Category Archives: Music

Concerted Valentine Party


On 9th February I saw this competition, featuring two tickets to KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra concert on Valentine’s Night: https://sosuterbill.com/2019/02/09/win-a-special-valentines-treat/   As may be seen, the second half featured Elgar, whose music we are both fond of, and I thought, … Continue reading

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Prodigious Young Talent


A recent discovery I made last year (about eight years late) that has got me completely enthralled, is of the prodigy Alma Deutscher. Have you come across her? Born 2005, and now a concert pianist and violinist and a composer … Continue reading

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Feeling CD and Highly Out of Sorts


Last evening after supper, just when I was gearing for a spot of blogging, the lights gave a pathetic flicker and died. I still don’t know whether that was a session of planned load-shedding, or a fault that got fixed … Continue reading

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Good Buys and Fare Well at Fairs


My latest batch of purchases at our local flea market on Saturday found me lashing out a massive sum of R60-00 (abt $4-11) on carefully chosen CDs and DVDs.  That Frank Sinatra DVD is full of memories. It has the … Continue reading

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Anniversary Waltz with Music


The words I posted on the anniversary of when Much Better Half and I met are far better as a tale of romance when accompanied by the music. As I mentioned, that had been lost in the move, and so … Continue reading

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Night and Turning Tables, or Knights of Round Table


Anyone with fondness for live shows who could, by hook or by crook, have attended a performance of KickstArt’s ‘Camelot’ in Durban and didn’t, deserves a kick-start up their own bottoms delivered by themselves.  It is tragic that the run is … Continue reading

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‘PROGRESSIVE’ MODERN MUSIC


  Wordle 340 No honey theme; crescendo follows gravity; Blood-shattering blues set teeth on edges; Bare discords rattle with depravity, And birds electrify so they fall off ledges. © February 2018 Colonialist.

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