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23/06/2018 12:22
As part of the usual May Week recital series at Jesus College, we turned up with three harpsichords for a rare (and probably unique) programme of Bach and contemporary music, including the premiere of a new version of Vulcan Chess (2018) by Mark Bellis (world premiere of this version), the...
06/06/2018 15:29
In response to a project set up by David Bohn in the US last year for new clavichord works consisting - and this is the catch! - of fewer than 100 notes, I tried writing an entire Prelude & Fugue, which is now online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga26GtgpJ4Y
21/05/2018 12:28
Having finished the fourth '48' recital, including a partial outing on the organ (and a big one - the four manual at Bury St Edmund's Cathedral!) it was back to other projects, including the editing of the complete Bach family compositions for two keyboards, which should be out later this year....
20/02/2018 17:34
Some serious forward planning in hand, with various anniversary events booked up to 2025, including days dedicated to the keyboard music of Marchand (2019), Beethoven (2020), Sweelinck (2021), Tomkins (2022), Kuhnau (2022), Byrd (2023), Weckmann (2024) and Gibbons (2025) -...
31/01/2018 16:22
A busy few months, which has involved two recitals from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book (gearing up the process in time for completion in October next year); a programme featuring a dozen different Tudor In Nomines; the completion of my Howells clavichord anniversary project; and two performances of...
13/11/2017 14:54
A very busy week, just ended. First, a concert of music by Biber in Christ's College Chapel, where the Cambridge Renaissance Ensemble were joined by Paula Muldoon (baroque violin) and Stephen Lawrence (tenor). The lecture at the Bate Collection in Oxford last Wednesday now has a report online at...
21/10/2017 13:21
Two recent projects with CNM colchesternewmusic.com/ have taken us musically from the1960s to just last week, with concerts performing new works constructed using mathematical patterns at colchesternewmusic.com/2017/08/11/new-structures-in-composition-concert-16-sept-2017/ and a survey of...
14/09/2017 13:55
It's been a very busy few weeks, with more to come. The NEMA early keyboard conference nema-conference-2017.webnode.com/ went off very well indeed, with some excellent papers. After the C.P.E. Bach fortepiano recital in August, I've been learning two programmes for next weekend: one of new...
12/08/2017 11:57
After CPE Bach on the fortepiano on Sunday week, the next programme will be part of a CNM recital of (mostly) world premieres, for a project involving the application of mathematical technique to the structuring of music. For more details see...
31/07/2017 10:11
The second recital from the Well-Tempered Clavier is done (Book 1), which means that the next one, very early in 2018, will include all the Preludes & Fugues in flats. Before then, I have recitals of C.P.E. Bach (fortepiano), Farnaby (virginals), Howells (clavichord) and contemporary American...
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