Brenda Lucas Ogdon
FRSM(PfP) ARMCM(PfT,PfP) LRSM(PfP) ATCL(PfP)

Pianist and Teacher

 

Ravel que J'Aime

New CD released 1 October 2021

"Ravel que J'Aime"
Jeux d'eau • Sonatine • Miroirs • Valses nobles et sentimentales • À la manière de Borodine • À la manière de Chabrier • Prélude, Fugue & Rigaudon from "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

On 1 October 2021 Brenda Lucas Ogdon released a new CD of piano music by Ravel to raise funds for the housing and homelessness charity Shelter.

Read an interview with Brenda Lucas Ogdon about the new CD on The Cross-Eyed Pianist.

Read an article about the new CD in the Cambridge Independent.

The CD on the Sterling label, catalogue CDA 1855, is available from suppliers including the following:
Presto ClassicalEuropadiscAmazon UK

Also on streaming platforms:
SpotifyApple MusicDeezerAmazon Music

 

Performance of Jeux d'Eau, by Ravel

 

Brenda's recording: J.S.Bach "The Well Tempered Clavier"

 

Book 2, 24 Preludes and Fugues, available now. For more information, please see the recordings section of the website . Seven videos from the set are available to watch now on YouTube. Above, the first: "Brenda Ogdon plays Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C Major".

Virtuoso

 

The Story of John Ogdon , by Brenda Lucas Ogdon and Michael Kerr, newly re-published in paperback with good reviews . This moving account tells of the early successes of this musical genius, his severe mental breakdowns and eventual recovery. RRP 9.95, available from WHSmith , Blackwell , Amazon , Word Power ... ISBN 9781845492915.

Last recital

 

5th December 2007 at Steinway & Sons , London, in aid of the John Ogdon Foundation and in memory of Ogdon's 70th Anniversary. Works by Bach, Chopin, Webern and John Ogdon.

Reviews

 

a charming and distinguished pianist Times Saturday Magazine

played intelligently and lovingly Christopher Headington, Gramophone 1992

Ogdon and Lucas are an agile, sensitive and integral duo; a case of two and two making one Christopher Wood, BBC Music Magazine 1996

the improvement of my playing, technique and approach is far beyond my expectations an adult student

ISM Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians .