Classical Music CDs, DVDs


As a staff member of 30+ years, I have heard much, much, much. My first connection with Thomas' was as a mail order customer in the country, grateful when my requests were tracked down and arrived in the mailbox. Over the years I've gained an appreciation of anything from Monteverdi to Messiaen. Desert island composers would include Vaughan Williams, Debussy, Ravel for starters. There are so many fine performers that have been role models, for instance, the Chopin piano playing of Claudio Arrau to the jazz pianists Dudley Moore, Tony Gould; classical voices of Cathy Berberian, Lucia Popp, Robert Gard; operas of Britten, Janacek, Puccini, R.Strauss; in the jazz world Cleo Laine & John Dankworth to Mark Murphy, Janel Seidel. Then there is Petula, Dusty, and the Kransky Sisters! This is but a small sample from an extensive list in the wide world of music, I could go on... I've also seen a lot of opera, theatre, musicals, ballet, concerts and films. Outside of music, my specialist subject is motional improvisation... which is really music of the body. Oh & are regular diversions