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TWO PIANO RECITALS – a famous name and an unknown

  I went to two piano recitals last week: one by a famous international artist, the other by a young man who is still a student. They could not have been more different. Nor could my enjoyment of the two events. The first was given by Sir Andr├ís Schiff at the superb Saffron Halls, the […]


    Thomas Trotter rehearsing┬ámy Toccata Festiva on the organ of Birmingham Town Hall in March 2012 (with me as page turner). He gave the world premiere later that day. https://youtu.be/GRSZQiuPhTs Here’s the great Victor Borge in a rarely seen routine with the Boston Pops Orchestra in 1986. He is one of my comedy heroes […]