David Matthews-Aria

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by


PSS with Matthews in Brno. 2003

PSS with Matthews in Brno. 2003

David Matthews-Aria (1986)


Peter Sheppard Skaerved
Aaron Shorr Piano
Live performance Canterbury UK 1999
Lofi-rip from C90 Tape

With Pianist Aaron Shorr in Genoa 2007

With Pianist Aaron Shorr in Genoa 2007

‘Aria was written in 1986 for Lorraine McAslan. The title refers to the shape of the piece and to the fact that the violin sings throughout. The aria proper is prefaced by an introduction where one might imagine the singer practising scales, followed by a cadenza where the scales become more florid. The main melody of the aria appears four times in four different registers of the violin.’ David Matthews

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