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Play what is written

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An easily spoken injunction to a piano student, and often well justified, given that most piano students, at least sometimes, don’t take note of dynamics, tempo markings and so on. “Why doesn’t he play what’s written?” – an outburst after a well-known virtuoso on the radio has just given an odd rendition of a well-known piece. […]


BACH’S ‘THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER’ ON THE PIANO (including the infamous pedal)

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The disagreement between musicians about what instrument to use for most of Bach’s keyboard works continues. Leaving aside the works specifically written for organ (and here organists will disagree about what kind of organ is the most suitable), there is a vast body of keyboard music which can be played on a range of instruments, […]


GOOSSENS CD MARKS ANNIVERSARY

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Mention the name ‘Goossens’ in music circles today and the response is usually to recall Leon Goossens, the famous oboist, or perhaps Sidonie Goossens, the legendary harpist of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Their equally distinguished brother, Eugene Goossens, seems largely forgotten, or if remembered, it is as a conductor, rather than as a composer. Yet, […]


VIENNA SERIES

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On March 2nd Gusztáv Fenyő plays the first of four recitals of music by, unarguably, the foremost Classical composers. Beethoven and Schubert, in addition, stand at the head of the early Romantic movement. Some of these works are, of course, often performed; however, Gusztáv Fenyő feels he has been maturing for a long time in […]


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LISZT!

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On Saturday 22nd October music-lovers throughout the world will celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt, pianist-extraordinaire, forward-looking composer and musical innovator, conductor, dedicated pedagogue, champion of others’ music, tireless traveller, writer, entrepreneur – the list is seemingly endless in a long and fruitful life which was also marked by generous support for […]


NEW SERIES, NEW VENUE

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We are pleased to announce that Music-Makers will be returning to the West End of Glasgow for a new series of concerts, beginning in March 2011, at a new venue. Our first concerts in 1995 were at another West End venue, the Cottier Theatre, so it is with real excitement that we look forward to […]