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Graham Caskie in Chopin: Poetry, parlando and cantabile triumph
8 July 2018

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CHOPIN Piano Concerto no. 1, ‘Cello Sonata
Graham Caskie, Piano
Badke Quartet
Thomas Carroll
Cadenza Music CACD 1701

A ravishingly poetic, sonically beautiful and vibrantly recorded issue. To hear Chopin’s E minor concerto in...


Scottish, Sensational and Splendid: Geraldine Mucha lives on!
5 July 2018

A Sensationally Splendid Scot who has been scandalously excluded: Discovering the music of Geraldine Mucha (1917-2012)

There is so much music waiting to be discovered and re-discovered! When thinking of neglected...


Piano Mastery with Harriette Brower
4 July 2018

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Piano Mastery with Harriette Brower and Great Pianists of the Past and Present

It is always a great pleasure to gather together with student pianists each Wednesday at Chetham’s school of...


FInding success as a young 21st century pianist
10 June 2018

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Blossoming in the 21st century Classical Music world : Triumphs on CD and in Rachmaninov Concerto Cycles for Manchester trained young pianists

Yuanfan Yang: Watercolour (Orchid Classics ORC 100073)
Yasmin Rowe...


Golden Liszt from Vasco Dantas
31 May 2018

Golden Liszt
Vasco Dantas, Piano
KNS Classical A/043

The young multi-prize winning Portuguese pianist Vasco Dantas studied in Porto with Rosgard Lingardsson before entering the classes of Dmitri Alexeev and Niel Immelman at...


Energy and Passion: John McLeod Orchestral works
26 May 2018

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This new recording of four highly contrasted orchestral works on the Delphian label is a phenomenal achievement not only from the miraculously ever- youthful composer ( he may be in...


China tour
24 March 2018

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China tour Easter 2018

Just about to head off to Manchestr terminal three for an exciting 11-day trip to China for teaching, masterclasses, meetings and concerts. The itinerary is very...


Ronald Stevenson at 90
5 March 2018

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Ronald Stevenson at 90. A lasting inspiriational legacy

Over the past few weeks a race has been on as I attempted to combine Prokofiev’s Toccata with the scherzo of his...


Review of important new Busoni book
17 July 2017

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Ferruccio Busoni and his legacy
Erin E. Knyt
Indiana Press 2017
ISBN 976-0-253-02684-2

On reading, this freshly published scholarly and pioneering study of Busoni as composition teacher and mentor, a totally new perspective...


Ten inspiring days in China
31 October 2016

Just returned to Manchester after ten days of extraordinary inspiration, warmth, kindness and friendship in China: Firstly in Beijing (central middle school conservatoire) and then Shenzhen (Lang Lang Music world).
Lots...


August 2016 Summer School, Concerts and Events
25 July 2016

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After months of neglect, www.murraymclachlan.co.uk is now updated, with new blog posts, articles and listings of future events. See http://www.murraymclachlan.co.uk/event/index
August will see Callum, Rose, Matthew amd Murray perform...


Scottish International Piano Competition Youth Prize
24 July 2016

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Wonderful to pay a flying visit to The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow yesterday to support Callum (17) Rose (15) and Matthew McLachlan (16) as they performed their recitals...


Ignaz Friedman Piano Music
22 July 2016

FRIEDMAN ORIGINAL PIANO COMPOSITIONS
JOSEPH BANOWETZ
GRAND PIANO GP711
6 Weiner Tänze Nach Motiven Von Eduard Gärtner (1916)
4 Klavierstücke, op. 27 (1908)
Strophes op. 71 (1917)
Stimmungen op. 79 (1918)
4 Préludes op. 61 (1915)
TT: 64:22

The...


Marcus Blunt Piano Concerto recording
19 July 2016

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> Memories from yesterday’s recording session at RNCM in Manchester are still fresh. A fantastic day, culminating with lots of bubbly at the Midland Hotel in Manchester! Life as...


The Joys of EPTA!
26 June 2016

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EPTA UK Corporate Members Tour Saturday 25 June at Clement Pianos in Nottingham

EPTA always brings people together. One of the greatest joys of being associated with this wonderful association...


One Autumn Day Surviving Cancer
12 June 2016

Review of a remarkable memoir on suriving cancer from Fred Scott, virtuoso pianist and composer:
One Autumn Day: Surviving Cancer
Fred Scott
Soundpractice
£7.99 from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=One+Autumn+Day+Surviving+cancer+Fred+Scott
ISMB 978-1-911079-18-7
This is a remarkable, touching,...


When 'Return to Eden' Meets Manchester's RNCM
6 April 2016

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When ‘Return to Eden’ meets RNCM: Two new suspense thrillers set around Manchester and its world famous music college

The intense, hardworking concentrated hours spent beavering away as a musician in...


New essay on Musical necromancy
5 April 2016

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Musical Necromancy: Liszt’s Fantasy and Fugue on BACH and Busoni’s Fantasia Contrappuntistica




For nearly twenty-five years it was a touching and generous habit of Ronald Stevenson to send me parcels...


Oslo again in June
26 May 2014

This year's European EPTA conference is being held in June at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo from 25th June onwards and focuses on the folk tradition in western...


Aberdeen revisited
25 May 2014

Looking forward very much to an intensive three day visit back to Aberdeen in a few weeks' time for a masterclass on 12 June, Recital on 13th and Tchaikovsky first...