The Perfect Cadance
War Song - Phamie Gow
Piano: Phamie Gow
Contemporary piano music has rocketed in terms of popularity, mainly thanks to composers such as Giovanni Allevi and Ludovico Einaudi. Phamie Gow’s contribution to this genre is brilliant, and this is by far her most popular piece - it has been played in television and radio adverts, as well as the backing track for a BAFTAs in memoriam sequence. Such a touching piece of music.
Random picture: my piano stand has had this excerpt from Scheherazade open for weeks now.
Time Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43: IV. Andante molto-Allegro energico - Robert Muczynski
Clarinet: Michael Collins
Piano: Michael McHale
A while back I went to see Michael Collins (with Michael McHale) at the Wigmore Hall in London, and he performed some selections from his new album, The Virtuoso Clarinet Vol. 2. This piece is dazzling and incredible to listen to, and a bit tricky to play!
The Christening from “Maleficent” - James Newton Howard
This is my favourite piece from the Maleficent soundtrack. What an incredible film, and an equally incredible score!
Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: IV. Andante maestoso-Allegro vivace [excerpt] - Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Such an epic piece of music… Here is the fantastic ending.
My friend, Annie, and I playing the Krommer Double Clarinet Concerto Op. 91 with Bath Spa University Orchestra conducted by Roger Heaton in the Assembly Rooms in Bath. This was the best night of my life!