Monday, May 24th, 2010

Musings on Wanda Landowska

It is with a sense of great honour that I play this harpsichord of an artist who gave the world back its musical heritage.

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Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

What is a really historical approach to technique?

Universality of technique…

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Friday, April 16th, 2010

hot off the press: BBC Music Magazine May 2010 issue, with cover CD

cover CD for May 2010 issue of BBC Music Magazine

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Thursday, April 15th, 2010

The modernity of the early Baroque

In the preface to Il secondo libro di toccate…&c. (1637) [the Second Book of Toccatas…], Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) wrote a few helpful comments to the player of his music. Amongst them we find these comments: ‘Primieramente; che non dee questo modo di sonare stare soggetto a battuta, come ueggiamo usarsi ne i Madrigali moderni, i quali quantunque difficili si ageuolano per mezzodella […]

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Friday, April 9th, 2010

The Magnificent Heads of Ife and Bach

to ‘transmute archaeology into art’

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Monday, March 29th, 2010

up next: Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ and the Wigmore Hall

preparing for exciting things…

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