed Forces. Their Aim to Win Support for Independence. From the Austrian, Hungarian Empire.

Many Fought in Russia. Which at The Time the Czechs Classed as Friends to Their Cause. The Legion Fighting in Major Battles, Like Zborov.

What I Found Fascinating. That there were Czechs Fighting for the Hapsburg Empire. If Anything Explains Why War is Futile. This is it !. Czechs Fighting Their Own People !.

The Russian Civil war Followed. The Legion now involved Fighting the Bolsheviks. …