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Shying away from Schubert: a Wigmore Hall Winter Journey

Schubert: Winterreise (in English) Roderick Williams, Christopher Glynn; Wigmore Hall, 6th November 2016 Confession: I’ve always found recitals of German Lieder difficult. It must be language related – bitter memories of spectacularly failing German O Level with its awkward sentence construction … Continue reading

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Worshipping at the shrine of Grigory Sokolov in Verbier

Verbier Festival: Grigory Sokolov ***** L’Église de Verbier, 26th July 2016 It was apt that Grigory Sokolov gave this recital in Verbier’s church. The cult Russian pianist, who refuses to play in the UK due to visa regulations, only gives a … Continue reading

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Bells and decibels: Behzod Abduraimov at Wigmore Hall

Schubert/Liszt/Mussorgsky: Behzod Abduraimov *** Uzbek pianist Behzod Abduraimov is one of today’s young tigers of the piano, celebrated for tearing up the keyboard in ferociously difficult Prokofiev and Rachmaninov concertos. In this solo recital at Wigmore Hall, his claws were certainly evident … Continue reading

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