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Yevgeny Sudbin, Wigmore Hall, review: 'Majestic'

It’s always good when a recitalist bucks convention, and so it was with the Russian pianist Yevgeny Sudbin at the Wigmore. Not only did he write his own (illuminating) programme notes, he also included an arrangement he had made of the unfinished “Lacrimosa” from Mozart’s Requiem. And this – short though it was – might have been arranged by the great Busoni, so majestic was its tone and texture.

Why the other classical musics of the world deserve a place in UK conc

The British classical-music establishment is full of complacent cultural imperialism. Britain is now a very multi-ethnic society, but you’d never know that from its concert halls.  There’s an increasingly need for the other classical musics of the world to be given their proper place in UK concert programmes, says Michael Church

Colin Horsley: Pioneering pianist

Colin Horsley, the New Zealand pianist who made his home in Britain, was first noticed at an end-of-term concert at the Royal College of Music in 1941 when he displayed "almost alarming virtuosity" in a performance of the Saint-Saëns G minor piano concerto. A reviewer wrote: "he can do everything and does it with ease".

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