Author Archive for Martin Anderson

Hans Gál In Conversation

This conversation, first published in the Journal of the British Music Society (Vol. 9, 1987, pp. 33–44), was recorded at Dr Gál’s Edinburgh home in… 

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Some Modest Memories of André Previn

It seems that the entire musical world has some memory of the gentle, warm and kindly man – and fabulous musician – who was André… 

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Announcing Toccata Next

Toccata Classics was born out of a desire to present the music of unjustly neglected composers, and to give them a chance to present themselves… 

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Zuzana Růžičková, Doyenne of the Harpsichord – And Mrs Viktor Kalabis

The death of Zuzana Růžičková – peacefully, in her sleep, in the early afternoon on 27 September 2017 – brings to an end one of… 

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An Estonian Excursion for the Heino Eller Award

Toccata Classics has now released five albums of the piano music of the Estonian composer Heino Eller – enough for Toccata founder Martin Anderson to… 

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A Tribute To Pascal Bentoiu

This Friday, 7 April, the Romanian Cultural Institute in London plays host to the first of two events paying homage to Pascal Bentoiu, one of… 

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John Gardner, Symphonist

This interview was published in Fanfare, Vol. 24, No. 1 (September/October 2000) to mark the release of an ASV CD of John Gardner’s orchestral music.… 

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Algernon Ashton and Stephen Dodgson: A Brief Introduction to Two English Composers

A brief introduction to the music of Algernon Ashton and a discussion with Jane Clark Dodgson about her late husband, Stephen Dodgson, in St Margaret… 

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‘We Should Know Who We Are’: Veljo Tormis in Conversation

Learn More I am much saddened by the news of the death of Veljo Tormis on Saturday, 21 January. Tormis was as significant a figure… 

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Martin’s Final Sponsored Slim Check-In

Well, the end of the year also saw the end of my four-month sponsored slim, and I’m pleased to relate that when I got weighed… 

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December Sponsored Slim Update

Well, the end of November brought me three-quarters of the way through my sponsored slim and so I am pleased to report that when I… 

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Sponsored Slim Update

Two weeks ago brought the end of October and thus the mid-point of my sponsored slim. The good news for your wallets is that I… 

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Martin’s Sponsored Slim Progress Report: October 13, 2016

I’ve been meaning to report back on the progress of the Sponsored Slim for a couple of weeks but hadn’t managed to get near a… 

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Sponsored Slim Check-In: Week One

Well, I’ve reached the end of the first week of my sponsored slim – my attempt to turn my capacious belly into music. That was… 

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Support Martin’s Sponsored Slim

My mum has been nagging me for years about losing weight, and I promised my partner Yodit, just before she died last year, that I… 

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Einojuhani Rautavaara, Symphonist

THE FINNISH COMPOSER TALKS TO MARTIN ANDERSON In the light of the death of the Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, on 27 July 2016, in a… 

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