Sunday, April 29, 2007

Radio 3

I have been listening to BBC Radio 3 a lot recently. It is the BBC station dedicated to classical music and, to a much lesser extent, jazz. They have a great selection, not limited to the few mainstay symphonies and overtures that make up many classical repetoires. They sometimes dredge up obscure recordings from the twenties.

The DJs on Radio 3 all appear to have an extensive knowledge of classical music, extending not merely to the composers but also to famous musicians. Often, it is rather difficult for a novice to pick up on all the references they make. It makes me want to learn more about classical music.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Deep Blue

Hi all,

I know it's been a while since I've blogged. I apologise, but it's been incredibly busy.

Last night, I saw a truly excellent movie on DVD, Deep Blue, a documentary about the ocean. The cinematography was truly excellent. They captured schools of fish and other sealife with a beauty and realism that was breathtaking. It was released to theatres, but did not gain much notice because it came out at the same time as March of the Penguins.

Another good point of the film was that it did not have a lot of narration. The filmmakers chose to let their footage speak for itself. Although at times it would have been nice to know exactly what species of fish I was looking at, it was enjoyable just to sit back and look at the different animals.

I highly recommend seeking out the DVD.