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More passion in Classical Music concerts please!

During a recent classical music concert, I was listening  to a song recital and admit to being rather underwhelmed by the lack of passion in the performance.  I know the world of art song very well. For years I coached singers and gave song recitals as a pianist. I know the repertoire back to front […]

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The exhileration of good chamber music

I have just come back from the most extraordinary concert and series of concerts at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival. Tonight was Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, Beethoven piano and violin sonata Op 10 in G major and Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht amongst others, each performance totally stunning – wonderful listening, phenomenal technical ability from all […]

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