By John Smith • 13 April 2020 • 13:19
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IF you are wondering what to do to keep yourself entertained during the lockdown when all forms of live music and entertainment have been postponed, the internet does give a wide choice depending upon your taste.
Founded in 1880 in Madrid, the Círculo de Bellas Artes which is a not for profit operation has been at the forefront of promoting the arts of all types including music, theatre, cinema, painting and much more but of course like so many other organisations has had to curtail all of its work.
What it does have however is an archive which features many of the performers who have been involved with the organisation over the years.
Picking just one video which is on their YouTube channel and was recorded in January of this year features the Trio Arbós who took the music of Stephen Prutsman a pianist and jazz improviser and have set his work to the silent film Sherlock Jr. starring Buster Keaton.
Although there are more than three artists taking part, the main members of the trio are Cecilia Bercovich (violin), José Miguel Gómez (cello) and Juan Carlos Garvayo (piano
It’s a pleasing way to watch the film with the musicians not just playing but booing and cheering at appropriate places.
Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCA7l9ORJp0 to enjoy the film which is almost 100 years old with music that compliments it perfectly and perhaps introduce youngsters to the fun of guessing what is being said on screen and joining in the fun.
To see a much bigger list of videos available go to www.circulobellasartes.com.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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