My friend, Ben Opie, sent me a copy of his new CD, French Sonatas, with pianist Peter de Jager. It’s so wonderful. The minute I started listening to the Saint-Saëns I was hooked. Following that I heard Dutilleux, Poulenc, Koechlin and Milhaud. I highly recommend the recording if you can get your hands on it. Maybe Ben can help us out here and fill us in on how to get a copy!

Thank you so much for thinking of me, Ben. It was an honor to listen to you, albeit also quite humbling! 🙂



  1. Thank you Patty! It was a joy to produce and I’m glad you’re enjoying it! Anyone interested in more details can visit the “album” page will be going live soon.

  2. You are more than welcome. I look forward to listening again and again, Ben! It’s great to hear you’ll have a an album page up soon. Let me know when that happens and I’ll post something about it! 🙂

  3. My album page is live now! Visit!album/c16lh for more info!

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