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Trooping the Colour – 2017

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A year has gone past since my last post, and because of that I was going to skip posting a video of Trooping the Colour this year. But this afternoon, just out of interest I had a look at the video this year, and I was so impressed that I decided to post it. The features this year, including a …

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Trooping the Colour – 2016

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With Trooping the Colour being last Saturday, in the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, I could hardly fail to include a video of it in the year of the Queen’s 90th birthday. I’ve always enjoyed watching it over the years. In the early years of her reign the Queen rode in uniform, sidesaddle, in the parade. In later years, after the death …

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Florence Foster Jenkins – Part 2

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This is my second post about Florence Foster Jenkins.  The first can be found here.   In it I wrote that there were plans to make a movie about her life in 2015 staring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.  As it turned out, two movies inspired by her life were released in 2016.  The first was a fictional French film called Marguerite, …

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Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 – Part 3

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I had to post Part 3 after I found this video tonight. I think it’s beautiful, and it also includes Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, the mother-in-law of our own Princess Mary (who married Prince  Frederick the Crown Prince of Denmark). I like that video as it has a whole new look at many events I’ve seen before, and I like the music. …

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Note By Note – The Making of Steinway L1037

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From the Dreamweaver old JTHonline site   Hmmm. Richter has played a 7 min 51 sec (or longer) piece in 5 min 54 secs? The official website can be visited HERE and it has the Pounding Room Intro, followed by a slide show of scenes and review hightlights. You can control the speed of the slideshow and make it go …