Thomas Kelly – Reaching for the Stars – a voyage of discovery at Leighton House
Stepping into the sumptuously restored home of Lord Leighton is like turning the clock back a hundred years.
Listening to Thomas Kelly ,the fourth artist in the indomitable Lisa Peacock’s ‘Discovery’ series, is like listening to a pianist from another age.
The Golden Age of piano playing as inhabited by gentle giants who could ravish and seduce with their transcendental control of sound. Rosenthal, Hoffman, Godowsky, Rachmaninov spring to mind.
Piano playing of such subtlety that was a mirror of the great bel canto singers who could drive their public to adoration and delirium.