Below you can find a series of articles about my favourite composers. So far, I have included Frederick Chopin, Ludovico Einaudi, Max Richter and Franz Schubert.
Chopin was born on 1st March 1810 in Warsaw and was to become one of the world’s best known composers and virtuoso pianists. He has maintained worldwide renown as a composer whose “poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.” (Rosen, 1995).
The following blogs were designed to be read in order but can be enjoyed individually. I will be presenting some history, alongside some professional videos and some of my own recordings of Chopin’s best loved pieces. I do hope that you enjoy this little encounter with one of the world’s greatest ever piano composers.
I’ve always loved Einaudi’s beautifully haunting and lyrical music. What separates it out from other contemporary piano music is that, while the music itself is simple, it has a depth of feeling and emotion that is quite unparalleled. It is both poetic and rich in musicality.
My review of Max Richter’s re-imagining of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”
This blog contains my rendition of one of Schubert’s Impromptus recorded some years ago.
I hope you enjoy listening to it!