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

Brahms Opus 117
Bishopsgate Hall, London

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

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

Liszt Csardas Obstine
BBC, Birmingham, England

LIszt Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses
BBC, Birmingham, England

St . Francis Legends
BBC, Birmingham, England

Liszt Valses Oubliees
BBC, Birmingham, England

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

Schumann - Bunte Blätter

Weber Piano Works
EMI Recording