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There is absolutely nothing like live (not recorded) music

I have just spent a week away doing absolutely no tango! Instead I have enjoyed a weekend and a night of world class classical music. Though I studied music for much of my teenage years I do not consider myself well-educated and I enjoy the challenge of listening to music I would otherwise not choose, especially live. These concerts were part of a music festival (except for the last which was the Australian Chamber Orchestra) and I listened to music by Berlioz, Messiaen, Sculthorpe, Carl Vine and Margaret Sutherland, to name a few, there were others who were totally unfamiliar.
I enjoyed the performances of excellent artists including the Australian String Quartet and pianist Michael Kieran Harvey. I absolutely loved the concert by the ACO with virtuouso cellist, Giovanni Sollima... so when I learnt that the Sydney Tango Salon Festival was bringing a world class tango orchestra as part of the line-up for the 2014 Festival - and that we would be able to enjoy their music, and dance to …