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January 26, 2018

Ionarts #morninglistening to #Langgaard et al. w/#DanishPianoTrio on…

#morninglistening to #Langgaard et al. w/#DanishPianoTrio on @DacapoRecords
#PianoTrios, continuing my enduring love for #RuedLanggaard but also #NielsGade & P.E. #LangeMüller
@SurprisedBeauty Music! ♡☆♡ #chambermusic #classicalmusic #surprisedbybeauty #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #orchestralmusic #danishmusic #repertoireexplorer #PianoTrio

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Ionarts #morninglistening to #Bruckner on @hyperionrecords…

#morninglistening to #Bruckner on @hyperionrecords w/#CorydonSingers & #MatthewBest
Terrific performance of the F-minor #Mass and #Psalm 150 on #HyperionRecords
#classicalmusic #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #choralmusic #vocalmusic #OrchestralMusic #Psalm150 #secularmusic #Corydon’s claim to fame.
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Goldmine Magazine Chuck Berry’s ‘The Great Twenty-Eight Super Deluxe Edition’ released

Chuck Berry’s “The Great Twenty-Eight Super Deluxe Edition” Vinyl Box Set Out Today Ahead of GRAMMY Tribute Performance.

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The Real Mick Rock Sex Pistols live at the 100 Club – London, 1976

Goldmine Magazine NRBQ’s debut album reissued via Omnivore Recordings on March 16

First authorized reissue of 49-year-old NRBQ classic marks its debut on CD, plus gatefold vinyl LP.

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PledgeMusic News Suggs: My Life Story Film Premiere Review And Exclusive Photos


Directed by Julien Temple, Suggs’ My Life Story: The Movie was screened across the UK, with a live musical Q & A direct from Koko in Camden Town, on 17th January 2018. This event included an exclusive musical Q&A, hosted by Keith Allen with Julien Temple, Suggs and pianist Deano, beamed live to cinemas via satellite to the silver screens.

PledgeMusic was an official vendor for event tickets and we were lucky enough to attend the event and take in the performance, along with hundreds of Madness fans, nutty to see the film and the man himself.


The film is the big screen version of Suggs’s My Life Story stage show, in which Suggs narrates a charming journey through his own life story, starting with the death of his beloved cat on his fiftieth birthday. This, in turn, prompts Suggs to seek out the whereabouts and history of his own estranged father, taking us on a unique ride through decades of London pop culture, music and politics, into the rise and fall of Madness and beyond.

Interspersed throughout are Madness songs, stripped down and re-contextualised by Suggs’ onstage narrative; hearing ‘Baggy Trousers’ after Suggs’ treatise on schoolyard fights gives us a whole new angle on this British pop classic.


The more personal elements of the story concerning Suggs’ search for his father and ultimately, his own identity, are a touching contrast to the priceless early footage of Madness – a frenzied rabble of friendship to the end.

After the film had finished, it was onto the main event, and Suggs took to the stage to perform a few of the stripped-down songs we saw in the film in the Koko threatre. We were treated to ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘Shut Up’, as well as a short talk from Suggs thanking the crew, director and, of course, us, for turning up.


Keith Allen arrived and, after some roguish banter with Suggs, sat down with him and Julien Temple to get into the Q&A. Questions came from the audience thick and fast, including queries about the whereabouts of Chas Smash in Madness’s current line-up and even enquiries about Suggs’ response to online admonishments for his recent TV appearances. To which Suggs gave no quarter whatsoever!


The most compelling discussion revolved around Suggs’ thoughts on his beloved London in 2018, as he bemoaned the gentrification and developments that the capital has undergone in the last couple of decades, leaving London an unrecognisable shadow of the collection of close and colourful local communities that feature heavily in the film.

In the most serious tone of the evening, Suggs poignantly opined, “In London, houses are now worth more than human beings”. An observation for which he received rapturous applause.


But, the show must go on, and one last visit to the movie’s ultimate theme of love, sent us all home happy. ‘It Must Be Love’ (with a minor lyrical amendment you can hear in the video below) was sung along with by every member of the audience at the top of our lungs.

As the closing credits of the evening played out, we shuffled out into the rainy Camden night, a little more knowledgeable about, and thankful for, the tubes, buses, pubs and venues that we passed by.


Pre-order Suggs: My Life Story on DVD on PledgeMusic now.


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via IFTTTTake a look at what’s at PledgeMusic BBC announce year-long season of classical music programming


The BBC have today announced that they are launching a year-long season of programmes across BBC 4 and Radio 3 in conjunction with the BBC orchestras to celebrate classical music from the last century, in a project named ‘Our Classical Century’. 

‘All together it will represent the biggest-ever classical music season across the BBC,’ Alan Davey, controller of BBC Radio 3, said today at the Association of British Orchestras Conference, which this year has been hosted by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to celebrate their 90th anniversary. ‘Unique in breadth and scale, the season is designed to engage audiences of all ages’.

‘Our Classical Century’ will look at key repertoire in classical music from across the last century, with Radio 3 choosing 100 of the most significant moments and BBC 4 broadcasting four separate series examining specific periods within this timeframe, each accompanied by concerts from a BBC orchestra.

Radio 3 will also place significant focus on female composers, featuring premieres of works by female composers overlooked by history. ‘Research shows that there are around 6,000 forgotten female composers whose work is not currently available for us to explore,’ noted Alan Davey. ‘We wanted to start putting this right’.

The season will commence this autumn, following the BBC Proms.

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Ionarts #morninglistening to #Sibelius (kanssa sammakko) on #BIS…

#morninglistening to #Sibelius (kanssa sammakko) on #BIS w/#FolkeGräsbeck
on Sibelius’ own @steinwayandsons piano.
Surprisingly (?) wonderful disc!
@surprisedBeauty music
#classicalmusic #pianomusic #transcriptions #solokeyboard #classicalmusiccollection #classicalcdcollection #contemporarymusic #20thCenturyMusic #finnishmusic #OrchestralMusic #JeanSibelius #Frog

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Composer of the Week Lutoslawski

Donald Macleod is joined by Dr Nicholas Reyland to explore Witold Lutoslawski’s life

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