John McCabe-Star Preludes

Posted on July 8th, 2011 by


John McCabe-Star Preludes Studio recording-1999Live performance London 1999

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin
Tamami Honma-Piano

John McCabe, backstage at the 75th Birthday concert, given by the Kreutzer Quartet with Aaron Shorr and Linda Merrick

John McCabe, backstage at the 75th Birthday concert, given by the Kreutzer Quartet with Aaron Shorr and Linda Merrick

John McCabe’s ‘Star Preludes’ demands finger-punishing speed and enormous colouristic imagination from both performers. Like so much of his piano music, it was written for himself to play, with Erich Gruenberg. Both these performances are recorded in the 1734 ‘Habeneck’ Stradivari.

With Composer John MCabe-Burgh House, 2006-See Event Friday February 18th (bottom of post)

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