Kit Armstrong on playing Byrd and Bull on the piano

Friday, July 9, 2021

For his DG debut, the pianist explores keyboard music from the Tudor age

Kit Armstrong has recorded an album for DG of keyboard music by William Byrd and John Bull, under the title 'The Visionaries of Piano Music'. James Jolly caught up with him to talk about what drew him to a repertoire from over 100 years before Bach, playing music written for virginals on a modern piano and the distinct musical personalities of these two great composers.

Gramophone Podcasts are presented in association with Wigmore Hall, where having streamed more than 300 concerts over the past year, the venue's doors are once again open. See concert listings beneath the player below, and find out more at Wigmore Hall's website.

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Wigmore Hall concerts in the coming week - for full programme details visit Wigmore Hall's website

Sunday, July 11, 11.30am
Carducci Quartet
Beethoven, Haydn and Shostakovich

Sunday, July 11, 7.30pm
Anna Bonitatibus mez Simon Lepper pf
'Beethoven and Rossini: a meeting'

Monday, 12 July, 1.00pm
Elias Quartet
Donald Grant, Haydn and Mendelssohn

Monday, 12 July 2021 7.30pm
MILOŠ gtr
Albéniz, Arlen, Bach and more

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 12.00pm
Lady Antonia Fraser in conversation with Hugo Vickers

Wednesday, 14 July 2021 7.30pm
Elias Quartet; Robert Plane cl
Beethoven and Brahms

Friday, 16 July 2021 7.30pm
Harriet Burns sop John Mark Ainsley ten
Malcolm Martineau pf Petroc Trelawny narrator
'Gounod and Georgina'
A narrated song recital devised by Henrietta Bredin

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