Critical acclaim for Peter Hill’s new CD
Peter Hill, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Music, has been winning plaudits for his new recording, of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One (Delphian) – 'A treat for ear and mind' (Sunday Times); 'utterly exquisite ... pianist Peter Hill has struck gold again' (Scotsman); 'wonderfully thoughtful, lucid performances' (Guardian).
Peter's schedule in the first half of this year has included residencies (teaching, lecturing and performing) at the Norwegian Academy of Music, the Queensland Conservatorium, and the Australian National Academy of Music. He's also been celebrating the centenary of The Rite of Spring with lectures and recitals (including Stravinsky's arrangement of the Rite for piano duet) at the universities of York, Aberdeen, Oxford, Uppsala, and the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. This summer Peter will spend a week at the Lucerne Festival lecturing on Messiaen's Turangalîla, and in the autumn he gives the world premiere of a newly-discovered piano piece by Messiaen in a concert from Sheffield Upper Chapel (November 2nd) which will be broadcast by BBC Radio 3.
Peter appears on Radio 3's In Tune on July 8th, when he will discuss and perform excerpts from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier.