Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

Posted on January 28th, 2014 by


An inspiring morning, working on Robin Holloway's new work for solo violin, with the composer in Cambridge. 22 1 15

An inspiring morning, working on Robin Holloway’s new work for solo violin, with the composer in Cambridge. 22 1 15

Robin Holloway-Works for Violin

Sonatina-Violin Peter Sheppard Skaerved (Amati 1629)

Deptford Town Hall (Presented by Goldsmiths College) 29 1 15

Recording Courtesy of Colin Still-Optic Nerve

World Premiere

After the concert, at Deptford Town Hall, tonight, with two of our great composers: David Mattews (we played his 11th Qurtet) and Robin Holloway (I premiered his Sonatina for violin). Along with works by our dear friends Sadie Harrison? and David Gorton?. With Neil Heyde. Morgan Goff?, Mihailo Trandafilovski?. As I said at the concert, we live a time of musical richness, and its a privilege to explore

After the concert, at Deptford Town Hall, tonight, with two of our great composers: David Mattews (we played his 11th Qurtet) and Robin Holloway (I premiered his Sonatina for violin). Along with works by our dear friends Sadie Harrison? and David Gorton?. With Neil Heyde. Morgan Goff?, Mihailo Trandafilovski?. As I said at the concert, we live a time of musical richness, and its a privilege to explore

I have been fascinated by Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonata’ for solo violin, written from Ernst Kovacic, for years. Recently, I started talking with this wonderful composer about his works for string quartet, and he mentioned that he was sending me an unplayed solo ‘Sonatina’. This arrived this morning, and is radiantly beautiful. This will be on my programmes very soon.

First steps with an unheard work. Robin Holloway's 'Sonatina' for solo violin, on the practice desk, 29 1 14

First steps with an unheard work. Robin Holloway’s ‘Sonatina’ for solo violin, on the practice desk, 29 1 14

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