Remembering WWI

A small tour of the UK, featuring Frank Bridge’s truly wonderful piano sonata, one of the masterpieces of early 20-century piano music, but far too little known.  FRANK BRIDGE Piano SonataDEBUSSY Berceuse héroïque and Pièce pour l’oeuvre du Vêtement du blesséMEDTNER Piano Sonata op.30RAVEL Le Tombeau de CouperinMarking the centenary year of the outbreak ofContinue reading “Remembering WWI”

Albeniz: IBERIA

Hello. I’m playing the complete IBERIA cycle by Albeniz on 27 March, 7.30pm atRosslyn Hill Chapel, 3 Pilgrim’s Place, NW3 1NG LondonThis is very near Hampstead tube station. Tickets on door only. There will then be more performances:  31 March, Manchester (UK), Chethams Music School; 3 April, Den Bosch, Netherlands, De Toonzaal; 6 April, Apeldoorn, Netherlands, Ereprijs studio; 9Continue reading “Albeniz: IBERIA”

Sorabji’s 6th Symphony for piano

I recently gave the first ever performances of this piece: the world premiere in ‘S-Hertogenbosch, NL, then the UK premiere in Oxford. It was quite an experience playing this work, especially in Oxford when the dedicatee Alistair Hinton was among the audience. Needless to say, he was hearing it for the first time. A reviewContinue reading “Sorabji’s 6th Symphony for piano”

Egon Kornauth CD, reviews

A couple of reviews of my recording of Egon Kornauth’s music have come to my attention: ‘There is only one other piece by Egon Kornauth (1891-1959) listed on ArkivMusic, another performance by the present pianist, recorded at Schloss Husum in 2009 and reviewed previously in Fanfare 34:5 by Scott Noriega. This is the first full disc ofContinue reading “Egon Kornauth CD, reviews”

Sorabji 6th Piano Symphony

I’m currently nearing the end of learning process of Sorabji’s 6th Piano Symphony. I’ll give the world premiere of the piece in Den Toonzaal in ‘S Hertogenbosch on 27 October (my third visit to this excellent concert hall), then will take it to Oxford, UK, on 2 November. In November I’ll be playing the symphonyContinue reading “Sorabji 6th Piano Symphony”