Jessica

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Gender FEMALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Writer
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction Words for and about music. Beethoven novel 'Immortal' (https://unbound.com/books/immortal/) out now. Opera/choral librettos, including R Panufnik 'Silver Birch'. Narrated concerts. Classical music journalism for BBC Music Magazine, the i, The Sunday Times, The JC, etc. Formerly critic for The Independent, 2004-16. As of summer 2021 I am winding down this blog. If you enjoy my writing, please read my articles and books, which continue. Twitter: @jessicaduchen Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessicawordsmusic Instagram: jessica.duchen By reading this site you agree to its cookies. www.jessicaduchen.co.uk.
Interests Books, music, ballet, theatre, playing the piano, cooking, travelling.
Favorite Movies Les enfants du Paradis, La Strada, The Lives of Others, Apocalypse Now, Cinema Paradiso, Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources, Annie Hall, Manhattan, Zelig, Un Coeur en Hiver, Heimat, most Eric Rohmer, most Louis Malle, pretty much all the Ealing Comedies and a lot of Powell & Pressburger.
Favorite Music Piano nerd. Love chamber music, Beethoven, Bach, Wagner, Boulez, Ligeti. Championing women composers. Liszt could continue.
Favorite Books Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Possession by A.S. Byatt, First Love by Ivan Turgenev, Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, everything by Vladimir Nabokov, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, 26A by Diana Evans, Music and Silence by Rose Tremain, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, Immigrant Blues (poems) by Goran Simic

The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?

Very happily, preferably in the south of Frogland!