Monthly Archives: July 2016

 The Duenna a Comic Opera

We continue last chapters musical theme by looking at a piece of music in the folio I acquired.  It comes from an opera called #TheDuenna originally composed in 1775.  Compiled as a three act opera by composers #ThomasLinley the elder and … Continue reading

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Arts Combined

This week, a friend at a shop I visit saved a couple of books for me to look at.  I didn’t purchase the books but I did leave with something that he did have for me but it was in … Continue reading

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Raphael Tuck & Sons

For those who recognise the company name #RaphaelTuck&Sons, one would expect this chapter to be about postcards.  But it’s not.  Surprise.  Tuck & Sons was one of the most innovative companies of it’s era.  Founded by husband and wife team, … Continue reading

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Art of Willy Pogany

One might be forgiven for not recognising the name #WilliamAndrew(Willy)Pogany (1882-1955) but once one sees his artwork he becomes very memorable.  Earlier this week, I acquired a copy of #TheRimeOfTheAncientMariner by #SamuelTaylorColeridge. Pogany was born Vilmos Andreas Pogany in Hungary … Continue reading

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