Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

Vividly Projected

Richard Roddis and Beate Toyka
perform Robert Schumann,
heard by MIKE WHEELER

 

Tenor Richard Roddis and pianist Beate Toyka marked the Schumann bicentenary in fine style with this celebration of his songs and piano music (Richard Roddis and Beate Toyka, The Voice Box, Derby, UK, 6 November 2010).

Beate Toyka's reading of Kinderszenen was affectionate without sentimentality. 'Curious Story' tripped along; 'Important Event' sounded suitably grand, while not forgetting that this is a child's-eye-view of grandeur; and there was a delicious air of drowsiness in 'Child Falling Asleep'...

Copyright © 14 November 2010 Mike Wheeler,
Derby UK

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RICHARD RODDIS

BEATE TOYKA

ROBERT SCHUMANN

DERBY

UNITED KINGDOM

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Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.