For years, I have been inspired by the work of Icelandic artist, arngunnur ýr. Here is a piece that has been particularly important to me, over the practice desk. Link I was given a another reason to look carefully at it today (6th May 2012) by the lovely piano trio, ‘ata whuena’, by the composer Rosalind […]
David Matthews-2nd Quartet Op 16(1974-1980) Sonata [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Scherzo [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Elegy R.S. in memoriam [Audio clip: view full post to listen] (outtakes of recording session 29 1 14) Kreutzer Quartet (Peter Sheppard Skaerved, Morgan Goff, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Neil Heyde) Engineer-Jonathan Haskell David Matthews’s […]
Journal Pages-Back in London, March 2012 It is always interesting seeing what we notice, coming home. This time, returning from Tennessee it was the beauty on the Tube.
Chris Redgate, speaking about his innovatory work redesigning the oboe. Question 1: ‘Why change the instrument?’ Go to: LINK
Sadie Harrison -‘…an angel reads my open book…’ (Version II) Five pieces for violin and piano First performance: Violinist Peter Sheppard Skærved and pianist Aaron Shorr, Marco Gallery, Monterrey, Mexico, 12th January 2005.[Audio clip: view full post to listen] NB: Lo-Fi Audio rip from film documentation-this was the first performance, and was not recorded except […]
On Wednesday 19th, at the Library of Congress I was handed this wonderful document from their collections-a rather alarming recipe for Ravioli! Food was very important to Paganini, and particularly Genovese cuisine. In his letters, from the time he left Italy for the first time in 1828, it is a theme that returns again and again. […]