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Monumental recital, a gift from the Puertas String Quartet

By , 23/03/2012
Because the concert by this quartet at Waikanae had been reviewed a few weeks earlier by my colleague Rosemary Collier, I had wondered whether I needed to offer a fresh view. On reflection however, the fact that at this concert one piece in the programme had changed made it seem a good idea to write about them again. The Haydn string quartet at Waikanae was replaced here by Mozart’s Adagio... read more

Albeniz’s Iberia – a musical traveller’s delight

By , 23/03/2012
Surely the next best thing to actually GOING to Spain would be to listen and give oneself up entirely to either (or preferably both) of those two masterpiece collections for solo piano, Isaac Albéniz's Iberia and Enrique Granados's Goyescas. Fortunately, there are a number of fine recordings available of each of the cycles, although live performances of them are rare happenings indeed. It was, therefore, an occasion worth celebrating and... read more

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