Friday, 27 May 2016

DVORAK SOCIETY AGM.

1-5-16. After Guarneria Concert. Have About a Hour,s Grace. Before the Dvorak Society AGM. Also at the Pump Rooms. Retire to Nearby Jug & Jester. Drink Hobgoblin. Then Purchase From Local Shop. Red Leicester & Cheddar Sandwich.

Eat it in Jephson Gardens. Weather Spoils Itself, By Raining. Backdrop of AGM. Art capturing the Leamington Musical Festival. Over the Years. Very Good it is Too. Meeting is Fine. Apart From the Sad News. That the Society President. Jiri Belohlavek has Cancer. Finish Meeting with Lemon Drizzle Cake & Coffee. Appreciate Free Book. " Martinu in His Time / The Recorded Legacy ". By Patrick Lambert. From the Society.

Before Train Home. Go in Jephson Gardens Again. Look in the Gardens Glasshouse. Discover the Fact. That the Inside of a Banana . Is Useful for Cleaning Shoes !.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

LEAMINGTON MUSIC FESTIVAL.

1-5-16. Attending Leamington Musical Festival Concert. Guarneri Piano Trio. At Royal Pump Rooms. Which Date Back - 1814. During World Two. The Czech Free Army were Based in Leamington. Between 1940-42. The Army Choir, Used to Rehearse at the Pump Rooms. Under Vilem Tausky.

Concert Begins with the Petr Eben Sonatina Semplice. Eben a Pianist in Chamber Music. Really Like The Pianist for the Guarneri Trio. Is Ivan Klansky. He His is So Involved in the Music. He his Professor at The Praha & Lucerne Music Academies. Dabbles as a Travel Expert. Arranges All the Trios Travel Schedules.

Music Continues with Leos Janacek Piano Sonata " From The Street ". Title Refers to a Incident. Between The German & Czech People in Brno. In October 1905. A Twenty Year Old Czech Joiner had Been Killed. Janacek Had Strong Czech & Slovak Feelings at this Time.

Then it is Variations on a Slovak Theme by Bohuslav Martinu. More of Him in Another Blog. Best Part of the Concert For Me. Was the Concert Etude on the Sea Shore By Bedrich Smetana. Felt I Was By the Sea. Even Though the Czech Republic is Land Locked.

Concert Ends with Dvorak Mazurek 049. Then the Piano Trio in C Minor By Josef Suk. The Trio alsi Includes Violinist Cenek Pavlik. Plus Cellist Marek Jerie.

The Leamington Festival was Over Five Days. Would Have Liked to Have Seen the Terezin Concert. Composers Featured Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Viktor Ullmann & Hans Krasa. Most of the Concert Musicians Being Czech. Though the Ensemble 360. Are Based in My Home City, Sheffield.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

MAY DAY.

1-5-16. Breakfast at Lansdowne Hotel. It is Very Good. Dining Room has Attractive Orange Motif. Laugh at Sign. " If You Want Breakfast in Bed. You Can Sleep in the Kitchen ". There are Other Dvorak Society Members Staying Here. For the Leamington Music Festival. Large Selection for Breakfast. Have Orange Juice. Brown Toast. Scrambled Egg, Mushrooms, Sausage & Beans. Plus Coffee. Enjoyed My Hotel Stay. Today is May Day. Back in Praha. Couples Climb Petrin Hill. To Share Their Devotion. I Walk Through Leamington. To Beautiful Jephson Gardens. Today is Sunny. Old & Young are Carefree. Enjoying the Relaxing Atmosphere. While Here, Must Visit Czech Monument. Water Feature in Tranquil English Gardens. Commemorating Czech & Slovak Solders. Parachuted into Czechoslovakia To Assassinate Heydrich, The Nazi Gauleiter. Monument in Tribute to Jan Kubis & Josef Gabcik. May They Rest in Peace.