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Sculthorpe in the desert

January 11, 2010

Gobi Desert near Turfan. 2002. Playing Peter Sculthorpe’s-Alone  In the Gobi Desert Listen: Peter Sculthorpe-Serenade (For David Matthews and Jenifer Wakelyn) Peter Sculthorpe-Alone (live in Nashville 2009)

Eroica Symphony

January 9, 2010

Beethoven-Scherzo from the Eroica Symphony(Arr. possibly by Franz Clement)-Rehearsal recording   Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Dov Scheindlin, Neil Heyde, Aaron Shorr St John’s Smith Square  Recording courtesy Jonathan Haskell (Astounding Sounds) Allegro con brio Marcia funebre Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) Finale(Allegro Molto) Notes on the arrangement July 19th 2014 On the piano Quartet version of the Eroica […]

Ferdinand Ries

January 8, 2010

Ferdinand Ries-G minor Sonata Op 38 PSS with Aaron Shorr Ferdinand Ries’ Sonata for Piano and Violin was probably written in Vienna (1803)whilst he was studying with Beethoven, or shortly afterwards. It was not published until some time later, in London, where he lived for a decade from 1811.  Concert Recording-London 2003 Engineer/Producer-Jonathan Haskell (Astounding […]

Responding to Jim Aitchison

January 8, 2010

After Jim Aitchison, Spring 2008 This is an unreleased recording of  Jim Aitchison’s response to Peter Randall-Page’s astonishing piece for the Eden project.  Jim Aitchison – ‘Core’ (Two outtakes…)   Violin-PSS (Joachim 1698) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds)  

Rafet Rudi

January 7, 2010

Samuel Wesley-Sonata

January 2, 2010

Samuel Wesley- F major Concertante Sonata for Violin and Piano KO508 PSS with Aaron Shorr-Piano Live recording-London May 2004 Engineer: Jonathan Haskell (astounding sounds) George August Polgren Bridgetower and Bach  On reading The Letters of Samuel Wesley/Professional and Social Correspondence 1797-1837. Philip Olleson. Oxford University Press. 2001.   Samuel Wesley to George Bridgetower             29th […]

Michael Alec Rose-Solo Works

December 31, 2009

Michael Alec Rose-Urstoff LIVE World Premiere-Nashville March 2008 Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin Aaron Shorr-Piano The composer writes: "Urstoff" was one of the many technical terms the young Primo Levi came to admire in his apprenticeship as a chemist and poet. In his memoir THE PERIODIC TABLE, Levi recalls his sense of wonder (searingly unironic, even in […]

Krzysztof Penderecki-1st and 2nd Quartets

December 31, 2009

Krzysztof Penderecki Penderecki-1st Quartet Kreutzer Quartet PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde St Bartholomew the Great 2008 Engineer: Jonathan Haskell (NB uploaded in 2 tracks-though Quartet in one movement) Krzysztof Penderecki 2nd QuartetPenderecki 2nd Quartet

Charles de Bériot – Scenes or Caprices, Duos Concertants, Spanish Airs

December 31, 2009

These Charles de Bériot studies and caprices were recorded in 2006, but have been only available online, so not many people have heard them. They are, in my opinion, ideally suited to the clear and dramatic sound of the 1699 Stradivari on which I recorded them, the Crespi. Prelude or Improvisation (without Opus)   12 […]

Ole Bull – Quartet for One Violin

December 29, 2009

I have been fascinated by Ole Bull for years. Today (15th August 2012), I have been thinking about his ‘Quartet for One Violin’, written in Dublin in 1837. This seems to be a work that he may have played with the bow beneath the violin.  I will post a recording of this later, but to […]