- BiographyM G da Mota, which is the name that the author uses for fiction, is a variation of her real name: Margarida Mota-Bull. This nom de plume is a kind of modest tribute to her parents, as in Portugal (her native country) children are given both their parents’ surnames. So the G stands for her mother’s surname and da Mota is her father’s. M G da Mota’s novels are not only entertaining when one needs to relax and escape from one’s daily worries, but are also informative: If you like to learn about opera and classical music, past and present, in an enjoyable, original way; then M G da Mota’s work is definitely for you. She has a deep affection for opera because the human voice is a beautiful instrument and opera singers take it to another level. M G da Mota likes all voice types but her favourite is the tenor’s voice, which is why she chose it as the subject of her novel Canto di Tenore. M G da Mota has dual nationality: British and Portuguese. She gained a Masters Degree in Modern Languages and Literature in her native country of Portugal and is fluent in four languages.…
- Music Reviews / Artists’ InterviewsMargarida Mota Bull writes regular reviews of classical music CDs, DVDs, books and live concerts for an international, distinguished classical music magazine on the web: MusicWeb International. She also conducts interviews with notable people in the world of classical music and opera, such as Americans Joyce DiDonato and Lawrence Brownlee.
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My new novel “The Dark Side of Dawn” launched yesterday on all amazon websites for the Kindle. It is the story of Vera, a thirty-something year old concert pianist who was abused and beaten by her husband. After a messy divorce and court restraining orders, …
A lovely, calming CD with music by Ludovico Einaudi performed by pianist Christine Rayner. It is for a good cause and it acts like a balm on a tortured soul! Read the review and most important, buy it. You won’t regret it!
Juan Diego Flórez’s Recital at the Royal Festival Hall, in London, yesterday, 20.01.2011: Appropriate to mention, as I recently reviewed his latest CD. It was cold outside; I nearly froze crossing the bridge from Embankment to the Southbank Centre but it was worth it! I was not reviewing …