Bordeaux and Rouen in August

The Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux

Corinne has just returned from a short cruise to Bordeaux on Fred Olsen’s lovely cruise ship, the MS Braemar. They set sail for Southampton on Thursday 23rd August, stopping at Lorient, Bordeaux on the Garonne and then sailing down the Seine to the picturesque city of Rouen.

The Cathedral Monument to Jeanne d’Arc

The recitals onboard were well received by enthusiastic and appreciative audiences who enjoyed the mixture of styles and instruments.

Corinne is now looking forward to cruising to Quebec on the MS Black Watch. They sail from Liverpool to Killybegs, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia before heading down to Quebec where she will then fly back to the UK.

The Braemar in the port of Bordeaux

BBC Introducing Music Artist

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7mydv

Corinne’s recording of Carl Bohm’s Glissando Salon Mazurka Opus 259 No.2 was broadcast on the BBC’s In Tune programme with Katie Derham on Friday 29th June 2018. She was very excited to have been given the opportunity to feature as a BBC Introducing Music Artist. The recording is available on the BBC website for the next four weeks on the following link: (The exact feature time is 1:40:43)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b7mydv

Ebony, Ivory and a Touch of Brass Concert

On Saturday 9th June 2018 at 7:30pm in St Mary’s  Church, Dunstall, Staffordshire, Corinne will be joined by brass players, The Foremark Fanfares, for a variety concert as part of the annual Flower Festival. This promises to be a fun evening where the audience will be surrounded by beautiful floral displays. Tickets are available on the door. Do come if you can! Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

 http://www.concert-diary.com/mobile#concert?id=1217331215

Forthcoming Cruises with Fred Olsen

Good news! During 2018 concert pianist and multi-instrumental recitalist Corinne Marsh is looking forward to three further colourful recitals as a guest artiste onboard cruises with Fred Olsen. The first cruise, M1821, leaves from Southampton on 23rd August abroad the beautiful Braemar and heads to France and the wine region of sunny Bordeaux. Initially they’ll sail to Lorient before heading down the Gironde and Garonne Rivers before heading to Bordeaux. On the return journey they head up the Seine for Rouen. Corinne is looking forward to revisiting this popular destination from the 2017 French River cruise. They return to Southampton on 6th October.

Then, on September 22nd Corinne will join the Black Watch at Liverpool for cruise W1821 which will set sail for Quebec. The ports include Killybegs in Ireland, St John’s in Newfoundland, and then several ports in Canada: Halifax, Charlottetown, Baie Comeau, Saguenay and Quebec where Corinne will then fly back to the UK on Saturday 6th October. The Black Watch will continue on to Montreal.

A Caribbean Christmas New Year Cruise then awaits in December. This is a fly cruise and Corinne will meet the ship in Bridgetown, Barbados. It will be a treat not to have to cruise across the Atlantic, especially in winter! This cruise, M1831, is back on the Braemar where Corinne will be adding some popular Christmas favourites to her eclectic recital programmes on piano, oboe, cor anglais and two saxophones. All being well, the airline company will oblige when it comes to the excessive luggage! The islands included in this tour are St Lucia, Grenada, Willemstad, Curaçao I. Netherlands Antilles, St Kitts, The Virgin Islands, Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands, Philipsburg, St Maarten in Netherlands Antilles before heading back to Bridgetown in Barbados. They return to the UK on January 3rd 2019.

Corinne hopes to meet up with many old cruising friends and to making new ones onboard!

Silver Moonbeams CD Released

Good news! Corinne’s recently released CD of beautiful piano music recordings, Silver Moonbeams, is now available and they’re flying off the shelves. It makes an ideal Christmas gift for music lovers too. Copies can be ordered from classicalfanatical@me.com at £10 each plus £1.50 P&P (UK only. Other countries tbc)


Feedback….

The playing sounds full of character and rhythm and style – brava!  – Piers Lane

Truly, I’m loving every track: all with such clarity of touch and cleaness of tone. You’ve done brilliantly. Bravo!
It’s as hard to record a piano successfully as it is to play it – so firstly well done in selecting such an attractive range of music – so many favourites, all beautifully executed. But also bravo to your sound engineer and the Old Granary people….. it’s a true skill placing microphones in just perfect positions and balancing them so well: so as to create that lovely tone of yours that I have been enjoying so. Not too closely recorded (dry) nor too distantly either (wet). Perfect, undistorted tone. You must be very pleased and thankful – as we are, hearing this terrific recording of your piano playing. All captured here most successfully. –  Dr Nöel Tredinnick (Conductor)

Silver Moonbeams CD Release Date 24th November 2017

 

Here’s a short preview of some of the recordings on Corinne’s latest album “Silver Moonbeams” which includes beautiful parlour music and song transcriptions.

The CD’s will be available to order at £10 each plus £1.50 P&P (international postage rates will be confirmed per order) directly from classicalfanatical@me.com or from the “Contact” page on this website. Please send an email stating the address to which you would like your order posted. Payment instructions will be sent via email and once payment has been received, the discs will be posted.

Digital tracks will also be available from 24th November 2017 for immediate download from iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, Emusica, Spotify, Medianet, Groove, 24-7  and many others. Happy listening!

 

“Silver Moonbeams” CD Release

Corinne is very excited to announce that her recently recorded CD, “Silver Moonbeams” will be released towards the end of November.

The album includes beautiful Parlour music written for the piano which she has recently uncovered whilst researching into this largely forgotten genre. The music includes Eolian Whispers by Charles Auchester, Variations on Beautiful Dreamer by Adolph Baumbach, The Robin’s Return and the Robin’s Departure by Leander Fischer, Silver Moonbeams by William Bibby and Joyful Bells by Charles Kinkel, as well as scores by Albert Ketèlbey and Scott Joplin. Also included are some heartwarming song transcriptions by Eric Coates and Amy Woodforde-Findern.

This disc presents great value for money as it contains over an hour of easy listening music. Tracks will be also be available online as individual downloads as well as in compact disc format. Details of where copies can be purchased will be announced soon.

Watch this space!

Rivers and Cities of France October 2017

Inside la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

The ornate outer facade of la Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, erected in 1876

All were onboard the recently refurbished Fred Olsen cruise ship, the Black Watch on Wednesday 6th October 2017. It set sail from the port of Rosyth in Edinburgh at 5:30pm and headed south down the North Sea en route to the River Seine and the city of Rouen.

The monument to Jeanne d’Arc in Rouen

The one-handed clock in Rouen.

Corinne’s concerts were scheduled for the last two sea days on the return journey to Rosyth so she was able to make the most of the visits to the ports of Rouen on the River Seine, St. Peter Port in Guernsey, La Pallice for La Rochelle and Lorient.

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen was definitely  a highlight as was the monument to Jeanne d’Arc with the beautiful, elegant cross that marked the place of the stake

The cross marking the spot of the stake

Looking down the aisle in the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen.

Once again the audiences in the Neptune Theatre were treated to multi-instrumental performances of music in an array of styles played on piano, oboe, cor anglais, soprano and tenor saxophones.

The weather was pleasantly warm with an unusually calm Bay of Biscay on the way home. The Black Watch arrived in Rosyth at 6:30am on Saturday 14th October and all was well!