One Hand Piano – Pianodao

The PIANODAO MUSIC LIBRARYSelected & Reviewed by ANDREW EALES The Pianodao Music Library Includes several collections by educator and composer Barbara Arens, and regular readers will know I am a fan. It has been a little while since she last brought us a new collection with a major publishing house, so I am delighted to … Read more

“My music is concerned with my feelings about life, expressed to the best of my ability in melody, harmony and counterpoint” – David Matthews, composer – The Cross-Eyed Pianist

Who or what are the most significant influences on your musical life and career as a composer? I didn’t begin to compose until I was sixteen. At that time I had given up piano lessons (I learned the piano between seven and thirteen) and attended a school where there was no music teacher, so composing … Read more

Celebrating the release of Norma Fisher At The BBC Vol 3 – The Cross-Eyed Pianist

To Steinway Hall in London last week to celebrate the release of the third volume of Norma Fisher At The BBC, a recording project initiated by Sonetto Classics to bring Norma Fisher’s remarkable pianism to a wider audience. Born in London in 1940 to Russian-Polish parents, Norma Fisher’s talent was evident from a young age. … Read more

Eleonor Bindman – Bach Partitas BWV 825-830 – The Cross-Eyed Pianist

JS BACH – PARTITAS BWV 825-830, 2 CDs Release date: 6 May 2022 on the Delos label Eleonor Bindman, piano ‘Bach playing of the highest order — Andrew Eales/ Bach’s six keyboard Partitas have long been regarded as one of the most important milestones of the Baroque keyboard repertoire and remain amongst Bach’s most popular … Read more