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MAY 2022

My concise review of an expansive recording of Ruders’ Harpsichord Concerto.

#AarhusSymphonyOrchestra #ContemporaryClassical #DigitalEP #Harpsichord #HarpsichordConcerto #LeifSegerstam #MahanEsfahani #MartinSlidel #MusicReview #NewMusicRelease #OURRecordings #PoulRuders


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My review of a recording forthcoming, Quartet For The End Of Time.

#Birdsong #Cello #ChamberMusic #ChristinaÅstrand #Clarinet #HenrikDamThomsen #JohnnyTeyssier #MartinSlidel #Messiaen #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #OURRecordings #PerSalo #Piano #Quartet #QuatuorPourLaFinDuTemps #Violin #WWII


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APRIL 2022

My review of ‘Outcast’ – Matangi’s selection of Russian and Ukrainian works.

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Photo by Martin

#Cello #ChamberMusic #Classical #Largo #MartinSlidel #Matangi #MatangiQuartet #ModernClassical #ModernMusic #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #Outcast #Pias #Polystylism #Review #Russia #RussianComposer #Schnittke #Shostakovich #Silvestrov #StringQuartet #Strings #Ukraine #UkrainianComposer #Viola #Violin


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FEBRUARY 2022

Another new review, as I take a break from composition, to assess past projects with Skopje. Moving forward with the day job, with recovering from Long Covid, this wonderful and inspirational CD is perfect for our new starts.

#Boulanger #EmmanuelBach #JaschaHeifetz #JennyStern #LennoxBerkeley #LennoxInParis #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MouvementsPerpétuels #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #Piano #Poulenc #Review #Violin #WillowhayneRecords


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JANUARY 2022

My review of an amazing new release of recital music for saxophone and piano.

Happy New Year, everyone.

#AltoSaxophone #AnyaFadina #Balsys #ClassicalMusic #EasternEurope #FairyTales #Herdzin #Korvits #KyleHorch #Markovitch #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Mikiska #Miniatures #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #NorwoodRecordings #Piano #Prokofiev #Sax #Saxophone #SopranoSaxophone #Tcherepnine #Tubin #WorldPremiere #YshaniPerinpanayagam


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DECEMBER 2021

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

May 2022 bring joy, peace, love, contentment, to you all.

Massive thanks for your support, Martin

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My review of ‘Impressions’ – Etsuko Hirose’s recordings of piano works by Pancho Vladigerov.

#Bulgaria #BulgarianComposer #ClassicalMusic #EtsukoHirose #Impressions #MartinSlidel #Mirare #ModernMusic #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #PanchoVladigerov #Piano #Romantic #Vladigerov

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And something new from me…

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NOVEMBER 2021

A phonics song “designed to help all children, whether neurodiverse or neurotypical, to learn phonics, through a slower pace.” Written and recorded for All Kids ABC.

#ABC #AllKidsABC #ASD #CarpendersParkStudios #ChildrensSong #EarlyYears #Education #Literacy #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MusicEducation #Phonics #PhonicsSong


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OCTOBER 2021

Something new from me.

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And something old…

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My review of Chabuka Amiranashvili’s new music collection.

#Acoustic #Amiranashvili #ChabukaAmiranashvili #ContemporaryMusic #CuGateClassics #Electronic #FilmMusic #MartinSlidel #MemoMusic #MusicReview #NewAge #NewRelease #Soundtrack


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AUGUST 2021

My review of ‘The King’s Alchemist’ by the Eblana String Trio.

#BritishClassicalMusic #BritishComposers #ClassicalMusicReview #ContemporaryClassical #EblanaStringTrio #Finzi #HughWood #Ithaka #JonathanMartindale #KingsAlchemist #LucyNolan #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Moeran #MusicReview #NewRelease #PeggyNolan #SallyBeamish #StringTrio #WillowhayneRecords


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JULY 2021

If you enjoy my music, please leave a Google Review. Thank you.

#ClassicalMusic #MusicReview #Composer #ContemporaryClassical #ContemporaryMusic #GoogleReview #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposer #NewMusic

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Poems from my first week living in London some 20 or more years ago.

The photos are from across the years of Camden locales.

#Camden #London #MartinSlidel #Photos #Poems #Poetry #Snapshot #Writer #Writing

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…And here is my review of Jesper Sivebæk’s guitar album, of Kim Larsen transcriptions.

#ClassicalGuitar #ClassicalReview #Guitar #JesperSivebæk #KimLarsen #MartinSlidel #MusicReview #NewMusic #OURRecordings #Review #SpanishGuitar


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JUNE 2021


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Something new from me.

#MartinSlidel #Composer #LyricVideo #ArtSong #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #EnglishComposer #LookingGlassWorld #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposition #NewMusic #Piano #Poem #Songwriting #Trumpet #VisualText #Words #Writing


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MAY 2021

A new review for a new release.

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#Amadeus #ClassicalMusic #ClassicalReview #LenkaHatašová #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MatyášNovák #Mozart #MozartPianoConcerto11 #MozartPianoConcerto12 #MozartPianoConcerto13 #MusicReview #NewCD #NewRelease #NimbusAllianceRecords #Piano #PianoConcerto #StringQuartet #WihanQuartet


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APRIL 2021

Top 5 on the ReverbNation LDN Classical Chart.

Top 20 National Chart. Huge thanks! 

#Classical #Composer #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #NewMusic #ReverbNation #ThankYou


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Something new for someone new. 

#MartinSlidel #Composer #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #AzamRasid #AzamRasidLegendary #Clarinet #ClassicalMusic #EnglishComposer #FolkMusic #Guitar #Hope #Jazz #Life #LyricPiece #Mabel #MartinSlidelMusic #ModernMusic #Music #MusicComposition #Nature #NewMusic #Percussion #Song #Spring #Sunlight #SunlightFlaresThroughTrees #Trees

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My review of Michala Petri’s sensational recorder performances of works by Rasmussen.

#AalborgSymphonyOrchestra #Classical #ClemensSchuldt #ContemporaryClassical #DanishNationalVocalEnsemble #Download #EsbjergEnsemble #HenrikVagnChristensen #IngerChristensen #LaplandChamberOrchestra #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MichalaPetri #ModernMusic #MusicReview #OURRecordings #Rasmussen #Recorder #StephenLayton #Strings #SunleifRasmussen #TerritorialSongs


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MARCH 2021

My review of pianist Jasmin Seidl’s new CD ‘Repose’.

#ContemporaryClassical #CugateClassics #JasminSeidl #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Minimalism #Music #MusicReview #NewMusic #Piano #PianoComposition #Review


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FEBRUARY 2021

My review of Violeta Vicci’s ‘Mirror Images’ CD.

#Aldilà #Bach #CDReview #ClassicalMusic #ContemporaryClassicalMusic #Elegia #Florentz #ImogenHolst #Improvisation #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #MirrorImages #MusicReview #NewMusic #Partita #Sarabande #Söderlind #Sonata #Soprano #Viola #VioletaVicci #Violin #Vocalise #Voice #Ysaÿe


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JANUARY 2021

Happy new year, everyone… Here is my new Blog plus a new Classical Music review. With thanks to John Cronin at Music and Media Consulting. 

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#Bach #Baroque #Classical #ContemporaryClassical #Download #JoeyRoukens #JosquinDesPrez #Lasso #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Martinu #ModernMusic #Mozart #MusicReview #Navis #Presto #Reflections #RoelandJagers #SarahKapustin #Toch #Viola #Violin


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DECEMBER 2020 

Apologies for lack of updates. As a supply teacher in my day job, I was taken off furlough (of a reduced percentage) at the beginning of September, when schools reopened, but with no work to go back to. I have been on Universal Credit since, with much-reduced bookings for work. I have been told that I have three months to find a teaching ‘job’ before I must ‘accept’ any other ‘work’ on minimum wage. It is how the UK supports educators in times of crisis: it does not. I created a sustainable situation networking with several schools over many years. It enabled a creative life which is now a challenge.

Personal woes aside (we have all had them this year) I benefit to a greater degree from the support and care of friends, and would like to extend to them, and to everyone reading this, a peaceful and contented Christmas break with happiness and stability to come.


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NOVEMBER 2020

My latest project is the music for a new phonics song for All Kids ABC “designed with autistic kids in mind,” with whom I have worked extensively. It in turn inspired a new piano piece For Elon.

#AllKidsABC #ASD #Autism #ChildrensSong #Education #MartinSlidel #MartinSlidelMusic #Music #MusicComposition #NewMusic #Phonics


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MARGARET NOLAN 1943–2020

My good friend Margaret Nolan has passed away following a long illness. Maggie made many contributions in writing, and with visual art, as well as performing, for my poetry collective during the 2010s – of which she was fiercely supportive and proud. This is my 2013 photo of Maggie alongside an example of her intriguing work in photomontage. Taken at a private view in London, it holds one of many very happy memories.

The New York Times obituary is a concise, true and honest reflection aligned with Maggie’s concluding words from our 2012 discussion.

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