Archive for Toccata Classics

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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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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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Discovering The Music of Leopold Damrosch

One of my favorite things to do is go into libraries, find my way to the orchestral scores and lose myself in there for untold… 

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John McCabe in his Own Words

John’s death on 13 February was not unexpected – indeed, he had given his brain tumour a good fight and long outlived his doctors’ prognoses.… 

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Tim Collins Reporting from Lillehammer: Celebrating Leif Solberg’s 100th Birthday

If the name of the small town of Lillehammer in Norway rings any bells for you, it is probably as the site of the 1994… 

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Teenage Truths

Professional involvement in an activity has its dangers: you can become so pre-occupied with the detail of the building you’re examining that you fail to… 

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John Kinsella: A Tale of Two Symphonies

My Symphonies Nos. 5 and 10 were premiered eighteen years and a millennium divide apart, in 1994 and 2012. They were also written in very… 

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Paul Mann: Solberg Sessions — A Report from Liepāja

Tucked away on the west coast of Latvia is the town of Liepāja, home to fewer than 100,000 people, but boasting an especially fine orchestra,… 

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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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