In 2006 I met the strikingly gifted and alarmingly young composer and improviser, Liburn Jupolli, in Kosova. We worked together in considerable detail on his interest in sounds which were on the edge of appearing and disappearing. This led to his Eta Carinae, written the following year, and heard that winter in a concert in London. […]
Antoine Reicha Overture ‘Sappho’ (arr. A. Reicha) Peter Sheppard Skaerved and Aaron Shorr-Piano 2004 Also: Reicha-Duos, Duo Concertant The most influential musician in post-Revolutionary Paris was the Bohemian-born Antoine Reicha (1770-1836), Beethoven’s exact contemporary and close friend. As teenagers, the two had been colleagues in the Bonn Electoral Orchestra, co-conspirators in the forging of […]
The next two Kreutzer concerts at Wilton’s Music Hall will take place on the 18th April and 23rd May. More details will be posted soon.
A blue tram, with a broken windscreen, rattles and sparks its way past my table. Finding a decent cup of coffee in this city of dust and dry bread seems to have acquired a disproportionate importance. I persuaded the café owner to turn off the soft porn he was watching in favour of some anonymous […]