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Favourite Recording: Stephen Hough's In the Night

The album In the Night by pianist Stephen Hough is a haunting journey in the dead of night.

This recording includes solo piano pieces by Schumann, Beethoven, Chopin, and a new piece composed by Stephen Hough himself. 202 more words


new work : bassoon | horn | double bass | percussion | piano | choir [2015-28]

This is the latest work in the series for bassoon, horn, double bass, percussion, piano and choir. It may be the last one for a while since I have written seven works and am now going back over them and rewriting, usually making them more concise, editing them down. 31 more words

Contemporary Classical

Breaking the Rules

Pretending to be a proper singer

Playing stones

Mary Anning appears

They started with the Rule of 3 –  broken decisively and uncomfortably at Royal Central School of Speech & Drama where the SongArt performance research group were hosting their annual Symposium… 381 more words

Frances M Lynch

Favorite Recording: Tetzlaff and Harding rocks Widmann

This 2007 violin concerto is amazing.

The recording presented here contains 3 works from the German clarinet virtuoso and composer Jörg Widmann. What draws me to this particular disc? 231 more words


Current Listening: Schnittke's Piano Concertos 1-3 played by Kupiec

It’s dark. It’s disturbing. It’s Schnittke.

This disc, Alfred Schnittke – Die Klavierkonzerte, or The Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3, is probably the only one out there (so far) that includes all 3 piano concertos written by Schnittke. 284 more words


Pieces from Ojai Music Festival 2015

Pieces I heard in the last four days:

ADAMS, John Luther: Become River (west coast premiere)

ADAMS, John Luther: Sila: The Breath of the World (west coast premiere) 299 more words