‘How my Soul is split, /Betix’t the eye and ear’ Templar, in Gottold Lessing’s Nathan der Weise The death of Fischer-Dieskau, combined with Simon’s talk sent me running back to Lessing’s Die Liebe, which Beethoven set in 1792, the year that he said goodbye to Bonn and his beloved Eleanor von Breunig. Ohne Liebe/Lebe, wer […]
Metier: MSVCD92104 David Gorton-Trajectories Kreutzer Quartet Roderick Chadwick-Piano We are delighted to anounce the release of David Gorton’s new disc on METIER. This disc is the result of a groundswell of team work. It takes its title from the the work commissioned through the enlightened approach of Tate St Ives, where it was workshopped […]
Beethoven-Rondeau WoO41 (1792) PSS-Violin (Stradivari 1734 ‘Habeneck’ from the Collection of the Royal Academy of Music, London) Aaron Shorr-Piano This charming little rondo has links, both back into Beethoven’s output, and to the 20th Century. Like many violinists of my age, I found my way towards the violin through the work of Fritz Kreisler. I […]
Julian Perkins is a wonderful musician and communicator, with whom I have collaborated on many occasions. He has a particular passion for the Clavichord, and has explored its historical use as a concert and domestic instrument for many years. Here he is playing music by Stephen Dodgson who has long championed […]
Beethoven-3 Sonatas Op 30 (dedicated to Czar Aleksandr 1st) 1 in A Major Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Stradivari 1699, Aaron Shorr-Piano Beethoven-Sonata Op 30No 1 A Major Beethoven-Sonata Op 30 No 2 C minor Live Performances-St Johns Smith Square 2002 Engineer: Jonathan Haskell www.astoundingsounds.co.uk Beethoven-Sonata Op 30 No 3 G major (NB ‘Habeneck’ Stradivari 1734) Beethoven – […]
Gloria Coates – 5th Quartet (3rd Movement-In the 5th Dimension) Kreutzer Quartet Live performance-South London Gallery March 2010 Recording Engineer: Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Coates SLG Untitled-Gloria Coates 1996 I met Gloria Coates in Munich in 1991. From the moment that we met, I felt empathy: a conversation began which continues unabated. We […]
Liz Kenny-reigning monarch of the lute-with a baroque guitar.
John Loder-Caprice from ‘General and Comprehensive Instruction Book for the Violin. Dedicated (as a trifling mark of respect for superior talents) to Signor Spagnoletti’. loder Item in the Bath Herald regarding a present from Nicolò Paganini: ‘ A very valuable diamond ring has recently been transported from Paris by this stupendous artiste to Mr John […]