English pianist Clive Swansbourne has been internationally acclaimed for his performances in both America and Europe.

Now living and teaching in Houston, Texas, he continues to perform his large and wide-ranging repertoire regularly and to record on the Swan Records label. He produces illustrated talks on many of his recordings in his Enlightened Listener series.

 

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"Swansbourne's playing was like a pool in a forest, of great mystery and beauty"

—Philadelphia Inquirer

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Welcome to my blog

Hello and welcome to my blog. 

To coincide with the release of my double album devoted to Bach’s Goldberg Variations (CD1 is the performance, and CD2 my illustrated talk), and with my performance of the work in Houston on March 27, the first few posts will feature selected variations.

The blog will include, amongst other things, performances of short works, piano playing tips, and other nuggets of advice to pianists and music lovers.

Please feel free to leave your comments and opinions.

2014 piano recitals

In concert

Music by Mozart, Schumann, Janacek, Ravel, and Scriabin

Where

Fort Bend Music Center Concert Hall (Mar 30) + Christ the King Lutheran Church, Houston,TX (Apr 11)

About
A very exciting program for me, this. Music from Austria, Germany, Chechosovakia, France and Russia. Mozart's solemn Adagio in B minor is followed by Schumann's delightful and quirky 'Kreisleriana'. Janacek's lyrical but equally quirky 'In the Mists' follows, and then Ravel's charming and sophisticated 'Valses nobles et sentimentales', finishing with the sumptuous but also wild and ecstatic Fourth Sonata by Scriabin.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations

In this work of astonishingly wide-ranging musical style and allusion, Beethoven adopted a highly distinctive approach to writing variations, taking an original work by minor Viennese composer Anton Diabelli and developing it into 33 variations filled with sophistication of harmony, invention and brio.

To read more details about the contents of this recording, to listen to selected extracts, or to find out how to buy it from this web site, please click the link below.

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