MTNA 2017, Baltimore, USA

Tuhin speaks about the music scene in India Tuhin speaking about the music scene in India at the MTNA conference in Baltimore, USA. Some new connections and some old! The fortepiano

Richard Goode plays at Carnegie Hall, NYC

On March 15, 2017, Richard Goode, known for his authority on the Beethoven Sonatas performed at Carnegie Hall. Little did I know that his Chopin would sound even better! The subtle yet brilliantly executed Chopin and Bach was in itself a great experience. His phrasing, tone and the voicing in the Chopin was spectacular! The […]

Concert Afterthoughts

Kuldeep Barve, Jayant Sankrityayana,  and Jacob Samuel of the Pune Guitar society along with me, presented an unique soundscape that infused the warmth of the guitar and the brilliant tone of the piano, infused with the colourful harmonies and melodies of Spain and Latin America. This was the first of a series of themed concerts. […]

Ponce’s Balada Mexicana

One can literally ‘hear’ Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Liszt developing on Mexican themes in Ponce’s Balada Mexicana. – Tuhin Rao Ponce’s early piano music, to me, is a mixture of Mexican folk sounds and brilliant European Romantic writing, but without quoting Mexican melodies. Balada Mexicana is based on two beautiful songs El Durazno and Acuérdate […]