January 30th, 2016
Here, a photo of my four esteemed colleagues this January, who guided me through the recording of 19th C. works for piano(s) and horn(s) with the incredible horn-magician Alec Frank-Gemmill. Pictured, in various states of recline – back row: Bechstein, 1890’s; Blüthner, 1860’s; Streicher, 1840’s; at the front, the Diva: Lagrassa, 1810’s. This was a crazy project – extravagant, challenging, educational, and so extremely enjoyable. Thanks to Edwin Beunk, Frank Andriessen and Bart Hourtgraaf for allowing me on these exquisite instruments – I hope to be reunited with them soon. The resulting CD to be released on BIS in March 2017. Wait till you see the funny horns!