Alexandra Coghlan

Musings on harmony, melody and rhythm

Harmony is ‘all about erotics’, melody is ‘felt in the mind’ and rhythm is ‘a beat with a soul’, says the celebrated pianist Jeremy Denk

Jeremy Denk. [Getty Images]

Every Good Boy Does Fine – a banal phrase that also just happens to be the key to limitless wonder. You may have learned it, like Tom Stoppard, as Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, or perhaps as the rather more tension-fraught Every Good Boy Deserves Food (whose sinister implication haunted more of my childhood than I ever confessed to my parents).

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