Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.

Many Happy Returns to Ivry Gitlis, 98 today.

Should Mr Gitlis’s artistry – intense/impassioned, eloquent/expressive, and displaying a magnetic combination of rose-in-the-teeth address & golden-age tone – be unfamiliar, then do consider a recent Profil set that gathers together his Vox recordings from the...
Heat, humidity, snooker…

Heat, humidity, snooker…

I am running a bit behind with Column posts at the moment – news items and recording reviews – but the heat and humidity has debilitated me. I know I am not alone in this. Add in the distraction of the Snooker World Championship on BBC TV to eat away at the hours, and...