Shouldering Brahms

I'm happy to report that I'm back to full fitness after suffering a broken shoulder in May as a result of a nasty cycling accident. I was slated to play Brahms Concerto no. 1 in last June's Ulverston International Music Festival, and was devastated at the time not to be able to perform this most passionate of piano concertos. Any one who has a similar injury would be well advised to 'shoulder Brahms' and practice this piece; the tremelando octaves are the prefect medicine to aid movement in the joint. Swimming is very much on the agenda too - I'm contemplating swimming from Dover to Calais and performing a concert on each side of the channel!

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