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FABULOUS, EXHIBITIONISTIC, CAMP, BEAUTIFUL PIANO WRITING.TRANSCENDENTAL VIRTUOSITY.CARL CZERNY AND THE SPECTRE OF FELICJA BLUMENT(H)AL. BY STEVEN BENSON.

I have a big collection of Vox Turnabout 70s LPs, with their flamboyant, camp covers, the beautiful detritus of teenage record collecting, especially of late Classical/Romantic era Piano Concerti. But it was not just the indefatigable yet genuinely great warhorse … Continue reading

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THE RETURN TO THE ILLUMINATED CAFE; AND EAST BERLIN. BY STEVEN BENSON

I crossed the (Ersatz) Berlin Wall*, and Returned to the Illuminated CafĂ©, Another Aspect of my Re-claimed Homeland. Nothing much had Changed:a Cupboard moved; But still the Art Deco Lights; Glitter balls; Teapots of Many Colours and Alternative teas; and … Continue reading

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