Category Archives: Classical music

A mesmerizing experience!

I have the honour to be a member of the Ferenc Liszt Society in Budapest!

Liszt’s spirit flows through the entire museum and its instruments. Especially the Chickering grand of 1879!                                                        The silver stand is a gift from Liszt’s pupils.

Liszt’s generosity is an example followed by few maestri like Cyprien Katsaris and Martha Argerich.

I kindly recommend Alan Walker’s 3 volume biography “Franz Liszt”.

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Radio premiere of Pepe’s Waltz

Radio premiere of David Cools’ recording of José Pagán’s Waltz on the Spanish National Radio.

On 22.01.2016, the Spanish national classical radio station broadcast a program about the music of my great-uncle, José Pagán López, tireless composer especially celebrated for his Habaneras.

Juan Antonio, his son, presented my recording of Pepe’s Waltz (José is Pepe in Spanish). I played and recorded the piece in 2009, in the d’Ursel Castle, on a Steinway B.

This Waltz was composed around 1951 and was a harmony study embodied in a Chopin-style nocturne.

Start listening at 10′.

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/sinfonia-de-la-manana/sinfonia-manana-reencuentros-22-01-16/3453560/

See the live performance of Pepe’s Waltz during the 2013 Quito recital: