Category Archives: Recordings

New solo piano release by Richard Lennox – Classics with theatre panache

If you have a taste for theatre-style classics (think Horowitz crossed with Keith Emerson or even at times, Liberace) you may well want to have a listen to this new solo piano album by Richard Lennox.  There’s an undeniable technique … Continue reading

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CD REVIEW: The Lewes Singers

The Lewes Singers : English Madrigals & Motets from 16th to 20th Century Here in our midst is a fine choral group––amateur only in that they are not paid, yet with the seriousness of purpose and necessary discipline and proficiency … Continue reading

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CD Review: Viktor Bijelovic’s “Empassioned”

Empassioned – by Viktor Bijelovic : Beethoven/Chopin/Liszt I don’t do a lot of CD reviews here because I try to keep things on a local level, but I’m getting more and more requests for them so I will likely relent … Continue reading

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What Did it for Me! – Chapter 6, Tim Freeman

Tim Freeman was front man for the wonderfully weird and melodic 80s pop band, Frazier Chorus. At a time when most other bands were brash and heavily synthesized, Tim delivered songs with hushed, almost whispered vocals backed by a band … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Richard Durrant’s HIJO DE HOMBRE a stunner!

Guitarist/Composer Richard Durrant is a man on a mission.  He’s bound and determined to make all of us want to move to Paraguay.  Me, I’m packing a bag. His new CD, Hijo de Hombre is Volume 2 in a planned … Continue reading

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What Did it for Me! – Chapter 5, Helen Glavin

from Helen’s website: Helen has been commissioned to compose music for over 25 plays, choral ensembles,TV and dance.  She composed the music for the highly acclaimed opera adaptation of The Secret Garden, the classic story by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which … Continue reading

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What Did It For Me – Chapter 4, by Charles Kerry

What Charles Kerry says about himself: “Charles Kerry was the bass soloist with the Alexeyev Balalaika Ensemble, then for many years a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus, singing several roles on tour.” What Charles Kerry says about music: I had … Continue reading

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Alexandra Silocea’s splendid Prokofiev CD

One of the treasures that has been sent my way recently is a CD of Prokofiev’s first five piano sonatas, played by Rumanian pianist, Alexandra Silocea. As her first CD, this is a major achievement, especially due to the technical … Continue reading

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What Did It For Me! – Chapter 3, conductor Lee Reynolds

I can still picture, as clear as day, the moment I caught the classical music bug, and it was from particular recording of Tchaikovsky. I was the first time I had ever been unable to make myself stop listening to … Continue reading

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WHAT DID IT FOR ME, Chapter 2 – by Catherine Black

Catherine Black is a Lewes-based cellist who has had a wildly varied and eclectic career. She’s played with orchestras and toured with The Orb, a 90s ambient group, and her own group, String Theory Cello Ensemble, attracted the attention of … Continue reading

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