Category Archives: Music

RIP SOLTI (1 September 1999 – 19 August 2014)

Today we bade farewell to the best cat in the world. Solti – Sir Georg for short – has been our beloved companion through the roller-coaster of the last 15 years. Life won’t be the same without him.We’re trying to think of all the good times we shared …

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Tomorrow: Alicia’s Gift at CHETHAM’S, MANCHESTER

I’m off to Manchester tomorrow to do an ALICIA’S GIFT concert-of-the-novel at Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival for Pianists. I’ll be working for the first time with the one and only Murray McLachlan (left), Chet’s head of piano as wel…

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A Bayreuth virgin: the afterglow…

The second part of my Bayreuth blog is out now at Sinfinimusic.com. In it, I explain I’m furious that so many negative preconceptions conspired to put me off going to this place for my first several decades – when if I’d ignored the lot of them I could…

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