'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Ramsbottom, Solti and Concerto Primavera

Ever since I went wireless I have been working from the kitchen table. This makes life much easier as I can keep an eye on general goings on in the house and keep working whilst I make the tea.
As I've mentioned before we have a cat called Ramsbottom. I realise this is rather an unusual name for our feline friend but it came about some years ago as we drove through a small northern town called 'Ramsbottom'. Son number one was quite small at the time and found this highly amusing, as only small boys can, and announced that if ever we got a cat then that is what we would call it.
Some months later Peter Wiltschinsky offered us a male, ginger, stripey kitten currently called Meatball. We agreed and Meatball arrived.
Son number one immediately remembered his idea and thus Ramsbottom was born.
Well, Ramsbottom is mesmerised by the computer. He sits for hours in front of it watching all the images as they glide around the screen.
I have a sneaking suspicion that he is heavily involved in 'Le Chat' rooms, possibly having long debates with Solti about the joys of living with musicians.
Meanwhile, Robin is oblivious to all this, as he is locked away in the music room making a few alterations to 'Concerto Primavera'. Sounds great.

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