James Rhodes

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Home listening: where Beethoven, Shostakovich and Bach meet
Sparkling new releases from the Danish String Quartet, the DSCH-Shostakovich Ensemble and James Rhodes

Fiona Maddocks

02, Dec, 2018 @7:59 AM

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James Rhodes: ‘I'd give £50,000 to anyone who could guarantee me a good eight hours' sleep’
The pianist and author of a raw memoir of child abuse talks about salvation through music

Tim Adams

18, Mar, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Fire on All Sides and Paper Cuts review – forensic accounts of surviving child rape
Two books by men who were sexually abused as children are unblinking in their accounts of violation and its lifetime psychological aftermath

Hannah Jane Parkinson

11, Feb, 2018 @6:59 AM

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Fire on All Sides CD review – James Rhodes’s rescue remedies
James Rhodes (piano)
(Signum Classics)

Stephen Pritchard

17, Dec, 2017 @7:15 AM

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Wilderness – the festival that mixes music and Momentum
The genteel Oxfordshire festival threw together the Flaming Lips, Robert Plant, pianist James Rhodes, cricket without clothes and insightful political debates

Hannah Jane Parkinson

08, Aug, 2016 @1:11 PM

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It took 25 years to reveal horror of my rape, says James Rhodes
Leading pianist backs new bid to encourage victims of paedophiles to break their silence

Jamie Doward

13, Dec, 2015 @12:05 AM

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Forget the mad genius composer myth: music is good for the mind
The cliche of the reclusive composer who loses their mind over manuscript is unhelpful. But, says pianist James Rhodes, there is a link between music, creativity and mental health that is both real and beneficial to people’s well-being

James Rhodes

19, Sep, 2015 @7:00 AM

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Books reviews roundup: The Festival of Insignificance, How Music Got Free and Instrumental
What the critics thought of: Milan Kundera’s The Festival of Insignificance, Stephen Witt’s How Music Got Free and James Rhodes’s Instrumental

26, Jun, 2015 @5:00 PM

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Instrumental: A Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music by James Rhodes – review
First comes the wound, then the music to heal it – a concert pianist’s memoir explores the legacy of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child

Blake Morrison

04, Jun, 2015 @3:00 PM

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James Rhodes interview: ‘It’s important to say that bad things happen – and we don’t lie about it’
Pianist James Rhodes has written a personal memoir so raw and harrowing that the supreme court – and his ex-wife – prevented him from publishing it. Now that the ban has been lifted, he explains why he refused to be silenced

Zoe Williams

23, May, 2015 @7:00 AM

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James Rhodes judgment: quotes from autobiography detail pianist's ordeal
Supreme court ruling describes how musician was repeatedly raped and ‘broken’ in graphic extracts from book he was barred from publishing

Ian Cobain

20, May, 2015 @1:04 PM

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James Rhodes: a classical rocker with a passion for music in schools
The pianist had no formal academic music education or mentoring until he was 14, but went on to sign with Warner Bros and top the iTunes chart three times

Mark Tran

20, May, 2015 @9:41 AM

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