A note: All that I ask is that people listen. When they listen carefully, the response will be complex, and I like that! Two more things. I chose 416 A, because, I like it, and ahem, I did record the Telemann Fantasies, for Meridian, in July 1992. Enjoy-then buy the disc! http://www.divine-art.co.uk/CD/23203info.htm Fanfare Magazine-Review December 2015 […]
There’s a challenge for us all. The 19th century was the highwater mark of the improvising virtuosi. It was their bread and butter, the very stuff of what we now call ‘classical music’. By 1836 Pierre Baillot noted (in l’Art du Violon) that young players did not know how to improvise any more. So here’s […]
A new project began to emerge this week: the musical element is on the way.
Giovanni Bassano-Ricercate 1585 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Maggini ca.1600, Bow Antonino Airenti 2012)ar At the desk. Sunday morning, the morning activity around me. Bassano takes me through the divisions, and an early Venetian copy of Boiardo for counterpoint.
David Matthews-Composition, transcription, transgression! Peter Sheppard Sk?rved (October 21st 2015) Any musician lucky enough to collaborate with composers over an extended period of time will know, that the recurring topic in discussion and ‘musicking’, is the work of other composers. This is not, on the surface, surprising. In conversation, particularly conversation which we desire to […]