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John Ogdon
Hahaa! Okay, so this is the amazing original manuscript of the legendary John Ogdon's "Studies in technique for piano" from 1982-3. It's recently made its way to us here at the RNCM.

In its 70+ pages it has so much character! I especially love these pages which give voice to one of Manchester's most important musical legacies, when he disagrees with himself. Like, seriously is displeased.
The scratches and squiggles on the composition are the composer's equivalent of saying "meh, no thanks", all the way to "Nooooooo!" and "Jesus God Christ what IS that?!"

Ogdon was a pupil at the Manchester Grammar School and the Royal Manchester College of Music. He became one of the core members of the Manchester Group, or the Manchester Five or New Music Manchester as it was sometimes known, a group of RMCM students who were pivotal in bringing new classical repertoire to Manchester and England.

Any questions, let me know!
Artefact added : 19th July 2017
by rncmarchives
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