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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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Leif Solberg Dies at 101

The death of the Norwegian composer, organist and choirmaster Leif Solberg – in Lillehammer, during the evening of 25 January – has just been announced.… 

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Gramophone Features Toccata Classics in September 2015 Issue!

Gramophone Magazine highlights a handful of recent Toccata Classics releases in the Gramophone Collector feature: William Hurlstone: Complete Piano Music “…while I usually run a… 

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John Mauceri, New Patron of Toccata Classics

We are delighted to announce that Toccata Classics has a new patron, the distinguished American conductor John Mauceri. He joins a panel of esteemed names:… 

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A Visit to Elsa Respighi: Rome, May 1984

  In May 1984 I was invited on holiday with some friends who had rented a villa in the hills outside Viareggio in Tuscany, were… 

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Remembering Alice Herz-Sommer

News has come through of the death this morning, 23 February 2014, of Alice Herz-Sommer, at the age of 110. Alice had become an icon,… 

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Steven Elcock, symphonist

You can imagine that, running a recording label, I get approaches from all sorts of people wanting their music to come out on CD. Every… 

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Maxim Vengerov, new Patron of Toccata Classics

I am delighted to announce that, hot on the heels of Sir Roger Gifford (see the blog posting on 24 January), now Maxim Vengerov joins… 

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Farewell, Sasha

This morning news came through of the death, yesterday evening, 31 January, of Alexander Ivashkin, scholar, academic, conductor and, above all, wonderful cellist. Word got… 

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