Sunday 14th October
It was great fun today to give a duet recital with David Butterworth, in the spacious and lofty music room in his wonderful house at Halam. We played the Flor Peeters Concerto for Organ and Piano, and also offered the staple but excellent fare of the Tomkins duet, the Wesley duet and Franck’s sublime Prelude, Fugue and Variation, plus some solo items. David’s Grant, Degens and Bradbeer organ was as bright, crisp and colourful as ever and his large Steinway grand piano in peak condition, making Franck’s flowing piano part sing beautifully. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon—and to a full house, too.