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Educationalist, musician and clergyman.

Two works by Schumann

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Schubert’s final quartet in a new transcription for piano

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Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” quartet transcribed for piano

The challenge of transcribing Schubert’s chamber music is considerable, for his writing for strings is highly idiomatic and at times certainly not pianistic in design. Yet there are qualities to this music that, when well transcribed, suit the piano almost … Continue reading

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Two transcriptions of Sibelius symphonic poems

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Brahms Three Intermezzi, op 117

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Brahms Six Piano Pieces, op 118

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Brahms Two Rhapsodies, op 79

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Chopin piano music

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Two transcriptions of Debussy

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The secret world of Federico Mompou

The music of Catalan composer Federico Mompou (1893-1987) remains undeservedly little-known. Mompou was by nature a miniaturist, strongly influenced by Chopin, Debussy and Satie, and eschewed almost completely the Germanic idea of development in music. In Mompou’s music, things are … Continue reading

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