'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

Friday, September 14, 2007

Classical Guitars and Hampton Court

There's an article in the paper today, by Roger Highfield and Nic Fleming, about 'Palaces being damaged by concert noise'.
Many historic buildings have been used for years as a backdrop for fund-raising concerts.
But a study carried out at Hampton Court Palace has found that loud music has damaged windows and brickwork.
I do hope that Hill/Wiltschinsky didn't contribute to the increased decay.
Years ago they performed live for BBC Radio 4, at Hampton Court , in a programme hosted by Gloria Hunniford.
Here are a youthful looking duo relaxing with sandwiches after the concert!

It was a good week for them, as the programme was chosen for 'Pick of the Week', which they were delighted about.
The article does go on to say that it is the bass frequencies, usually greater in rock concerts than classical, which cause the most problems.
So there we have it, more classical music please, in these fabulous settings. Not only is it an inspirational night out for artist and audience alike, but, it's also better for the environment.

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