Asian Restaurant, 43 Moray Place, Dunedin, New Zealand

Walking along the main street of Dunedin, Princes St (those familiar with Edinburgh will see here a sign of the origin of the city; such indications are plentiful), one passes shops clearly being used for purposes other than those for which they were built and sad restaurants with few customers.  Having been through hard times, the economy of Dunedin is clearly being reconfigured around […]

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Monkey Tree Restaurant and Bar, 106 Long Rd, Mt Tamborine Qld

The Gallery Walk in Mt Tamborine in a sad site by night, for the day trippers who line it during the hours of light have all disappeared and the absence of street lighting gives the strip a sombre, if not dangerous air.  But if you can find your way safely into this restaurant without crashing into too many things your endeavour will be well rewarded, […]

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The Goldner String Quartet play Ligeti

It’s always good to be introduced to a new composer, and a quartet by the Hungarian György Ligeti of 1953/54 superbly played by the Goldner Quartet proved a fascinating introduction to his work. It’s an intense piece, spare and dissonant while remaining tonal. Doubtless Ligeti’s style owes something to a need to define himself against Bartok, a towering figure in Hungarian music, but the political […]

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