When a composer plays his mentormain
It’s not all about knitting…
The English composer John McCabe, who died in February aged 75, was a formidable pianist who won fame in the mid-1970s by recording the complete sonatas of Joseph Haydn for Decca. Around the same time, less noticed, he performed the piano music of a Danish composer who had fallen out of fashion. In his 150th anniversary year, the piano music of Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) has been recovered from analogue tapes and revived for a very different era.
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