Music reviewed by Rob Mason on 21 March 2017
Filmed at his home, in Greece, Yehudi Menuhin tells the story of his life, which is the musical history of the century.
To leaf through Yehudi Menuhin's photo album is to cover the musical history of an entire century. He tells us about his life, "commenting" about himself based on the documents we show him: the departure from Israel for the United States, his birth in 1916, his dear pianist sister Hephzibah, his teachers Louis Persinger (first violin of the San Francisco Orchestra) then Georges Enesco and Adolf Busch, the first time he played with the…Read
Music reviewed by Rob Mason on 21 February 2017
La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles. The film's title refers both to the city of Los Angeles and to the idiom for being out of touch with reality.
A movie that has attracted a lot of attention although I can’t really see why. It seemed to me that the story line about following your dream was not enough to pick…Read
Music reviewed by Rob Mason on 9 August 2014
1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think by Robert Arp, is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest minds in history. Ranging from the ancient wisdom of Confucius and Plato to todays cutting-edge thinkers, it offers a wealth of stimulation and amusement for everyone with a curious mind.
One idea explained in the book is that Motion at its simplest is a change in the arrangement of a physical system. The claim that everything in the universe is moving seems to contradict empirical evidence yet it is a claim…Read