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  • Kenneth Hamilton is a Scottish pianist and writer, known for virtuoso performances of Romantic music, especially Liszt, Alkan and Busoni. Hamilton's playing is characterized by spontaneity, technical assurance, and a wide variety of keyboard colour. He was a student of Alexa Maxwell, Lawrence Glover and the Scottish composer-pianist Ronald Stevenson, whose music he champions. Hamilton lectures on music. He was awarded a doctorate by Balliol College, Oxford, for a dissertation on the music of Liszt. He is the author of Liszt: Sonata in B-minor and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Liszt. His widely-publicised latest book, After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance discusses the differences between the past and the present in concert life and playing styles. Its conclusions have stimulated extensive debate in the musical world.

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