Food poisoning, Stuck in the Himalayas and Professional Responsibility

3rd May 2009

Food poisoning, Stuck in the Himalayas and Professional Responsibility – One of the most common questions we‚Äôre asked by potential clients is ‚Äòwhat happens if one of our musicians is ill on the day of the wedding?‚Äô All our players are in demand and generally get booked up by orchestras in advance, so how do […]

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Bruch, Coleridge-Taylor, Spohr and D’Indy String Quartets

25th April 2009

Bruch, Coleridge-Taylor, Spohr and D’Indy String Quartets – This week we (Manor House String Quartet) seized another opportunity to get together for a sociable day of chamber music and explore some more pieces for string quartet.¬† Whereas last week I’d played the first violin parts and Louise had played second violin, we kept it interesting […]

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Wedding Hymns for String Quartet

22nd April 2009

Wedding Hymns for String Quartet – Some of the more unexpected side effects of the ‚Äòfinancial crisis‚Äô are the inventive ways in which couples getting married¬†save money¬†on their wedding plans and find ways to get the most out of all their wedding suppliers. One such example would be a recent trend to get the best […]

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Van Bree and Spain Dunk String Quartets

21st April 2009

Van Bree and Spain Dunk String Quartets – One of the greatest pleasures of being a musician (particularly in the Manor House String Quartet) is getting together with colleagues just to play through chamber music for our own enjoyment.¬† Rather than working hard in rehearsals preparing a piece for a concert or recording, we can […]

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Spohr String Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2)

11th April 2009

Spohr String Quartet in G (Op. 82 no. 2) – Occasionally, you take on a task which at first seems relatively straightforward, but unfolds to become quite an endurance test….. In our exploration of Spohr’s string quartets we (Manor House String Quartet) have¬†discovered some real gems. I’d put them in a bracket of well deserving […]

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