LISTENING TO TCHAIKOVSKY: Béla Hartmann uses his knowledge of Eastern Europe to argue against the banning of all Russian culture following Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine.
Classical music news. Obituary - Leon Fleisher (1928-2020)
CD Spotlight. Unbridled Enthusiasm - Austro-Hungarian music for cello heard by Gerald Fenech. '... as infectious as it is fastidious to every little detail and nuance of the music.'
Ask Alice - On Schnabel and Rachmaninov, with classical music agony aunt Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Distinct Insights - Dejan Lazic plays Beethoven, heard by Howard Smith. '... a crisp, vernal, excellently deliniated performance ...'
CD Spotlight. Instinctive Artistry - Jill Crossland plays Mozart and Beethoven, heard by Howard Smith. '... a distinctive, beautifully considered performance.'
Flowers of Light - Puccini's 'I crisantemi' as a pedagogical tool for piano performance majors, by Heidi Lowy
CD Spotlight. Lovely Accounts - Chamber music by Robert Schumann, heard by Howard Smith. '... the performances suffer from a worrying anemia ...'
World-ranking Pianism - Malcolm Troup marvels anew at the artistry of Julian Jacobson
Balancing Act - Beethoven in E flat, with Julian Jacobson and friends
A Natural Aristocrat - 'Cardus - Celebrant of Beauty' by Robin Daniels, reviewed by Robert Anderson
CD Spotlight. A Curious Recital - Paul Calistus-Ashley plays Poulenc, Schubert and Dett, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... verve and sensitivity.'
CD Spotlight. Schnabel and Richter - Piano music by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... as varied as the works themselves.'
Performing practices - Pianist Danny Driver talks to Bill Newman