A new musical journey

I’ve been really slow with this blog, but for very good reasons! A couple of blogs ago I mentioned my lifelong fascination for recordings (which extends into films as well, up to a point). For me this year, recording is very high on the agenda, in the form of what is probably the biggest single […]

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It’s that time of year again…

It really is a double whammy – all the manic run-up to Christmas, and then just seven days later, there’s the new year! I’m sure some universal administrator in the past could have organised this a little better… Whatever the joys and frustrations of this time of year, there is so much which is really […]

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Spanish inspiration…

Good music – whether as a listener or a player – is always something very special, and even more so in a beautiful setting.  I’ve just returned from one of John Whilbley’s ‘Holidays with Music’ – a five-day trip to Cuenca in Spain. I had not been there before – what an inspiring place, a […]

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Something for posterity…

Recordings are so numerous now through an endless choice of different channels, but it’s still a special event when one makes a ‘real’ record – and even more special when it hits the charts! ‘The Princess and the Bear’ is the colourful title of the Hyperion CD that I made with clarinettist Sarah Watts, pianist […]

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Entering the world of blogs…!

This is my first ever blog! The summer heat has been presenting its challenges recently, but there are so many exciting things happening – so perhaps best to ‘stay cool’! Where do I start in the world of blogging? Perhaps by saying that this blog is my personal slant on life, work and musical events. […]

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