The new Double CD Album with the 48 Songs without Words has been released by Oehms Classics. Click here to purchase from Oehms Classics
Here is an example of the elusive late style of Robert Schumann. The Fughetten Opus 126 illustrate a desperate attempt to control the voices and onsetting confusion Schumann was struggling with . One of his last works it is clearly not a piece of music with an audience in mind ,rather a self dialogue and […]
Only a few days to go until Oslo and Norway ! Preparations are in full swing now.Departure: 1st of March ! Here is a link to my new College: http://www.barrattdue.no/eng/ Leaving the University of Canterbury was a necessity as all of its full time performance teachers had already left the University which –in line with government […]
I was always extremely fond of Gabriel Faure’s music and I am particularly interested in the evolution of his style,from the elegant romantic early pieces to the enigmatic late style. His music is extremely subtle and does not fare well unless played with the highest level of pianism and stylistic awareness. A true Faure expert was the Swiss […]
Between roughly 1920 and 1950 was the time of the so called Golden Age of the Crime Novel which I have been interested for many years now. One of its most interesting representatives was “Locked Room ” specialist John Dickson Carr. The meeting of the Internet based John Dickson Carr society in London was quite […]
Just finished a great week at beautiful Nelson at the Adam Summer School together with the New Zealand String Quartet. The final two concerts showed a very high standard of chamber music playing and to work with these young musicians from all over New Zealand was a great privilege. The NZ String Quartet run these […]
In April the final instalment of my Schubert recordings will be made: after all the sonatas, dances and various other works like the Wanderer Fantasy I will be finally approaching some of the most difficult repertoire : the Impromptus opus 90 and Opus 142 together with some seldom played shorter works . After decades of playing […]
From 1st of March I will take up position as professor of Piano and Head of Piano Department at the renowned “Barrat Due Institute” in Oslo ,Norway. I am immensely looking forward moving to beautiful Norway and its vibrant capital Oslo.
Coming soon: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: 48 Lieder ohne Worte ( complete recording ) Co Production WDR/ Oehms Classics 2 CD
A talk with Kenneth Young on Radio New Zealand. First aired on Thursday 27 June 2013.