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Dmitri Smirnov

January 13, 2010

Dmitri Smirnov-Amore Sola 2006 Live Performance in the Enlightenment Gallery 2010 Dmitri Smirnov-Partita 1985 Peter Sheppard-Maurin Stradivarius 1714 (recorded 1995) Peter has collaborated with Dmitri Smirnov since 1994. This has resulted in a number of premieres and recordings. Initially, the work forcused on Smirnov’s earlier works-Partita and Two Fugues. Since then Smirnov has written Peter […]

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 […]

Bartok-Duos

January 8, 2010

  A taste of the Bartok 44 Duos Performance at Wilton’s Music Hall 14-12-2008 PSS and Mihailo Trandafilovski Bartok 21Bartok 23 Recording courtesy of Colin Still (Optic Nerve)

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)  

Soundbox

January 7, 2010

  SOUNDBOX! 4 -5 times a term I present SOUNDBOX, in the Museum of the Royal Academy of Music, London. These events take place in the inspiring settings of the String or Piano Galleries. surrounded by the living instruments of the Royal Academy’s collections and temporary exhibits. SOUNDBOX is open to the public, and admission […]

Hinterlight & Trajectories

January 5, 2010

Jim Aitchison-Hinterlight & Trajectories At the end of 2009, the Kreutzer Quartet recorded two major works-his ‘Trajectories’, which is based on the explosive canvases of John Hoyland, and ‘Hinterlight’, which was commissioned for the tremendous exhibit of Mark Rothko at Tate Modern in 2008. Here is an outtake from the recording sessions-the first 70 bars […]

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 […]

Antoine Reicha

January 1, 2010

Quartet Op 48 No 1-Menuetto Reicha Op 48 Kreutzer Quartet-PSS, Mihailo Trandafilovski, Morgan Goff, Neil Heyde   Live performance: London February 2008 Engineer: Colin Still (Optic Nerve) 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 […]