Anonymous ‘2 Arie’

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by


Anonymous ‘2 Arie’

Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (W E Hill & Sons 1900) Bow (Tourte ca.1770)

Workshop recording (at the desk) 9 am 25 2 16

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Beginning the day. Coffee, something ancient, roses, and beautiful bit of anonymous 18th Century fiddle music 25 2 16

Beginning the day. Coffee, something ancient, roses, and beautiful bit of anonymous 18th Century fiddle music 25 2 16

I am constantly struck by the rich store or anonymous music, particularly from the 18th century. Musicians have always been practical people and set very high store by a piece of clean paper. I found this beautiful pair of arias for solo violin inscriber at the back of a Liege edition of Carlo Tessarini’s ‘Nouvelle méthode pour apprendre par théorie dans un mois de temps à jouer le violon, divisé en trois classes, avec des leçons à deux violons par gradation’ (Liège, 1750)
I suspect that it was written in, at some time in the 1760s

No idea who wrote it, but it is beautiful, and I can’t wait to put it into a concert…