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Summer 2020 saw the deaths of three musicians: violinist Ida Haendel, guitarist Julian Bream and music lecturer Terry Barfoot.
210 musicians from 27 countries took part in the third online New Talent British International Youth Music competition.
In these days of COVID-19 monotony one occasionally gets a surprise to brighten up one’s day. Recently I received a delightful package in my letter box – a newly written biography of Dulcie Holland.
Congratulations to pianist Matthew Schellhorn whose new BMS recording of piano music by Herbert Howells has made the front cover of the July/August 2020 International Piano magazine.
Edward Gregson, 75 last year, is one of those rarities among composers of his generation in that throughout his career he has not abandoned tonality or melody and still developed an international reputation.
In his introductory note to the first piece on the CD, pianist Duncan Honeybourne writes regarding the music of Cummings-Knight that it is ‘Always steeped in his musical inheritance and the example of composers he loves’.
The mysterious and chilling Peter Grimes haunts us all. Benjamin Britten’s anti-hero has become one of British music’s most complex figures in opera.
This is a disc of English songs with a strong bias towards settings of A.E. Housman.
This is a re-mastered collection of 21 tracks of recordings of church music made in 1992. The issue is offered at ‘super bargain price’.