Beethoven's Diabelli Variations
Composers often get asked to do strange things; I know conductors and music educators do. In 1819 Ludwig van Beethoven received an odd...
Classical Music Demystified
I'm Graham Abbott, an Australian conductor and music educator. This blog was devised as a sanity-saving project in 2020 when lockdowns meant that I lost a year's work almost overnight. Here I write about classical music and share its inside stories. Most of these stories will be based on scripts which I wrote and presented on "Keys To Music" on ABC Classic between 2003 and 2017. Many thanks to the ABC for permission to use this material.