Live Performances


I’ve been extraordinarily fortunate in that so much of my work is preserved in commercial recordings, and that it is still readily available. Indeed, as I write, one can access almost everything on YouTube.

As regards my live performances, I had a stock of recordings – all from the BBC – in my personal collection, from an era of technology that perhaps only the dinosaur would recognise: reel-to-reel tape or cassette, from radio. When I went, after all these years, to access them so much had degraded. As a result, I often don’t have complete performances any longer (perhaps they exist somewhere in a BBC archive, but I have not been successful in tracing them).

This is what I do have, and it is presented ‘warts and all’, not only vis-à-vis the recording quality, but also with my occasional wrong notes!​


Bartok Piano Concerto No.3
BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Tadaaki Otaka
Vienna Konzerthaus 1993​




Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4
(1st. movt.)
Free Trade Hall, Manchester – 1979
Halle Orchestra – Arvids Jansons


Berg Piano Sonata
St. John’s Smith Square, London
1985



Brahms Opus 117
Bishopsgate Hall, London
1985



Chopin Nocturnes Op 27



Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 Larghetto
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Simon Rattle


Franck and Faure
Decca Recording 1974


Gershwin Piano Concerto
Hallé Orchestra
Conductor: John Adams
Free Trade Hall, Manchester 1994


Henze Second Piano Concerto
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Sir John Pritchard
Royal Festival Hall, London
1975​



Lindberg Piano Concerto No.1
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Esa Pekka Salonen
First performance (original version)
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
1991




Liszt Csardas Obstine
BBC, Birmingham, England
1978​



LIszt Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses
BBC, Birmingham, England
1978


St . Francis Legends
BBC, Birmingham, England
1978



Liszt Valses Oubliees
BBC, Birmingham, England
1978


Ravel Left Hand Piano Concerto
My performance from the Ravel film – Mirrors, 1986​


Ravel Piano Concerto in G Major
London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: David Atherton
Early 1970’s


Scarlatti Sonatas
Bishopsgate Hall
London 1985​


Villa-Lobos Saudades
Brazil
1980’s

Schumann - Bunte Blätter
BBC
1980's


Weber Piano Works
EMI Recording
1976