Posts By: Anna Souter

Our Guide to the BBC Proms 2017

The highly-anticipated line-up for this year’s edition of the BBC Proms 2017 was announced last week. With an innovative mixture of old and new and an expansion to incorporate new locations including the Tate Modern and a former multi-storey car park in Peckham, it’s already got the music world talking. Tickets can be booked for

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International Women’s Day: Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter

It’s International Women’s Day! To celebrate, we’re featuring the latest release by our sister label, Obsidian Records. Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter: Princess, Nun and Musician features never-before-heard music which recent research suggests may have been composed by the daughter of Lucrezia Borgia. This was music composed for and by women; Eleanora d’Este, a daughter of the

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The Most Romantic Pieces of Classical Music Ever

Valentine’s Day is coming up and it’s the time of year for romance. To get you, or your loved one, in the mood, we’ve put together a list of the most romantic pieces of classical music ever written. 1. Salut d’Amour, Elgar Elgar this emotional piece in 1888 and gave it to his fiancée, Caroline

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Gift Guide: Musical Gifts for Her

From stocking fillers to presents under the tree, try some of these musical gift ideas for the woman in your life. For the retro stylist Reminding us of the stylish and much adored radios from the 50s and 60s, this retro version has modern technology inside to provide top quality digital sound. Accesses FM, MW

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Gift Guide: Musical Gifts for Him

Finding gifts for men is notoriously difficult. This Christmas, we’ve come up with a guide with something for every man on your list. For the dandy This silk bow tie is printed with manuscript music by Mozart, ready to complete the outfit of any dapper gentleman. £17.99 Click here to shop now For the musical connoisseur The

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Top 10 Pieces of Christmas Classical Music

Christmas: a time for peace on earth and good will to men. The streets twinkle with fairy lights and the shops are filled with festive tunes. Some of our deepest Christmas associations often come from the music which defines the season. We’ve put together a musical journey through the history of Christmas classical music from

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New arrivals for Autumn and Winter

We’ve recently made some exciting additions to our unique range of music and gifts. From new CDs to vintage-style radios, mugs to jewellery, we hope there’ll be something for everyone. Click on the links below to discover more. New titles Anything Goes This collection of hits of the 50s from Ella Fitzgerald, ‘The First Lady

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Jane Austen’s Musical World

“Aunt Jane began her day with music – for which I conclude she had a natural taste; … She practised regularly every morning – She played very pretty tunes, I thought … Much that she played from was manuscript, copied out by herself – and so neatly and correctly, that it was as easy to

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Anne Boleyn, Lover of Music

On 19th May 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn was taken from her cell in the Tower of London to a wooden scaffold, where a French swordsman awaited her. Henry believed that an axe was too common an instrument to behead the Queen of England. After speaking briefly to the crowd who had gathered to watch the

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