Music: Morgen (R Strauss, arranged M Reger)

I’ve been spending quite a lot of time in recent months working on piano technique as well as refining the piano sound for future recordings. I have particularly been enjoying playing Max Reger’s arrangement of the song ‘Morgen’ by Richard Strauss, and I hope that you will enjoy it also.

In Stock: Sir John Barbirolli

The Halle Orchestra is one of the great Manchester Institutions, with Sir John Barbirollo being its most famous conductor, conducting the orchestra from 1943 to 1970. Legend (unsubstantiated) in my family says that he offered my great-grandfather a place as a violinist in the orchestra, but that he was turned down.