Tim Lihoreau

Tim Lihoreau

Articles by Tim Lihoreau

THE hands!

A big hand….for Rachmaninov: in honour of the Piano Concerto No.2.

By Tim Lihoreau

The previously sunny skies are now somewhat overcast for Vaughan Williams’ much-loved skylark. The most p.c. of PCs now begins its reign as the nation’s favourite piece of classical music. Rachmaninov’s genius surely lay in combining three things; his epic piano technique, his resolute and steadfast sense of the romantic and his innate gift for…

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Classic FM Hall of Fame Book!

Max Book.

By Tim Lihoreau

It was the year we first went to infinity and beyond with the unstoppable Buzz Lightyear. The year they first predicted that ‘football’s coming home’. (Perhaps football has no map?) It was the year of Tomb Raider, of Cool Britannia and Egg in This Life. For many a keen classical fan, though, it was the…

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The Hall Of Fame

Who is…the ultimate HOF Meister*?

By Tim Lihoreau

As those who know me will all too soon tell you, I’m not too good with numbers. Despite being constantly told that “…surely, though, maths and music go together…” you explain that to my maths teacher, Berni Inns (yes, a nickname) who politely asked to sit out the maths ‘O’ level class. Even now, I…

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Tom Lehrar

Tom ist der Lehrer!

By Tim Lihoreau

This Saturday, the 9th of April, sees the 83rd birthday of one of my musical heroes, Tom Lehrer.        Perhaps it is as much out of respect for his blend of wonderful words and music as it is a sense of mystery at his mastery of maths that I still go back to old…

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Rachmaninov

Day of Good Humour.

By Tim Lihoreau

I gather that April Fool’s Day is more often referred to as ‘Day of Good Humour’ in Russia. This year, thankfully, it falls on a Friday and I for one am very pleased, having been the recipient of a succesful April Fool one year from all 3 complicit members of the Lihoreau household (I was successfully…

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Music For Youth

A ‘Silly’ Saturday requires a ‘Special’ Sunday.

By Tim Lihoreau

Saturday 26th March After the programme today it was a fast turnaround (2 bagels per minute) for a trip to the Cambridge Regional Festival of the Music for Youth. In between, we have squeeze in a TyrannoChorus rehearsal (100 odd singers from ages 4 to 82) to practice for a gig on Wednesday night. Music…

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Erik Satie

I can’t get no Satie’s-faction

By Tim Lihoreau

Seeing the smouldering remains of the Elysée Montmartre theatre made me more than a little sad, this week. Anyone who has ever wandered the parades of ‘prix-fixes’ or turned down sketch artist after sketch artist will only have had to look up, now and again, to get a feel for just how musical this area…

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Suchet

Suchet… AWAY*

By Tim Lihoreau

As daunting as it is attempting to fill the seasoned, broadcasting shoes of John Suchet, it’s been great fun. So far, at least. It’s meant catching the first train out of Cambridge every morning and this has been an eye-opener. The rules of the ‘first train’ obviously differ from those of a standard train. Chief…

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Rihanna

Scent-sational Composer

By Tim Lihoreau

History hasn’t been particularly kind to the extraordinary composer Cécile Chaminade. But is she Britney, Rihanna and Kylie’s spiritual mother?

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