Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dearest Wolfi...

...happy birthday! My personal card to Mozart, plus film of Mitsuko in the D minor piano concerto.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Born to be Earl Wild

A fond farewell to an amazing artist, plus film of him from 1958 playing Chopin.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Around the Roundhouse

Reverb at the Roundhouse - my preview is in the Independent today, and a few additional words on the blog.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Poisonous Claptrap plus an Antidote

If you can bear to revist the nauseating display of utter naffness that was Pop Star to Opera Star last night, here's a quick write-up followed by Franco Corelli singing Nessun Dorma, which should clear the air a little.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Something Wonderful...

To cheer us all up from the January blues, here's Krystian Zimerman in the Chopin Second Ballade:

Monday, January 11, 2010

New year, new start?

My next KICK-START YOUR WRITING workshop is on 31 January and a few places remain. More about it here & link to a PDF with further details.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Chopin Year Ahoy

The Chopin bicentenary kicks off: a few places to start, plus film of Zimerman in Ballade No.3. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

When Schubert meets Beckett

Katie Mitchell and Mark Padmore's One Evening hits New York: read Alex Ross on their reimagining of Winterreise - and hear Matthias Goerne and Alfred Brendel performing some of it very differently.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

...and welcome to Vienna! Plus great Friday Historical of The Blue Danube conducted by Erich Kleiber.