February 18, 2010

Beethoven-Eroica Symphony Op 55 Scherzo Eroica   PSS-Violin, Dov Scheindlin-Viola, Neil Heyde-Cello, Aaron Shorr-Piano Live performance London 2004 Recording Engineer: Jonathan Haskell

Volodymyr Runchak-Works for Violin

February 17, 2010

Volodymyr Runchak-non-concerto 1 + 16 PSS-Violin Conductor-Volodymyr Runchak Ukrainian Symphony Orchestra Hall of Columns, K’yiv 2000 1+16… Volodymyr Runchak-Sounds re-sounds PSS-Violin, Piano, Voice. Odessa 1999 Sounds-re-soundsmp3

Beethoven-Fugues (1794-5)

February 14, 2010

In 1794 Beethoven began studying counterpoint with Albrechtsberger. He wrote three works in the style of his teachers ‘sonatas’-slow movements with fugues. Here are two of them. Beethoven-Adagio  & Fuge Hess 29  E minor Hess 29 (1) (2) PSS and Carolin Ann Widmann-Violins Susie Winkworth-Cello   Beethoven-Praeludium & Fuge Hess 31 C major Kreutzer Quartet Hess […]

Beethoven Explored-Small Miracles

February 14, 2010

In the years exploring Beethoven, some of the most touching discoveries have been from peforming the many canons and fragments that flooded from the composer’s pen from his arrival in Vienna. Here are a few of them: Canon in A Major WoO35 1825   On the 3rd August 1825, Beethoven met the Dutch artist and Music-lover […]

Pilgrim marks

February 14, 2010

Neil Heyde

February 13, 2010

 Neil Heyde is one of the most innovative musicians active today. His work extends from ground breaking research and performance in the work of Debussy, to the most astonishing performances of complex works for cello and electronics by Brian Ferneyhough and Jonathan Harvey. He is, of course, cellist of the Kreutzer Quartet. Vidmantas Bartulis(born April […]

Remembered Landscape

February 13, 2010


February 13, 2010


February 13, 2010

Feliksas Bajoras (B.1934)- Pieces for Violin and Piano (1973) London Premiere-2001 PSS-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’) Tamami Honma-Piano I am very grateful to the pianist Tamami Honma for introducing me to the working of Bajoras. This performance was recorded in London, with Tamami, in 2001, a year after my first visit to Vilnius, where I met Bajoras.

François Antoine Habeneck-12 Preludes

February 12, 2010

François Antoine Habeneck-12 Preludes Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Stradivari 1699  Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds)  The violinist François Antoine Habeneck was the first great string player to be entirely trained in the Paris Conservatoire.  Following his 1804 premier prix,  he was awarded the direction of les Exercises, the student orchestral concerts, for year. This was tremendously successful, […]