Ivy Parkin

Ivy Parkin

Request for information about Ivy Parkin I would be very pleased to find out more information about the concert pianist/composer Ivy Parkin.  She probably lived from 1883 to about 1963, maybe later on in South Africa. Ivy Parkin composed Preludes for piano and I have...
Bite-Back: Walton Centenary CD review

Bite-Back: Walton Centenary CD review

Dear Bite-Back,  Let me make it clear that I am writing in my personal capacity, and not as a spokesperson for SOMM Recordings. Your review of SOMM’s Walton Centenary CD is technically wrong on so many counts.  Of course your opinions are as valid as anyone...
Letter: Publications available to members

Letter: Publications available to members

Dear Editor, I have printed copies of BMS News issues 64-66, 71-72,  74 (June 1997) – 140 (Jan 2014). Also, copies of the BMS Journal –  18 (1996), 20-24,  26(2004) – 42(2020) I would like to offer these free to a BMS member for collection in person...
2019 BMS prizewinner update

2019 BMS prizewinner update

The latest news on Naori Takahashi, winner of the BMS prize in the 2019 New Talent Competition. Naori (Violin/UK) has been keeping busy since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music. In addition to a busy freelance career, Naori is a String Fellow at the English...
Ivy Parkin

Ruth Gipps centenary year

Hello fellow BMS fellows from the States. I am preparing bio-bibliographical books on the lives and careers of Ruth Gipps and Phyllis Tate for the partnered Clemson University/University of Liverpool Press. I would be grateful to hear from any of...
Ivy Parkin

Letter: Spot that Tune

Dear BMS The ‘Spot that tune’ music in the August E-News is by Robert Farnon – How beautiful is night.  I have a piano arrangement that was published by Chappell in an album entitled Robert Farnon – Journey into Melody ISBN 0-86359-529-4.  Kind...