Poul Ruders extends the violin!

Posted on May 17th, 2010 by


Cornfield, Fyn 2003

Poul Ruders Summers Prelude and Winters Fugue (British Premiere)

(plus works by Tartini and Judith Bingham)

St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield

27th October 730pm (Tickets £12 -Concessions £6)

Over the past few years, I have enjoyed working with the Danish composer Poul Ruders enormously. This work has largely been private-discussing matters of writing contrapuntal music for solo violin, meeting for tea and cake at his cottage south of Copenhagen, countless letters, leading Athelas Sinfonietta Copenhagen for his birthday celebration concerts last year.

On Wednesday October 27th, I will be giving the London premiere of  his Summers Prelude and Winters Fugue as part of my Tartini Series at St Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield. I was privileged to be intimately involved with the genesis of this work.

But, but way of a taster, here is an unedited outtake (scratches, bumps, and all!) of his 2004 Bel Canto.

Listen here: Poul Ruders-Bel Canto

Violin-PSS

Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)

Tring Parish Church 17-05-10

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