BBC Maida Vale Studios review

Review from Colin Anderson, for

…Richard Uttley delighted the ear with solo piano music. Benjamin Britten’s Holiday Diary (1934) is of precocious prestidigitation, and Uttley caught unerringly the music’s rippling evocation, its rhythmic flair and its hustle-bustle. If not always obviously by Britten there was no doubting a young man’s talent and confidence, mirrored by Uttley, and culminating in ‘Night’, shaped with sensitivity. Uttley then offered something from the salon with Amy Beach’s Gavotte fantastique (1903), charming in its capricious formality, and played with affection.

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