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Paganini

December 6, 2009

First meeting with Il Cannone. June 2005. Genoa Photo: Anna Rita Certo Peter began collaboration with the City of Genoa in 2005. Since then, he has performed on Paganni’s violin ‘il Cannone’ a number of times, in the UK and Italy, one of the very few living players to have had this honour.

Pre-Concert Talk-‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’

December 5, 2009

‘The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters’ (Pre-Concert Talk.Given at Wilton’s Music Hall January 4th 2009)     Two versions of Telemann’s signature   The very first time that I performed the cycle of solo works by Bach, was in a medieval church in Norwich, late at night. The organisers of the concert had had the bright idea that […]

Kreutzers at Wilton’s

December 5, 2009

  Schubert and Mendelssohn at Wilton’s Music Hall December 2009 http://www.wiltons.org.uk/productions/music/mendelssohn-and-schubert-the-glorious-1820s-part-1 Schubert Update: link  On the 13th December, the Kreutzers will be back at Wilton’s for two December concerts. These two concerts focus on the dramatic music which Schubert and Mendelssohn produced in the 1820’s.  However, our first concert includes an interloper, 4 Comic Ländler […]

Kreutzer Quartet at York University

December 5, 2009

  Kreutzer Quartet at York University    The Kreutzers are ‘Ensemble in Residence’ the University of York. On the 15th December they will be giving a concert and working with compositions students there. One young composer from York, Benjamin Gait has usefully provided a theme, which will unite the lunchtime concert and the day of […]

George Rochberg

December 5, 2009

George Rochberg -Caprice Variations Conversations and Commentaries listen: Rochberg-Pachelbel Variations (Authorised Transcription by Peter Sheppard Skaerved) I Solisti di Zagreb (directed by PSS) (From conversations in Philadelphia, London, and Saarbrücken 2001-2002) In Banja Luka, I first ‘got’ ‘Caprice Variations’, or rather; it finally really took hold of me, of my soul. This recital hall is […]

Schubert-Quintets from beginning to end

December 4, 2009

Schubert-The Strange case of the Quintet Pre-concert talk/lecture-given at York University, and Royal Academy of Music. Autumn 2009   Arnold Schoenberg to Bud Behrens, January 31st 1949, Lost Angeles   “Generalisation produces too often the ridiculous./ Whether music should arouse emotions owhether it does arouse emotion, whether it derives from emtion or not-all theis depends […]

Mendelssohn, Goethe, Andersen.

December 4, 2009

Bach, Goethe and Hans Christian Andersen  Transcription of  a pre concert talk given at Wilton’s Music Hall. December 2008 Most musicians discover the Mendelssohn Octet when we are, or rather, were, around about the same age that he wrote it. Not surprisingly, it seems the most natural thing in the world, a piece of music […]

Bursting open the salon doors

December 4, 2009

  Bursting open the Salon Doors Talk given at Wilton’s Music Hall-30th November 2008   The one unifying feature of most late 18th century chamber music is that we know next to nothing about the circumstances of its performance. Of course, there is a simple reason for this. Until the third decade of the 19th […]

Istanbul

December 4, 2009

Ankara 2007

December 4, 2009