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Summertime in the domain of the Esterházy’s

On August 7, 2017 |
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Cafe

Hungary in the summer is particularly delightful, especially when one is also lucky enough to be making music. In the second half of June, I was fortunate to spend a […]




Délices de Versailles

On May 22, 2017 |
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Délices de Versailles

April was a Rameau month for me. A whole troupe of singers, dancers, actors and orchestral musicians from here and France came to Berkeley. We put on a production of […]




Viennese Delights

On September 12, 2016 |
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Viennese Delights

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of revisiting Vienna. I had been there often in the 1970’s when I was playing in a piano trio in […]




In Praise of Picnics

On June 27, 2016 |
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I love picnics and not just because I really like the name. For a Brit, the chance of eating outdoors without getting rained on is of course a risk but […]




Celtic Spuds

On March 29, 2016 |
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Ireland and Scotland both produce some of my favourite mashed potato recipes. Having spent last week in Dublin and since I am writing this in Glasgow, it seemed a nice […]