22 Jul 2017

Houstoun Plays Bach - Interview

From Music Alive, 3:00 pm on 22 July 2017

Back in 2013, Michael Houstoun performed the complete Piano Sonatas by Beethoven (doing it for the second time in his career). Now he's performing The Well-Tempered Clavier by Bach complete.

Seated at a piano for easy illustration, he talks to Tim Dodd about what this means to him, about the technical challenges, about the demands on a pianist's imagination, and about the work's perfection.

Michael Houstoun

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King