Author: Philip

Petrushka

I know Petrushka well, having played the orchestral piano part, and from Stravinsky’s four-hand arrangement. This incredibly virtuosic version however, by Victor Babin, specifically for two pianos and fleshed out accordingly, is new to us. Alongside it, Simon and I will play Rachmaninov’s Symphonic Dances, surely one of his greatest scores? Concert at LSO St. […]

Roll over Beethoven

The backstory for this is that I was playing  with LSO when John Adams was in to conduct El Niño in 2016, and got talking to him about “Hallelujah Junction”, which I love. He mentioned to me that he had arranged one of his String Quartets for two pianos, a piece constructed using fragments from […]