Preludes & Vollenteries 18 -Reporting back

Posted on March 23rd, 2019 by


Preludes & Vollenteries 18

St Botolph without Bishopsgate

(James Gould/ George Dance 1729) 

My home for the evening. Preludes & Vollenteries 18 . A little Westhoff, a little Pisendel, a little Tartini, a little Sculthorpe in the wonderful space of St Botolphs’ Bishopsgate

Friday 22nd March 2019 6pm

Peter Sheppard Skærved – Violins

(Girolamo Amati 1628, Anonymous Brescia? 16th Century, Sebastian Klotz 1750)

Rehearsal recordings (lo-fi Camera Rip)

Johann Georg Pisendel (1688 – 1755) – A minor Sonata (Amati)

Giuseppe Tartini (1692 –1770) – G Major Sonata Piccola ‘Tasso’   (Sebastian Klotz 1750)

 Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656 –1705) – C Major Partita (Anon Brescia ALL UNWOUND GUT)

My dear friend, the photographer, Richard Bram, took some great images of me, in this extraordinary space. Here they are. To find more out about his work go to https://www.richardbramphoto.com/

In St Botolph without Bishopsgate 22 3 19
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In St Botolph without Bishopsgate 22 3 19
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In St Botolph without Bishopsgate 22 3 19
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PROGRAMME

Johann Paul von Westhoff (1656 –1705) – C Major Partita

Johann Georg Pisendel (1688 – 1755) – A minor Sonata 

Giuseppe Tartini (1692 –1770) – G Major Sonata Piccola ‘Tasso’                  

Peter Sculthorpe (1929 –2014) – ‘Alone’ (1976), Irkanda 1 (1977), Serenade (2005)

 

Peter Sheppard Skaerved writes: ‘It is a delight to bring ‘Preludes & Vollenteries’ back to St Botolph’s. This series of concerts explores possible dialogues between the architecture of the rebuilt City of London, and the music made and heard at that time. A fascinating web of connections has emerged, between the composers, makers and composers of the period, and the new relationships with mainland Europe which were made and remade at the time. Today’s programme focuses on two extraordinary works from the Lutheran court of Dresden. There’s a transalpine element too-Pisendel was the dedicatee of numerous works by Vivaldi, and made personal copies of many Tartini sonatas, including the one played this evening. His own A minor sonata was published by Telemann in Der Getreue Musikmeister, and Westhoff’s works for solo violin were published in Paris, in Le Mercure Galant.

‘I would like to thank the team here at St Botolph’s for welcoming me for a second visit: their interest at the beginning of the project was a major factor in its development. In addition, I would like to thank Jonathan Sparey and Jane Ramsden for the generous lone of violins used in this concert. ‘

Next concert: Thursday 4th April, St Mary Abchurch. Abchurch Lane, EC4N 7BW

For more details and recordings: www.peter-sheppard-skaerved.com