Teeth and feet in Prokofiev’s violin concerto 1

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Teeth and feet in Prokofiev’s violin concerto 1

Some wonderful insights here into how soloist Natalia Lomeiko interprets the fairy-tale world of Prokofiev’s violin concerto no.1., from an excerpt of a conversation we had earlier this month.          

Chromaticism in Cadogan hall

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Chromaticism in Cadogan hall

My challenge was to try and slip in a bossa nova next to Wagner’s Tristan Prelude in my presentation on chromaticism and its effects.  It worked!

Zukerman and Arnie (no, not that Arnie)

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Zukerman and Arnie (no, not that Arnie)

 I was back at the Cadogan Hall last week, this time as a presenter.  The subject: ‘Transfigured Night’ by ‘Arnie’ Schoenberg, to be explained from the piano to 12-17 year olds after an interview with Pinchas Zukerman.  Before I got to my opening question though, Maestro Zukerman was already in full flow, berating the assembled […]