His album of Scarlatti sonatas recorded in the
early seventies was chosen as favourite on Dame Janet Baker's BBC
Desert Island Discs and the artists, Sophie Ryder and David Gentleman
both chose sonatas from his Nimbus Scarlatti recordings on BBC Radio
Three 'Private Passions'
In an academic capacity he has contributed articles in leading early
music publications including the Hungarian book on early music, Regi
Zene and also participated in a Scarlatti symposium with Peter Katin,
Andreas Staier, Nikolai Demidenko and Yevgeny Sudbin.
In the year 2000, he began a project to record all of Scarlatti's
keyboard sonatas for Nimbus Records which received rave reviews on an
unprecedented level from recording magazines and international
websites. The whole project was completed in 2006 with a personal
profile in Gramophone. Since then his contract with Nimbus has
included recordings of sonatas by Seixas and Soler, Haydn sonatas on
the Schantz fortepiano in the Bath Holbourne Museum and in 2010, a
major project to record Frescobaldi's keyboard music on the Giovanni
Boni harpsichord (c1619); an instrument it is thought the composer
played, and the historic Costanzo Antegnati organ of 1588 in Almeno,
San Salvatore, Italy.
As an organist, he has given recitals in many Cathedrals, including
St. Paul's, Ely, Coventry, Westminster Cathedral and King's College
Richard lives in Devon with his wife Jackie. His daughter,
Elizabeth, read music at York University and graduated in 2011 with
BA(Hons), and has recorded two CDs with her father on Renaissance
recorders. Their son Christian, a sports therapist
lives in Cirencester. Richard has two older sons, Marc and Dominic
who also live in the Cirencster area.