Haflidi Hallgrimsson-7 Epigrams & Offerto

January 26, 2010

  Haflidi Hallgrimsson I have been privileged to work with the great Icelandic composer and cellist Haflidi Hallgrimsson for many years. In 2004, I premiered his 4 Klee Sketches  in Mexico, and Neil Heyde and I have given countless performances of his fabulous 7 Epigrams. Here is an extract, recorded in concert in London in […]

Dafina Zeqiri-Dream

January 26, 2010

With Dafina in Skopje. 2007  Dafina Zeqiri-Dream Dream Outtake from recording for ‘Chants’ CD. 25-1-10 Violin-PSS Engineer: Jonathan Haskellwww.astoundingsounds.co.uk

Joseph Horovitz

January 26, 2010

Composer of the Day Tuesday December 7th 2010: I spent an inspiring morning with Horovitz yesterday. We talked about his time as an art student at the Ruskin School, of his conversations with Isaiah Berlin and Ernst Gombrich, study with Nadia Boulanger in Paris, and most excitingly of all, his powerful sense of a dialectic […]

Tartini-30 Piccole Sonate

January 25, 2010

  In the last years his life, the great composer, violinist and swordsman, Giuseppe Tartini (1692–1770), seems to have laboured at a set of ca. 30 sonatas for solo violin. The resulting manuscript is most significant cycle of works for violin alone after Bach, a wonderfully evocative sequence of pieces laced with quotes from Torquato Tasso’s Jerusalem Liberated. […]

Henze-Concerto No 1

January 25, 2010

        Henze-Concerto No 1   PSS, Conductor-Christopher Lyndon-Gee, RSO Saarbrucken Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’

Lykia: British Museum January 2010

January 24, 2010

Blaues Haus

January 23, 2010

River Midnight 1990

January 23, 2010

For Mihailo

January 23, 2010

Tränen der Musen

January 23, 2010

  Track09-Widmann Etude A fortepiano sits in the castle museum of Maribor, Slovenia. Save for a glowing marquetry case, nothing is left of the colouristic glory that once nestled underneath the lid, the drums and bells have been ripped out. There are no pedals left, they have been chopped off, and the instrument has been […]