Catching up with Paul Lewis

Catching up with Paul Lewis

Last night I was listening to Paul Lewis playing Haydn, Brahms & Beethoven, which formed the BBC Radio 3 evening concert on Tuesday May 5 (a re-run of a live broadcast from October 15, Royal Festival Hall). Nothing remarkable in that you might be thinking, and...

John Suchet & Classic FM

This morning I switched on to Classic FM, despite its restricted and repetitive musical diet. I knew it should be John Suchet presenting. It was. To be honest, I was somewhat in trepidation. I have met Mr Suchet, years ago, at some function or other, and he’s a very...
Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Herbert Blomstedt is not 93 (not yet!)

Just now on BBC Radio 3, the evening concert @ 7.30, Herbert Blomstedt was consistently referred to as being ninety-three. He’s ninety-two, born 11 July 1927; might as well get in right. Good concert, Blomstedt and the Bavarian Radio SO, recorded just before last...