Michael Finnissy on his completion of Grieg’s Piano Quintet-Performance at Wiltons and SOUNDBOX at the RAM

November 22, 2011

Michael Finnissy’s work with Grieg’s unfinished Piano Quintet is nothing short of astounding. This page serves as a sort of ‘reverse diary’ of the development of this astonishing work-one great composer in conversation with another! November 13th 2012-a first edit A fantastic day working with engineer Jonathan Haskell on the first of the two movements-Michael’s […]

Joachim-Duetto Pastorale (SOUNDBOX discussion)

November 20, 2011

Joseph Joachim-Duetto Pastorale (SOUNDBOX discussion) Autumn 2011 SOUNDBOX discussion/workshop-Royal Academy of Music Museum Peter Sheppard Skaerved & Mihailo Trandafilovski (Violins) plus Neil Heyde and Morgan Goff in conversation (Kreutzer Quartet)

Ian Wilson-Cartographies (SOUNDBOX at the Royal Academy of Music 2004)

November 20, 2011

Ian Wilson-Cartographies (written for PSS and the Galeria Rufino Tamayo Mexico City 2004) (workshop performance-SOUNDBOX  Royal Academy of Music 2004-audio from camera-very low fi!!!) Ian Wilson describes the genesis of CARTOGRAPHIES the piece is played. Peter Sheppard Skaerved-Violin (Stradivari 1699 ‘Crespi’)          

Paganini and Posture

September 6, 2011

Paganini and Ketch Secor at the Hollywood Bowl I am fascinated by the legacy of Paganini’s posture, depicted again and again, with enormous consistency by Landseer, Maclise, Ingres, Delacroix, Edouart and many others, not to mention countless contemporary caricatures. In 2006 a George Grosz drawing A Paganini of the Gutter came up for sale at […]