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 […]