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My new Hyperion CD, The Jupiter Project, is now released. The New York Times featured the recording.

Reviewers’ comments:

An unmitigated triumph …. required listening.
David Threasher Gramophone

A fascinating CD, admirable throughout.
Susan Miron ArtsFuse

This work (the finale of Mozart’s last Symphony) is tricky enough – especially in the breathtaking counterpoint of the finale – when played as a piano duet. Performing it with only two hands, in an arrangement that preserves nearly every polyphonic strand, is a brilliant tour de force, with the invaluable bonus of the finale’s second repeat being taken, heightening the effect of the work’s cathartic coda.
David Threasher Gramophone

My great expectations have been completely met!
Maximilian Burgdörfer MusicWeb International

Norman Lebrecht’s comment: ‘Yes, yes, yes!’

Here’s the MusicWeb review. And here’s the Gramophone.

In August I recorded all Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words for Prima Facie, at a Broadwood Grand Pianoforte with divided pedal. For relevant details, you might like to read my Sherlock Holmes pastiche, The Cloven Pedal, in which Holmes explains a Mendelssohn mystery and we learn more about Dr. Watson’s childhood.

I’ve just worked out the schedule for our final Sullivan Songs CD for Chandos, with Dame Sarah Connolly, Mary Bevan, Ben Johnson & Ashley Riches. Together with the filmed Sullivan performances in Mrs. Gaskell’s drawing room (a project in collaboration with the RNCM), the three Chandos discs will present all Sullivan’s wonderful songs. Hats off to the Sir Arthur Sullivan Society for making it possible.

You might like to see me setting out the dilemmas of Historically Informed Performance (HIP) back in 1990 with David Wilson-Johnson. Eerily still relevant. Enjoy it!

And you might like to see my films for the LSO: Elgar’s Enigma 1, Elgar’s Enigma 2, and Schumann.

There’s lots to explore here on my website. Click along the menu under the picture. You can listen to selected recordings via links to the record companies, or you can browse through programme ideas under Performances & Projects (here you’ll also find a selection of reviews) and under Presentations. You can follow BBC links to some of my broadcast work on radio and television, including Building a Library and Chord of the Week. My work on early pianos can be found under Devices & Desires, and some of my own music can be heard under Compositions. (Menu items with a drop-down list also have content on the header, by the way.)

If you’re a promoter looking for something different, please get in touch.

Caroline and I thank you for your visit!

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