Classical Notes: That old Moscow magic

It’s really a case of “play it again, Barry”

12th February, 2017
Barry Douglas: Moscow 1986 was a landmark platform for a stellar career that has brought international acclaim

“I came here two years ago and I was eliminated in the first round, so I thought I’d have another shot at it anyway. The Russian pianists have such a high standard and a fantastic technique that you have to be jolly good to beat them – to put it mildly.”

So said the young Belfast pianist Barry Douglas on his way into the concert hall in Moscow to contest the...

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