Farewell to Christopher Hogwood (1941–2014), harpsichordist, conductor and early music pioneer

Christopher Hogwood, conducting in 1976

I was very sad, and also quite surprised, to hear that Christopher Hogwood CBE had passed away on 24 September 2014. His own website says he had been suffering from a brain tumour for several months. I interviewed him on the phone in March 2006, primarily about Mary […]

The forgotten harpsichord teacher of Christopher Hogwood & Colin Tilney


Mary Potts and her beloved Shudi harpsichord in about 1950 © Estate of Mary Potts 2012

I didn’t really know that much about Mrs Mary Potts (1905 – 1982) when she was my harpsichord teacher in Cambridge, so I googled her name (in 2005) expecting to find a complete biography. She had, […]