THE ROTHSTEIN SCHUBERTIADE Happy Birthday Mr Goethe with respects to Mr Schumann

Happy Birthday Mr Goethe with thanks to Mr Schumann The Rothstein Schubertiade
An unforgettable musical evening for Goethe’s birthday (28th August 1749)…………

                       Graham Johnson and Georg Klimbacher
A Pocket Winter Journey with Georg Klimbacher and Graham Johnson ………Goethe settings by Franz Schubert with Anna Huntley and Georg Klimbacher all expertly guided by Graham Johnson…………..Of course the singing under Graham’s guide was sublime
Anna Huntley and Georg Klimbacher in one of the only two duos written by Schubert offered as an encore after some really superb singing.
The magnificent oboe Juliana Koch from the LSO with Linn Rothstein playing together so beautifully the Three Romances op 94 by Schumann who sneaked in too to say Happy Birthday .
The proposed Arpeggione cried off in the morning so hats off to Julia for showing us how beautiful the oboe can sound in a real artists hands….could it have been her bare feet

                     Linn Rothsyein and Julia Koch ……..with GJ enraptured
that allowed her to feel the vibrations that I am sure Schubert would have envied Linn having prepared an equally beautiful supper for her lucky guests. Guest of honour ,or course, was Anita Lasker Wallfisch at 93 one of the last survivors of Auschwitz and a renowned cellist as is her son Raphael.

                                 Anita Lasker Wallfisch with LR
At 93 she drove herself home doing a three point turn obviously uplifted by Goethe’s magnificent birthday party

Tamila Salimdjanova at St Mary’s

Tamila Salimdjanova batting in Leeds for all her fans in Ealing .
Tamila Salimdjanova at St Mary’s.
Surrounded by friends and admirers for a try out recital before her performances at the Leeds International Piano Competition .
Tamila was one of the 24 selected from the auditions held worldwide who will compete from the 6th September in Leeds.
(Tamila Salimdjanova plays on the 8th at 16.20 all streamed on the LPC website)
Thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of Hugh Mather, Roger Nellist and their splendid team at St Mary’s, Tamila was able to play to a sold out hall yesterday afternoon.

             Vanessa Latarche following intently with the score
Under the eagle eye of her mentor Vanessa Latarche ,head of piano studies at the RCM and herself a former star pupil of our much missed Eileen Rowe of Ealing , showing the same passionate concern for her star pupil today.

                                         Aleksandar Pavlovic with Tamila
A surprise visit from her great pianist friend Aleksandar Pavlović completed an afternoon of magnificent music making.
From the sublime colours of her Debussy Estampes ,a scintillating account of the 7th Sonata by Prokofiev with a slow movement of sublime beauty.
Schubert impromptus op 90 n.1/3 and the monumental Sonata by Liszt showed off all her intelligent musicality and sensitivity to every nuance.
All best wishes for the success in Leeds that she truly deserves

Aleksandar Pavlovic with Tamila

Vanessa Latarche with Tamila

Chopin Galore! Bryce Morrison and Seong-Jin Cho on Sunday in London