December 19, 2010

Tartini-30 Solo Sonatas In January, Peter will begin recording the cycle of Tartini-30 Sonate Piccole which formed his groundbreaking series at St Bartholomew’s series in 2010. This will result in a 5 Cd set of this extraordinary cycle of works, recorded on the ‘Joachim’ Stradivarius and complete with extensive historical and musicological notes. There is an […]

Journal December 2010

December 17, 2010

Flowers in Wapping December 15th 2010

Peter Maxwell Davies

December 16, 2010

With Max, recording ‘Mrs Linklater’s Song’  in London 2006

Paul Pellay-Book 3

December 16, 2010

Reelfoot Echoes Shimmying with Venus ….as glass particles descend… The feathered deity flew below…. Skullbone Scherzo Morpheus in Milan (TN) -after ‘Tell me why the ivy climbs’

Paul Pellay-Book 2

December 16, 2010

Sabbath Rounds Masks of the Ancients a bludgeoning, drowning hatred or; An Anti-Air on the G string (Duelo a garrotazos) Canine Arabesques (Un Perro) Saeta Sbronza! (Pergrinacion a la fuente de San Isidro) Flight to Asmodeus (La vision Fantastica) Suspended in the Hands of Destiny (El Destino a Las Parcas) & Cannibal Planet (Saturn devorando a un […]

Paul Pellay-Book 1

December 16, 2010

Riding the Comet’s Tail Rag-Caprice Triple-A (Anti-Ashcroft Aspersions) Past Silence’s Dusk-Death Valley 1979   Running on Eggshells The Warmonger’s Hoe-Down (Diatribe against W)

Building the list

December 11, 2010

Mihajlo Abramovski-Concerto Jim Aitchison-Shibboleth Jim Aitchison-Fugue Reflections Jim Aitchison-String Quartet Jim Aitchison-Memory Field Jim Aitchison-Rothko Sextet Jim Aitchison-Violin/Cello Duo Lars Bagger-Julen Velsignet Lars Bagger-Anton is Sleeping Lars Bagger-Chorale Lars Bagger-Unfinished Simon Bainbridge-Clarinet Quintet Laurie Bamon-The Wind Judith Bingham-The Lost Works of Paganini Nigel Clarke-Pernambuco Nigel Clarke-The Miraculous Violin Nigel Clarke-Black Fire Nigel Clarke-Loulan Nigel Clarke-Parnassus […]

Endless Darwins

December 11, 2010

Artist and composer of the day. Dorothy Schwartz and Elliott Schwartz We may infer from all this that a nearly similar taste for beautiful colours and for musical sounds runs through a large part of the animal kingdom….How the sense of beauty in its simplest form-that is, the reception of a peculiar kind of pleasure […]


December 11, 2010

Charles-Philippe Lafont-Variations on ‘La Vestale’

December 11, 2010

Charles-Philippe  Lafont-Variations on ‘La Vestale’ (Spontini) PSS-del Gesu (Il Cannone-strung with Gut strings and Paganini’s bridge design) London February 2006 Fétis described Charles-Philippe Lafont’s (1781-1839) qualities: “Lafont, too, one of the bright glories of the French School of violinists, was, at first, the pupil of Kreutzer.  Dissatisfied with the style of his master, which did not […]