One of that select band of British pianists to achieve international recognition, Bernard Roberts was in constant demand as a recitalist, chamber musician, accompanist, concerto soloist and teacher. He was acclaimed by audiences and critics, the remarkable breadth of his industry bringing greater recognition for the instrument itself and proving pivotal in inspiring generations of aspiring performers.
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Wednesday 29 January 2014
It says a lot about how seriously people take the Grammy Awards that a video of Taylor Swift's performance of All Too Well has attracted around 180,000 views, while a 28-second clip of it complete with high kicks from Street Fighter's Ryu has already clocked over 2.2 million.
Saturday 25 January 2014
John Sheppard "Sacred Choral Music" (Delphian)
Friday 24 January 2014
Last autumn Helene Grimaud released a fine recording of Brahms’ piano concertos under the baton of Andris Nelsons: to hear them perform the second concerto live with the Philharmonia Orchestra was to realise anew what a superb symbiosis they can achieve.
Monday 20 January 2014
Kings Place, London
Saturday 18 January 2014
Taverner Consort & Choir, Andrew Parrott "Carlo Gesualdo: Tenebrae Responses for Good Friday" (Avie)
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Suddenly it’s raining Goldbergs, with pianists queuing up to deliver their take on Bach’s majestic set of variations.
Friday 03 January 2014
Michael Church picks this years must-hear classical
Monday 30 December 2013
Ronnie Scott’s, London
Sunday 29 December 2013
Victims demand to know why Ian Lake was employed by Royal College of Music for so long
Saturday 28 December 2013
Written on Skin (Royal Opera House)
Wednesday 25 December 2013
An illuminating look at life behind the Berlin Wall
Monday 23 December 2013
Gaga outshone by the sensational, inspirational, celebrational Muppets
Monday 16 December 2013
Outside of Hitchcock’s greatest films, Fontaine was best known for her long-running feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland
Friday 13 December 2013
Saturday 07 December 2013
Pickles unveils parking fine reforms
Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 5 Scotland could still declare independence – even without referendum, says Alex Salmond