“Let the weak say “I am strong,” let the poor say, “I am rich”, let the blind say “I can see, It’s what the Lord has done in me.” This … Continue reading What the Lord Has Done in Me
A minimalist piano piece inspired by a road trip across the Nullabor, the stretch of road between Adelaide and Perth in Australia. After an interrupted start, it expands into a … Continue reading Nullabor
Thought I’d share a little bit about the instruments that I play, and my journey on them. Violin The violin is my main instrument, and I’ve been learning it since … Continue reading How many instruments can I play?
Today we look at an army officer and a teacher of fortifications, a Russian of French and Lithuanian descent. No, I haven’t gone crazy, as he has particular significance in … Continue reading On This Day – January 18
Today we look at a concerto that inspires humanity. Written for Paul Wittgenstein who lost his right arm during World War 1, it reminds us that music eats at us, … Continue reading On This Day – January 5
Today we look at a composer who, though classified in the Baroque period, did much to influence the the Classical style. Domenico Scarlatti, born on this day in 1685.
Brahms has often been criticised for never really using new forms in his compositions. However, in the piece we look at today, it could be said that he saved an … Continue reading On This Day… October 23
Today we are looking at the first piano virtuoso, considered still by many to be the greatest pianist in history. Inspired by the violin virtuoso Paganini, Franz Liszt left behind … Continue reading On This Day… October 22
Today we look at one of the largest figures in the world of Romantic Piano. One of the greatest Polish composers, Frederic Chopin, died on this day in 1849.
Another performer today, and this time one who is most widely known for his two fantastic recordings of the same piece – both at the beginning and the end of … Continue reading On This Day… October 4
I’ve decided to start up a new feature which will hopefully be informative, and fun. Basically, each day I look at a major classical event that happened on this day … Continue reading On this day… September 26